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Фулбрайт Украина

Fulbright – Ukraine Events
Celebrating International Education Week 2005

Fulbright Program Office
4 Hrushevskoho St., Room 305, Kyiv
Phone: (044) 279-1850, 279-2324

Tuesday, November 15, 2005, 17:00

"Ukraine in the European Comparative Dimension: The Issues and Perspectives of Research"

Speaker: Victor Stepanenko, Head of the Dep. of Theory, History and Methodology of Sociology, Institute of Sociology,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
Fulbright Scholar, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (2003-2004)

Modern methodology problems of comparative studies in Ukrainian sociology. – Why is it important, useful and interesting? How is it possible to compare different socio-cultural realities, is it possible at all, what are the meanings of special cultural contexts (from traditions to interpretations, etc)?
The seminar will deal with the results of recent European Social Survey conducted by the Institute of Sociology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine. Ukraine was represented there along with other 20 European nations. We will present some of its preliminary results and will outline perspectives of development of sociology as well as of other social disciplines in comparative research.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005, 16:00

“The Effect of the U.S. Regional Accreditation Process on General Education Curricula: Implications for the Bologna Process”

Speaker: Cavalier Philip Acree, Assistant Academic Dean and Associate Professor,
Department of English, Catawba College Salisbury, North Carolina
U.S. Fulbright scholar, Guest lecturer at the Kyiv International Institute (2005-2006)

Following on discussions at the recent Fulbright Conference in Lviv regarding university autonomy, this presentation will raise, among others, the following questions:
• How does the increasing push to assess educational success using quantifiable measurements put pressure on the shape of curricula?
• How do assessment and accreditation standards affect university autonomy?
• How do Ukrainian universities establish and maintain their Ukrainian-ness while also establishing their European-ness?

Thursday, November 17, 2005, 16:00

Visions & Spaces of Kyiv: The Gendered Experience of the City

Why use gender theory as a tool of analysis? Here are reasons we put forward for consideration and discussion:
§ Subject positions and viewpoints are engendered; this affects the subjectivity and identity of the city’s inhabitants, and their spatial-visual experience of the city and its monuments.
§ Gender theory asserts the discursive importance in academic study of the body and material, corporeal experience - in addition to the mind, the abstract, or idea. This challenges the imbalance in values attached to mind vs. body, and greatly improves methods to analyze the city and its experiences.
§ Analyzing the spatial and visual aspects of the city through gender leads the scholar to cross disciplines, to question divisions and hierarchies within academic study, and to become more aware of their own position in relationship to what they study.

Speakers: Mazzone Marian, Associate Professor, Department of Art History,
College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
U.S. Fulbright scholar, Guest lecturer at the National University of "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" (2005-2006)

Stachiw Myron, Associate Professor, Roger Williams University, Bristol, RI
U.S. Fulbright researcher, Institute of Ethnography, NASU, Lviv (2004-2005);
U.S. Fulbright researcher, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University (2005-2006)

Shlipchenko Svitlana, Senior Research Fellow, Maxym Rylskyi Institute of Art Studies, Folklore and Ethnology,
National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine,
Fulbright scholar, Pennsylvania State University (2002-2003)

правда, я Шлипченко не люблю. но послушать сходить можно.
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