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Roundtable Discussion: Understanding the Ukrainian Maidan: Between Russia and the EU

Event Type
Russian, East European and Eurasian Center, European Union Center, and Pi Sigma Alpha
Room 126, GSLIS Building, 501 E. Daniel St., Champaign (map)
Feb 14, 2014   1:00 - 3:00 pm  
Kostas Kourtikakis (Political Science) Carol Leff (Political Science) Oleksandra Wallo (Slavic)
Originating Calendar
European Union Center Events

A PDF of the flyer for this event can be viewed here.

On November 2013, Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovich refused to sign the European Union Assocation Agreement, after years of negotiation. As a result, chaos and protests flared up on the capital city Kiev’s main square, which the locals call Maidan. Since the Orange Revolution of 2004, the Maidan has symbolized freedom. A roundtable discussion, featuring University of Illinois experts on Ukraine, will discuss the country’s current events, the implications of the ongoing political protests, and the enduring symbol of the Maidan.

Panelists are:
Carol Leff, Associate Professor, Political Science
Kostas Kourtikakis, Lecturer, Political Science‚Ä®
Oleksandra Wallo, Lecturer, Slavic Languages and Literatures

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