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Kyiv-Mohyla Academy Summer Schools
National University of "Kyiv-Mohyla Academy"
Larysa Chovnyuk, Vice-President for Foreign Cooperation
tel. +38 044 425 77 70, 425 50 16
WALKING THE ROPE: UKRAINE'S BALANCING ACT BETWEEN EU AND EURASIA
27 August – 9 September 2012
Since its independence 20 years ago, Ukraine developed a stronger co-operation with the West and the EU, but also never lost its ties to Russia. While important events seemed to change the path towards one or the other direction – namely the Orange Revolution in 2004 - Kyiv's orientation is still to both sides. It tries to negotiate an association and free trade agreement with Brussels while, at the same time, entering a post-Soviet free trade zone and considering Moscow's project of a Eurasian Union.
August 6-23, 2012
The Institute offers three interdisciplinary area studies courses, which will contribute to understanding how Ukraine's present is being constructed through its past. Specifically, the sociology and politics course will examine what kind of social transformations (economic, political, social) have taken place in the country since 1991, their historical roots and outcomes; the literature course will focus on the phenomena of "literature" and "totalitarianism", and their (co)existence in the Ukrainian realities of the 20th century; the history course will focus on the politics of memory, and its relation to identity construction both in Ukraine, and in neighboring countries.
THREE UNIVERSITIES PROGRAM - AFTER THE EMPIRE
July 2 - 21, 2012
This program is a 3-week joint course offered by three leading universities in three countries:
University of Tartu - established in 1632 and one of the most well-known and oldest universities in the Baltic Sea area;
St. Petersburg State University - established in 1724 and listed as one of the leading universities in Russia;
Kyiv-Mohyla Academy - established in 1654 and widely recognized as the leading and most forward-looking university in Ukraine.
TRANSITIONS FROM COMMUNISM:
A CASE STUDY OF UKRAINE
May 16, 2012 - June 6, 2012
A Program of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Allegheny College, Pennsylvania
Instructor: Kenneth Pinnow
How do a people become a nation? What are the legacies of communism in Europe? Students seek to answer these questions by exploring the Ukraine that has emerged 20 years after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Particular emphasis is placed on the creation of a Ukrainian national history and how the Ukrainian people are dealing with the legacies of Soviet rule-political change, environmental degradation, socioeconomic transformations, and cultural ambiguities.
NAUKMA SUMMER SCHOOL
IN UKRAINIAN STUDIES
I. Session (from May, 25 till June, 22)
II. Session (from July, 27 till August, 24)
The Kyiv-Mohyla Summer School program is taught in Ukrainian and English (Ukrainian language courses are offered for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students), in the heart of the beautiful city of Kyiv. Excursions and "hands-on" studies are incorporated into the Summer School program with visits to various fascinating sites throughout the country.