Event Date: January 19, 2009 - 12:30 pm
Location: FSS 4004,, Social Sciences building, 120 University Private
A talk by Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies and Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Ottawa.
Registration is not required. This event will be in French and English.
In the wake of the August 2008 War in Georgia, the current energy “war” between Russia and Ukraine must be seen in the prism of the reassertion of Russian power in the former Soviet Union, and as reaction to the 2004 “Orange Revolution.”
Professor Arel received his PhD for the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 1993 and was affiliated for seven years with the Watson Institute for International Studies at Brown University. He co-edited Rebounding Identities: The Politics of Identity in Russia and Ukraine (Johns Hopkins, 2006) and Census and Identity: The Politics of Race, Ethnicity, and Language in National Censuses (Cambridge, 2002. His recent publications appeared in Survival, the Revue d’Etudes Comparatives Est-Ouest, the Oxford Handbook of Contextual Politics, Aspects of the Orange Revolution III, and Freedom House. Since 2004, he is serving as President of the Association for the Study of Nationalities (ASN).