CfP: Lecture Series “Contemporary Trends in European and Post-Soviet Politics“, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Thur. 16:00-17:20, Oct-Dec 2015

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Call for Papers
October 29, 2015 to December 17, 2015
Subject Fields: 
Diplomacy and International Relations, Eastern Europe History / Studies, Russian or Soviet History / Studies, Political Science, Political History / Studies

Call for Presentations

The Mohyla Academy’s “Kyiv Political Science Club”, the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation (IEAC) and the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are inviting social scientists, jurists and historians (and practitioners with those backgrounds) to propose narrowly focused public presentations for a graduate seminar named “Contemporary Trends in European and Post-Soviet Politics“ in English language. This is an especially good opportunity to present projects or current research for incoming scholars and practitioners, who are in Kyiv only for a few days or weeks and wish to come together with NaUKMA students during that time.

From late October til early December 2015, each Thursday at 16-17:20, in Auditorium 4-316 of the 4th Building of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, at vul. Voloska 8/5 in Kyiv's Podil district, first-year Master of Political Science students will assemble to listen to, and discuss, a lecture by an English-speaking scholar. You should be able to make an informative, structured presentation, with or without PowerPoint, on a clearly circumscribed topic, within the general field of current European and post-Soviet society, law, politics and/or history. The lectures will be open to students form other faculties and to the general public!

The current DAAD Associate Professor of German and European Studies at the Department of Political Science of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Dr. André Härtel, will be moderating the presentation. Co-organizers are Mr. Felix Schimansky-Geier (DAAD) and Dr. Andreas Umland (IEAC). Two students will write an extensive report on your presentation and the following discussion.

Please, send the full title of your proposed presentation, a brief biographical note, a statement on technical equipment you need, and the proposed Thursday date in late October, November or first three weeks of December to:

Please, also announce your preferred presentation date on the lecture series' Facebook site, so as to signal to others which dates will be probably taken.

We regret that we cannot cover any travel or other costs whatsoever, and are unable to pay a honorarium.

Contact Info: 

Dr. Andre Härtel


German Embassy

vul. Bohdana Khmelnitskoho 25

UA-01901 Kiev, UKRAINE

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