Serhiy Pakhomenko, Associate Professor of the International Relations and Foreign Policy Department of Mariupol State University took part in a meeting of the political club at the Ukrainian Cultural Center named after Vasyl Slipak, acting under the Embassy of Ukraine in the French Republic.
The meeting was organized on the initiative of Gali Akkerman, journalist, columnists of the magazine «Politique international», arranger of the political club at the Ukrainian cultural center in Paris, Natalia Kochubei, director of the Ukrainian Cultural Center named after Vasyl Slipak, with the assistance of Laurent Chamontin, French journalist and political observer. Among the participants there were French scholars, journalists who write about Ukraine and Eastern Europe, representatives of the Ukrainian diaspora in Paris.
During his speech, Serhiy Pakhomenko outlined the ethnocultural specificity of the Donetsk region, the situation in Mariupol and the cooperation of the city with France, as well as the current political situation in Ukraine and the information aspects of Russian hybrid aggression. By the way, these topical issues are explored by the scientists of the International Relations and Foreign Policy Department within the frameworks of the state budget theme «Southeast region of Ukraine in the conditions of the social and political crisis».
France is a country where there has always been a great deal of attention to humanitarian education and social disciplines. There is a bookstore at the University of Paris where an entire department is devoted to the books of national populism in the world, which were published by French-speaking authors in recent years. However, it must be admitted that in France, the understanding of the situation in Ukraine is very widespread through the Russian information prism, it is extremely important to bring Ukraine's position from different platforms to them,
– Serhiy Pakhomenko.
He also spoke about the main directions and results of the international cooperation of the University and presented a new English-language Master's program «Baltic and Black Sea Studios», developed with the participation of professors of the International Relations and Foreign Policy Department of Mariupol State University within the frameworks of the Erasmus project+ «Reconsideration of regional studios: the Baltic and Black Sea Region Connection».