Critical Conversation: Ukraine: National Crisis with a Global Impact

Timothy Frye and Ivan Baidak

Critical Conversation: Ukraine: National Crisis with a Global Impact

Timothy Frye and Ivan Baidak

7:00pm

Saturday, September 24, 2022

Each day of the Festival, authors and industry experts will come together for candid, live conversations to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has highlighted our global interconnectivity and dependency on particular nations to supply resources, from gas to grain, to Europe, North America and Africa. The conflict has also changed the rules on what is possible, creating tensions in Taiwan, the Middle East and the Balkans. Is the conflict about growing the impact of an ideology or growing control of global supplies? Join our discussion with a panel including Timothy Frye, author of Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia, Ivan Baidak and Ashleigh Stewart.

Moderated by Ksenya Kiebuzinski.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 24 at 7pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 75 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass

Each day of the Festival, authors and industry experts will come together for candid, live conversations to examine a new facet of the culture and politics that shape the world around us and the books we read.

The ongoing war in Ukraine has highlighted our global interconnectivity and dependency on particular nations to supply resources, from gas to grain, to Europe, North America and Africa. The conflict has also changed the rules on what is possible, creating tensions in Taiwan, the Middle East and the Balkans. Is the conflict about growing the impact of an ideology or growing control of global supplies? Join our discussion with a panel including Timothy Frye, author of Weak Strongman: The Limits of Power in Putin’s Russia, Ivan Baidak and Ashleigh Stewart.

Moderated by Ksenya Kiebuzinski.

Ticket Info:
Date & Time: September 24 at 7pm ET
Where: Studio Theatre in Harbourfront Centre
Duration: 75 minutes
Ticket prices: $17 – Regular; $12 – Youth; or Get a TIFA Pass

Featured Authors

Timothy Frye is the Marshall D. Shulman Professor of Post-Soviet Foreign Policy at Columbia University. Born in Utica, New York, he worked for the United States Information Agency in the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, advised the Russian Securities and Exchange Commission in the 1990s, and co-directed a research laboratory at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow from 2011-2022. His books include Building States and Markets After Communism: The Perils of Polarized Democracy and Property Rights and Property Wrongs: How Power, Institutions, and Norms Shape Economic Conflict in Russia. He lives in New York City.

Read more about Timothy Frye

Іvan Baidak (born in 1990) is a daring Ukrainian fiction writer whose debut novel Personally Me Personally for You (2013) became a national bestseller and garnered excellent critical reviews. His two short story collections, Role Plays (2014) and The Shadows of Our Dates (2017), topped bookstore bestseller lists and have been translated into several different languages. In 2020, he wrote a novel about inclusion, (In)visible, which was recognized as one of the best in 2020 according to PEN Ukraine, has been the basis of a play and several photo exhibitions.

Read more about Ivan Baidak

7:00pm

Saturday, September 24, 2022

What to read

Weak Strongman: The Limits Of Power In Putin’s Russia by ,
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