Responsibility of Intellectuals: On the Maidan and Outside It

On the 24th of February we hosted Lyubov Fadeeva, Professor of Political Science, Chair of Political Science Department at the Perm State University with the guest lecture Responsibility of Intellectuals: On the Maidan and Outside It.

The presentation was devoted to the analysis of the responsibility of intellectuals in the context of the ongoing dramatic events in Ukraine.  The lecture had been pre-empted by the scholarly debates over the terms intellectual and their social role.

The hot debates in the Ukrainian segment of the social network Facebook reflects that the representatives of the Ukrainian intellectuals are not ready to adhere to a consolidated position over the ongoing events yet. Unfortunately, the intellectuals mostly generate negative evaluative statements that usually end up with the occurrence of an unproductive antagonism "we" against "them".