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October 16: Ukraine’s Future Relations with the EU and the Path to NATO


Date: October 16th, 2012 – 17:00-19:00

Place: Carleton University, 1125 Colonel By Drive, Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall, Ottawa

To Register Please contact the NCC by October 15th, 2012 by calling (416) 979-1875 or e-mailing irina.hvaschevska@atlantic-council.ca

On October 16, 2012, the NATO Council of Canada will be hosting a panel to discuss whether Ukraine is able to follow its hopes on integrating with western security structures and how this will affect relations with Russia. The discussion will focus on the question how upcoming parliament election will shift Ukrainian domestic and foreign politics and whether Ukraine is able to go forward with its uneasy relationship with Russia, while attempting to democratize and build the path to NATO and the EU.

Dr. Milana Nikolko, adjunct research professor at the Institute of European and Russian Studies, Carleton University, was born in Ukraine and completed a PhD program at V.Vernadsky Taurida National University in Simferopol. Dr. Nikolko’s research interest include social capital formation and conflict in multi-ethnic society; diaspora studies in global epoch; political legitimacy in Post-Soviet space.

The panelists will include Mr. Denis Giroux, Ph.D. candidate at the School of Political Studies at the University of Ottawa. Denis holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Certificate of Russian Studies from Laval University and a Master degree from Carleton University’s Institute of European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. His research interests include foreign policy analysis, identity and memory politics, the role of religion in contemporary society, and Canadian politics.

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