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Munk Centre
 

EVENTS 2006-2007

All events are free and open to the public, but registration is required.

Monday, October 2, 2-4 pm
Iryna Matiash
(Director of the Ukrainian Research Institute for Archival and Records Studies), "Ukrainian Archival Work in the 15 Years Since Independence: Gains and Losses"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies


Thursday, October 5, 8 pm
"Mamay”
(2003)
Directed by Oles Sanin
Film Festival "Speaking Across the Frame: Language and Culture in European Cinema"
Sorbara Aud., Brennan Hall, St. Michael's College, 81 St. Mary St.
http://www.artsci.utoronto.ca/languages/film-festival-mamay

Wedensday, October 11, 2-3 pm
Stephen Velychenko
(CERES Associate; Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies), "The Politics of Public Language Use in Ukraine"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program.

Wedensday, October 11, 3-4 pm
Stephen Velychenko
(CERES Associate; Research Fellow, Chair of Ukrainian Studies), "WWII and the Politics of Public Commemoration in Ukraine"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program.

Wednesday, October 11, 5-7 pm
Margarita Balmaceda
(Whitehead School of Diplomacy, Seton Hall University; Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute), "Ukraine's Energy Security: Between Russia, Central Asia, Political Instability and the West"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


Monday, October 16, 2-4 pm
Aleksandra Jawornicka-Nowosad
(Jacyk Visiting Scholar; Institute of Sociology at the University of Zielona Gora), "Construction, Deconstruction, and Reconstruction of the National Identity of Ukrainians in Poland"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

Thursday, October 26, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema since Independence
Lecture Four: “A Ukrainian despite Herself. The Cinema of Kira Muratova”
Film Screening: “The Tuner” (2004)
Introduction by Yuri Shevchuk, the Director of the Ukrainian Film Club; Lecturer of Ukrainian Language and Culture at the Columbia University
Innis Townhall, Innis College, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program and the Ukrainian Film Club, Columbia University


Monday, November 6, 5-7 pm
Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture
Roman Serbyn
(University of Quebec), "The Ukrainian Famine of 1933 in Light of the UN Convention on Genocide"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Co-sponsored by the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto Branch, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.


Monday, November 13, 2-4 pm
Vladyslav Hrynevych
(Jacyk Visiting Scholar, Kolasky Fellow; Institute of Political and Ethnic Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine), "Historiography of WWII as a Factor in Contemporary Ukrainian Politics"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies

Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine and CERES

Wednesady, December 6, 3-5 pm
Samuel Fankhauser
(Director for Policy Studies and Sector Strategy in the Office of the Chief Economist at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development) will present on the current issue of the EBRD's Transition Report.
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by CERES.

Wednesday, December 6, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema since Independence
Documentary film screening "UKRAINE : BREAKTHROUGH TO DEMOCRACY", DOVJENKO FILM STUDIO, 2006.Duration: 120 min. English subtitles.

In the fall of 2004 Ukraine witnessed the most truculent presidential elections in its history. Millions of Ukrainian citizens rose up against injustice. The film is devoted to the chronicles of the Orange Revolution.

The screening of the film will be followed by discussion.
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

Wednesday, January 10, 2-4 pm
Marko Bojcun
(Institute for the Study of European Transformations; Director of the Ukraine Center, London Metropolitan University), “Ukraine and the EU -Where are We Along the Integration Path?”
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Institute of European Studies, the European Union Centre of Excellence, and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

Funding for this event was provided the European Commission.

Thursday, January 25, 2:30-7:30pm
Roundtable "Human Trafficking from Eastern Europe: North American and EU Responses"

2:30-5 pm Panel I. Human Trafficking: Focus on Europe
Khalid Koser (University College London, Global Commission on International Migration)
Louise Shelley (Director, Transnational Crime and Corruption Center)
Alexandra V. Orlova (School of Criminal Justice, Ryerson University)
Halyna Zalucky (Help Us Help The Children: Anti-Trafficking Initiative) and their Ukrainian counterpart
Chair: Peter Solomon Jr., Department of Political Science, University of Toronto

5-5:30 pm break with refreshments

5:30- 7:30 pm Panel II. Human Trafficking: Canadian Responses
• Audrey Macklin
(Faculty of Law, University of Toronto)
Julie Meeks (RCMP, Human Trafficking Coordinator)
Irena Soltys (Stop The Trafficking Coalition, Help Us Help The Children: Anti-Trafficking Initiative)
Chair: Randall Hansen, Canada Research Chair in Immigration & Governance

SYNOPSIS OF THE EVENT and VIDEO FILES can be downloaded here. MP3 version: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4 and Part 5.

