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Ukranian Studies Lecture: Serhiy Kvit, National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy- "Media Context of Ukrainian Revolutions as a Key to Understanding the Post-Soviet World"

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Ukrainian Studies Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the DMYTRO SHTOHRYN ENDOWMENT IN UKRAINIAN STUDIES Supported by the Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Russian, East European and Eurasian Center
Room 2090B Foreign Languages Building (2nd floor office area, near 2nd floor mailroom)
Nov 13, 2017   5:30 pm  
Serhiy Kvit,professor at the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism, president of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (2007-2014), Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine (2014-2016)
Dr. Roman Ivashkiv
Originating Calendar
School of Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Calendar

Born in 1965 in Uzhgorod, Professor Kvit teaches at the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism. He was rector (president) of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy from 2007 to 2014. In 2014-2016, he headed the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine and facilitated the adoption of a new, progressive Law on Higher Education. From 2002 to 2007, he served as dean of the university’s social studies faculty. In 2001, he also founded the Kyiv-Mohyla School of Journalism and became president of the Media Reform Centre, established to initiate open debate and promote more transparent media and government. In 2005-2011, Professor Kvit served as chairman of the Consortium of University Autonomy. His research interests and numerous publications focus on educational and media reforms, mass communications, and philosophical hermeneutics. He holds a PhD from the Ukrainian Free University in Munich and another doctorate in philology. He is a recipient of a Fulbright scholarship at Ohio University, a Kennan Institute scholarship at the Woodrow Wilson International Centre in Washington DC, and a DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) scholarship at the University of Cologne. Currently, Professor Serhiy Kvit is a Fulbright scholar at Stanford University.

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