Addressing the theme of Ukraine’s democracy in the past, present, and future, this conference is distinct from typical academic conferences. Rather than presenting papers, panelists will respond to a set of questions provided in advance by the moderator. Each panelist will discuss the same questions based on his or her expertise, followed by an open discussion with participants. All panels feature a combination of scholars and policy practitioners, creating a space for dialogue that extends beyond academia.
Dr. Francis Fukuyama will give the keynote address on Wednesday, February 3. A series of four panels covering the implications of Ukraine's history on contemporary events, civil society and mass mobilizations, institutions and reform, and displacement and reconciliation will be spread throughout the week, one per day, Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.