The Center's Director Volodymyr Dubovyk and Senior Research Fellow Denys Kuzmin have participated in the launching meeting of the "Erasmus +" project "Rethinking regional studies: the Baltic-Black sea connection", which took part in Lviv on October 30-31, 2017.

This program has been kicked off by a consortium of four universities in the countries of the European Union and four universities in Ukraine, including Odessa I. Mechnikov National University.

The project is designed to foster research-based teaching in the Baltic-Black sea area on such issues as comparative regionalism, regional security, identity, borders and more. The academic coordinator of the entire project is the professor of the University of Tartu (which is the leader of the project) Andrey Makarychev, who has been a partner and collaborator for the Center for International Studies numerous times in the past.


Also, V. Dubovyk has delivered a presentation at the School of Democracy in Lviv at the invitation of its coordinator Petro Kuzyk on October 30, 2017.

He spoke about the case of political culture and democracy in the United States and addressed the various issues in this regard that were brought forward by the results of the presidential elections there in 2016 and have been debated ever since. V. Dubovyk has also drawn some comparisions between political cultures of Ukraine and U.S..

United States and their relations with Ukraine since D. Trump becoming president have been a theme of a guest lecture, which V. Dubovyk has delivered on October 31, 2017 for the students of the Lviv Polytechnic National university. This lecture was performed at the invitation of that university's professor Zoriana Zazuliak.

In his talk the guest has debriefed the audience on the main avenues of the Ukraine-U.S. relations in the recent months, the outstanding issues that need to be resolved and developments, trends that need to be monitored. He also took in the numerous questions.