27 November 2013

Presentation of the book "The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan" by Dr. Nadia Diuk

The Fulbright Program in Ukraine is pleased to invite you to a presentation of the book The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan by Dr. Nadia Diuk, to be held on Tuesday, December 03, 2013, 6:00 p.m., at the Fulbright Office (20 Esplanadna Street, Suite 904, M "Palats Sportu", Kyiv).

In the past twenty years, the countries that used to make up the former Soviet Union have seen plenty of change. There have been revolutions, youth-led protest movements, and other forms of political upheaval. At the center of all of this were young leaders fighting to be heard and clamoring for change. In Nadia Diuk's meticulously researched and insightful book The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, she shows how those young leaders have risen up and become a part of the new political system. Using unique public opinion polling data and personal interviews, she explores how the new generation of leaders is shaping the political system and how the young people of today continue to exert pressure for reform. This book is important to anyone interested in Eastern European studies, political transitions, protest movements, or youth and politics.

The presentation will be conducted in English and Ukrainian. A wine and cheese reception will follow.

Please register online by December 02, 2013 to participate in the event.

Nadia Diuk serves as Vice President,Programs for Europe, Eurasia, Africa, and Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a private nonprofit organization funded by the U.S. Congress to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. For over twenty years prior to her appointment as Vice President, she supervised NED programs in Europe and Eurasia where she worked on programs and strategies for the underground democratic movements before 1989, through to the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia, and beyond.

Prior to her appointment at the NED, Dr. Diuk taught Soviet Politics and Russian History; was a research associate at the Society for Central Asian Studies, United Kingdom; and editor-in-chief of the London-based publication Soviet Nationality Survey. Her publications include two co-authored books The Hidden Nations: The People Challenge the Soviet Union (New York: William Morrow, 1990) and New Nations Rising: The Fall of the Soviets and the Challenge of Independence (John Wiley & Sons, 1993) and the recently published The Next Generation in Russia, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan: Youth, Politics, Identity and Change (Rowman& Littlefield, 2012).  Her articles have appeared in the Washington Post, The Washington Times, Journal of Democracy, Orbis, The World and I, Azerbaijan International, and in the Russian Journal of Public Opinion. She has appeared on CNN International, National Empowerment TV, and Worldnet TV. Her radio interviews have included National Public Radio, BBC, Voice of America, and Radio Liberty. She has been interviewed by Russian radio and is a frequent commentator on Ukraine's Channel 5 TV. She has given testimony on Capitol Hill before the House International Relations Committee.

Dr. Diuk is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. She gained a Bachelor of Arts (with honors) in History at the University of Sussex (United Kingdom). Her Master of Philosophy in Russian and East European Studies and Doctorate (D. Phil.) in Modern History were gained at St. Antony's College, University of Oxford.



Fulbright Program Office in Ukraine

Esplanadna str, 20, office 904

Kyiv, 01001, Ukraine

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