2022 06 15
Blind spot: how Russia has failed to see Ukraine
skylight gallery

June 15, 2022, 6:30 PM
Prix fixe dinner to follow
Skylight gallery

Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Free to attend

$45 + tax (no tip) for prix fixe dinner; includes wine
Reservations for dinner required; card payments only

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You will have the option of RSVP-ing for the talk alone, or for both the talk and dinner. Dinner must be pre-paid via Eventbrite.
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Susan Smith-Peter

Gain a deeper understanding of Putin’s rejection of Ukrainian statehood by learning about the larger Russian refusal to see Ukrainians as a separate people with a distinct language and culture, from the Russian reception of Taras Shevchenko, Ukraine’s national poet in the mid-19th century, to the present.

Focusing on certain key people and events over the last century and a half, the talk provides an introduction to both Ukrainian and Russian history and the deeper roots of Putin’s present genocidal policies.

About the Speaker

Susan Smith-Peter is Professor of History and Director of the History MA and Public History programs at the College of Staten Island/ City University of New York. She has written widely about Russia and Ukraine over the past two decades. Her book, Imagining Russian Regions, was published with Brill in 2018.