[Aaus-list] Pres./Disc.: Natural Resources and Political Institutions in Ukraine. By C. Campbell, NaUKMA 15.10.14

Andreas Umland andreumland at yahoo.com
Sun Oct 5 13:14:23 EDT 2014


The Mohyla Academy’s “Kyiv Political Science Club” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/kyiv.political.science.club/) is inviting social scientists, jurists and historians to give narrowly focused public presentations for a graduate seminar named “Contemporary Politics of Central and Eastern Europe,” in English language.
>From late September til early December 2014, each Wednesday at 14:00-16:00, in Auditorium 4-315 of the 4th Building of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, at vul. Voloska 8/5 in Kyiv's Podil district, first-year Master of Political Science students will assemble to listen to, and discuss, a lecture by an English-speaking scholar. They listen to a presentation, with or without PowerPoint, on a clearly circumscribed topic, within the general field of current European and post-Soviet society, law, politics and history. https://www.facebook.com/events/318623644984270/319205914926043/

The presentation on 15 October 2014 will be by:

Conal Campbell

"Natural Resources and Political Institutions in Ukraine"  

Abstract: How does a state's natural resource wealth influence its economic and political development? This question has been extensively researched, usually focussing on major oil exporters and the economic revival of resource-poor parts of Asia. There is now strong evidence that states with abundant resources perform less well economically and politically than their resource-poor counterparts, but there is little agreement on why this occurs. This presentation will analyse Ukraine, suggesting that the type of commodity (agriculture vs. iron ore) and the quality of political institutions are vital to understanding the theory of the "resource curse".   

Conal Campbell is an Irishman living in Kyiv. He completed an honours bachelor’s degree in Economic and Social Science in Trinity College Dublin, a master’s in Politics, Security and Integration at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies at University College London and an MBA at University College Dublin. In Ukraine, Conal has worked for the country’s largest investment bank Dragon Capital and as a public and investor relations consultant to several major organisations.
Please, preregister here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542472315971120/?
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