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Institute of European Studies, the European Union Centre of Excellence,, the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, JIGES and CERES.

Funding for this event was provided by the European Commission.


Thursday, February 1, 12-2 pm
Olena Nikolayenko
(Department of Political Science, University of Toronto), "Public Opinion and Democratic Development in Ukraine"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine


POSTPONED Friday, February 2, 12-2 pm
Keith Darden
(Yale University) “Mass Schooling and the Formation of Enduring National Loyalties:The Case of Ukraine”
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

Thursday, February 8, 12-2 pm
Ivan Katchanovski
(Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Department of Political Science, University of Toronto), "Cleft Countries: Regional Political Divisions and Cultures in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Moldova"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

Thursday, February 15, 2-4 pm
Hanna Shvachka
, (Jacyk Visiting Scolar, Kyiv Law University of the National Academy of Science of Ukraine) “The Legal Status of the Autonomous Republic of Crimea in Unitarian Ukraine: A Historical and Public Law Analysis”
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)


Thursday, March 1, 7:00 - 10:00 p.m.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema since Independence
Lecture Five. Films TBS.
Introduction by Yuri Shevchuk, the Director of the Ukrainian Film Club; Lecturer of Ukrainian Language and Culture at the Columbia University
Innis Townhall, Innis College, University of Toronto, 2 Sussex Ave
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program and the Ukrainian Film Club, Columbia University

Friday, March 2, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Between a Rock and a Hard Place: Ukrainian Cinema since Independence
Lecture Six: “Language Wars in Ukrainian Cinema.The Triumphs and Defeats of Film Dubbing” by Yuri Shevchuk, the Director of the Ukrainian Film Club; Lecturer of Ukrainian Language and Culture at the Columbia University.

The opening introduction and post-screening discussion will be in English.
The animated full-length film Cars /Tachky (118 minutes) will be screened in a wonderfully executed Ukrainian language version with each part dubbed by a separate actor, culturally adapted to the Ukrainian context, loaded with allusions, intertextuality, puns, incredibly funny, and creating an illusion that it is in fact a Ukrainian film about American racing cars.

Free and open to the public. Bring along your kids.

There will be a lottery whose winner will get a DVD of the Cars dubbed into Ukrainian, Estonian, Polish, Turkish, Russian plus the original English version. The proceeds will go to support the Ukrainian Film Club of Columbia University.
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program and the Ukrainian Film Club, Columbia University


Monday, March 12, 2-4 pm
Alexander Kratochvil
(Jacyk Visiting Scholar; Department of Slavic Studies,University of Greifswald), "Postmodern Ukrainian Prose: a Comparative Review"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

Thursday, March 15, 2-4 pm
A Year of Languages Event

Michael Flier (Oleksandr Potebnja Professor of Ukrainian Philology, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University), "Pulling Out All the Stops: Three Riffs on the Phoneme *g in East Slavic"
Registration: http://webapp.mcis.utoronto.ca/EventDetails.aspx?eventid=3208
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Dean's Office of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, and CERES.

