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UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: EXPERIENCES AND REACTIONS - Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages and Literatures

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UKRAINIAN REFUGEES IN THE CZECH REPUBLIC: EXPERIENCES AND REACTIONS

April 29 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Zoom conversation with Zuzana Schrieberová, director, Multicultural Center Prague

Register here to participate.

Since the beginning of Russia’s war in Ukraine, at least 240,000 Ukrainians have fled to the Czech Republic. What has this development meant for Czech society? What role has disinformation played in these developments?  How has the recent arrival of refugees changed perceptions of Ukrainians from sources of cheap labors to war heroes? What is the future of this unprecedented solidarity for Ukrainians in the Czech Republic, especially given upcoming elections and preexisting social and political divisions in the country?

Zuzana Schreiberová received her bachelor degree in Liberal Arts from the Faculty of Humanities, where she focused her research on today’s Prague Jewish community. She then received an M.A. degree in General Anthropology, with a specialization in historical anthropology, narrative analysis, and memory studies. She has been volunteering to help refugees in Prague since 2015. She is currently director of the non-profit Multicultural Center Prague.

The talk is part of the Twenty-First Annual Czech and Slovak Studies Workshop, which is taking place at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, April 29 and Saturday, April 30.

This event and this year’s Czech and Slovak Workshop has relied on generous funding from the Center for European Studies; the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies; the Department of History; the College of Arts and Sciences; the North Carolina German Studies series; the Department of Music; the Department of German and Slavic Language and Literatures; the Czechoslovak Studies Association; and Vice Provost’s Office for Global Affairs.

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