The Values and Public Life seminar on “Media and Democracy” will culminate with a public symposium on how journalists and historians should approach the war in Ukraine. Speakers include Dariya Orlova, senior lecturer at the Mohyla School of Journalism, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Olena Lysenko, a documentary filmmaker who will show her film “I Never Had Dreams of My Son,” and historians Yana Prymachenko and Iryna Vushko. Professor Jan-Werner Mueller is the organizer and moderator for this event. Questions discussed will include: what particular challenges do those trying to write the “first draft of history” face today, and how might they be different from challenges in the twentieth century? What do invitees think about the supposed opposition between journalism and activism, about new forms of analysis like Bellingcat’s, and, finally, but not least: what is the future of journalism and media pluralism in Ukraine? This event is open to the public and all are welcome to attend.
Additional information about the April 25 seminar and symposium can be found here.