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EVENT: Holodomor 90: from Stalin’s famine to Putin’s missiles

November 20, 2023 at 12:00 PM to 2:00 AM

Location:3269 Mackenzie

Poster for EURUS Event Holodomor 90

DATE: Monday, November 20, 2023

TIME: 12pm – 2pm 

LOCATION: Mackenzie Building, room 3269

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Event description: We invite you to join us on campus to commemorate the 90th anniversary of Holodomor, a man-made famine that took millions of innocent lives in Ukraine from 1932 to 1933. The term “Holodomor” translates to “death by hunger” or “killing by hunger,” corresponding to the genocidal policy engineered by Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin. Once the world discovered the truth, the international community vowed: “never again”. However, history is repeating itself today. The tactics and tools might look different, but Putin’s motive remains the same – the erasure of Ukraine and its people.

Our keynote speaker, Minister-Counsellor at Embassy of Ukraine in Canada Mr. Andrii Bukvych, is joining us to discuss the legacy of Holodomor and its impact on the current fight of Ukraine for its independence. Additionally, historical and academic context will be discussed by Drs. Dominique Marshall, Milana Nikolko and Jeff Sahadeo.

The event is co-organized by Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS),the Carleton Ukrainian Students Club and the Embassy of Ukraine to Canada.

About the speakers: 

Mr. Andrii Bukvych, Minister-Counsellor

Mr. Bukvych Served as the First Secretary on economic and energy issues at the Embassy of Ukraine in the United States (2006-2010). He was appointed a MFA Diplomatic Advisor to the Minister of Energy of Ukraine to facilitate communications between ministries on foreign affairs (2010-2015). He joined the US and Canada desk at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine as a counselor in 2015 and served as Economic and Energy Advisor at the British Embassy in Kyiv for Her Majesty Government (2016-2019). Mr. Bukvych was appointed a Director General for Foreign Policy Directorate at the Office of the President of Ukraine in 2019. He started diplomatic service as Minister-Counsellor at Embassy of Ukraine in Canada in 2021.

Dr. Dominique Marshall is Professor of History at Carleton University. She teaches and researches the past of social policies, children’s rights, humanitarian aid, disability and technology, refugees, and the extraction of natural resources. She writes about Canadian social policies and poor families, the Child Welfare Committee of the League of Nations, the Conference on the African Child of 1931, and the history of OXFAM in Canada.

Dr. Jeff Sahadeo is a historian and professor who teaches at EURUS and in the Department of Political Science at Carleton. His teaching interests include diaspora, migration, and empire in Eastern Europe and Asia. He also works on issues of colonialism, nationality, frontiers, and borders in relations of power and the creation of identities and states. A specialist on the Caucasus and Central Asia, Dr. Sahadeo has conducted extensive work in several countries of the region. Dr. Sahadeo’s current research focuses on the intersection between nature and society, movement and social change through a study of rivers in the Republic of Georgia. He is also researching post-conflict peacebuilding through pluralism in Eurasia.

Dr. Milana Nikolko is an adjunct Research Professor at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), Carleton University. Her research focuses on trauma and collective memories of ethnic groups, trauma and victimization in Diasporas, and on Ukrainian diaspora and remittances. Dr. Nikolko teaches courses on Nation Building In Central And Eastern Europe and nationalism and Ethnic conflict In Eastern and Central Europe at EURUS.