Podcast: Roundtable Osteuropa 37

Researching Ukraine at War

Damages at scientific library of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv after Russian missile strike in October 2022 © imago/ukrinform/Yevhen Kotenko

How do Ukrainians make decisions at war time? What makes people more likely to evacuate a dangerous zone? What is the state of Ukrainian businesses and how do they rate their prospects of revovery? This podcast episode introduces Anastasiya Shurenkova and Natalia Zaika, two of the fellows from the Ukraine Research Network@ZOiS. In a conversation with Stefanie Orphal (ZOiS), they discuss their research on war related issues, how research could help adjusting policies and the question of the return of refugees to Ukraine. While they explain their methods and share preliminary results, they also talk about the way the war is affecting their daily work as researchers.

(Music: “Complete” by Modul is licensed under a CC BY-NC-ND 3.0-License.)

Roundtable Osteuropa

Roundtable Osteuropa is a podcast by the Centre for East European and International Studies. Scholars of ZOiS and their guests discuss their research of Eastern Europe. We consider events in politics and society, while also trying to shed light on lesser-known issues – with insights from sociology, political science, geography, social anthropology, literary studies and theology.