Dr. Jessica Zychowicz Discussion

IIE-FULBRIGHT UKRAINE Virtual Public Lecture Series



(All events in the series are recorded and posted to Fulbright Ukraine YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/thefulbrightukraine)

Wednesday, November 9
6:00 PM Kyiv Time
Registration required. Join the discussion via the Zoom link below


Dr. Simon Miles
(Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA)
Eight Months Later: Lessons from Ukraine on Modern Warfare

Dr. Polina Sinovets
Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2017-2018
(Odesa Center for Nonproliferation, Odesa, Ukraine;
Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris, France)
War on Ukraine and the Chances of Russia's Use of Nuclear Weapons: Consequences for International Security

Dr. Olena Pareniuk
Fulbright Visiting Scholar 2023-2024
(Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants;
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine)
Future of Radiation Safety: What We Should Consider in the World,
Where Nuclear Terrorism Has Become Possible

Dr. Jessica Zychowicz
(Director of Fulbright Program in Ukraine & IIE Kyiv Office)
U.S. Fulbright Scholar 2017-2018

Language: English

Organizer: Fulbright Ukraine & Institute of International Education

Simon Miles, Ph.D. is Assistant Professor in the Sanford School of Public Policy at Duke University. He is the author of Engaging the Evil Empire: Washington, Moscow, and the Beginning of the End of the Cold War (2020). His articles appeared in Diplomacy and Statecraft, Diplomatic History, the Journal of Cold War Studies, and Slavic Review; and commentary – in Foreign Policy, the Globe and Mail, War on the Rocks, and the Washington Post. His current project, On Guard for Peace and Socialism, is an international history of the Warsaw Pact. At Duke, Simon Miles teaches U.S. foreign policy, Cold War international history, and grand strategy. He holds a Ph.D. (2017) in History from the University of Texas Austin, U.S.

Polina Sinovets, Ph.D. is the Head of Odesa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP); and Associate Professor at the Department of International Relations Political Science and Sociology, Odesa I.I. Mechnikov National University. In 2017-2018, she was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the James Martin Center for Nonproliferation Studies, Monterey, CA, U.S. Polina Sinovets is an expert in nuclear weapons policy and has published articles in Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists, Russia in Global Politics, and NATO Defense College Research Papers, among others. Areas of expertise: nuclear deterrence, strategic stability, Russian nuclear policy, European security. Author of more than 80 research publications. She holds the position of Affiliate Professor at the University of Malta and since November 1, 2022, is a Research Fellow at the Foundation for Strategic Research, Paris, France. She earned her Ph.D. (2004) in Political Science from the Institute of World Economy and International Relations at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine.

Olena Pareniuk, Ph.D. is a Senior Researcher at the Institute for Safety Problems of Nuclear Power Plants, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine; and an Associate Professor at the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine. She will be a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the University of Colorado (2023-2024) in postponement of her scholarship for 2022-2023 academic year. She has previously been a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Institute of Environmental Radioactivity of Fukushima University in Japan. Olena Pareniuk studies radiation microbiology, focusing on the bacterial diversity of the radionuclide-contaminated soil of the Chornobyl and Fukushima exclusion zones, as well as on the bacterial inhabitants of corium in the destroyed units of both NPPs. She holds a Ph.D. (2013) from the National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine.

Jessica Zychowicz, Ph.D. is currently serving as the Director of the Fulbright Program in Ukraine & IIE: Institute of International Education, Kyiv Office. She recently published her monograph, Superfluous Women: Art, Feminism, and Revolution in Twenty-First Century Ukraine (University of Toronto Press 2020). The book has been reviewed in multiple languages and countries; it won the American Association of Ukrainian Studies Book Prize (2022), the honorable mention for Omelijan Pritsak Prize for Ukrainian Studies at ASEEES (2021), and the MLA Scaglione Prize in Slavic Studies (2021).The book will appear in Poland by the Muzeum Sztuki Nowoczesnej w Warszawie & Karakter Press, and in Ukraine by Krytyka Press. Zychowicz was a Research Fellow at the University of Toronto Munk School of Global Affairs (2015-2016); Uppsala University in Sweden; the University of Alberta in the Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program (CUSP); and a U.S. Fulbright Scholar to Kyiv-Mohyla Academy 2017-2018. She is a Board Member of the Association for Women in Slavic Studies (AWSS). She has given numerous public talks and authored many articles. She earned her doctorate at the University of Michigan and undergraduate degree from U.C. Berkeley. For more information: https://www.jes-zychowicz.com/.