Established in 2013 and housed within the CIUS, The Contemporary Ukraine Studies Program aims to support, promote, and disseminate research dealing with independent (post-1991) Ukraine from the perspective of the social sciences. When fully operational, it will deliver a comprehensive program of grants, scholarships, conferences, seminars, guest speakers, and publications. The Program will also encourage interdisciplinary and comparative scholarship. Its long-term objective is to become the leading North American social science research hub exploring Ukraine’s developmental path, creating knowledge that will be relevant theoretically as well as in public policy terms. It will serve as a vital link connecting social scientists in Ukraine with their counterparts in the West, providing access mutually beneficial to both.
In the interim, the Program is headed by its Acting Coordinator, Dr. Bohdan Harasymiw, Professor Emeritus of Political Science of the University of Calgary; Dr. Taras Kuzio is research associate.