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- I am happy to teach three courses in the winter semestar at the Europe University Viadrina this year: 1) Political Epistemology, 2) Revolutionary cycles of contemporary Ukraine, 3) Meaning of A Revolution. Revolution as a topic in contemporary political philosophy and theory(October 2017 – January 2018).
- I am proud to make an opening lecture on “After Great Revolution: Soviet Modernization and Demodernization” at the International Workshop “The Ukrainian Experiment: State-Building in Practices (1917–1922)“, LaxEx EHNE Paris and IKK Jena, Paris, 11-12 December 2017.
- I will be happy to present my upcoming book Photosophy at the Master-Klass in Kiev, 16 December 2017.
- My book “Development and Dystopia. Studies in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Eastern Europe” is announced by ibidem-Verlag and Columbia State University Press to be published in March 2018.
Recent academic reports and publications:
- I made a report on “Revolutionary Legacy of 1917 in 20th century” at the German-Russian Forum, 4-7 December 2017, Adenauer Stiftung, Berlin.
- I made a report on “Radical Periphery. De Facto States in World-System Analysis” at Workshop “European Peripheries: Transdiscplinary perspectives”, European-University Viadrina, 1 December 2017.
- My paper “Between Power Vertical and Liberal Democracy. Political Regime after Euromaidan” is published at Agora Journal, November 28, 2017.
- On 20 November 2017 my interview dedicated to current state of Euopean Studies was published in the MES Viadrina Newsletter.
- On 13 November 2017 my paper “Big Aims for a Deal in Eastern Europe” was published in the Kennan Focus Ukraine.
- My discussion paper “(Not Only a) Russian Revolution: Centennial Meditations” is published in the Kennan Focus Ukraine, 7 November 2017.
- On 8 November 2018 I reported on “Eudcation and Democracy in post-Soviet Ukraine” at the International Conference “Better Education, More Democracy”, DRA, Berlin, 8 November 2017.
- On 6 November 2018 I delivered report on “Mutual Enforcement of Populism and Authoritarianism in Easter Europe” at the International Conference of Kennan Institute Alumni “Populism under a Spotlight”, WWICS and ZOiS, Berlin, 5-8 November 2017.
- My photo exhibition “Inventing Distances” was opened with an experte discussion on postsocialist inequalities at Europe University Viadrina on 24 October 2017.
- On 5 October 2017 I reported on Strategic issues in Estern Europe at CEPS Seminar “Politics and Economics of the DCFTA and Eurasian Spaces“.
- My article on Shestov’s and Heidegger’s Ontotheology (in Ukrainian) is published in Naukovi Zapysky NaUKMA, October 2017.
- The report on Conceptualizing the Shadow State: Understanding Roles of Official and Unofficial institutions in a Political System, was delivered at 18:00 of July 5 (LH 101/102) at Europa-Universitaet Viadrina. The discussion was just amazing! So many ideas to follow…
- It was a great opportunity to lead four workshops at the Viadrina University for Sommer Semester (April-July 2017) in 1) History of Modernity in Eastern Europe (XVII-XXI centuries), 2) History of Soviet nad Post-Soviet Eperments in Pltics and Economy, 3) History of Post-Soviet Un-Regognized States, 4) History of Soviet Philosophy.
- My paper ‘Reconstructing the power vertical: the authoritarian threat in Ukraine‘ was published at OpenDemocracy, June 29, 2017.
- I reported on Epistemological Significance of Collective Memory, Philosophical Workshop, Universita degli studi di Torino, June 7-9, 2017.
- My interview with Tatyana Shchyttsova on Ontology and Culture of War was published at Topos Journal, June 2017.
- I have reported on Ideological Positions of the War-Affected Populations in Ukraine at Pisma Ukraina/ZOiS Workshop “Donbas Identities in Context: From Industrial Region to Zone of Conflict“, Forum Transregionale Studien (Berlin), 29 May 2017.
- I delivered report on 25 years development of post-Soviet societies at Ukrainian Consulate in Milan on 23 March 2017.
- I have reported on Experiment after Experiment: Post-Soviet Political Creativity at Pavia University on 21 March 2017.
- I delivered report on Modernization, Soviet style at an International Academic Conference “The Ambiguous Past. Soviet Legacy viewed through the Prysm of Modernization“, Kiev, 17-19 March 2017.
- I have delivered a lecture on Contemporary Euroscepticism in Big Europe at the Academy of Young Diplomats, European Academy of Diplomacy, Warsaw, on 3 March 2017.
- Prof. Filippini, Prof. Haran, Dr. Zolkina, and myself debated on Ukraine’s political development at Milano University on 23 February 2017.
- I was honoured to debate with Alexander Etkind and Leif Wenar on Wenar’s book ‘Blood Oil’ and nature of post-Soviet elites at European University Institute, Florence on 20 February 2017.
- My chapter “Novorossiya and the Transnationalism of Unrecognized Post-Soviet Nations” is published in Timm Beichelt, Susann Worschech (eds) Transnational Ukraine? Networks and Ties that Influence(d) Contemporary Ukraine, Stuttgart: ibidem-Verlag, 2017, 65-88.
- My chapter “Big Europe’s Gap: Dynamic Obstacles for Integration between European Union and Eurasian Economic Union” is published in Di Gregorio, A. and Angeli A. The Eurasian Economic Union and the European Union, Milan: Eleven International Publishing, 2017, 45-56.
- My article on parliamentary culture of post-Soviet societies is published in Krytyka (in Ukrainian), 25 January 2017.
- The new issue of Ideology and Politics Journal ‘Freedom and Militarism in Post-Soviet Societies‘ is published on December 2016; our (Isaac Webb and mine) Introduction gives a short overview of the issue.
