Occidental Public Lecture Series– Ukraine: What is at Stake? 

March 24, 2022April 21, 2022 Add to Calendar

1–2 p.m.


Julia Sushytska


Thursdays through April 21, 1–2 p.m. (PDT) at Occidental College and also via Zoom. This event is organized by Julia Sushytska, assistant professor of comparative studies in literature and cultures/Russian at Occidental and wife of HMC physics professor Vatche Sahakian.

"In these forums, we will attempt to make sense of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine through a broader philosophical and historical lens. We will also try to understand what is at stake for those of us who are geographically and culturally removed from this war.

The topic of the first discussion on March 24 is “On Humanity and Fear: Who Is Responsible and Who Is Complicit?” Marci Shore, professor of intellectual history at Yale University, and a Ukrainian philosopher Volodymyr Yermolenko (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Ukraine) will join us for this discussion."

Topics include "Truth and Memory: What are Ukranians Fighting For?"; Multiplicitous Identities: Roots and Uprootedness"; "Our Scoundrel Time: The Problem of Demi-Orientalism"; Solidarity, Hospitality, and Hostility."

The forum is open to the general public. Registration is necessary to access the lectures via Zoom.

Please see this link for more information and to register (it will be regularly updated, as more speakers are confirmed).