Book Launch and Roundtable Discussion “The Enemy Archives”

October 20, 2023

Lubomyr Luciuk, Alexander J. Motyl, Myroslav Shkandrij, Moderated by Olena Nikolayenko


Professor Luciuk will be joined in discussion by Alexander Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University and Myroslav Shkandrij, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and a former head of the Department of German and Slavic Studies. The discussion will be moderated by Olena Nikolayenko, Professor and Chair of the Department of Political Science at Fordham University.


Lubomyr Luciuk is professor of political geography at the Royal Military College of Canada, a Fellow of the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Toronto, and the author of numerous publications dealing with the political history of the Canadian Ukrainian community and contemporary Ukraine. A founding member of the Ukrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Association, Dr. Luciuk was distinguished in 2019 with Ukraine’s Cross of Ivan Mazepa. He has been a GIC appointee to the Immigration and Refugee Board of Canada and the Parole Board of Canada, and was, for many years, active on the Endowment Council of the Canadian First World War Internment Recognition Fund, which he helped establish. He is currently writing his memoirs and completing a monograph on the redress campaign. His most recent book (with Dr. V. Viatrovych) is Enemy Archives: Soviet Counterinsurgency Operations and the Ukrainian Nationalist Movement (McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2023). He lives in Kingston, Ontario, Canada.

Alexander J. Motyl is professor emeritus of political science at Rutgers University – Newark. He is the author of six academic books and seven novels, including Who Killed Andrei Warhol (2007). His academic work focuses on Ukraine, Russia, nationalism, revolutions, and empires.

Myroslav Shkandrij is Professor Emeritus of the University of Manitoba and a former head of the Department of German and Slavic Studies. He researches aspects of modern Ukrainian and Russian cultural history, including the avant-garde, Soviet literary politics, nationalism, imperialism, and contemporary debates around decolonization. His articles have appeared in Canadian Slavonic PapersNationalities PapersNationalism and Ethnic PoliticsJournal of Soviet and Post-Soviet Politics and Society, Kyiv-Mohyla Humanities Journal, and other periodicals. He is the author, editor, or translator of several books and curator of several art exhibitions.

Olena Nikolayenko is professor and chair of the Department of Political Science at Fordham University. She is also an Associate at the Davis Center for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Harvard University. Her research interests include comparative democratization, contentious politics, civil resistance, and political behavior, with a regional focus on Eastern Europe. Her recent book Youth Movements and Elections in Eastern Europe (Cambridge University Press, 2017) examined interactions between nonviolent youth movements and incumbent governments during national elections in five post-communist states: Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Serbia, and Ukraine. Her current book project examines women’s participation in the Revolution of Dignity in Ukraine.