Recently Orysya Bila made, on a conference on the future of Ukraine, a short but insightful statement on the difference between Russian and Ukrainian values. In this episode of Don’t give up Ukraine! we are going to discuss this statement.
We are going to talk about issues like the way this difference in value orientations sheds light on the Russian invasion of Ukraine. On the ruthless violence of the Russian agressor. The roots of these values in the Russian and Ukrainian history and in dealing with the aftermath of the age of totalitarianism. The prospects and the conditions for peace. And, last but not least, the future of Ukraine and Europe and, in the end, also Russia. In this discussion we also pay tribute to the friends of Don’t give up Ukraine! who, in the last twenty episodes, helped to make this a true community of inquiry.
Orysya Bila and Ruud Meij initiated Don’t give up Ukraine! Orysya Bila is philosopher at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv and head of the Department of Philosophy. She is a feminist thinker and expert in moral learning in government and public organizations.
Ruud Meij is philosopher and worked until his retirement at the University of Humanistic Studies (Utrecht, The Netherlands). He is partner in Governance & Integrity International and director of the Foundation for Justice, Integrity and Anti Corruption. With others he published Lviv, City of Paradoxes.