Ukrainian leaders discussed how Skovoroda’s ideas could help them make decisions

Aspen Institute Kyiv held a dialogue session in Poltava dedicated to the ideas of  Hryhoriy Skovoroda – “The world tried to catch me, but…Hryhoriy Skovoroda: the nature of man and the world.”

Participants of the dialogue session were graduates of Aspen Institute Kyiv seminars and members of the Community – leaders from the fields of business, communications, politics, and public administration. The leaders of Poltava Oblast also joined the dialogue. The exchange of unique experiences, thoughts, and ideas made it possible to look at the life and work of Hryhoriy Skovoroda from the modern point of view.

During the dialogue, the participants discussed essential concepts for the philosophy of Hryhoriy Savich — happiness, joy, and kinship. Particular attention was paid to the context in which the philosopher worked and the relevance of his ideas for modern Ukrainians, specifically, how they can help leaders make decisions and communicate with their communities.

The dialogue session was moderated by Denis Poltavets, director of program development at Aspen Institute Kyiv, and Andriy Kulakov, program coordinator of the Aspen Institute Kyiv Community Program.

Let us remind you that on the birthday of Hryhoriy Skovoroda, December 3, the Institute also organized a series of discussions in Poltava, “Skovoroda’s ideas in our modernity.” Oleksandr Savchuk, Taras Lyuty, Oleksandr Filonenko, and Volodymyr Prokopenko became speakers of the talks. See the recording of the event at the link.

Aspen Institute Kyiv held events on the initiative in partnership with Poltava OVA.

For reference: A dialogue session is a seminar in an abbreviated format. As in the case of the last one, leaders representing different spheres, regions, and age groups participate in the dialogue session. The discussion takes place according to predetermined rules. For example, the participants do not try to prove their position is correct and do not appeal to personalities but to ideas.