Conference Programme and the order of the speakers


The conference will open at 6.30pm with the chair for the evening, Edward Lucas, giving a brief introduce of the topic and speakers.

Josef Zissels will then give a presentation for about 25-30 minutes about the current situation in Ukrainian, with special emphasis on the implications of the political transformation as well as the ongoing confrontation in eastern Ukraine for the local Jewish population. This presentation will be in Russian with consecutive interpretation in to English. Questions will then be taken from the floor.

Following this will be a short presentation by Anton Shekhovtsov mapping the impact of far-right movements in Ukraine (and beyond) and the impact of Antisemitism in the current situation.

Finally, Antony Polonsky will take on the situation in Eastern Europe as a whole and indicate directions in which the discussion should take.

After a very short break there the audience will be given an opportunity to contribute to the discussion which will be followed by a return to the panellists for further comments and replies to questions posed from the floor.

The conference will conclude around 8.30pm.




Date and Location


The conference will be held at Friends House in Central London, opposite Euston Station and close to University College London, on the 30th of June starting at 6pm.

The address is 173 Euston Road, London NW1 2BJ.

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A street view of Friends House in Central London, where the conference will be held.

A street view of Friends House in Central London, where the conference will be held.