Toronto and New York: Two upcoming literary events with writer Vladislav Davidzon

Ukrainian Jewish Encounter is proud to support two North American literary events by Paris-based writer Vladislav Davidzon. The European culture correspondent at Tablet Magazine, a leading online magazine dedicated to Jewish news and culture, Davidzon is the author of Jewish-Ukrainian Relations and the Birth of a Political Nation: Selected Writing 2013-2023 (Ibidem Verlag, Stuttgart, 2023). The book’s publication was supported by UJE.

The dates and times for the events are below. Copies of the book will be available at both presentations and can be ordered online here in North America or here in Europe.

Toronto: November 12, 2023, 2 p.m. EST, Kumf Gallery, 145 Evans Ave., Suite 101


New York: November 18, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm EST, Shevchenko Scientific Society, 63 4th Ave

Jewish-Ukrainian Relations and the Birth of a Political Nation: Adrian Karatnycky in conversation with journalist Vladislav Davidzon

This is a selection of essays and dispatches from a veteran observer of the development of Ukrainian culture and politics over the course of a decade. The volume deals with the issue of Ukrainian-Jewish relations and its historical legacy in the context of a Russian invasion of Ukraine. It charts the events that took place in Ukraine after the 2013-2014 Euromaidan Revolution and focuses on the place of Ukrainian Jewry within a quickly developing Ukrainian political nation.

Adrian Karatnycky, formerly the president of Freedom House, is a senior fellow at the Atlantic Council and a Board Member and Co-Director of the Ukrainian Jewish Encounter, a Canadian charitable nonprofit organization. He is a contributor to Foreign AffairsNewsweekThe Washington PostThe Wall Street Journal, the Financial TimesForeign PolicyThe New York Times, and many other periodicals. He is author of the forthcoming book Battleground Ukraine: From Independence to the War with Russia.

Vladislav Davidzon is the European culture correspondent at Tablet, a fellow at the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, and the author of From Odessa With Love: Political and Literary Essays in Post-Soviet Ukraine. He was the founder and Chief Editor of The Odessa Review. He is a contributor to Foreign Policy Magazine and the Opinion Section of the Wall Street Journal. He studied human rights law in Venice.

Further information is available here.