On 29 January 2024, the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science, and Sociology carried out a solemn ceremony, where graduates majoring in Political Science were awarded their master's diplomas. The faculty's leadership offered words of encouragement, urging them to continue progressing and explore new opportunities. They highlighted that many doors are open for them, and exciting ventures lie ahead. We look forward to seeing these young colleagues pursue further studies in the doctoral program!

The school serves as an educational hub for students, learners, and political enthusiasts.

The School hosts enlightening lectures and discussions and offers a fantastic opportunity to delve deeper into political science and understand the dynamics of both domestic and global politics.

 

Thanks to Alvaro Alba, Deputy Director Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB)/ USAGM, the special section created on martinoticias.com for the publications dedicated to cooperation between the Office of Cuba Broadcasting (OCB) and the OCDS: www.martinoticias.com

For the moment it consists of an introductory article, the USAGM publication at the beginning of the joint work, the two articles by Kateryna Vakarchuk and her two videos. We will be adding to the section the materials that will be made in the future!

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2nd International Round Table “INTERNATIONAL MEDIA COMMUNICATIONS IN THE DIGITAL AGE”, November 28. Format: online (remote). Purpose: discussion of current issues of international digital media communications.  Kateryna Vakarchuk proposed the presentation "Russian propaganda in media of Latin American countries", noting the main narratives that Russia is spreading in the region, appealing to the colonial past of Latin American countries and strengthening anti-American sentiment.

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On October 1, 2023, Luigi Nicolò Segarizzi, Research fellow, Institut d’études européennes (IEE-ULB), Brussels, and Attaché – Political, Press and information Delegation of the European Union, Chisinau, visited the Center. The purpose of the visit was to establish stronger scientific and public ties between our institutions, united by the desire for truth in the post-truth era. The focus of our future joint projects is exposing Russian disinformation, which has acquired a universal scale and whose influence negatively affects the lives of all European peoples.

On October 27-29, 2023, training was held as part of the Train the trainers project for representatives from the Dnipropetrovsk and Odesa regions. The purpose of this project is to train trainers in cross-sectoral crisis simulation exercises. Now there are 16 certified trainers in Ukraine, including Ganna Grabina, Assoc. Prof. of the Department of International Relations, and member of the OCDS.

July, 25-28 – The congress “Discourses and their impacts on a world of multiple crises”, co-organised by the international association DiscourseNet and the Latin-American association ALED, at Valencia University, Spain (Olga Brusylovska, Kateryna Vakarchuk)

The Odesa Centre for Disinformation Studies

Plenary Session «THE WAR AGAINST UKRAINE AND THE FUTURE OF EUROPE»

Key note speakers:

  • Liliana Rodrigues, former MEP, professor at the University of Madeira (Portugal)
  • Olga Brusylovska (Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University, Ukraine) «The Role of Poland in the Formulation and Implementation of EU Eastern Policy».
  • Jaroslaw Janczak (Adam Mickiewicz University of Poznan, Poland), «Geopolitics of the European Union: Transformation of EU’s External Borders in the Context of Changing Global Order».
  • Anna Serdinova, (Dnipro University of Technology, Ukraine) «World Economy Impacts of the Russian-Ukrainian War»
  • Ihor Todorov (Ughgorod National University, Ukraine) «Cooperation between the EU and Ukraine in the Light of Strengthening the Resilience in the Region».

Moderator: Oksana Holovko-Havrysheva

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Associate professor of the international relations department Volodymyr Dubovyk took part in the round table "Russia's invasion of Ukraine: repercussions for Belarus and Moldova" at the Fletcher school of law and diplomacy, Tufts university (U.S.) on October 13, 2022.

