Valeriy Zema

Valeriy Zema

Valeriy Zema

Valeriy Zema is a research associate at the Institute of Ukrainian History at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. He received his Kandydat nauk degree in 1995. He will spend seven months (September 2005–March 2006) at Harvard to conduct research on "Ruthenian Polemics and the Union of Brest: Cultural Revolutions and the Construction of Identities during the Reformation and Early Counter-Reformation." Zema hopes to obtain a better understanding of the roots of the religious tolerance—namely, the respect for the free choice of confession—that was characteristic of religious life in the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth.