Ukraine: Exploring The Cultural Heritage of Eurasia with Dr. Nina Wieda

Ukraine: Exploring The Cultural Heritage of Eurasia with Dr. Nina Wieda


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Description

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Event Description:
Nicknamed “the breadbasket of Europe,” Ukraine is a newly independent post-Soviet state with an illustrious history. It is a land forever coveted and conquered by major empires because of its central location and its amazingly fertile black soil. 
This interactive seminar will discuss Ukraine’s history and culture, including the distinct stories of Eastern and Western Ukraine, its balancing act between Russia and Poland, Western and Eastern Europe, Orthodox Christianity, and Catholicism. Participants will learn about the beautiful Kiev: one of the oldest Eastern-European cities, the seventh-largest city in Europe, and the birthplace of Eastern Orthodox Christianity.  Full of ancient churches and monasteries, the Kiev of today is a modern cultural capital.  
Led by an expert on Ukraine, Dr. Nina Wieda, this interactive seminar will introduce Ukraine’s past and present and bring the country to life for seminar participants. Designed to inform curiosity, participants will come away with an increased understanding of Ukrainian history.
About Your Expert

Nina Wieda is a native of the Caucasus living in Chicago, USA. She holds a Ph.D. in Slavic from Northwestern University and an MA in Nationalism Studies from Central European University. Nina also has experience in journalism, advertising, and consumer research – her writing has been published in three languages. She wrote her Master's thesis about the Northern Caucasus region. Dr. Wieda currently teaches at Northwestern University near Chicago.

Audience

This conversation is suitable for all ages.

Duration

90 minutes, including a 30 minute Q&A.

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
One of the best of these conversations I have seen.

I loved this conversation. Dr. Wieda highlights so many of the things that I enjoy learning and hearing about in places I have not yet visited. She is so knowledgeable and the aspects of Ukraine that she covers are so interesting; I cannot wait to visit. Definitely a great time.

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M.T. (Seattle, US)
Absolutely terrific intro to Ukraine

This was a wonderful introduction to Ukraine; geography, history, culture, specific sites, current political challenges. The material was very well organized, presented clearly by someone who has an understanding of the country that is both broad and deep. I'll be looking for more material on Ukrainian history and culture; and now, I really hope to visit within the year.

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Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A great introduction

Get to know this huge country of Europe that is often neglected

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Linda (Ludington, US)
Another outstanding presentation

I highly recommend any of the presentations by Dr. Wieda. She is an excellent presenter, and she is insightful and expert in answering people's questions.

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Kitty (New York, US)
Exploration of a little understood country

I came away with a much better understanding of the Ukraine. Dr, Wieda not only knows her material but has the gift of presenting it in a way which is easy for people to grasp.

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C.F. (Santa Monica, US)
One of the best of these conversations I have seen.

I loved this conversation. Dr. Wieda highlights so many of the things that I enjoy learning and hearing about in places I have not yet visited. She is so knowledgeable and the aspects of Ukraine that she covers are so interesting; I cannot wait to visit. Definitely a great time.

M
M.T. (Seattle, US)
Absolutely terrific intro to Ukraine

This was a wonderful introduction to Ukraine; geography, history, culture, specific sites, current political challenges. The material was very well organized, presented clearly by someone who has an understanding of the country that is both broad and deep. I'll be looking for more material on Ukrainian history and culture; and now, I really hope to visit within the year.

P
Paul Rivard (Québec, CA)
A great introduction

Get to know this huge country of Europe that is often neglected

L
Linda (Ludington, US)
Another outstanding presentation

I highly recommend any of the presentations by Dr. Wieda. She is an excellent presenter, and she is insightful and expert in answering people's questions.

K
Kitty (New York, US)
Exploration of a little understood country

I came away with a much better understanding of the Ukraine. Dr, Wieda not only knows her material but has the gift of presenting it in a way which is easy for people to grasp.