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What Past is Prologue: The Ukraine Crisis in Historical Perspective – Serhii Plokhii
March 24, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Dr. Serhii Plokhii (Harvard University) will deliver the keynote address, “What Past is Prologue: The Ukraine Crisis in Historical Perspective,” His talk will be based off his 2015 book, The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine, which details the complex history of Ukraine in light of the current crisis in the country.
Serhii Plokhii is the Mykhailo Hrushevsky Professor of Ukrainian History and the director of the Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University. His interests include intellectual, cultural and international history of Eastern Europe. A leading authority on the region, he has published extensively in English, Ukrainian and Russian.
Plokhii is the author of several influential monographs, including Yalta: The Price of Peace (2010), The Last Empire: The Final Days of the Soviet Union (2014), and The Gates of Europe: A History of Ukraine (2015).