Online Talk: Voices From Ukraine - Where do we go from here?

Project No.:



Nina Bondar, National Agency on Corruption Prevention of Ukraine
Ivanna Malchevska, Center for Civil Liberties in Kyiv

Moderated by:

Dr. Franziska Davies, LMU München


Thursday, September 7 2023, 6.00 pm


You can register for the event here



In cooperation with:

German American Institute Saarland
Miami University John E. Dolibois European Center, Luxembourg

This event is kindly supported by the Embassy of the United States of America Berlin.


We are delighted to present the fourth event in our series "The Invasion of Ukraine: Impacts and Challenges".

When discussing the war against Ukraine, one crucial element is often missing: the voice of Ukrainians directly impacted by the war. In our event, we want to highlight the input and thoughts of two young Ukrainian women who will share their perspectives on the on-going war, their hopes for the future and their assessment of the role that the international community has been playing so far. Participating digitally directly from Ukraine, Nina Bondar and Ivanna Malchevska can provide an authentic and realistic glimpse of what it means to live and work in a country at war. The event is moderated by Dr. Franziska Davies, historian at the LMU Munich. 


Ivanna Malchevska

is a project manager at the Center for Civil Liberties, coordinator of the OZON Public Monitoring Group. Ivanna studied at The National University of Ostroh Academy and has a bachelor's degree in Political and Information Management. She is a graduate of the personal development program at the Ukrainian Leadership Academy and Open Reforms University. Since 2019, she also has been volunteering for the NGO Promote Ukraine, with whom she jointly organized an international solidarity campaign #StopRussianBrutality in 2021.

Dr. Franziska Davies

works as a Post-Doc Research Assistant at the Institute of Eastern and Southeastern European History at the Department of History of the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich. From October 2021 until August 2022, she was a guest researcher at the German Historical Institute Warsaw. Previous work abroad included stints in London, St. Petersburg and Kazan. Together with Katja Makhotina, she published Offene Wunden Osteuropas. Reisen zu Erinnerungsorten des Zweiten Weltkriegs in 2022. The book received the Bayerischer Buchpreis 2022 and was a finalist among the nominations for the NDR-Non-Fiction Prize 2022. In October 2023, Dr. Davies will publish "Die Ukraine in Europa. Traum und Trauma einer Nation". (Foto: (c) LMU München) 

Nina Bondar

completed her master's degree in Media Communications at the Ukrainian Catholic University. She worked as a Trainee in the European Parliament and she has been actively involved in various non-profit and civil society programs focused on promoting youth civic engagement and has extensive experience working on communications and promoting youth civic engagement in non-profit and civil society programs such as the Ukrainian Danish Youth House, the USAID/ENGAGE project, and as a member of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) forum's PR team.

Following Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine, Ms. Bondar and her university classmates volunteered to combat Russian propaganda and disinformation, communicating often with young people throughout the world to encourage them to support Ukraine. She now holds the position of Social Media Manager at the National Agency on Corruption Prevention. In this role, she is dedicated to building zero tolerance for corruption among the young generation of Ukrainians and working towards a more democratic and dignified society.