Picture of LLeaP lecturer Dr. Milana NikolkoMilana Nikolko, PhD, is an adjunct professor at the Institute of European, Russian and Eurasian Studies (EURUS), Carleton University. From 2005 to 2014 she was associate Professor of Political Science (Docent) at V.I. Vernadsky Taurida National University (Ukraine), and in 2008 was appointed as visiting professor in the Political Science Department, Valdosta State University (USA). Dr. Nikolko is co-editor of Post-Soviet Migration and Diasporas: From Global Perspectives to Everyday Practices (Palgrave Macmillan, 2017). Her fields of interest include research on Ukraine’s national building process, mediation of grey zone conflicts, political narratives of victimization among ethnic groups, migration and diasporas in post-Soviet space, and research on social capital and diaspora networks.

Read what participants have said they enjoyed most about Dr. Nikolko’s lecture series, “After the Cold War: Conflict and Development in Europe and Post-Soviet Countries”:

  • The lecturer’s presentation style – it was great – her use of humor was wonderful. Her ability to present and explain a touchy political situation was always well handled.
  • Dr. Nikolko is extremely knowledgeable. All the maps and stats were helpful in approaching such a wide and complicated subject.
  • I found Dr. Nikolko’s breadth and depth of the issues fascinating. I learned a lot and wished that the series was longer in length. She was always well prepared and her overheads to the point. She is enthusiastic and a very capable lecturer. I would definitely take another class from her. Congratulations – well done!
  • Dr. Nikolko was exceptional. So knowledgeable, and her personal insights into the region and its history and issues made the class that much more meaningful. I found the scope and progression of the material to be well thought out, and well-integrated. I would love to attend more lecture series by this professor. Really excellent. She is brilliant.
  • Dr. Milana Nikolko is an outstanding lecturer. The material was intensely relevant and interesting; very diverse but well organized. Dr. Nikolko’s encyclopedic knowledge of the subject left no question unanswered and introduced many issues that would have been new to most of the lecture series participants. She provided highly insightful presentations. I would participate in any series she conducted.
  • Excellent historical overview. Dr. Nikolko obviously spent considerable time preparing her lectures and slides, both of which were very up-to-date and she also exhibited humour and enthusiasm about the topic.
  • Excellent knowledge on part of the lecturer; well-structured lectures; lots of information which was helpful to permit greater understanding of a very complex subject/region of the world. Perspective of lecturer was balanced. Humour was very good. The lecturer was very engaged with the participants and answered their questions in a fulsome manner. Very well done.
  • Fascinating material, well presented by a knowledgeable lecturer.