all recent talks

'Ukraine: what's really happening?', a panel discussion with Victor Sebestyen, Richard Graham and Vernon Harwood at the Gloucester History Festival, 14 April 2024.

'Courage, Justice and Resistance: Lessons from Ukraine', public talk at Trinity College Dublin, 26 March. WATCH

'For our freedom and yours', the Curtiss Lecture, keynote address at the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies, 15 March 2024.

‘Loss, Loss, Defiance, and the Fight for Justice', talk at the relaunch of the BEARR Trust Ukraine Appeal, 4 March 2024. 

'The dogs of war', panel discussion at the Jaipur Literary Festival, 3 February 2024. WATCH.

'From visibility to knowledge: the case of Ukraine’, University of Victoria and MacEwan University, Canada, 22 and 24 January 2024. 

A personal history of independent Ukraine’, History Today, University of Groningen, 11 December 2023.

Dans le cadre du cycle «Bibliothèque ukrainienne»: rencontre avec Olesya Khromeychuk, Inalco, Paris, 24 November 2023. 

‘Autoritarisme, guerre et mobilisations dans l’espace postsoviétique’, The École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), Campus Condorcet, Paris, 24 November 2023. 

'What the World Can Learn From Ukraine's Fight for Democracy', TED talk, TED Democracy, New York, November 2023. WATCH.

'From visibility to knowledge: the case of Ukraine'. Keynote address at the Biannual Social Sciences and Humanities Symposium: War and Peace, the Norwegian Academy of Sciences and Letters, 16 October 2023. WATCH.

'The Power of Words', panel discussion with Ben Okri, Halyna Kruk and Rachel Clarke at Lviv Book Forum, organised in partnership with Hay Festival, 6 October 2023. WATCH

Panel discussion with Irene Fellin (NATO Secretary General’s Special Representative for Women, Peace and Security), Ambassador David Quarrey and Tom Goffus (NATO Assistant Secretary General for Operations), 22 September 2023.

'War on trial: from Nuremberg to Ukraine, can international justice ever be delivered’, panel discussion with Daniel Finkelstein and Philippe Sands, chaired by Jonathan Freedland, Cliveden Literary Festival, 30 September 2023. WATCH

'Ukraine: the People's View', panel discussion at Edinburgh International Book Festival, 12 August 2023. WATCH

'Ukraine: war, historical roots and contemporary understandings'. Keynote address at Unlocking Ukraine Summer School, University of Birmingham, 18 July 2023. 

'Nuclear Power and the Arrogance of Man: Revisiting the World's Worst Nuclear Disasters', panel discussion with Serhii Plokhii, Uilleam Blacker and Isomae Jun’ichi, International Research Center for Japanese Studies, Kyoto, 15 June 2023. 

International Seminar: 'The Russo-Ukrainian War: The Return of History', a joint talk with Serhii Plokhii at Tokyo University, organised by the Slavic-Eurasian Research Center at Hokkaido University, 10 June 2023. 

'Bombs, Words and Medicine: Life and Death in Ukraine', panel discussion with Henry Marsh, Rachel Clarke, and Emma Graham-Harrison, Hay Festival, 28 May 2023. WATCH

Russian War on Ukraine: the Death of a Soldier Told by His Sister, organised by the London School of Economics, a talk and panel discussion with Paul Mason and Luke Cooper, 27 April 2023. WATCH

‘Prove Who You Are: The Face of Ukrainian Culture Today', panel discussion at London Book Fair, 20 April 2023.

‘You Cannot Mute the Truth: Ukrainian Publishing Market During the War', panel discussion at London Book Fair, 19 April 2023.

Bibliotopia literary festival, in conversation with Philippe Sands, organised by the Jan Michalski Foundation, 31 March - 2 April 2023. WATCH

'Dialogues on War' Olesya Khromeychuk in conversation with Timothy Garton Ash, organised by PEN Ukraine, 30 March 2023. WATCH

'The War in Ukraine: How Does It End?', panel discussion with Anne Applebaum, Orlando Figes and Max Hastings, chaired by Clive Myrie organised by the Southbank Centre and Intelligence Squared, 23 March 2023. WATCH

Contemporary Writers' Readings, University of Cambridge, 14 March 2023. 

‘Solidarity with Ukraine', panel discussion at a conference organised by London School of Economics, 11 March 2023.  

'Women in the army: the case of Ukraine'. Keynote address at the International Women’s Day conference organised by Doughty Street Chambers, 4 March 2023. 

Panel discussion: 'What's next for Ukraine', organised by Jewish Book Week, 26 February 2023.  

'Russia's war of aggression against Ukraine: What has the last year taught us?', panel discussion with General Sir Richard Shirreff, Professor Sir Lawrence Freedman, Professor Timothy Garton Ash and Yulia Osmolovskaya, organised by the Centre for European Reform, 23 February 2023.  

Public talk at St Antony's, University of Oxford, Underestimating Ukraine and overestimating Russia: one year on from the full-scale invasion, 20 February 2023.

