Round tables - Two Discussions Reflecting on a Year of War

10 March 2023

Marking one year of the Russian Federation's condemnable full-scale attack and war on Ukraine, CIUS convened two round tables to examine all that has changed — and stayed the same — over the course of 365 days.


One year of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine: CIUS Media Monitoring Service reports

In a discussion on 24 February 2023 marking the first year of Russia’s full-scale invasion of Ukraine, the CIUS Media Monitoring Service (MMS) team reflected on how the media has evolved and the challenges it faces when reporting about Ukraine. MMS team members also shared their plans for the future of the project at the University of Alberta as it continues to produce weekly analysis on Ukraine-related reportage in the media.

𝗗𝗿. 𝗢𝗹𝗲𝗸𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗶𝗲𝘃, editor-in-chief of the Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program’s online magazine Forum for Ukrainian Studies, heads the MMS project.

𝗗𝗿. 𝗢𝘀𝘁𝗮𝗽 𝗞𝘂𝘀𝗵𝗻𝗶𝗿 surveys leading North American publications and writes the weekly analytical reports; an associate professor at Lazarski University in Warsaw, he is a Kolasky Visiting Fellow at CIUS and in the University of Alberta Political Science Department.

𝗢𝗹𝗲𝗻𝗮 𝗚𝗼𝗻𝗰𝗵𝗮𝗿𝗼𝘃𝗮, a journalist with the The Kyiv Independent, surveys Canadian media for the MMS.


Understanding Ukraine One Year after Russia’s Full-Scale Invasion

In a livestream on 3 March 2023, CIUS scholars held a digital round table to explore the international community's changing attitudes toward Ukraine in the areas of scholarship and academia, culture, religion, media, and mass information.

Discussants included 𝗗𝗿. 𝗡𝗮𝘁𝗮𝗹𝗶𝗮 𝗞𝗵𝗮𝗻𝗲𝗻𝗸𝗼-𝗙𝗿𝗶𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗻, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗩𝗼𝗹𝗼𝗱𝘆𝗺𝘆𝗿 𝗞𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗻𝗸𝗼, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗸𝗼 𝗥. 𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵, 𝗗𝗿. 𝗙𝗿𝗮𝗻𝗸 𝗘. 𝗦𝘆𝘀𝘆𝗻, and 𝗗𝗿. 𝗢𝗹𝗲𝗸𝘀𝗮𝗻𝗱𝗿 𝗣𝗮𝗻𝗸𝗶𝗲𝗶𝗲𝘃. The discussion moderator was 𝗧𝗮𝗻𝗶𝗮 𝗣𝗹𝗮𝘄𝘂𝘀𝘇𝗰𝘇𝗮𝗸-𝗦𝘁𝗲𝗰𝗵.