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Russia-Ukraine war: how we can manipulate history and current events

Lezing 6 oktober 2022 / 12:00 -13:00

About the lecture

The historical events that took place on the territory of modern Ukraine, the tribes that lived, and the cultural heritage that was left, for some reason, cannot belong to Ukraine.For some reason, historians are engaged in studying how to invent the next legend, and why this heritage belongs to any other country in Europe or Asia but not Ukraine.The lecture will be dedicated to debunking the myth about the national symbols and the name ‘Ukraine’, the Ukrainian language, the Ukrainian place names etc. We will try to understand how history can affect regional and global stability.


6 October 2022

12h - 13h 

Aula: S.R. 230

About the lecturer

Prof Nataliia Pipchenko is a doctor of political science and a professor at the Educational and Scientific Institute of International Relations of the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Since 2017 Prof. Pipchenko has also served as a communications consultant for the Organization for Democracy and Economic Development – GUAM (Azerbaijan, Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine). Her research interests cover the issues of public and digital diplomacy, international communication and global development, and the activity of the EU Institutions in communications.

Prof Pipchenko fled from Ukraine and is supported by the University of Antwerp through scienceforukraine.eu