On October 10-14, 2022, the XII International Summer School "Response to New Nuclear Realities: Concepts and Actions" was held, organized by the Odesa Center for Nonproliferation and the Bodrum Institute with the support of the Swedish Radiation Safety Authority and the Richard Lounsbury Foundation. The Summer School was held in the Turkish city of Bodrum. During three days, full of lectures, discussions, and a simulation game, where each student represented his own UN member country, 44 participants from 10 countries took part in the School offline and online. The School's program focused on the study and analysis of the impact of the war in Ukraine on arms control and nonproliferation. The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation supported 8 Ukrainian students in their professional and academic activities by providing scholarships for their participation. The main goal of the Summer School is to train the youth of Europe and the countries of the Black Sea region in the field of nonproliferation, the policy of nuclear countries, arms control and disarmament. Polina Sinovets, Director of the OdCNP and Associate Professor of the Department of International Relations, prepared two lectures for School participants, namely "War in Ukraine: impact on non-proliferation and disarmament" and "Russian nuclear doctrine and European security ".

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Associate professor of the department of international relations Volodymyr Dubovyk has started his fellowship at the Tufts university (Medford, U.S.) on October 10, 2022. He is invited by the Fletcher school of law and diplomacy.

In the fall semester of the 2022/23 academic year, two university-wide optional subjects about Ukraine began at the University of Warsaw.

The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation presented a new monograph "Arms Control and Europe: New Challenges and Prospects for Strategic Stability" edited by Polina Sinovets and William Alberk, published by Springer. The monograph consists of three parts: "The US, Russia: new challenges and strategic stability in Europe", "Extended deterrence and arms control in Europe", "Regional dimentions of strategic stability in Europe". The Department of International Relations of the I. I. Mechnikov National University made a significant contribution to the monograph, which includes articles by Professor Olga Brusylovska, Associate Professor Polina Sinovets, Associate Professor Iryna Maksymenko, the OdCNP's leading expert Valeria Gergieva, and IR ONU 2015 alumna MA Valeria Hesse.

The Odesa Center for Nonproliferation (OdCNP) presented its new publication, which contains the most complete nuclear history of Ukraine. The book was published by Springer. Thanks to the cooperation of the best Ukrainian experts in the field, the book reveals the significance of Ukraine's role in the USSR's nuclear program, and also analyses the dreams of nuclear deterrence and the importance of civil cooperation in nuclear energy.

Vira Nasikivska, PhD student of the International Relations Department, took part in the XXXII Eastern European Summer school for young scholars that was held in Warsaw from 12 to 23 September, 2022. The program of the School consisted of a series of lectures and seminars conducted by prominent professors from well-known universities of Poland. The School was primarily aimed at the young scholars gaining experience in the chosen research fields and getting acquainted with the latest trends and practices in the humanities.

On August 22-24, the conference "Undergraduate Conference: Economics in the XXI Century" took place in Vienna on the basis of the Central European University.

Three students from Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University specializing in “International economic relations” were representing Ukraine at the conference with their research work:

Starting March 19, at the Faculty of International relations of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University there will be series of lectures conducted by experts from the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM) (http://eubam.org/) about EU-Ukraine cooperation in the framework of Deep and Comprehensive Free Trade Area. The lectures will cover the role and mandate of EUBAM, the role of Customs Services in trade facilitation measures, as well as the importance of EU border control (the deailed agenda of the course is available at the link).

For more information, please, contact the Department of World Economy and International Economic Relations, the responsible person: Tatiana Rodionova, Associate Professor, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

In June 2020 Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University has become the new University to be welcomed into the CFA Institute University Affiliation Program.

15th of November 2019 in Kyiv students of Faculty of International Relations, Politology and Sociology with the faculty adviser Bychkova Nataliia participated in the kick-off meeting of the 2020 CFA Institute Research Challenge, which is the most prestigious student competition in equity research world-wide. This year the CFA Research challenge will host 10th anniversary local competition with 25 Universities represented by 30 teams all over Ukraine.

Starting October 11, at the Faculty of International Relations, Political Science and Sociology of Odessa National I.I. Mechnikov University there will be series of lectures conducted by experts from the European Union’s Border Assistance Mission to Moldova and Ukraine (EUBAM).

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