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What’s Past is Prologue: Politics and Historical Memory in Ukraine

Ukraine’s history has been used and misused by a number of national and international actors since the end of the 1980s. The politics of history is an integral part of nation building, but it can also stoke internal and international conflict. Georgiy Kasianov discussed how the political instrumentalization of Ukraine's past can help explain the country's internal divisions and complicated relations with its neighbors.

Date & Time

Jan. 26, 2018
11:00am – 12:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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What’s Past is Prologue: Politics and Historical Memory in Ukraine

Ukraine’s history has been used and misused by a number of national and international actors since the end of the 1980s. The politics of history is an integral part of nation building, but it can also stoke internal and international conflict. Georgiy Kasianov discussed how the political instrumentalization of Ukraine's past can help explain the country's internal divisions and complicated relations with its neighbors.

Speaker

Georgii Kasianov

Head, Department of Contemporary Politics and History, Institute of Ukrainian History, Kyiv, Ukraine
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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American expertise and knowledge of Russia, Ukraine, and the region. Through its residential fellowship programs, public lectures, workshops, and publications, the Institute strives to attract, publicize, and integrate new research into the policy community.  Read more

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