On November 12 Kyiv hosted panel discussion "Antisemitism in the Modern World: Academic, Social and Political Aspects", organized by Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy, Ukrainian Association of Jewish Studies and Master's Program in Jewish Studies at NaUKMA. This discussion has started a series of round-tables on the issue of modern Antisemitism in Ukraine and in the world.

The participants in the discussion were Charles Small, the Director of the Institute for the Study of Global Antisemitism and Policy (New York); Zeev Khanin, Chief Scientist of the Ministry of Immigrant Absorption of the State of Israel (Jerusalem); Dr Igor Shchupak, "Tkuma" Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum "Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine" Director. Vitaly Chernoivanenko, President of the Ukrainian Association of Jewish Studies, moderated the event.

On October 15, 2015 Kyiv hosted Scholarly Podium Discussion "The Second World War: Global Dimension - Ukrainian View". The event was organized by Institute of History of Ukraine of NASU, Ukrainian Institute of National Memory, Taras Shevchenko Kyiv National University, Memorial Complex "National Museum of the History of Ukraine During World War II" and the Public Committee for the Commemoration of Babyn Yar victims. The discussion was attended by 28 participants, speakers and discussants, leading the researchers. Valentyn Rybalka, "Tkuma" Institute Research Associate, was invited To participate in the discussion. He made a presentation on the topic: "Behavior in Conditions of Wars in Ukraine: Comparative Analysis of 1941-1945 and 2014 - ...".

On October 15, 2015 Montreal hosted Panel Discussion dedicated to Andrey Sheptytsky, Metropolitan of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church, and Ukrainian-Jewish Relations. The event was organized by Ukrainian-Jewish Dialogue of Montreal in collaboration with the Jewish Public Library. Dr Igor Shchupak"Tkuma"Д Institute and the Holocaust Museum Director was invited to participate in the discussion.

June 22 – 24, 2015 International Scholarly and Practical Seminar “Historical Memory About World War II, the Holocaust and Other Genocidal Phenomena” was conducted in Dnipropetrovsk. The event was organized by “Tkuma” Institute, Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” in cooperation with O. Honchar Dnipropetrovsk National University, Zaporizhzhya National University, Ukrainian Catholic University and Holodomor Ukrainian Research Center.

As lecturers and moderators “Tkuma” Institute invited Gulnara Bekirova (Simferopol), Vladyslav and Lyudmyla Hrynevych (Kyiv), Oleksandr Davlyetov (Zaporizhzhya), Oleksandr Zaytsev (Lviv), Oleksandr Kruglov (Kharkiv), Vitaly Nakhmanovich (Kyiv), Sergey Svitlenko (Dnipropetrovsk), Timothy Snyder (USA), Yuriy Tabak (Russia), Andrey Tikhomirov (Belarus), Malkhaz Tsirikidze (Georgia), MartinSchulze-Wessel (Germany), Igor Shchupak (Dnipropetrovsk), and others.

During the first day of the seminars scholars talked about the persecution of Armenians and Jews by Russian troops during World War II, about image of “Kurkul” and “Petliurists” in Soviet propaganda of 1920-30s, Nazi ideology of the 1930s and its influence on the younger generation in Germany, the national question in the Ukrainian SSR in the interwar period. Issues related to the historical memory of the Holocaust in Ukraine raised lively discussions. In particular, report by Vitaliy Nakhmanovich, Leading Research Associate Kyiv History Museum and executive secretary of the Public Committee for the Commemoration of the victims of Babi Yar, was devoted analysis of such “complex” memorial place for Ukrainians as Babi Yar, where in addition to thirty thousand Jews, thousands of Ukrainians and Roma were murdered. Maryna Strilchuk. “Tkuma” Institute Research Associate, tried to analyze the transformation of the views of Soviet and post-Soviet historians on the problem of Holocaust.

The second day of the seminar was devoted to religious and philosophical problems of memory of specific events of the past: from historical memory about the Holocaust and collaboration to the questions on deportations of Crimean Tatars in 1944 and forced migration to Germany. Topics related to current events in Eastern Ukraine became of particular interest for the audience. Thus, Dr Igor Shchupak spoke about the impact of propaganda on the creation of “idols”, as well as the use of Soviet propaganda images as new “quasi-religion” in the former Soviet Union. Dr Vladyslav Hrynevych organically supplemented this report by speaking about the images of World War II, which are actively used by Russian propaganda to incite war in the Donbas. Both reports aroused lively discussions.

The third day of the seminar was devoted to presentations of new research publications by Dr Yaroslav Hrytsak and Dr Oleksandr Zaytsev, Professors of Ukrainian Catholic Universities;
Dr Oleksandr Davlyetov, Professor of Zaporizhzhya National University; Lyudmyla Sandul and Denys Shatalov, “Tkuma” Institute and Museum Research Associates.

Lecture by Timothy Snyder, Professor of Yale University, and presentation of his book “Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin” became the special event of the seminar.

On February 26-27 in Munich the meeting of the Ukrainian and German historians and discussion on the creation of Ukrainian-German Historical Commission was held. In particular, the participants defined the range of the questions for discussing. They included questions on the Holocaust history teaching and the creation of the alternative textbook on World War II and the Holocaust history.
Intellectuals of Ukraine and Germany have been planning the idea of creating the Ukrainian-German Commission for a long time. But this idea turned into reality only now. Polina Barvinskya, Candidate of Historical Sciences, Doctoral Candidate of Modern History Department of I. I. Mechnikov Odesa National University, the specialist on Ukrainian-German relations; Yaroslav Hrytsak, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor of Ukrainian Catholic University; Igor Shchupak, Candidate of Historical Sciences, “Tkuma” Ukrainian Institute for Holocaust Studies and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine” Director represented Ukrainian part in the creation of the Commission.