Civil Society in Ukraine Post-Euromaidan

March 15, 2019, 12:00-1:15pm
CGIS South Building, 1730 Cambridge Street, Room S450, Cambridge, MA

Join Harvard's Davis Center for a workshop with Olga Burlyuk on the book "Civil Society in Post-Euromaidan Ukraine: From Revolution to Consolidation," which Dr. Burlyuk co-edited with Dr. Natalia Shapovalova. This book is among the first comprehensive efforts to collectively and academically investigate the legacy of the Euromaidan in conflict-torn Ukraine within the domain of civil society. This book identifies, describes, conceptualizes and explains various developments in Ukrainian civil society and its role in Ukraine’s democratization, state-building and conflict resolution by looking at specific understudied sectors and by tracing the situation before, during and after the Euromaidan. In doing so, this collection highlights a number of new themes, challenges and opportunities related to Ukrainian civil society. They include volunteerism, grassroots community-based activism, social activism of churches, civic efforts of building peace and reconciliation, civic activism of journalists and mediators, digital activism, activism of think tanks and expert coalitions, the LGBT movement, challenges of civil society relations with the state and the closing of civic space.

Speaker:

Olga Burlyuk, visiting scholar, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute; FWO postdoctoral fellow, Centre for EU Studies, Ghent University