IRES Institutet för Rysslands- och Eurasienstudier

World leading experts discuss recent development in Ukraine

2017-05-18

On 18 and 19 May UCRS arranges a large-scale international conference "QUO VADIS UKRAINE? Taking Stock of a Quarter Century of Disappointment" where world-leading experts will discuss post Soviet developments in Ukraine. 

The purpose of the conference is to provide a multi-disciplinary outlook of Ukraine’s socio-economic and political development over its quarter-century independence history. Leading political scientists, historians, economists and sociologists from around the globe will draw on state-of-the-art research to explain driving forces, obstacles, and prospects of Ukraine’s state-building, democratic consolidation and economic restructuring.  

The conference will explore the interplay of history, institutions, and society as factors shaping Ukraine’s past and present, and will build on such analysis to develop an informed and evidence-based outlook of the country’s future, reflecting successes and failures of the Ukrainian reforms up to date.   

The conference will be a unique opportunity to learn from distinguished social scientists and who’s who in Ukrainian studies about a country in the heart of Europe with a 45 million population, which has become critically important for stability, security and democratic development in Central and Eastern Europe and beyond.

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