On February 25, well-known Ukrainian scientists, public and political figures such as: Yan Valietov, Serhii Haidai, Oles Donii came to “Tkuma” Institute and Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”. The following events were held:
- public guests lectures in the leading Dnipro higher educational institutions with the help of “Tkuma” Institute were held: National technical university “Dnipro University of Technology” and Oles Honchar Dnipro national university. During the lectures, where different issues on the development processes of Ukraine were discussed, young people had the opportunity to ask various question to the authors;
- guided tour at Museum “Jewish Memory and Holocaust in Ukraine”, held by Dr. Igor Shchupak and Iryna Radchenko, deputy head of the Museum's scientific department. Exhibitions related to Jewish life from assimilation to Zionism, the tragedies of the 20th century, the establishment of the State of Israel, etc. attracted considerable attention of the guests;
- a major part of the program was the presentation of the book “Transformation of the Ukrainian national idea”, held by Oles Donii – public and cultural figure, journalist, compiler of the collection; Yan Valietov – writer, co-author, Serhii Haidai – political scientist, co-author; Dr. Igor Shchupak – co-author at “Tkuma” Institute. The presentation of the book, which is part of a major Ukrainian project involving a large number of leading scientists and intellectuals, has already taken place in over 30 cities of Ukraine and caused a great public outcry, which witnessed its presentation in our city.
This publication is a collection of works by 30 leading Ukrainian historians, philosophers, political scientists, and cultural scientists, who have different concepts and visions of Ukraine's development processes, offer different approaches but are united by the desire to lead it to success. In their articles, the co-authors answer the questions: how the Ukrainian idea
developed, why and when it started to “slow down”, and what should be done to make the Ukrainian idea again a Ukrainian dream. During the event, participants outlined their own views and experiences on the topic of becoming a new Ukrainian dream and defining the Ukrainian national idea.
After the authors speeches, a lively discussion with the audience was held.