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In August 2021, Ukraine celebrated 30 years of independence following the collapse of the Soviet Union. While the ideas of independence and sovereignty have always resonated for Ukraine, they have various complex meanings in the modern world. Do state borders designate sovereign land? What happens when those borders change? Who can claim to be part of a sovereign state? And how does the internet change our understanding of sovereignty? With increased urgency brought to these questions by the Russian annexation of Crimea and ongoing war in Donbas, the 2022 TCUP Conference interrogates the meaning of “sovereignty” for Ukraine in the 21st century.