Reintegration of the Donbas: Different Perspectives

Friday, April 5, 2019
5:00pm - 7:00pm
Lindsay Rogers Room, 707 International Affairs Building (420 West 118th St, 7th Floor)

Please join the Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute for a panel discussion on the reintegration of the Donbas. This event is co-sponsored by RAZOM and the VOLYA Institute.

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A diverse group of panelists representing different spheres of Ukrainian affairs will discuss the reintegration of the temporarily occupied territories in Eastern Ukraine—the possible scenarios, the obstacles and challenges, the necessity of reintegration, international and Ukrainian law, and what the world can learn from Ukraine. Most importantly, we will discuss the human factor in the resolution of the conflict. Don't miss your chance to hear and engage in first-hand this discussion on the war in Eastern Ukraine and the people it has affected forever.


Pavlo Ostrovskyi - Donbas native, Ukrainian journalist, and activist of the "Strong Communities" movement, advocate for the development of Ukrainian cities, especially in the Donbas.

Taras Galkovskyi - Donbas native, computer scientist at Google, leader of the MathOlymp project at Razom.

Elise Giuliano - Lecturer in Political Science & MARS-REERS Program Director, Harriman Institute, Columbia University.

Moderated by Olena Nikolayenko, Associate Professor of Political Science at Fordham University.