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SIB Masterclass: Ukrainian Elections

21 March @ 20:00 - 22:00

On the 21st of March, we will organise our third masterclass of 2019. Everytime we touch upon another, often hot, topic with interesting speakers. These masterclasses are more in depth than our lectures and on a smaller scale. This way, our speakers can go more into detail and you are able to ask more questions than during a regular lecture.

On the 31st of March, Ukraine will go to the ballot box and hold its presidential elections. Poroshenko, the incumbent president, will face a tough election with Timoshenko as his leading competitor. Ever since the annexation of the Crimean peninsula, the country has not managed to escape its crippling economic, political and military crises. The most recent one was the Sea of Azov, where Ukrainian naval vessels were seized by Russia.. As a deeply-divided nation, the upcoming elections are of utmost importance and whoever assumes office is expected to get a tough term. Therefore, it seems unlikely that a new president can turn the tides for Ukraine.

During this masterclass, we aim to learn and understand the crises in Ukraine. What was the impact of the fall of the Soviet Union? How did the country slide into its current situation and what are the most pressing issues? Of what value is Ukraine’s geographical location to its neighbors? And how does the West deal with the situation? These, more and of course your own questions will be answered during the masterclass.

Please note, we have a maximum amount of people who can join this masterclass. Therefore, we kindly ask you to sign up. The form to do so will be published soon. Entrance is free to everyone, but members have priority.

We hope to see you there!


21 March
20:00 - 22:00
Event Category:


Committee of Intellectual Activities


Nieuwe Achtergracht 170
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