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Dialogues on War

Live conversations on Ukraine

#DialoguesOnWar is a series of English-language conversations launched by PEN Ukraine, co-hosted By PEN International, after the Russian authorities carried out a full-scale invasion of Ukraine on 24 February 2022.

Within this project, Ukrainian and foreign intellectuals talk about the experience of the war and share their own observations. In partnership with PEN America, Ukrainian Institute, Ukrainian Institute London, Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University, UkraineWorld, The Harriman Institute at Columbia University.


01.11.22: Sławomir Sierakowski and Nataliya Gumenyuk

Episode #35: Sławomir Sierakowski, journalist, and Nataliya Gumenyuk, journalist.

22.10.22: Tetyana Ogarkova and Sylvie Kauffmann

Episode #34: Tetyana Ogarkova, journalist, and Sylvie Kauffmann, journalist.

11.10.22: Iryna Vikyrchak and Pascal Bruckner

Episode #33: Iryna Vikyrchak, cultural manager, poetess and translator and Pascal Bruckner, author.

06.10.22: Olena Huseinova and Pawel Pieniazek

Episode #32: Olena Huseinova, journalist, and Pawel Pieniazek, journalist.

04.10.22: Kateryna Babkina and Askold Melnyczuk

Episode #31: With Kateryna Babkina, author, and Askold Melnyczuk, author.

Episode #30: With Iryna Tsilyk, author, filmmaker, and Agnieszka Holland, director, screenwriter.

08.09.22: Oleksandr Zinchenko and Katrin Eigendorf

Episode #29: With Oleksandr Zinchenko, journalist, and Katrin Eigendorf, journalist.

30.08.22: Constantin Sigov and Philippe de Lara

Episode #28: With Constantin Sigov, philosopher, and Philippe de Lara, philosopher.

8.07.22: Sophia Andrukhovych and Orhan Pamuk

Episode #27: With Sophia Andrukhovych, author, translator and Orhan Pamuk, author, Nobel Prize winner in Literature.

28.06.22: Angelina Kariakina and David Patrikarakos

Episode #26: With Angelina Kariakina, journalist, editor and David Patrikarakos, journalist, author.

16.06.22: Mykola Riabchuk and Serhy Yekelchyk

Episode #25: With Mykola Riabchuk, PEN Ukraine Honorary President and Serhy Yekelchyk, professor of history at the University of Victoria.

3.06.22: Valerii Pekar and Francis Fukuyama

Episode #24: With Valerii Pekar, author, lecturer, president and co-owner at Euroindex and Francis Fukuyama, political scientist, political economist, writer.

16.05.22: Liubov Tsybulska and Adam Kahane

Episode #23: With Liubov Tsybulska, founder of the Center for Strategic communication and information security, and Adam Kahane, director of Reos Partners, author.

12.05.22: Vakhtang Kebuladze and David Satter

Episode #22: With Vakhtang Kebuladze, philosopher, translator, and David Satter, journalist.

05.05.22: Petro Yatsenko and Paolo Giordano

Episode #21: With Petro Yatsenko, author, journalist, and Paolo Giordano, writer.

03.05.22: Volodymyr Sheiko and Peter Webber

Episode #20: With Volodymyr Sheiko, general director of the Ukrainian Institute, and Peter Webber, British film director.

27.04.22: Tamara Hundorova and Nana Janelidze

Episode #19: With Tamara Hundorova, literary critic, culturologist, and Nana Janelidze, director, screenwriter

21.04.22: Iryna Starovoyt and Heather Morris

Episode #18: Iryna Starovoyt, poet, essayist and Heather Morris, author.

13.04.22: Iryna Slavinska and Melinda Haring

Episode #17: With Iryna Slavinska, radio "Culture" Executive producer, and Melinda Haring, deputy director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center.

08.04.22: Volodymyr Yermolenko and Peter Pomerantsev

Episode #16: With Volodymyr Yermolenko, journalist, philosopher, and Peter Pomerantsev, journalist.

07.04.22: Ola Hnatiuk and Edward Lucas

Episode #15: With Ola Hnatiuk, Vice President of PEN Ukraine, and Edward Lucas, Journalist.

06.04.22: Andrei Kurkov and Georgina Godwin

Episode #14: With Andrei Kurkov, PEN Ukraine president, writer and Georgina Godwin, journalist.

01.04.22: Kateryna Mikhalitsyna and Michael Katakis

Episode #13: With Kateryna Mikhalitsyna, poetess, writer and Michael Katakis, writer, photographer.

30.03.22: Oleksandr Mykhed and Witold Szabłowski

Episode #12: With Oleksandr Mykhed, author, and Witold Szabłowski, journalist, author.

29.03.22: Iryna Karpa and Edith Eger

Episode #11: With Karpa Irena, writer, musician and Edith Eger, psychologist, writer.

25.03.22: Natalka Snyadanko and Margaret Atwood

Episode #10: With Natalka Snyadanko, writer, and Margaret Atwood, writer.

22.03.22: Oleksiy Panych and Martin Pollack

Episode #9: With Oleksiy Panych, philosopher, and Martin Pollack, author.

19.03.22: Anna Vovchenko and Slavenka Drakulić

Episode #8: With Anna Vovchenko, translator, and Slavenka Drakulić, writer.

16.03.22: Maryana Savka and Henry Marsh

Episode #7: With Maryana Savka, author, publisher, and Henry Marsh, neurosurgeon, author.

12.03.22: Ostap Slyvynsky and Olga Tokarczuk

Episode #6: With Ostap Slyvynsky, poet, Vice President of PEN Ukraine, and Olga Tokarczuk, writer, Nobel Prize winner in Literature.

11.03.22: Alim Aliev and Burhan Sonmez

Episode #5: With Alim Aliev, Deputy Director of the Ukrainian Institute, and Burhan Sonmez, President of PEN International.

09.03.22: Myroslav Marynovych and Serhii Plokhii

Episode #4: With Myroslav Marynovych, Vice Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, and Serhii Plokhii, Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute

05.03.22: Victoria Amelina and Sofi Oksanen

Episode #3: With Victoria Amelina, writer, and Sofi Oksanen, writer.

03.03.22: Oksana Forostyna and Marci Shore

Episode #2: With Oksana Forostyna, writer, and Marci Shore, associate professor of intellectual history at Yale University, journalist.

01.03.22: Andriy Kurkov and Philippe Sands

Episode #1: With Andriy Kurkov, President of PEN Ukraine, novelist and an independent thinker, and Philippe Sands, President of English PEN