Post-Maidan Ukraine - EU, Ukrainian and Russian perspectives

Date: Friday 9th May 2014, 1.30pm – 6.30pm

Venue: EDEN Lecture Theatre, Liverpool Hope University, Hope Park, Taggart 
Avenue, Liverpool, L16 9JD

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Myroslav Marynovych (Ukrainian Catholic University, Lviv

Hlib Lonchyna (Ukrainian Catholic Eparchy of the Holy Family of London)

Andy Hunder (Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London)

Konstantin Medovnikov (Stirling Lloyd Polychem)

Ria Laenen (KU Leuven, Belgium)

Eleanor Bindman (University of Manchester)

Kate Flynn (Liverpool Hope University)
Refreshments will be provided during the symposium.
Whilst popular revolution and subsequent partitioning by intervention in Ukraine has caused great concern in the West, leading to a media war that is reminiscent of the Cold War and Soviet disinformation, the problem of resolution still lies heavily in a successful envisioning of future collaboration and democracy. Although the outcome of the Ukraine-Russian conflict over the Crimea and the fate of Ukraine itself is as yet unclear, this symposium brings together UK, European and Ukrainian experts not only to discuss and debate the crisis, but also to consider constructive energies of partnership and resolution. The symposium will include the views of the international community of media, policy makers, religious leaders and business. As a result, the audience will be able to gain insights into the implications of this crisis for Ukraine, Russia, EU relations as well as for the future of the Ukrainian state. Everyone is welcome to attend.
The Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies seeks to promote the study of conflict and conflict resolution, including in its remit the analysis of war, peace and the phases in between; and embracing the study of both international and civil conflict.

The Centre for War and Peace Studies was set up in 2004. It is located within the Department of History and Politics. However, it is enriched by a large panel of members coming from many different departments and subject areas such as English, Drama, Theology, Psychology, Politics, History and Media Studies, creating an interdisciplinary environment for research and postgraduate teaching.
The Tutu Centre encourages interdisciplinary debates and conversations between members of staff and students alike and promotes research on the various aspects of war, peace and peacebuilding. Its underpinning philosophy is that it can only be by a real understanding of past and present conflict that conflict resolution can be achieved and that public understanding of the issues contributes to ethically based opinion formation.
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Everyone is welcome to attend this free event however booking is required.
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