Since early 2014, several events at Monash University and at other universities with the involvement of Monash staff and visitors to Monash have sought to clarify the situation in Ukraine on the eve of, and after, the fall of the Yanukovych regime.
The downing of Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 on 18 July focussed unprecedented international attention on Ukraine. Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, director of the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies, and other Monash academics have responded to multiple media inquiries about the contexts of this disaster.
The links below bring together some of this material.
19 February 2014: Monash European and EU Centre, Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies, Round Table, “What Future for Ukraine?” The roundtable was broadcast on ABC Radio National’s “Big Ideas” program
3 March 2014: ABC Radio National, Late Night Live, “Is Ukraine on the Brink of Disaster?” interview with Anne Applebaum, columnist with the Washington Post, and Marko Pavlyshyn
5 March 2014: Bloomberg TV, Professor Marko Pavlyshyn, interview.
13 March 2014: Australian Institute of International Affairs, Victorian Branch, Seminar by Marko Pavlyshyn and Walter Zaryckyj, Executive Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, “Whither Ukraine? The Next Bosnia? Russian Puppet? Or will Ukraine Embrace the EU?”
14 March 2014: EU Centre at RMIT, Seminar: “Crisis In and About Ukraine,” speaker: Walter Zaryckyj; respondents: Stefan Auer, Jean Monnet Chair in EU Interdisciplinary Studies at La Trobe University and Associate Professor in European Studies at Hong Kong University; Robert Horvath, Australian Research Council Future Fellow at La Trobe University
17 March 2014: CNBC, Marko Pavlyshyn, interview.
7 April 2014: Monash European and EU Centre; the Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies, Monash University and the History Program, Arts Faculty, Monash University, Public Lecture: Norman Davies, “Ukraine: Between the EU and Russia.”
29 April 2014: Bloomberg TV, Marko Pavlyshyn, interview.
19 July 2014, Radio 3AW, Melbourne, Marko Pavlyshyn, interview.
20 July 2014: ABC Radio National Sunday Extra, “Will the MH17 disaster be a game changer in the Ukraine crisis?” Leslie Rowe, Australian Ambassador to the Russian Federation 2002-2005, and Marko Pavlyshyn, interviewed by Damien Carrick
Monash scholars print commentary on MH17: Marko Pavlyshyn, Ben Rich, Ben Wellings
Lifeline director will speak about crisis helpline for Ukraine
Mykola Zerov Centre for Ukrainian Studies at Monash University Public Lecture Crisis Helpline Service in … Continue reading Lifeline director will speak about crisis helpline for Ukraine
Prizes in Ukrainian Studies at Monash University
Excellent students in Ukrainian Studies receive prizes in recognition of their achievements. The first prizes … Continue reading Prizes in Ukrainian Studies at Monash University
Thesis Eleven: Monash-initiated journal articles on contemporary Ukraine
In October 2016 Issue 136 (1) of the journal Thesis Eleven contained a special section … Continue reading Thesis Eleven: Monash-initiated journal articles on contemporary Ukraine
Monash at Geelong Ukrainian Independence Day
The 24 August 2016 was the 25th anniversary of Ukraine’s declaration of independence. In 1991 … Continue reading Monash at Geelong Ukrainian Independence Day
Applications open: The Monash Rudewych Years 7-11 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2016
The Scholarships were established with funds generously donated by Mr Victor Rudewych and Ms Maria … Continue reading Applications open: The Monash Rudewych Years 7-11 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2016
Applications open: Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2017
The Scholarships were established in 2008 with funds generously donated by Mr Victor Rudewych and … Continue reading Applications open: Monash Rudewych Year 12 Ukrainian Language Scholarships 2017
Lviv Ukrainian Summer School: Monash attendance
Five students of Ukrainian Studies at Monash University attended the 2016 Summer School of Ukrainian Language and Culture at Lviv’s Ukrainian Catholic University.
What Is Happening in Ukraine Now and Who Should Be Interested?
On Wednesday 8 June Professor Marko Pavlyshyn addressed the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs with … Continue reading What Is Happening in Ukraine Now and Who Should Be Interested?
Monash Rudewych PhD Scholars Commence
The two successful applicants for Monash Rudewych PhD Scholarships in Ukrainian Studies have commenced their candidatures.
Tessa Benn and Rosalie Marshall receive Ukrainian Studies awards
At the Faculty of Arts Awards evening (25 May 2016) at the Deakin Edge auditorium … Continue reading Tessa Benn and Rosalie Marshall receive Ukrainian Studies awards
Sholem Aleichem: Jewish author in a Ukrainian context
In May the Melbourne Jewish Writers Festival (MJWF) dedicated one of its sessions to the … Continue reading Sholem Aleichem: Jewish author in a Ukrainian context
Launch of Andrew Lachowicz’s “More Than A Journey”
Andrew Lachowicz’s novel More Than a Journey, published toward the end of 2015, had its Melbourne launch at the Old Shire Offices in Heidelberg on 14 May 2016.