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Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe affiliated with the New Eastern Europe magazine and a member of the EuroPod network.

Check out our latest 10-part documentary podcast titled: "The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope". Available here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-belarus/id1541119981?uo=4

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Talk Eastern Europe is the exclusive podcast dedicated to debating the issues facing the region of Central and Eastern Europe affiliated with the New Eastern Europe magazine and a member of the EuroPod network.

Check out our latest 10-part documentary podcast titled: "The Story of Belarus. The nation, its history and a new hope". Available here on Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/the-story-of-belarus/id1541119981?uo=4

    Episode 77: Inside memory sites - The Warsaw Rising Museum

    Episode 77: Inside memory sites - The Warsaw Rising Museum

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    In this special episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Adam and Maciek have a conversation with Maria Kobielska, a memory scholar and assistant professor at the Department of Anthropology of Literature and Cultural Research at the Jagiellonian Univeristy in Kraków Poland. She is also the co-founder of the Research Center for Memory Cultures at the University.

    This episode is being produced within the framework of the project titled “Contested Histories Onsite”, a project which aims to place Europeans in discussions and debates on multiple historical perspectives and to activate citizens in public involvement of memory-constructions. As part of the EU’s Europe for Citizens programme, the project’s aspiration is rooted in a shared conviction that raising critical questions about the past is fundamental for citizens to develop a critical attitude towards the narratives that are competing with each other in contemporary politics.

    For more information on the project visit:
    -Contested Histories Onsite: https://contestedhistories.org/onsite/
    -Memory Studies Association: https://www.memorystudiesassociation.org/contested-histories-onsite/
    -EuroClio: https://www.euroclio.eu/project/contested-histories/

    Visit the Warsaw Uprising Museum Online: https://www.1944.pl/en/article/the-warsaw-rising-museum,4516.html

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    Episode 76: Slow progress in Ukraine. A conversation with Roman Waschuk

    Episode 76: Slow progress in Ukraine. A conversation with Roman Waschuk

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    In this special podcast episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Maciek and Adam are joined by Roman Washchuk, the former Canadian ambassador to Ukraine (2014-2019). They discuss the challenges Ukraine faces, look at the recent NATO summit and analyze Western support for Ukraine’s reforms. The conversation ends with a short reflection on the situation in Belarus.

    Check out the latest issue of New Eastern Europe on Ukraine now available at www.neweasterneurope.eu

    Read also:
    “Ukrainian NATO membership: Realistic or a diplomatic tool?” by: Maryna Parfenchuk, New Eastern Europe, June 25 2021, https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/25/ukrainian-nato-membership-realistic-or-a-diplomatic-tool/

    >> In case you missed our online event titled: “All Quiet on the Eastern Flank? Reflections after the June 2021 NATO Summit” you can watch it online here: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/17/all-quiet-on-the-eastern-flank-reflections-after-the-june-2021-nato-summit/

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    • 47 min
    Episode 75: NATO Summit. Addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow

    Episode 75: NATO Summit. Addressing the challenges of today and tomorrow

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    In this special episode produced ahead of the NATO Summit, Adam and Maciek take a look at the context of the event scheduled for June 14th 2021 – the first Summit with the participation of Joe Biden as US President. Later, Adam sits down with Alice Stollmeyer, the Founder and Executive Director of Defend Democracy - an independent, nonpartisan, transatlantic initiative aimed at defending democracy from internal, external and technological threats. They discuss issues on the Transatlantic agenda as well as the current and future challenges that face the Alliance.

    Please check out and support Alice’s organization: www.defenddemocracy.eu

    Other articles to check out:
    “We need to talk about Russia, again,” by: Wojciech Michnik. New Eastern Europe 19 May 2021. https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/05/19/we-need-to-talk-about-russia-again/

    “Closing the window of opportunity for Russia?” By: Silvie Leštinská. New Eastern Europe 7 June 2021. https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/06/07/closing-the-window-of-opportunity-for-russia/

    Production of this podcast episode is part of a wider project called “All Quiet on the Eastern Flank?” which is conducted by New Eastern Europe and supported by a grant from NATO Public Diplomacy. Learn more at: www.neweasterneurope.eu

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    Episode 74: Can Eesti 200 bridge political divides in Estonia?

    Episode 74: Can Eesti 200 bridge political divides in Estonia?

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    This episode brings us back to Estonia with an interview with Kristina Kallas, a political scientist and the leader of Eesti 200 liberal political party. Ahead of the autumn local elections, political divisions are sharp in this northern Baltic state. However Kallas hopes her vision for a renewed political agenda can help change this trend. She also discusses the important situation with the Russian minority in the country and how it has evolved over the past 30 years.

    Read Kallas’s latest essay from the April-May issue of New Eastern Europe. “Russians in Estonia. We are not ‘them’, we are ‘us’”: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/04/11/russians-in-estonia-we-are-not-them-we-are-us/

    Talk Eastern Europe is a member of the EuroPod network. Check it out here: https://www.bullemedia.eu/europod

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    • 47 min
    Episode 73: Digital democracy in action

    Episode 73: Digital democracy in action

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    In this special episode of Talk Eastern Europe, Maciek sits down with Dmytro Khutkyy an expert on digital democracy and open governance. They discuss how different countries approach digital democracy, what are some advantages and also pitfalls of digitizing our public sector. The main context for the conversation was the release of a recent online study called the “Digital Democracy Database”. This project is designed to identify and analyse cases of digital democracy aspiring to consolidate global democracy by discovering and sharing good practices of open participatory governance worldwide. It is intended as a source of data for scholars, policy analysts, civic activists, politicians, and other interested parties.

    Learn more about the Digital Democracy Database: https://europeandigital.org/digital-democracy-database

    Lear more about our guest, Dmytro Khutkyy: https://www.khutkyy.com/

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    Talk Eastern Europe is a member of the EuroPod network. Check it out here: https://www.bullemedia.eu/europod

    • 54 min
    Episode 72: How France and Germany see Eastern Europe

    Episode 72: How France and Germany see Eastern Europe

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    In this episode, we invite Romain Lequiniou from the French think tank “Euro Créative” and Lidia Gibadło from the Polish Institute of International Affairs (PISM) to discuss the approaches of two of the most important players in Western Europe - Germany and France - towards the region of Eastern Europe. We discuss relations with Russia, Belarus, the Nagorno-Karabkh conflict, and possible upcoming political changes in both countries and what effect they may have on our region.

    Resources and previous episodes:
    “Ukraine in France” An interview with Christine Kohut, member of Portail de l’Ukraine. Interviewer: Clémence Lavialle. New Eastern Europe 12 May 2021: https://neweasterneurope.eu/2021/05/12/ukraine-in-france/

    “France-Russia, a love-hate history” By: Cyrille Bret. New Eastern Europe Issue 1-2 (Jan-March) 2020. https://neweasterneurope.eu/2020/01/28/france-russia-a-love-hate-history/

    Talk Eastern Europe Episode 65: Relations with Russia. To engage or not engage?: https://www.spreaker.com/user/talkeasterneurope/ep-65

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    Talk Eastern Europe is a member of the EuroPod network. Check it out here: https://www.bullemedia.eu/europod

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