The first “Spotlight on Ukraine” lecture in a series that brings experts in Ukrainian studies to share their insights on Ukrainian society, culture, and history as the country marks a year in its heroic struggle defending the freedom of the democratic world against the aggression perpetuated by the Russian Federation.

The lectures are in English and open to the community. They will also include an opportunity for Q&A and public discussions.

The lecture series will highlight the growing community support for Ukraine, including initiatives in the newly-launched MIT-Ukraine Program, Ukraine-focused student groups, and faculty-led research and teaching projects.

Speaker: Tetyana Dzyadevych
“A Nation Tempered in Protests: Ukraine’s Revolutions and Evolution since the Collapse of the USSR”

Tetyana Dzyadevych s a fellow at Harvard’s Davis Center and she graduated from Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and holds a Ph.D. in Slavic Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. She is currently working on her first monograph, Voices of Political Revival: Post-Soviet Literature of Russia and Ukraine. Her work focuses on works of the late Soviet period, perestroika, and the post-Soviet period.

Moderator: Maria Khotimsky, MIT Global Languages

Sponsors: MISTI Ukraine and MIT-Eurasia, MIT History, MIT Global Languages