Are conditions improving or worsening in Ukraine? Acclaimed historian and Holocaust specialist Wendy Lower offered her insights in two public forums during a visit earlier this month to Kiev, the country's capital.
Lower, who serves as CMC's John K. Roth Professor of History, George R. Roberts Fellow, and director of the Mgrublian Center for Human Rights, talked to media and participated in a panel discussion entitled "Seduction of Propaganda: Mass Violence in Ukraine in the 20th and 21st Centuries."
Lower's fellow panelists included Adrian Karatnycky, who is Co-Director and Board Member of Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, Canada; Dr. Adrea Graziosi, University of Naples, Vice-President of the Italian Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research, Italy; and Dr. Lyudmyla Hrynevych, Director of the Holodomor Ukrainian Research Center, Institute of History of Ukraine NASU in Ukraine.
Watch is the entire panel discussion.
Lower also appeared on Hromadske TV, an online news outlet created by the country's journalists to promote the flow of objective, unbiased coverage of socio-political conditions in the country and abroad. Her ten-minute interview addressed that struggling country's present and future.
Watch the full interview.
Lower's visit to Ukraine also provided her with an opportunity to meet with members of the country's diplomatic corps as well as Ukrainian and Russian journalists, particularly Yevgeny Kiselyov, one of Russia's foremost television journalists (and critic of Boris Yeltsin's and Vladimir Putin's administrations) who currently runs news production for Inter, Ukraine's leading TV station.