NEW RELEASE: Harriman Review on "Russian-Ukrainian Encounter"

EDMONTON - The spring 1996 issue of The Harriman Review is a special double number titled "Peoples, Nations, Identities: The Russian-Ukrainian Encounter." The issue contains 21 of the papers delivered at the fourth workshop of the project on Ukrainian-Russian relations organized by Prof. Mark von Hagen of Columbia University, Prof. Andreas Kappeler of the University of Cologne, and Dr. Zenon Kohut and Dr. Frank Sysyn of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies.

Focusing on post-Soviet Ukraine and Russia, the fourth workshop, held at Columbia University on September 21-23, 1995, was jointly sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, the University of Cologne, The Harriman Institute, the Center for Russian and European Studies of Yale University, the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Alberta and the Chopivsky Foundation. At CIUS, the project is conducted under the auspices of the Stasiuk Program on Contemporary Ukraine.

The issue is introduced by Prof. von Hagen, who explains the general aims of the Ukrainian-Russian Encounter Project. He points out how neglected the field has been until recently, both in the West and in Russia and Ukraine. He also explains that, taking into account the current nature of the topics of the fourth workshop, the organizers decided to publish the contributions immediately. Selected papers from the first three workshops will be included in a volume to be published next year.

The political significance of the workshop is underlined by the remarks by the permanent representative of the Russian Federation to the United Nations, Sergey Lavrov, and the permanent representative of Ukraine to the United Nations, Ambassador Anatoliy M. Zlenko, which begin the volume.

They are followed by 21 papers by scholars from the United States, Canada, Germany, Ukraine and Russia. The papers are grouped in four categories: "National Identities in Religion, Education, Culture"; "Political Attitudes and Identities"; "Ukraine and Russia and Their National Minorities"; and "Ukraine and Russia on the World Stage: International Relations."

Expressing divergent views on the Uk-rainian-Russian encounter since 1991, the volume contains the most comprehensive discussion of the question published to date.

It may be obtained for $10 (U.S.). Checks should be made out to Columbia University and sent to: The Harriman Review, 1218 International Affairs Building, Columbia University, 420 W. 118th St., New York, NY 10027; fax: (212) 666-3481.

Copyright © The Ukrainian Weekly, August 18, 1996, No. 33, Vol. LXIV

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