- Theses of my report on Contemporary Euroscepticism (in Ukrainian) were published by Krytyka, 27 December 2016.
- I gave a public lecture on ‘Post-Soviet Social Experiements in Ukraine and Neighboring Countries‘ (in Ukrainian) on December 10, 2016 at the Center for Urban History in Eastern Europe (Lviv).
- We debated Nationalism in Ukraine and Europe (in Ukrianian) at the Halytsia Cult Seminar in Kharkoiv on 7 November 2016.
- We debated Values in Politics together with the colleagues from Ukrainian Catholic University at their new Kiew venue on 7 December 2016 (video in Ukrainian is here).
- I reported on ‘Post-Soviet Social Experiments’ at the “Political Development between Competing Empires: Ukraine, Georgia and Belarus in Search of Sustainable Political and Economic Orders», Kyiv, NaUKMA, 2-3 December 2016.
- I delivered a report on “On Construction of National Philosophies: Windelband’s History of Philosophy in the Context of European Cultural Wars” (in Ukrainian, video) at Skovoroda Institute of Philosophy, 11/11/2016.
- A report on New nationaisms of EU member-states was delivered at the Civic Forum “In search of lost universalism“, Moscow School of Political Studies and Council of Europe, Berlin, 16-17 October 2016.
- I reported on Raise of nationalism in the Western Europe at the Forum ‘New Contexts of the Old Ideas: Nationalism in todays World‘, Kharkiv, October 9, 2016.
- A paper “Euromaidan, War, and the Development of Ukraine’s Political System in 2014 -2015” is published at ‘Rimlands, Buffer Zones and Great Power Rivalry: Ukraine Conference Papers’ (New York: Institute of War and Peace Studies, Columbia University Press, 2016).
- An article “The Consolidation of Power in Ukraine: What It Means for the West” is published at Carnegie Policy Paper Series, September 20, 2016.
Recent non-academic publications and interviews:
- My paper “Big Aims for a Deal in Eastern Europe” is published at Kennan Focus Ukraine, 13 November 2017.
- My paper “(Not Only a) Russian Revolution: Centennial Meditations” was published at Kennan Focus Ukraine, 7 November 2017.
- I have joined Kennan Institute team as a Senior Fellow and Editor-in-Chief of the Kennan Focus Ukraine.
- My analysis of Ukraine’s Ethnonationalist Turn in state-building in the interview to Ukrlaif (in Russian) can be seen here.
- I am honored to join the group of UNDP Ukarine Good Will Ambassadors
- My column is published in Le Mond (in French): En Ukraine, la “révolution de la dignité” a abouti à la corruption, au nationalisme et au déclin des libertés, 1 September 2017.
- My interview (in Russian) for Hromadske TV on Ukraine’s Achievments by September 2017 was published here, 26 August 2017.
- An interview on Ukrainian Constitution as Political and Imaginary document, 28 June 2017.
- An interview on contemporary art consumption for Art Chernozem, 10 April 2017.
- An interview on ideological monopoly in post-Maidan Ukraine for Polonews, 11 March 2017.
- A response to Munich Security Conference – 2017 questionair published at Carnegie EU: What is Going on with the Liberal Order?, 18 February 2017.
- An intervew on Establishment of Personalist Regime in Ukraine for Liga.Net, 14 February 2017.
- TV-debates on Revolutions and Their Role in Human History, 13 January 2017.
- Interview on 25 years of Ukrainian society’s transformation, 13 January 2017.
- Interview on Hromadske Radio on The Intellectual Legacy of Zygmund Baumann, January 10, 2017.
- Interview re research of Civic Values and Practicies of Ukrainians, Moldovans and Belarussians (in Eng), Hromadske.TV, January 7, 2017.
- Interview re research of Civic Values and Practicies of Ukrainians, Moldovans and Belarussians (in Ukr), Hromadske.TV, January 7, 2017.
- Discussion on Ukraine’s foreign policy in 2017 (in Ukr.)
- An interview on Civic literacy of Ukrainians and Crimean Identities Change (in Rus.) was published at Radio Liberty/Krym.Realii site, 3 January 2017.
- A presentation of Dictionary of Misprints at the Sherekh Festival, Kyiv-Mohyla Business School, 17 December 2016.
- An interview on Dehumanization in Network Society (in Russian), Korydor, 27 December 2016.
- A discussion on Being, Language and Misprints (based on my Dictionary of Misprints book) took place at the Sherekh Festival on December 18, 2016.
- An interview on “25 years of post-Soviet Ukraine” for Zaxid.Net, 14 December 2016.
- An series of interviews on War and Politics of Ukraine for Chroat TV HRT Vijesti, 12 – 14 December 2016.
- Discussion of Trump victory’s imact on Ukraine, Carnegie.Ru, 28 November 2016.
- Ukraine as destroyer of authoritarian systems in Ukraine (in Russian), Radio Vesti, 01.11.2016.
- Hard.Talk interview on State of Devils and Smart Authoritariansism (in Russian), 112 TV Channel, 27.09.2016.
- interview on Major Political Trends in Eastern Europe, UA:ONE TV Channel, Veresen, September 19, 2016.
- summary of Ukraine’s 25 years of independence (in Rus.), Delo, 27 August 2016.
If you are intersted in my academic projects and publications, please visit Research&Publications
You may find interesting materials at Public Events page where I post my attempts of discussing philosophical ideas with the wider audiences or apply scholarly methods for analysis of reality we live in.
I am greateful
to Nadiya Kravets for the idea of creating this web site and
to Mykhailo Koltsov who turned it into reality.