Round Table on the Future of Ukraine

Round Table with David R. Marples and Taras Kuzio: “Russia’s Annexation of Crimea and the Future of Ukraine”


CIUS Round table Thursday, 3 April 2014, “Russia’s Annexation of Crimea and the Future of Ukraine” featuring the institute’s two leading specialists on the subject, David R. Marples and Taras Kuzio.
The Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies continues to monitor and assess the situation in Ukraine, thereby providing important academic and community services.

Round Table: Ukraine, Russia, and the West: On the Brink of War

The CIUS hosts “Ukraine, Russia, and the West: On the Brink of War”


On Wednesday, March 5 2014, the Centre for Political and Regional Studies (Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies) held a round table “Ukraine, Russia, and the West: On the Brink of War.” This well-attended event featured several presenters, who possess extensive expertise studying the region and the problem at hand:

Volodymyr Kravchenko, Director, CIUS
Jars Balan, Administrative Co-ordinator, Kule Ukrainian Canadian Studies Centre, CIUS
David Marples, Director, Stasiuk Program for the Study of Contemporary Ukraine, CIUS
Bohdan Harasymiw, Coordinator, Centre for Political and Regional Studies, CIUS
Heather Coleman, Director, Religion and Culture Program, CIUS

Their presentations were followed by questions from the audience, which then evolve into an open and stimulating discussion.

Symposium: “After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?”

Symposium Hosted by CIUS – “After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?”

President Viktor Yanukovych’s decision to postpone the signing of an association agreement with the European Union at the Vilnius summit in November 2013 has resulted in an unprecedented crisis in Ukraine that is far from being resolved months later. To analyze the current crisis and forecast its likely aftermath, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies (CIUS) at the University of Alberta invited several prominent political experts to participate in a symposium titled “After Vilnius: Which Way for Ukraine?” (held on 30 January 2014). Read more