On 11 March, The Conflict and Civicness Research Group at LSE is hosting this one-day conference that aims to blur the lines between academic research and activism in solidarity with Ukraine’s resistance to war. Register to attend in person here and online here.
The Russian war against Ukraine marks a major turning point in 21st century history. It concentrates in a single cataclysm some of the most reactionary forces threatening the future survival of the human species: crony capitalism, authoritarianism, extractivism, patriarchy, ethnonationalism, imperialism and the polluting industries destroying planet Earth.
Ukraine’s tremendous resistance to the Russian invasion is first and foremost about the protection of the country’s democracy, territorial integrity, political freedom and human rights. But in the context of a ‘century of cascading crises’, it raises issues and challenges that go far beyond Ukraine – indeed, that are truly global.
By bringing Ukrainian activists and academics into dialogue with other global civil society movements and creating a space for discussion and action, the Solidarity with Ukraine conferences project seeks to make a small contribution to taking this forward.
- Oleksandra Matviychuk (Centre for Civil Liberties, joint winner of the 2022 Nobel Peace Prize)
- Volodymyr Artiukh (Oxford University)
- Natalia Lomonosova (CEDOS)
- Sharon Weill (The American University in Paris)
- Shukria Rezaei (Afghan human rights activist)
- Alena Ivanova (Another Europe Is Possible)
- Mary Kaldor (LSE)
- Taras Fedirko (Glasgow University)
- Maliek Banat (LSE Ukraine Society)
- Mazen Gharibah (LSE)
- Oksana Potapova (LSE)
- Nadia Whittome (MP for Nottingham East)
- Anna Ackermann (Ecodiya)
- Danylo Nikiforov (LSE Ukraine Society)
- Anne Le Huérou (Paris Nanterre University)
- Yulia Yurchenko (Greenwich University)
- John McDonnell MP (MP for Hayes and Harlington)
- Doors for the Solidarity with Ukraine conference open at 10.00 Saturday 11th March for a 10.30 start
- The full programme will be released shortly
FILMS FOR UKRAINE
On the evening of the 10th March, our friends and colleagues at the Kings College London – Films For Ukraine project will show the award winning Ukrainian film, Atlantis (2019). Details of how to sign up will be posted here shortly.
7th February 2023