The University of Washington presents the panel, “The Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe, Ukraine and Russia 30 Years After the Berlin Wall” on Nov. 7, 2019.
Conor O’Dwyer, Associate Professor of Political Science at the University of Florida
Laada Bilaniuk, Professor of Anthropology at the University of Washington
William Hill, Global Fellow at the Kennan Institute and former U.S. State Department
Scott Radnitz, Associate Professor and Ellison Center Director at the University of Washington (Chair)
The fall of the Berlin Wall in 1989 was supposed to give rise to a “Europe Whole and Free.” Today, the idea of a united Europe is under severe threat. At a time of rising authoritarianism, struggles over how to study, remember, and move past the Communist era are central to the political futures of countries east of the Iron Curtain. Our panel of three experts discuss the politics of history and identity in Poland, Czechia, Ukraine, and Russia.
This panel is organized by the Ellison Center for Russian, East European, and Central Asian Studies at the University of Washington, Seattle.