V. Dubovyk has participated in the conference "The Global Terrain of Free Speech Conflicts" on May 4-5, 2017.

It was convened by the Unit for Criticism & Interpretive Theory, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign and took place on that university's campus. The goal of this conference was to reflect on struggles over free speech and academic freedom in a global context.

V. Dubovyk spoke on "The Crisis over Ukraine: Implications for Free Speech".

He has provided an overview of the situation with freedom of speech in Ukraine since 1991 and has focused specifically on the impact of the events of the last 3,5 years on the free speech in this country.