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August 2017

Exhibition: Image of Ukraine (Образ України)

August 22 @ 8:00 am - December 8 @ 5:00 pm
FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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‘Bird of Paradise,’ by Olena Zintchouk “Image of Ukraine (Образ України): Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting” highlights two traditional Ukrainian folk art forms – vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and Petrykivka (a Ukrainian style of painting named after its city of origin). The exhibition explores Ukrainian culture through the lens of decorative folk art, delving into the history and cultural significance of traditions central to the lives of Ukrainian families both in North Carolina and Ukraine. Included in the exhibition…

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October 2017

Book Launch • Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Dimitar Bechev)

October 25 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Join us for a book panel to mark the publication of Dimitar Bechev's monograph Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale University Press).  Participants: Graeme Robertson (Professor, Political Science, UNC), Robert Jenkins (Teaching Associate Professor, Political Science, UNC), and Dimitar Bechev (CSEEES Fellow). BOOK SUMMARY:  Is Russia threatening to disrupt more than two decades’ of E.U. and U.S. efforts to promote stability in post-communist Southeast Europe? Politicians and commentators in the West say, “yes.” With rising global anxiety over Russia’s political policies…

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Film Screening and Panel Discussion: Women of Maidan (2016)

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join us for a film screening of Women of Maidan (2016) and conversation with the filmmaker Olha Onyshko, Trevor Erlacher (History, UNC), and Georgiy Kasianov (Visiting Fulbright Scholar). The documentary Women of Maidan takes viewers behind the scenes of one of the most riveting news stories to come out of Eastern Europe in recent years: Ukraine’s Revolution of Dignity. Peaceful protest that began at Kiev's central square in November 2013 culminated in the ouster of the country’s president in February…

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In Exile: Political Emigration from Eastern Europe During the Last Decades of the Cold War

October 26 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Contrary to the prevalent rhetoric of the Cold War, the 1970s and 1980s were a time of intensive exchange across the “Iron Curtain”. Particularly in the context of the international human rights movement, a Western public grew more interested in the activities and plight of East European opposition groups. East European political exiles in Western Europe and North America played a significant role as intermediaries between East and West. They also provided opposition groups across the Iron Curtain with information,…

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November 2017

Petrikyvka Painting Demonstration

November 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Florence and James Peacock Atrium, FedEx Global Education Center, 301 Pittsboro St
Chapel Hill, NC 27516 United States
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Local Ukrainian artist, Olena Zintchouk, will give a painting demonstration in Petrykivka, a traditional Ukrainian style of painting. Zintchouk’s paintings are featured in the ‘Image of Ukraine: Exploring Ukrainian Culture through Embroidery and Painting‘ exhibition, currently on display at the FedEx Global Education Center through December 8, 2017. Olena Zintchouk. Photo by Myra Jo ’17. Along with Petrykivka, the exhibition highlights vyshyvka (Ukrainian embroidery) and includes interviews with the Ukrainian community in North Carolina to illustrate how well-known forms of…

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100 Years Later: Memories of Revolution in Contemporary Russia

November 7 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Boris Kolonitsky is Professor of History at the European University in St. Petersburg, Russia. He is considered one of the leading scholars of the 1917 Russian Revolution and has published extensively on the subject. Professor Kolonitsky is a member of the editorial boards of Kritika and Vestnik Permskogo universiteta: Seria istoria (Journal of the University of Perm: A Series History) as well as a member of the editorial board of the international project Russia’s Great War and Revolution, 1914-1922: The…

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Ukrainian Folk Singing Workshop

November 9 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

This fun and interactive workshop will introduce the participants to the regional differences of Ukrainian vocal folk music and offer singing practice of different genres (lyrical songs, ritual songs, Christmas carols) in a 3-part range. The event will culminate in a group performance. The workshop will be led by Iryna Voloshyna (Folklore Studies, UNC) and her colleagues Brian Dolphin and Vaiva Aglinska, both members of the New York-based ensemble Ukrainian Village Voices (UVV). This event is free and open to…

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Return to Authoritarianism in the Balkans?

November 13 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Though the Western Balkans are making progress to membership in the EU, politics in the region diverge from the script laid out in Brussels. International watchdogs and local civil society raise concern about democratic backsliding. The rule of law is shallow, the media fall under political control, and parliamentary opposition fails to hold powerholders accountable. The 1990s crop of nationalist leaders has been replaced by a new generation who talk the talk of Europeanization and democracy, but rarely walk the…

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The Politics of History in East Central Europe after 1989: From Liberal Consensus to Memory Wars

November 15 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The politics of history has been one of the constitutive elements of the new democracies in East Central Europe after 1989. ‘Coming to terms with the communist past’ was especially important as a means of securing the legitimacy of new democratic regimes. The communist past increasingly became a field of political struggle with distinct variants of politics of memory being used as expedient political tools. The most visible of these was the anti-communist memory politics symbolized by newly created, powerful…

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International Civil Servants by Day: The Cold War of Everyday Life in the UNESCO Secretariat, 1956-1967

November 16 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

This presentation will focus on a chapter from a larger project on Soviet participation in the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) in the 1950s and 1960s. It presents a case study of the daily lives of Soviet citizens who worked in the international civil service of the UN during the Cold War. Detailing the trials, tribulations, and triumphs of Soviet professionals recruited by the state as part of a broader Soviet campaign to challenge Western domination of UN administrations, the…

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