[csaa-forum] Dr Serhiy Kvit on Freedom of Speech and Journalism Education in the Post-Soviet State

Michael Wilmore michael.wilmore at adelaide.edu.au
Mon Apr 30 11:49:16 CST 2012

Dr Serhiy Kvit,

President, "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" National University

Freedom of Speech, Media, Journalism and Journalism Education in a Post-Soviet State: The Case of Ukraine

Friday 4th May 5.30pm

University of Adelaide, North Terrace Campus,

Napier Building, Lecture Theatre 102

The "Kyiv Mohyla Academy" National University (NaUKMA) is one of Ukraine's most highly regarded universities. The university, its staff and students have been vigorous advocates of academic freedom and university autonomy, as well as of human rights and the democratic process. One of Dr Kvit's achievements at NaUKMA was the establishment of its School of Journalism, which he headed in 2001-2005.  Dr Kvit will speak about the challenges faced in the complex political and cultural environment of today's Ukraine by the media, by journalists and by educators in the discipline of journalism studies.

Serhiy Kvit is president of Ukraine's Media Reform Centre and head of Ukraine's Consortium for University Autonomy. He graduated in journalism and holds a doctorate in philology. He has worked as a journalist and was editor-in-chief of the journal Ukrainian Problems. At NaUKMA he held the post of Professor and Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences and Social Technologies prior to becoming the University's president in 2007. Dr Kvit's research focuses on mass communication, university management and philosophical hermeneutics. He is the author of more than 100 publications, including the books Hermeneutics of Style (2011) and Mass Communication (2008). Serhiy Kvit was a Fulbright Scholar (2006) at Ohio University, Kennan Institute Scholar (2009) at the Woodrow Wilson Center, and DAAD Scholar at the University of Cologne (2010).

Dr Kvit is in Australia at the invitation of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations.

This lecture is hosted by the Discipline of Media, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences

For further information contact: Dr Michael Wilmore (michael.wilmore at adelaide.edu.au<mailto:michael.wilmore at adelaide.edu.au>)

Dr Michael Wilmore
Associate Dean (Education), Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Senior Lecturer and Head, Discipline of Media
905 Napier Building
The University of Adelaide, SA, 5005
Phn: +61 8 8303 4289
Mob: +61 (0)431 910 164
Fax: +61 8 8303 4341
e-mail: michael.wilmore at adelaide.edu.au<mailto:michael.wilmore at adelaide.edu.au>

CRICOS Provider Number 00123M
This email message is intended only for the addressee(s) and contains information which may be confidential and/or copyright.  If you are not the intended recipient please do not read, save, forward, disclose, or copy the contents of this email. If this email has been sent to you in error, please notify the sender by reply email and delete this email and any copies or links to this email completely and immediately from your system.  No representation is made that this email is free of viruses.  Virus scanning is recommended and is the responsibility of the recipient.

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: http://lists.cdu.edu.au/pipermail/csaa-forum/attachments/20120430/1e0038af/attachment-0001.html 

More information about the csaa-forum mailing list