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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

WHAT IS A MAIDAN, AND WHY ARE PEOPLE PROTESTING AND GETTING SHOT THERE? Today's Ukrainian Unrest in Historical Perspective

Description:
Francis Scott Key, Room 0106 Tuesday, March 4, 2014 - 4:30 PM to 6:00 PM Since the late fall of 2013, Ukrainians have been protesting in the streets of the country's big cities, with the largest site of protest at the Maidan Nezalezhnosti (Freedom Square) in Ukraine's capital city of Kiev. Since then, protesters have been lambasted, ambushed, arrested, and - just in the past week - shot and killed in the dozens. Why the protests? Is this a revolution? A civil war in the making? Is the story just about Ukraine, or about Russia, Europe, and more? Is this a repeat of past Eastern European revolutions (1989, 2005), or something new? This panel brings together top experts on Ukraine and Eastern European revolution, with the goal of explaining to a broad audience what's going on, with an eye toward past precedent in the region. Featured Speakers: Amb. William Green Miller Prof. Vladimir Tismaneanu Prof. Oksana Nesterenko Prof. Karol Soltan Prof. Piotr H. Kosicki {Will appear in FYI on Feb 28, 2014
Start Time:
4:30 PM
End Time:
6:00 PM
Room:
0106
Common Location Name:
Francis Scott Key
Web Address:
http://history.umd.edu/events/what-maidan-and-why-are-people-protesting-and-getting-shot-there-todays-ukrainian-unrest
Other Contact Information:
Piotr Kosicki History Dept. +1 301 405 0908 bbuda@umd.edu


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