Presentation of the book by Taras Kuzio


On the 9th of September Ilia State University will host Professor of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy, Dr Taras Kuzio. Dr. Kuzio will present his last work „Putin’s War against Ukraine: Revolution, Nationalism and Crime”.

About the book:

In Spring 2014, Putin’s annexation of the Crimea and launch of military aggression against Ukraine led to Europe’s one of the biggest crisis;  interference in Western democracies and other forms of hybrid warfare, Russia and the West have entered a new Cold War. The book reviews the consequences of ongoing Russian-Ukrainian war and its influence on consolidation of Ukrainian identity and pro-Russian soft power.

Taras Kuzio, author of the book will discuss why newly elected President Zelenskyy will not bring peace and the war will continue indefinitely as long as Russia to view Ukraine and Ukrainians as fake news and Putin is Russian president for life.

About the Author:

Taras Kuzio is a Professor in the Department of Political Science, National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy and a Non-Resident Fellow in the Foreign Policy Institute, School of Advanced International Studies, Johns Hopkins University, Washington DC. His previous positions were at the University of Alberta, George Washington University, University of Toronto, and Chief of Mission to the NATO Information and Documentation Office in Ukraine. Taras Kuzio is the author and editor of seventeen books, including (with Paul D’Anieri) The Sources of Russia's Great Power Politics: Ukraine and the Challenge to the European Order (2018), Putin’s War Against Ukraine. Revolution, Nationalism, and Crime (2017, 2019), Ukraine. Democratization, Corruption and the New Russian Imperialism (2015), The Crimea: Europe’s Next Flashpoint? (2010), From Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution (2009), and Theoretical and Comparative Perspectives on Nationalism (2007).

Working Language: English

Venue: Ilia State University, Room A305 (address: 32 Chavchavadze ave)

Time: 18:00 (6 PM)

Attendance is free.

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