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03/15/94

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Three-lecture series to focus on Ukraine's new role

STANFORD -- Roman Szporluk, a Stanford University-educated historian of the Ukraine, will deliver this year's Donald M. Kendall Lectures on March 30, 31 and April 1 on the Stanford campus.

The free, public lecture series, titled "From Little Russia to Independent Ukraine," will deal with the emergence of Ukraine as a nation, its relations with its neighbors and its prospects as a major new actor in Eastern Europe.

The individual lectures will be:

  • "Ukraine and Russia," Wednesday, March 30, 5:15 p.m. in room 2, History Corner;
  • "Ukraine and Poland," Thursday, March 31, 5:15 p.m. in room 041, Jordan Hall;
  • "Ukraine: Diversity and Unity," Friday, April 1, 5:15 p.m. in room 2, History Corner.

Szporluk is the M.S. Hrushevskyi Professor of Ukrainian History at Harvard University and acting director of the Ukrainian Research Institute there. He received his doctorate in history from Stanford in 1965 and has previously been director of the Center for Russian and East European Studies at the University of Michigan. He is the author of Communism and Nationalism: Karl Marx Versus Friedrich List; a number of studies of Ukrainian history and Russian nationalism; and, most recently, a chapter, "The National Question," in After the Soviet Union.

The annual Donald M. Kendall Lecture Series on Soviet (and now, post-Soviet) Affairs is made possible by a generous gift to the Center for Russian and East European Studies by Kendall, the former chairman and chief executive officer of PepsiCo Inc., and past volunteer chairman of the Stanford Centennial Campaign Corporate Group.

For more information call (415) 725-3562.

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