Visiting Lecturer at University of Massachusetts-Amherst and
Director (2006-2012) of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine
Tuesday, October 14th, 2014
1:00 – 2:30pm
Wheaton College - Hindle Auditorium, Science Center
The past decade in Ukraine has witnessed a series of social and political upheavals: first, the “Orange Revolution” of 2004-2005; then a decade of hope and disappointment when the gains made after the Orange Revolution were rolled back by a repressive government; then the popular uprising that resulted in the “Revolution of Dignity” and flight of the president in 2013-2014; and finally the protracted threat of Russian intervention, military invasion, and further annexation of territory that faces Ukraine in the summer of 2014.
The lecture will discuss the long social and cultural history of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia; the nature of the Orange Revolution and the Revolution of Dignity; and the possible future outcomes of the current, very tense situation facing Ukraine and the world.