Truth, Memory, and Solidarity with Ukraine

Human Rights Program
March 9, 2022 - 11:30 am CST
- 1:00 pm
Three experts in Russia, the former Soviet Union, and the European Union, will shed light on the ideological foundations, propaganda cover, and memory politics surrounding the unfolding war in Ukraine.

Natalie Belsky grew up in Moscow, Russia and her family have deep roots in Ukraine as three of her grandparents and her father were born there. She is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Minnesota Duluth. Her areas of specialization are Soviet history, Soviet Jewry, the Second World War, the Holocaust, and population displacement.

Artyom Tonoyan grew up in Armenia and lived in Ukraine in the 1990s. A sociologist by training, Dr. Tonoyan is an independent scholar who was until recently a research associate at the CHGS. His research focuses on the intersection of religion and nationalism in Russia and the South Caucasus. His articles have appeared in Demokratizatsiya: The Journal of Post-Soviet Democratization, Society, and Modern Greek Studies Yearbook, among others.

Catherine Guisan grew up in Lausanne, Switzerland, in a Swiss French-speaking family with Greek Ottoman roots. She is an independent scholar and Visiting Associate Professor affiliated with the Department of Political Science, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis. Her research interests include European politics, politics of reconciliation, social movements for democratization, and political theory.


Organized by the Center for Holocaust & Genocide Studies. Co-presented by the Institute for Global Studies, the Center for Jewish Studies, the Center for German & European Studies, the Human Rights Program, and Cook County Higher Education.