A quick tip here about another evening event focusing on current affairs in Ukraine, albeit with a slightly different angle than Future Perspectives.
The panel discussion ‘Russia, Ukraine and the West: Is confrontation inevitable?’ will be hosted at Chatham House and co-organised by the International New York Times (10 St James Square, London, SW1Y 4LE) on Wednesday the 25th June.
Registration is free (coincidentally, just like Future Perspectives), but it is the guess of the Future Perspectives editorial team that tickets will be in high demand.
In case you can’t make it to this event there will also be an opportunity to watch it online, live-streamed on the Chatham House website.
Please remember, however, that Future Perspectives will not be live-streamed – so don’t take any chances and book your ticket on our eventbrite page today:
The editorial team at Future Perspectives is naturally becoming increasingly excited as the conference draws ever closer.
With only one week to go, tickets are being booked rapidly but there are still a few available via our eventbrite page; make sure to book yours as soon as possible:
We hope to see you at the conference!
A view of the George Fox Rom at Friends House, where the conference will be held.
With just under two weeks left before the Future Perspectives conference on the 30th June, this is an ideal moment to share an article from the YIVO blog which asks David Fishman, professor of Jewish History at The Jewish Theological Seminary, for a Jewish perspective on the post-revolutionary situation in the country and the Russian annexation of Crimea.
Professor David E. Fishman (photo source: JTS)
YIVO – Yidisher visnshaftlekher institute (Jewish Scientific Institute) – is a research institute that gathers, studies and presents to the public archival information on Eastern European history and culture.
If you haven’t already signed up for the Future Perspectives conference, just follow this link to our evertbrite page: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/jews-and-the-ukrainian-revolution-future-perspectives-tickets-11916435379
Today has not only been Father’s Day in the UK but has also marked six months since Josef Zissels, Head of the Association of Jewish Organizations and Communities of Ukraine, addressed the crowd of protestors at Maidan Square in central Kiev. On a December day six months ago Mr Zissels declared that; “We [Ukraine] need a new government, a government of national unity that shall hold the country back from the gaping pit, that shall preserve its integrity, prevent discord and civil war, and prepares civilized elections with no falsification or government resources used”.
The full text of his speech can be found translated via this link:
Mr Zissels will be speaking on the current situation of the Ukrainian revolution and the country’s Jewish community in London at the Future Perspectives conference on the 30th of June.
Josef Zissels speaking at Euromaidan in Kiev last December.
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