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Dialogues on War

Online project of PEN Ukraine

A series of online conversations of Ukrainian and foreign intellectuals about the experience of war and their own observations

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About project

On February 24, 2022, the Russian Armed Forces began a full-scale invasion on Ukraine. Within the project, Ukrainian and foreign intellectuals talk about the experience of wartime, analyze the causes of the invasion and comprehend how the war is changing Ukrainians and the international community.

Project members

Among the participants of the project are authoritative Ukrainian and foreign intellectuals, authors, scientists, and journalists.

Upcoming events

Project events take place several times a month from March till November 2022. Follow the announcements!

Dialogues on War. Natalya Gumenyuk and Sławomir Sierakowski

Dialogues on War. Natalya Gumenyuk and Sławomir Sierakowski

Online in English
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Dialogues on War. Tetyana Ogarkova and Sylvie Kauffmann

Dialogues on War. Tetyana Ogarkova and Sylvie Kauffmann

Online in English
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Dialogues on War. Iryna Vikyrchak and Pascal Bruckner

Dialogues on War. Iryna Vikyrchak and Pascal Bruckner

Online in English
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Dialogues on War. Olena Huseinova and Pawel Pieniazek

Dialogues on War. Olena Huseinova and Pawel Pieniazek

Online in English
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Dialogues on War. Kateryna Babkina and Askold Melnyczuk

Dialogues on War. Kateryna Babkina and Askold Melnyczuk

Online in English
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Essays on the war

Within the framework of the project, Ukrainian and foreign authors reflect on what Ukrainians have learned about themselves and what they have no right to forget, what illusions they got rid of or still need to get rid of, what they realized, how they will position themselves when speaking to the world from now on. They also think which lessons the civilized world should learn from the Russian-Ukrainian war and what to do to avoid the repetition of such tragedies.

Два найдорожчі слова
Dmytro Krapyvenko

Два найдорожчі слова

Розхристані думки
Olena Styazhkina

Розхристані думки

Winning the War
Taras Lyuty

Winning the War

The unknown country
Vitaly Portnikov

The unknown country

Project partners

The events take place in the partnership with the International PEN, the American PEN, the Ukrainian Institute, the Ukrainian Institute in London, the Ukrainian Scientific Institute of Harvard University, and the UkraineWorld publication.

In partnership with organizations