Seminar “Ukraine in European Dialogue” by Oksana Mikheieva

01 June, 2016
As a Guest at the IWM (Institute for Human Sciences), Oksana Mikheieva Professor of Sociology and the Head of the Department of Sociology at the Ukrainian Catholic University will be talking about ‘Homo Militans’: Paramilitary Individuals’ Motivation in Ukraine at the .

Monday, 13 June 2016, 4:00pm – 5:30pm, IWM library
The undeclared Russian-Ukrainian war in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions led both pro-Ukrainian militias and rebels from Donetsk and Luhansk to join in the fighting.  Based on field work amongst paramilitaries in Donbas, this presentation will tackle the questions of why people voluntarily chose to participate in the war and how they articulate their own motivation; how they interpret the conflict’s escalation in Donbas; and what they expect their life to be like once the war has ended. The answers to these questions will lead us to an understanding of what steps will be necessary in order to establish peace in Ukraine.