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AS TENSIONS INCREASE IN THE UKRAINE – DON’T MISS THIS EVENT BY AUTHOR AND JOURNALIST TOMASZ GRZYWACZEWSKI AT THE DANIEL MORGAN GRADUATE SCHOOL OF NATIONAL SECURITY
December 7, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pmFree
The event, titled War in the Ukraine from 2015 – 2018, gives not-to-be-missed insights into the volatile situation in the Ukraine and Russia-Ukrainian relations.
Tomasz Grzywaczewski, a journalist and author from Poland, who is currently spending a semester at DMGS, describes his presentation:
“Machine gun fire and explosions can be heard.
‘Be calm, that is far from us.’
‘The soldier signals that we do not have hide underground.’
‘She is somewhere over there. And she is shooting at me or it’s me shooting at her.’ He lights a cigarette, looking at the front line. ‘My love believed in Moscow’s new baby. The great Russian-Donbas motherland. I never talked to her after that. Her world stopped being my world.’
The conflict which erupted in eastern Ukraine lingers on. Officially it is peace, but when the night falls, gunfire starts again. On and on again. In the pain and suffering of the war, new unrecognized states are born near Donetsk and Lugansk.
Since 2015 Tomasz Grzywaczewski, a journalist from Poland, has been covering the different stages of the war in Donbas. From the fierce fights in 2015 to the obscure for the modern notion of warfare, trench war in 2018, he has been gathering the testimonies of people entangled in this never-ending conflict, stimulated by the re-emerging Russian empire. This is a story of how, using national feuds and historical resentments, former neighbors, friends, and even family members can be drawn into bloody conflict. This is a story about how war becomes part of the human soul and causes it to rot.”
Tomasz Grzywaczewski is a journalist, writer and Ph.D candidate at the Chair of Public International Law and International Relations, University of Lodz. Currently, he is a certificate student at Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington DC.
He is the author of the books, “Life and Death on the Dead Road” and “Across the Wild East,” for which he won the Magellan Prize for the best reportage book in 2013, awarded at the Warsaw Book Fair. His new book, “Dream Boundaries, About Unrecognized States,” devoted to the post-Soviet unrecognized states, was published in February 2018 by Czarne Publishing House. He is a member of The Explorers Club. Tomasz is also co-directing a documentary feature “Shadows of the Empire” based on his most recent book. The movie, shot in Kaliningrad Oblast, Ukraine, Georgia,Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, will be released in Winter 2019.
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