The Metropolitan Andrey Sheptytsky Center

It is a new project

of the School of Ukrainian Language and Culture at the Ukrainian Catholic University that aims to share public lectures about Ukraine from the perspective of the ongoing war in our country. During this course, you will learn about the history of the creation of Ukraine as a state, its achievements over the past 30 years, and the history of the Ukrainian language. We will also discuss Ukraine’s participation in World War І, World War ІІ and the ongoing war, speak about Ukrainian revolutions: Orange Revolution, Revolution of dignity and other topics as they relate to Ukraine’s current situation.


project of the School of Ukrainian Language and Culture
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    9 highly qualified lecturers who will help you learn more about Ukraine.

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    You will gain a better understanding of Ukraine transformation based on eight different topics.


The lecturers in the course are professors from Ukrainian Catholic University, famous historians, philologists, political scientists and social activists who are ready to share
their knowledge about Ukraine. They offer you a comprehensive overview of the chain
of historical events that led to the recent aggression of the Russian Federation against Ukraine, as well as share their experience of living in the country during the war.
Halyna Protsyk
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Ph. D. in Political Science, Political problems of International systems, and Global development. Halyna is currently a director
of the International Academic Relations Office, a lecturer at the Political Science Department. She leads UCU's internationalization policy and the institution's development in international academic collaboration and partnerships.

Taras Tymo
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STL, professor of theology and history of Christianity at the Theology Department of the Ukrainian Catholic University. The areas of his academic interests include Eastern Christian theology, Early Christianity, Iconography as 'Visual Theology', Christianity and National Identity. Taras is an author of various online courses in English, including "Icon: History, Theology, Culture", "Mystery of the Icons" and the "Biblical Psalms for the Modern World". During the Russian aggression in Ukraine he does regular video updates on the situation on the ground in Ukraine.

Yaroslav Hrytsak
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a Ukrainian historian, Doctor of Historical Sciences and professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University. Director of the Institute for Historical Studies of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Guest professor (1996-2009) at Central European University in Budapest; First Vice-President (1999-2005) of the International Association of Ukrainians. Chief editor of the scientific journal "Ukraine Modern". Member of the editorial board of the journals Ab Imperio, Critique, Slavic Review, and a member of the supervisory board of Harvard Ukrainian Studies.

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Ph. D., researcher at Ivan Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Chairman of the Council of Young Scholars of the same Institute, researcher at the Institute of Religious Studies – a branch of the Lviv Museum of the History of Religion. In 2018 received the Ph. D. degree, defending dissertation on “Socio-political processes in the Russian Federation and Russian-Ukrainian relations in Ukrainian public opinion (2000-2012)”.

Myroslav Marynovych
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a Vice-Rector for University mission of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, and a President of the Institute of Religion and Society of the same University. In the past, a founding member of the Ukrainian Helsinki Group (human rights monitoring group) and a prisoner of conscience (1977–1987). Headed the Amnesty International structures in Ukraine (1991–1996). Now, an Honorary President of the Ukrainian PEN-Center. Present roles in the civic society: a member of the “First December” Initiative (since 2011) and of the Nestor Group of Ukrainian intellectuals (since 2012); a promoter of inter-ethnic and inter-religious reconciliation and cooperation.

Andriy Kostyuk
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has a master's degree in Law from Ivan Franko Lviv National University. Graduated from the International Academy of Philosophy in Liechtenstein and received a master's degree in philosophy.
Lecturer of Social philosophy and Social doctrine of Church at Ukrainian Catholic University. An attorney practicing in the area of international private and
corporate law. Managing partner at "KPLT. Attorneys at law".

Dmytro Sherengovsky
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received his higher education at Ivan Franko National University
in Lviv, specialising in the field of International Relations, Diplomatic and Consular Service. Defended his Ph. D. degree in the field of Political Problems of International Systems and Global Development. Former national consultant at UNDP-Ukraine for the development of online education for business on Sustainable Development Goals in 2019-2020. Member of the Midwest Political Science Association (USA), OSCE Research Network, and the International Association of the Humanities (MAG-IAN).

Natalia Bahniuk
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senior Lecturer at the Philology Department, Ukrainian Catholic University. 2015, 2018–2020 - lecturer of the courses "Academic writing and public speaking", "Public speaking", "Fundamentals of academic writing" for students of the "Ethics. Policy. Economics", "Sociology", "Social pedagogy", "Psychology", "Theology" at the Ukrainian Catholic University. Head of the Ukrainian Language Department, I. Krypiakevych Institute of Ukrainian Studies, National Academy of Science of Ukraine.

Nadiyka Gerbish
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is a bestselling and award-winning Ukrainian author of over 20 titles. Born in 1987 in Ukraine, she received an MA degree in English Language and Literature from the Kyiv National Linguistic University in Ukraine in 2010, and an MA in American Studies and Mass Media from the University of Lodz in Poland in 2017. She joined the Aspen Institute Kyiv community in 2018. Nadiyka is a European and Nordic Languages Rights Director for Riggins Rights Management. She also works as a producer, columnist, and podcaster.

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