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University and Humanitarian Crisis: How Academics Should Respond to Extreme Violence and Tragedy

Credit: Joe Mabel, Suzzallo- Thought 1, Licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0.
Friday, June 24, 2022, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Central European University and Tokyo University of Foreign Studies cordially invite you to attend the upcoming symposium, “University and Humanitarian Crisis: How Academics Should Respond to Extreme Violence and Tragedy” on June 24th at 9 AM CET. Inspired by CEU’s Invisible University for Ukraine Initiative and focusing on the war in Ukraine, this symposium gathers scholars from around the world to answer the question: “How should academics respond to humanitarian crises?” The speakers of this conference go beyond Ukraine, looking at responses to the 2015 Refugee Crisis, the Afghanistani refugee crisis, and beyond.

The participants in the conference are the following:

  • Invisible University for Ukraine, CEU
    • Ostap Sereda, Professor of History, CEU.
    • Anton Mudrak, former CEU student, currently working in Ukraine to help the initiative.
    • Jordan Voltz, History in the Public Sphere student, Academic English Teacher
    • Markiyan Kyrchiv, future CEU Medieval Studies student
  • OLIve- Open Learning Initiative, CEU
    • Ian Cook, OLIve Weekend Program Director
  • Natalia Kovalchuk, Professor of History at the Ukranian Catholic University
  • Toru Aoyama, Professor of History, TUFS
  • Academics for Ukraine
    • Aleksandra Konarzewska, Professor of Slavic Studies at the University of Tubingen.
    • Karolina Kolpak, PhD History Candidate, Yale University
  • Asian University for Women Initiative, Students at Cornell

 Please register on the History in the Public Sphere website:

We look forward to your attendance as we address this very timely topic.