Thursday, March 15, 4-6 pm
Taras Kuzio
(George Washington University), “Democratic Breakthroughs and Revolutions in Five Post-Communist Countries: Comparative Perspectives on the Fourth Wave”
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

Friday, March 16, 3-7 pm
Workshop Ukrainian Modern Art: Modernity, Identity, Tradition

3-5 pm Panel I: Art
• Myroslava Mudrak (Ohio State University), "The Symbolist Quest: A Forgotten Chapter in the History of Ukrainian Modern Art"
• Myroslav Shkandrij (University of Manitoba), “"Was David Burliuk a Ukrainian Artist?"
• Daria Darewych (York University), “Ukrainian Modernism in Lviv: The Surrealist Paintings of Roman Selsky”
• Chair: TBS
5:00-5:15 pm break
5:15- 7 pm Panel II: Literature and Performance
Taras Koznarsky (University of Toronto), “Viktor Domontovych's "Bez Gruntu": in the Landfill of Art”
Irena Makaryk (University of Ottawa), “Les Kurbas and Modernism”
• Chair: Maxim Tarnawsky (University of Toronto)
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine

Wednesday, March 21, 6-8 pm
Jaroslav Koshiw
(Investigative journalist, UK; Scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center, Washington DC), "Ukraine's state oil and gas company: A piggy bank for Ukraine's elite in 1999-2000"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

An analysis based on the secretly recorded conversations in the Office of the President of Ukraine, Leonid Kuchma. JV Koshiw is working towards a book on the character of Ukraine's political elite in 2000, sourced mainly from the secretly recorded conversations in President Kuchma's office. The speaker's most recent books have been about the kidnapping and killing of the Ukrainian journalist Georgi Gongadze: Beheaded (Artemia Press, England, 2003), Obezholovlenyi ( Artemia Press, Ukraine, 2004) and Gongadze (Prave Cheloveka, Russia, 2005).

Friday, March 23, 6-8 pm
Serhii Plokhii
(Professor, Department of History and Classics,
and Associate Director, Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical
Research, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta), "Remembering Yalta: The Politics of International History"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Wolodymyr Dylynsky Memorial Fund at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, in co-operation with the CIUS Toronto Office and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, University of Toronto.

Serhii Plokhii (aka Plokhy) is a professor in the Department of History and Classics and acting director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta. He was recently appointed the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and will start teaching there in the fall of 2007. His major publications include The Cossacks and Religion in Early Modern Ukraine (Oxford University Press, 2001), Tsars and Cossacks: A Study in Iconography (Harvard University Press, 2002), Unmaking Imperial Russia: Mykhailo Hrushevsky and the Writing of Ukrainian History (University of Toronto Press, 2005), and The Origins of the Slavic Nations: Premodern Identities in Russia, Ukraine and Belarus (Cambridge University press, 2006). "Remembering Yalta" will appear as part of his collection of essays Ukraine and Russia: Representations of the Past, to be published later this year by the University of Toronto Press.

Friday, April 10, 12-3 pm
“Identities in Odes(s)a”
Tanya Richardson
(Assistant Professor, Wilfrid Laurier University)
Abel Polese (Jacyk Visiting Scholar, Research Fellow at the Hannah Arendt Institute in Dresden)
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

Wednesday, April 18, 2-4 pm
Michael Moser
(Institute of Slavic Studies, University of Vienna), "Far From 'Yazychiye': The Galician Ukrainian Written Language, 1831-1849"
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 208, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, and the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.


Friday, April 27, 6-8 pm
Roundtable on the Constitutional Crisis in Ukraine

Chair: Lucan Way, University of Toronto
Speakers: Peter Solomon, University of Toronto, Marta Dyczok, University of Western Ontario, Taras Kuzio, George Washington University, Oleh Havrylyshyn, University of Toronto
Registration: http://www.utoronto.ca/ceres/
Room 108, North Building, Munk Centre for International Studies (1 Devonshire Place)
Sponsored by the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine.

The Orange Revolution was both a people’s revolution and a pacted elite transition. Ukraine’s constitution was reformed in 2006 from a semi-presidential to a parliamentary-presidential republic common throughout the successful democracies of Central Europe. Super-presidential systems and emasculated parliaments are common in the CIS. Ukraine’s constitutional reforms therefore potentially transform Ukraine’s system along democratic lines. At the same time, the former pro-Kuchma Party of Regions is the first to benefit from a shift of powers to parliament. This has led to growing confrontation between the executive and government that culminated in the April 2 decree that disbanded parliament.

 


   
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