“Jews and Ukrainians”: Extending the horizons of cognition

Conversations about books constitute the essence of the liberal arts. And it is a book that brings us together at this panel here in Rivne, Ukraine.  The book in question, “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence,” is long-awaited and in real demand. It is unique, since it provides answers to some of the crucial questions facing all of us who work in the humanities in the 21st century.

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Unveiling of a multilingual plaque honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin

On Thursday, 20 September 2018, the Ukrainian Institute of America and the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation will be unveiling a multilingual plaque (English, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Yiddish) honouring Dr. Raphael Lemkin, the “father of the UN Genocide Convention,” specifically in reference to the speech he gave in New York City (20 September 1953) acknowledging the famine of 1932-33 as a Soviet genocide.

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