Lecture: The Post-Soviet Legacy in Ukrainian Higher Education


Location: McGlinn Room, IEI Building

Visiting scholar Taras Dobko presents “The Post-Soviet Legacy in Ukrainian Higher Education.”

Taras Dobko is an associate professor of philosophy and senior vice-rector at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine). His research interests include classical phenomenology; secularization in post-modern culture; phenomenology of religion; homo post-sovieticus in the Ukrainian context, and university autonomy and academic culture.

Dobko was one of the leading advocates for the recognition of theology as an academic field and its introduction into university curricula in post-Soviet Ukraine. He has a number of publications on the issues of university autonomy, academic culture, and their role for modernization of higher education in Ukraine.

A limited number of lunches will be available during the lecture. Please arrive early to partake during this lunch lecture.

Sponsored by the Nanovic Institute for European Studies