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TCUP: Assessing the Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections

Emily Channell-Justice, Director of our new Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program (TCUP), provides an overview of commentary on the upcoming parliamentary elections.

The Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections will take place on July 21, 2019. President Volodymyr Zelensky’s party, Sluha Narodu (Servant of the People), is likely to win the most seats, currently polling over 40% according to numerous groups (see IAP, KIIS, and Razumkov). What else should we expect following Sunday’s vote?

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"Why Isn't Ukraine Authoritarian?" Asks Nataliya Kibita

Why are Ukrainians prone to revolt? Why, unlike Russia and other post-Soviet states, has Ukraine been able to avoid authoritarianism?

These are the questions at the root of Nataliya Kibita’s current research. A HURI Research Fellow in Ukrainian Studies during the Spring 2019 term, her project analyses the origins of regionalism, weak presidential power, and consensus-seeking politics in Ukraine. Her hypothesis is that these political tendencies in post-Soviet Ukraine are a legacy of the Soviet political system.

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Програма Дослідження Сучасної України Імені Дж. Темертея

Вже більше року Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету (УНІГУ) працює над створенням науково-дослідної програми, яка б зосереджувалася на вивченні подій та явищ, які відбуваються в сучасній Україні. І от, завдяки щедрій фінансовій підтримці канадсько-українського бізнесмена і мецената Джеймса Темертея, ця ідея стала реальністю. У квітні 2019 року було оголошено про призначення доктора Емілі Ченнел-Джастіс на посаду директора програми «Дослідження сучасної України» (або скорочено T-CUP).


HURI Fellow Talia Zajac Wins Prize for Kyivan Rus’ Article

Congratulations to Dr. Talia Zajac, one of our 2018 Shklar Fellows, for winning the Canadian Association for Ukrainian Studies Article Prize for 2017-2018. Her article, “The Social-Political Roles of the Princesses in Kyivan Rus,’ ca. 945-1240” is published in A Companion to Global Queenship (ed. Elena Woodacre, 2018).

The publishers kindly granted us permission to post the article to share with our community. Zajac also answered a few of our questions about the book and her time here at HURI as a Shklar Fellow.


Меморіальні лекції УНІГУ

На додачу до щотижневих семінарів, Український науковий інститут Гарвардського університету регулярно спонсорує та проводить конференції, симпозіуми та інші наукові заходи. Не менш важливою формою заохочення українознавчих досліджень є й так звані меморіальні (або пропам'ятні) лекції, які носять імена видатних українських меценатів зі США та Канади – Василя та Марії Петришиних, Зеновії Сохор Перрі, Богдана Юрія Кравціва та Петра Яцика. Проведення цих лекцій вимагає додаткового фінансування. Як відбувається цей процес?



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Deadlines and Important Dates for HUSI 2019

Davis Center Application for FLAS Funding

Deadline for FLAS funding – February 8, 2019

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Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute Deadlines

Application deadline for students who wish to apply for financial aid – March 11, 2019  Extended to March 18

Application deadline for students who require an I-20 certificate for the F-1 student visa but not financial aid – April 15, 2019

Application deadline for all other students – May 9, 2019

Harvard Summer School Deadlines

Check Harvard Summer School website for registration, payment, and other deadlines. All HUSI students must meet Harvard Summer School deadlines and requirements.

Opening Weekend (attendance required) – Saturday, June 22 and Sunday, June 23, 2019 

Residence buildings open; resident students move in; all students check-in

The Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize

The Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize for Achievement in Ukrainian Studies was established in 1989 through a generous donation made by Marta and Ostap Tarnawsky of Philadelphia in honor of Mrs. Tarnawsky's parents. The Prize is awarded for outstanding progress and academic excellence demonstrated by students of the Ukrainian Summer Institute. The sum of an individual reward varies depending on the number of its recipients each year.

The nominations for the Senkowsky Prize are made by course instructors to a committee consisting of the Executive Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute and the academic staff of HUSI. The nominations are based on the students' performance in class and their contribution to the intellectual and cultural life of the Summer Institute. The Prize winners are announced at the certificate ceremony which, according to tradition, is held on the last Friday of the Summer program in HURI's Seminar Room. The Prize is presented by the Director of the Summer Institute with HUSI and HURI faculty, students and associates in attendance. The certificate ceremony is followed by an informal farewell reception.

These are some of the students of the Harvard Ukrainian Summer Institute that have been awarded the Theodosius and Irene Senkowsky Prize.



Wednesday, July 24, 2019 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Between Modernism and Socialist Realism -- The Late Poetry of Pavlo Tychyna
George Grabowicz, Dmytro Chyzhevs'kyj Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University