Andreas Umland “The Six Futures of Ukraine:...
This presentation outlines six possible scenarios, options, and strategies for the development of Ukraine’s (as well as, to lesser degree, Georgia’s and Moldova’s) security situation, during...
Ammon Cheskin “Russian Speaking...
Post-Soviet states such as Ukraine, Belarus, Latvia, Estonia, Kazakhstan and Moldova all house large populations of ‘Russian-speakers’. However, the identities and experiences of Russophone...
Dr. David Marples “Decommunization in...
The word ‘Decommunization’ has become a familiar one in Ukrainian society, a means of fulfilling the mandate of the so-called Memory Laws of the spring of 2015, and the program of the Ukrainian...
Dr. Bridget Goodman “Comparing language...
How have the statuses of the state language (Ukrainian/Kazakh), Russian, and English evolved since independence from the Soviet Union in 1991? What do these developments tell us about the relative...
Wisam Abdul Jabbar “Internalized Arab...
This presentation explores the notion of Diaspora within the context of the DuBoisian Double Consciousness (the individual sensation of feeling as though your identity is divided into several parts)....
Call for Papers. Finding a way forward in...
Online Conference Of the Research Initiative on Democratic Reforms in Ukraine  (RIDRU) Project WHEN: November 14-16, 2017 08:30 to 16:00 (MST, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada) WHERE: You may participate...
Linda C. Reif “Ukraine’s Parliament...
Ukraine’s Parliament Commissioner for Human Rights (PCHR): Building the Rule of Law, Human Rights and Good Governance? Linda C. Reif, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
Crisis and Identity—Cultural and Linguistic...
Approximately 40 people attended the University of Alberta symposium on Crisis and Identity—Cultural and Linguistic Perspectives on Ukraine and its Diaspora held on March 21, 2017. Organized by...
Seminar. Ludmila Niemets, Kateryna Sehida, and...
Tuesday, 7 February 2017, University of Alberta This paper proposes the application of GIS technology to problems of political and socioeconomic decision-making at the municipal level. It advances...
RIDRU Symposium on Higher Education Reform in...
Welcome to RIDRU’s 2016 Symposium on higher education reform in Ukraine.  The Research Initiative of the Democratic Reform of Ukraine, RIDRU, began in 2015 under a research grant from the Kule...
Two International On-Line Academic Conferences...
On October 27 and 28 two international on-line academic conferences were held to discuss the newest research from around the world about language, culture and higher education reform in post-Maidan...
Language and Culture in Post-Maidan Ukraine:...
Day I Thursday, October 27, 2016 KEYNOTE 1 Laada Bilaniuk (bilaniuk@uw.edu) University of Washington, USA PANEL A: Multilingual Ukraine: Language Practices, Identity and Shifts in Post-Maidan Ukraine...