PARCC Conversations in Conflict Studies: Battlefront Assemblages: Exploring the War-Media Nexus in the Ongoing Ukrainian Conflict
Wednesday, February 20, 2019 12:30 PM
400 Eggers Hall, the PARCC Conference Room
"Battlefront Assemblages: Exploring the War-Media Nexus in the Ongoing Ukrainian Conflict."
Guest Speaker: Olga Boichak, Ph.D. Candidate in Social Science at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. Digital media have contributed to a shifting set of conditions that constitute present-day warfare. Shaping individual and public perceptions of wartime realities, online platforms facilitate the emergence of new actors and strategies of political mobilization. The Ukrainian conflict provides a rich empirical context to study public participation in military affairs: thousands of self-mobilized individuals, known as the battlefront volunteers, used digital media to resist an impending occupation by supporting the Ukrainian troops. Setting digitally-networked activism against the backdrop of this military conflict, this presentation explores the geopolitical implications of nonviolent grassroots resistance.
Conversations in Conflict Studies is a weekly educational speaker series for students, faculty, and the community. The series, sponsored by PARCC, draws its speakers from Syracuse University faculty, national and international scholars and activists, and PhD students. Pizza is served. Be sure to check out the full list of speakers.
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