The first seminar of the Reinventing Ukrainian Identity Project was held

On May 22, the first seminar of the Reinventing Ukrainian Identity project took place. It was attended by political leaders, senior civil servants, business leaders, public intellectuals, and the media community leaders.

The project aims to review divisive national discourses and spread a culture of dialogue among Ukrainian political leaders. The project aims to increase tolerance for diversity of views and values ​​in Ukrainian society. 20 participants of the seminar took part in moderated dialogues with elements of the Socratic method – jointly discussed the texts of modern thinkers, exchanged views and experiences to better understand and comprehend the topics related to modern Ukrainian identity.

Yulia Tychkivska, Executive Director of Aspen Institute Kyiv, made an introductory speech, emphasizing the importance of involving leaders in a meaningful dialogue on Ukrainian identity.

The seminar was moderated by Denis Poltavets, Director of Program Development of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, and Volodymyr Fadeev, Head of the Department of the G. S. Skovoroda Philosophy Institute of the NAS of Ukraine.

Aspen Institute Kyiv is grateful to seminar participants for their openness and meaningful exchange of views.

Within the framework of the Project, 10 seminars are planned. We invite political leaders at the national and regional levels to participate in them.

Contact person for the Project implementation is Olena Fomina, National Identity Program Manager, email: of@aspeninstitutekyiv.org.

The project was initiated by the Ministry of Culture and Information policy of Ukraine and is implemented with financial support from the European Union.