Sydney Ideas | Ukraine: the country that surprised the world
Hear from acclaimed writer and historian Dr Olesya Khromeychuk, a leading voice on Russia’s war against Ukraine.
International observers estimated that Ukraine would fall within days following Russia’s full-scale invasion. A year on, Ukrainian society continues to demonstrate extraordinary defiance and the Ukrainian Armed Forces show unprecedented resistance to the occupying troops.
In this Sydney Ideas talk, Dr Olesya Khromeychuk will discuss the reasons why we might have underestimated Ukrainian resilience and overestimated Russia’s might following the events of February 2022. She will then propose the lessons that the democratic world has learned over the past twelve months.
Dr Olga Boichak, prominent sociologist and frequent commentator on the Russian-Ukrainian war in the media, hosts this event.
Dr Olesya Khromeychuk’s visit to the University of Sydney is supported by the Ukrainian Studies Foundation in Australia, Ukrainian Studies Association of Australia and New Zealand, and the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia.
|Date and time
|Thursday 2 February, 6–7pm (AEDT)
|How to join the conversation
|This public talk is free and open to all. Register to get details to attend in-person at The University of Sydney Camperdown campus or watch via livestream.
|Will this event be recorded?
|Yes, if you’re unable to join us live this event will be available on-demand. Check back this page later for the podcast and video.