TCUP Conference on Ukrainian Democracy (April 2020)

January 7, 2020
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Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program

Conference on Ukraine's democracy—past, present, and future

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The Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program (TCUP) at HURI will hold its inaugural conference on April 29-30, 2020 at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.

Addressing the theme of Ukraine’s democracy in the past, present, and future, this conference is distinct from typical academic conferences. Rather than presenting papers, panelists will respond to a set of questions provided in advance by the moderator. Each panelist will discuss the same questions based on his or her expertise, followed by an open discussion with participants. All panels feature a combination of scholars and policy practitioners, creating a space for dialogue that extends beyond academia.

The keynote address will take place during the afternoon on April 29 and will be followed by a reception. On April 30, a series of three panels covering the implications of Ukraine's history on contemporary events, civil society and mass mobilizations, and institutions and reform will be followed by a debriefing session.

A complete schedule and list of participants will be released at a later date. We invite and encourage scholars, journalists, policy officials, and the general public to attend as members of the audience.

Questions may be addressed to TCUP Director Emily Channell-Justice at


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