logo 2008

January 21-23, 2010

University of Toronto

The 4th International Graduate Student Symposium
 “New Perspectives on Contemporary Ukraine:
Politics, History and Culture”

Vivian and David Campbell Conference Facility, South House, MCIS
5 pm    Opening remarks by Jeffrey Kopstein (Director, CERES) and Mark Strychar-Bodnar (Student Committee, CERES)
Welcoming remarks: Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Member of Parliament)           
Keynote address by Frank Sysyn (Director of the Peter Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research at the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta), “The Transformation of Ukrainian Studies Since Ukrainian Independence”

Room 208, North Building, MCIS
9 am-12 pm     Panel: NEW POLICY PERSPECTIVES
Chair: Serhiy Kudelia (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow)
Presenter: Bridget Goodman (University of Pennsylvania), “Higher Education in Ukraine: European Cooperation at What Political and Linguistic Cost”
Discussant:Valentyna Kushnarenko (OISE, University of Toronto)/Jessica Denenberg (DAAD Information Centre, Toronto)
Presenter 2: Khrystyna Pavlyk(Lviv National University), “Entrepreneurship And Economic Growth: Policy Implications Based On The Ukraine’s Region Experience”
Discussant: Oleh Havrylyshyn (University of Toronto)
Presenter 3: Tamara Martsenyuk(Kyiv Mohyla Academy), “Gender Quotas in Ukraine: To Be or Not To Be”
Discussant: Natalka Patsiurko (Concordia University)

12-1 pm           Lunch

1-3 pm             Panel: HISTORY AND POLITICS OF MEMORY I  
Chair: Robert Magocsi (University of Toronto)
Presenter 1: Mihaly Kalman (Harvard University), “Ethnic mobilization, interethnic competition, and counterinsurgent paramilitary units: Jewish self-defense in Ukraine during the Civil War”
Discussant: Jeffrey Kopstein (University of Toronto)
Presenter 2: Huseyin Oylupinar (University of Alberta), “The Making Of The Collective Memory In Contemporary Ukraine: The Hetman's Capital "Baturyn"”
Discussant: Frank Sysyn (CIUS, University of Alberta)

3-3:30              Coffee Break

3:30-5:30 pm             Panel: GEOPOLITICAL ISSUES
Chair: Peter Solomon (University of Toronto)
Presenter 1: Eduard Baidaus (University of Alberta), “Moldova, the Transnistrian Conflict and the Ukrainian Politics: Some Considerations, 1992-2009”
Discussant: Lucan Way (University of Toronto)
Presenter 2: Brandon Rice (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), “The Paradox of Pipelines: A Theory-Generating Case Study of Ukraine”
Discussant: Serhiy Kudelia (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow)

Room 108, North Building, MCIS
10-11 am Workshop “Making Career Choices” (students only)  

11:15 am-1:15 pm      Panel: HISTORY AND POLITICS OF MEMORY II

Chair: Serhiy Bilenky (University of Toronto)
Presenter 1: Khrystyna Chushak (Monash University), “Erasing from collective memory: the case of Iaroslav Halan and his museum”
Discussant: Olga Andriewsky (Trent University)
Presenter 2: Lina Klymenko (University of Vienna), “Memory, Political Culture, and Democratization in Post-Soviet Ukraine, Russia, and Belarus”
Discussant: David Marples (University of Alberta)

1:15-2 pm        Lunch

2-4 pm Panel: ISSUES IN MEDIA

Chair:. Lucan Way (University of Toronto)
Presenter 1: Anastasia Grynko (Kyiv Mohyla Academy), “Media Practice and Responsible Journalism in Ukraine: Developing an Interpretive Approach to Media Transparency Research”
Discussant: Marta Dyczok, (University of Western Ontario)
Presenter 2: Valentyna Dymytrova (Université Lumière Lyon 2), “Digital strategies of Ukrainian political identities: the 2010 presidential campaign”
Discussant: Serhiy Kudelia (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Petro Jacyk Post-Doctoral Fellow)

4:00-4:15 pm  Coffee Break

4:15-5:00 pm Roundtable Closing Discussion
Chair: Marta Dyczok (University of Western Ontario)