[Aaus-list] a modest proposal
pyz at brama.com
Sat Mar 22 09:30:46 EDT 2014
On Sat, 22 Mar 2014, f.sysyn at utoronto.ca wrote:
> this is an excellent idea. We have an intitute meeting on Monday and I can
It also underscores the unbelievable lack of vision and leadership at all
of these institutions.
> bring this up. We need to know who will do the assembling of the list. We can
> also pass on our contacts with the media
> Quoting ajmotyl at andromeda.rutgers.edu:
>> As you all know, the North American media are constantly looking for
>> Ukraine experts to interview. Because so few genuine Ukraine experts are
>> known to them, media outlets either go to bogus experts or to the same
>> handful of genuine experts.
>> I have a modest proposal to make to the AAUS, HURI, and CIUS. Why don't
>> you all get together and compile a simple press packet with names of
>> experts, areas of expertise, and contact info. Then e-mail it to all of
>> us, to various listserves, and to all possible journalists. If the packet
>> has these three institutions' imprimatur, it will be regarded with respect
>> by the media.
>> This has to be done quickly, but, fortunately, compiling such a packet in
>> the form of a simple PDF can be done in a few hours. And remember:
>> everyone who studies Ukraine--even if it's culture, literature, or
>> history--knows infinitely more about Ukraine than the bogus experts. So no
>> need to be modest. Help spread real knowledge about Ukraine. Dare I say
>> it's our obligation as scholars?
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