The Ernest Gellner Lecture 2023 will be given by Andrew Wilson on Ukraine at War: Baseline Identity and Social Construction at the University of Loughborough as the traditional 'eve of conference' event.
It will also be livestreamed on Facebook and YouTube.
Andrew Wilson is professor of Ukrainian Studies at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University College London, and a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His topics of focus include Ukraine, comparative politics of democratisation in the post-Soviet states, and political technology
His book Ukraine Crisis: What the West Needs to Know was published by Yale in October 2014 in the UK and in November in the USA. He has worked extensively on the comparative politics of the post-Soviet states since 1990. His other books include Belarus: The Last European Dictatorship (2011), The Ukrainians: Unexpected Nation (Third edition, 2009), Ukraine’s Orange Revolution (2005) and Virtual Politics: Faking Democracy in the Post-Soviet World (2005).
David Landon Cole, Coordinator, ASEN