The Situation in Ukraine

March 08, 2022
Submitted By: Brian D. Skelly
s at our next online meeting of the University of Hartford Philosophy Club this Wednesday, March 9 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at the following link:     

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This week, Maria Mykolenko will present on the situation in Ukraine. Her presentation will include the following talking points. 

1 - Basics about Ukraine
2 - Crimea
3 - Periods of independence - and how we got into this mess
4 - Kiyevan Rus Halych -Volyn kingdom
5 - Ukrainian Language- repression and persecution of under Czars and Soviet government
6 - International Protections of modern Ukraine
7 -  Refutation of the argument that NATO expansion is the cause of the war- it's not about NATO; it's about Putin trying to resurrect the Russian Empire
8 - Putin's Essay
9 -  Lack of progress in human relations, ethics 
10 -The bubble in which we live, protected by a military of which we are barely aware 

Sound artist and composer Maria Mykolenko graduated with an Artist Diploma in Composition program at the Hartt School of Music at the University of Hartford in 2018. Maria holds an M.A. in Composition from the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College, CUNY and an MFA in Music/sound from Bard College. Maria also has a liberal arts background in economics and philosophy. Her interests include electroacoustic soundscapes as well as chamber music and choral music. At the Hartt School she has studied with David Macbride, Robert Carl and Ken Steen. Her work has been performed in a variety of musical venues including, most recently, the New York City Electroacoustic Music Festival. Other interests include political sound art and the connections between musical and social forms and structures. 

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Brian D. Skelly, Philosophy