27.9.—2.10.2022

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PROGRAMM

SLEEPWALKERS?

CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL & NATALIYA GUMENYUK IN CONVERSATION WITH ADAM SHATZ
SONNTAG, 2.10. 2022 / 15h30
AKADEMIE DER BILDENDEN KÜNSTE WIEN, AULA

Whose war is the Russo-Ukrainian war? Could it be that the USA and its Western allies, in shouldering responsibility for the conflict, are sleepwalking the world into a Third World War? They cast themselves as protectors of international security, but does the responsibility fall to them to support Ukraine and restrain Russia’s avid aggression, in order to prevent an even bigger war? The Ukrainian journalist, author and co-founder of the Public Interest Journalism Lab NATALIYA GUMENYUK, who reports from Ukraine on the war for international media, and the renowned journalist and commentator for among other publications, the FT and the New York Times, CHRISTOPHER CALDWELL, give very different answers to those questions. In conversation with the US Editor of the London Review of Books, ADAM SHATZ, they will explain why.

/ In English 

Christopher Caldwell is a contributing editor at the Claremont Review of Books and a contributing opinion writer for the New York Times. He is the author of Reflections on the Revolution in Europe: Immigration, Islam and the West (Doubleday, 2009) and The Age of Entitlement: America Since the Sixties (Simon & Schuster/Penguin, 2020). He has been a senior editor at the Weekly Standard and a columnist for the Financial Times. 

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Nataliya Gumenyuk is a well-known Ukrainian journalist, and author specializing in foreign affairs and conflict reporting. She is the founder and CEO of the Public Interest Journalism Lab - a media organisation made up of journalists and sociologists who work together to forge new approaches to journalism. She is also co-founder of The Reckoning Project — which creates in-depth media content and provides legal evidence to build war crimes cases. She is the author of several documentaries and books, including The Lost Island: Tales From The Occupied Crimea, and Maidan Tahrir. Gumenyuk was the co-founder, and for 5 years Head of Independent Hromadske TV and Hromadske International, and is currently a Board member. Gumenyuk is a Member of the Council for Freedom for Speech Under the President of Ukraine, as well as the Independent Media Council.

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