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War and Civilians: Historical Perspectives on the War in Ukraine

30 may 2022 17:00 - 19:00
IEA de Paris
17 Quai d'Anjou
75004 Paris

Roundtable organized by Sheldon Garon, Professor of History, Princeton University, 2021-2022 Paris IAS Fellow.


This panel brings together historians who examine the impact of twentieth-century warfare on civilians in Europe, the Soviet Union, and East Asia.  On a scale never before seen, nations concluded that they might win wars not simply by destroying the enemy’s army, but by also targeting cities and the civil population.  Although the current conflict in Ukraine has its distinctive features, sadly we see similar attacks on civilians during the two world wars—in the forms of blockades, bombardment, “demoralization,” deportations, and sexual violence.  We will also discuss countermeasures such as civil defense, resistance and evacuations.  What might we learn from this past?


- Sheldon Garon, professeur d’histoire, Princeton University, résident à l’IEA de Paris
- Masha Cerovic, maîtresse de conférences de l'EHESS, Histoire de l’Europe centrale et orientale
- Claire Andrieu, professeure des universités en histoire contemporaine, Sciences Po
- Marta Havryshko, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, URIS fallow at the University of Basel

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English spoken roundtable. Mandatory registration, see the form below.

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