Public talk at the University of Melbourne, (Re)Discovering Ukraine in the Context of Russia’s War, 9 February 2023. 
Public talk at the Australian National University, Choosing Freedom in Ukraine, 7 February 2023.
Public talk at the University of Sydney, Sydney Ideas: Ukraine: the country that surprised the world, 2 February 2023. WATCH
Public talk at the United States Naval Academy, Annapolis, US, 10 January 2023. 
Public talk at the Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, US, 8 January 2023. 
'Russia's war against Ukraine in historical perspective', panel discussion at the American Historical Association, 7 January 2023. 
'Writing History. Narrating War', public talk at George Mason University, 14 November 2022. WATCH
Ukrainian Cultural Night, panel discussion at the Literature Museum Ireland, coorganised by Creative Europe Ireland and Ukrainian-Irish Cultural Platform, 11 November 2022. 
Discussion of The Death of a Soldier with Roger Moorhouse at Tring Book Festival, 8 November 2022. WATCH
'Choosing Freedom in Ukraine: Historical Roots and Contemporary Meaning', Oskar Halecki 2022 lecture, organised by Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO) 27 October 2022. WATCH
'Historical Roots and Contemporary Understanding of Russia's War in Ukraine', public talk at Osteuropa-Institut Tübingen, 24 October 2022. 
Writing to Combat Conflict and Corruption, panel discussion at the London Literature Festival, Southbank Centre, 23 October 2022. 
'Writing Ukraine', panel discussion at the American Library in Paris, 18 October 2022. WATCH
'Discovering Ukraine and Reimagining Europe in the context of Russia's War in Ukraine', keynote address at 'La guerre en Ukraine. Regards depuis la frontière européenne', organised by L'École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS, Paris), 17 October 2022. WATCH
'Slava Ukraini!', panel discussion at Cliveden Literary Festival, 15 October 2022. WATCH
'When War Comes to Your Home', panel discussion at Cheltenham Literary Festival, 11 October 2022. 
Historians in Times of War: Reflections on Their Role in Media and Public since February 2022, panel discussion at the German Association for East European Studies congress, 6 October 2022. 
Ukrainian Research Institute, Harvard University, Temerty Contemporary Ukraine Program Book Club, discussion with Emily Channell-Justice, 5 October 2022. WATCH
'From Annexation to War: Russia's aggression in Ukraine', panel discussion at the LSE European Institute, 3 October 2022. WATCH
'Telling Ukrainian Stories in the Ninth Year of War', public talk at Vienna Humanities Festival, 1 October 2022. WATCH
'Continuities and discontinuities in Ukrainian history', panel discussion at The Russo-Ukrainian War, British Academy, 28 September 2022. 
'Epistemic (dis)trust: learning from "the other Europe", University of Melbourne, Solidarity series, 16 September 2022. 
Keynote address on Russia's war in Ukraine at HERA (Humanities in the European Research Area) conference 'Humanities in Crisis, Crisis in Humanities', Wrocław, 8 September 2022. 
'Tocqueville Conversations', panel discussion organised by the Tocqueville Foundation, Le Figaro, the Atlantic Council, 7-9 July 2022. WATCH
'Narrating and Consuming Russia's War in Ukraine'. Keynote speech at Emotions, Populism and Polarised Politics, Media and Culture conference, Helsinki, 16 June 2022. 
'Ukraine: Causes, consequences and implications for global security', panel discussion organised by York Festival of Ideas, 19 June 2022. WATCH
'Memory Wars: The Use and Abuse of History in Great Power Politics', panel discussion organised by Egmont, Royal Institute for International Relations and the Latvian Embassy in Belgium, Brussels, 18 May 2022. 
'Identities. Ukraine and Russia: The imagination of a region'. Public talk organised by the University of Amsterdam and Academic Cultural Centre, Amsterdam, 16 May 2022. 
'The future of Europe in light of Russia's war against Ukraine', panel discussion organised by the University of Graz, Graz, 13 May 2022. WATCH
Ukrainian people’s resilience in the face of Russia’s invasion’. Public talk organised by The Durham Union, 27 April 2022.
'Russia's war against Ukraine', panel discussion organised by Cambridge Literary Festival and Cambridge University Ukrainian Society, Cambridge, 24 April 2022. WATCH
'Ukrainian (and East European) Studies Now', panel discussion organised by European University Viadrina, 14 April 2022. WATCH
‘Where is Ukraine on the mental map of the academic community?’ Keynote speech at the British Association of Slavonic and East European Studies conference, Cambridge, 8 April 2022. WATCH
'Dispatches from Ukraine: voices of resistance', a discussion co-organised by the Ukrainian Institute London and The Frontline Club, featuring Stanislav Aseyev, Nataliya Gumenyuk, Isobel Koshiw and Olga Tokariuk. WATCH
‘A Pair of Boots’, an extract from her book 'A Loss: The Story of a Dead Soldier Told by His Sister' read at 𝘚𝘢𝘭𝘢𝘷𝘢 𝘜𝘬𝘳𝘢𝘪𝘯𝘪, a fundraiser organised by the Southbank Centre, the Royal Festival Hall, 22 March 2022. 
'(Mis)understanding Ukraine and Russia's War', 36th Annual Ivan Franko Memorial Lecture, organised by the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa and the Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association Ottawa Chapter UCPBA Ottawa, on 16 March 2022. WATCH