Screening: Ukraine – From Democracy to Chaos + Panel Debate
While Europe is preparing for Euro 2012 the political situation in one of the hosting countries, Ukraine, is becoming more controversial by the day.
European political leaders are set to agree on a boycott of the Ukrainian matches following the conditions in which former Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko is serving a contested 7-year jail sentence.
In Ukraine: From Democracy to Chaos Jill Emery explores this complex country, its geopolitical importance in Europe, and its unfinished struggle for democracy. The political divisions between east and west Ukraine that gave rise to the Orange revolution in 2004 have deep roots and still dictate today’s political reality.
The screening will be followed by a panel debate with:
Jill Emery: director of Ukraine: From Democracy to Chaos and The Putin System.
Neil Pattie: former PR adviser to the party of the Ukrainian opposition leader Yulia Tymoshenko and Managing Director of Ridge Consulting Ltd.
Orysia Lutsevych: researcher of civil society and democratisation in Ukraine and Georgia as a Robert Bosch Fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme of Chatham House.
Director: Jill Emery