Ukraine: Reflections on the genesis of a war

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March 24, 2022 | 3 - 4.30 pm CET


Gesine Dornblüth is a journalist, who shares the journalists office texte und toene with two partners, working for ARD, Deutschlandradio and other major broadcasting companies. She was correspondent for Deutschlandradio in Moscow 2012-2017. At present she publicly discusses the war on various occasions on German televison and hosted the public event of solidarity with Ukraine in Berlin on March 6, 2022. She is an alumna of the Marion Gräfin Dönhoff-program for journalists of ZEIT-Stiftung (2002). (German)

Tetyana Lokot is Associate Professor in Digital Media and Society at the School of Communications, Dublin City University. She researches threats to digital rights, networked authoritarianism, internet freedom, and internet governance in Eastern Europe. She is the author of Beyond the Protest Square: Digital Media and Augmented Dissent (Rowman & Littlefield, 2021), an in-depth study of protest and digital media in Ukraine and Russia. She is alumna of the Ph.D. program Trajectories of Change (2014) of ZEIT-Stiftung.

Benjamin Schenk is Professor for History of Eastern Europe at Basel University and Head of URIS, Ukrainian Research in Switzerland. He ist alumnus of the summer school History Takes Place (2003) of ZEIT-Stiftung.
Interview mit Benjamin Schenk in Blick (German)
Article on dekoder (German):  “Die Kreml-Türme. Der neue russische Staat und das Erbe von Imperium und Sowjetunion: Wie staatliche Symbole historische Brüche überdecken” (The Kremlin Towers. The new Russian state and the legacy of empire and Soviet Union: How state symbols overlay historical disruptions)  

Kyrylo Tkachenko is a Ukrainian historian, Ph.D. candidate at Europa-University Viadrina, Frankfurt/Oder: From the Support of Ukrainian Sovereignty to the Idea of ‘Regional Independence’: Miners’ Movement in the Donbas, 1989-1993. Research Project: The Donbas 2014: Metastasis of Russian Nationalism or Birth of New Identity? at LMU München.  He is alumnus of the Ph.D. program Trajectories of Change (2016) of ZEIT-Stiftung and currently in Kyiv.