Columbia University in the City of New York

Harriman Institute




Dialogues on War: Oleksandr Mykhed and Witold Szabłowski
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Please join us for an episode of the Dialogues on War / Діалоги про війну series organized by PEN Ukraine, featuring author Oleksandr Mykhed in conversation with author and journalist Witold Szabłowski.

The event will be held as a live broadcast on the Facebook pages of PEN Ukraine, PEN International, PEN America, Ukrainian Institute, Ukrainian Institute London, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, and the Harriman Institute.

#DialoguesOnWar is a series of English-language conversations launched by PEN Ukraine after the armed forces of the Russian Federation carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022. Within this project Ukrainian and foreign intellectuals talk about the experience of the war and share their own observations. In partnership with PEN International, PEN America, Ukrainian Institute, Ukrainian Institute London, Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University.


4:00 pm Kyiv time
2:00 pm London time
9:00 am New York time


PEN Ukraine is a Ukrainian non-governmental organization established to protect freedom of speech and copyright, promote literature and international cultural cooperation. It is part of the network of national centers of the PEN International.

PEN International celebrates literature and promotes freedom of expression. Founded in 1921, its global community of writers now spans more than 100 countries. PEN’s campaigns, events, publications and programmes aim to connect writers and readers wherever they are in the world. PEN International is a non-political organisation and holds special consultative status at the United Nations.