CSE organizes a conference with Terrell Jermaine Starr, based in Ukraine

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On March 29, 2022, the European Study Center (CST), a center affiliated with Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, hosted a conference with freelance journalist Terrell Jermaine Starr, who reports from Kyiv, Ukraine.

Terrell Jermaine Starr is the founder and host of the Black Diplomats Podcast and Nonresident Senior Fellow at the Eurasia Center of the Atlantic Council. The CSE dialogue was moderated by Deborah D. Douglas, Editor-in-Chief of The emancipator.

During the event, Starr described her experience living and reporting in Ukraine, surrounded by soldiers, shelling and fleeing civilians. His main observation was race and how that played into his own experience as well as the acts of discrimination he witnessed. Starr expanded on the reports that black and brown evacuees face discrimination, which he says is shocking but not surprising given that racism was already widespread in Ukraine and has been exacerbated by the war with Russia. He went on to describe the treatment of ethnic and racial minorities in Ukraine and Russia, the vast humanity in Ukraine and the diverse racial experiences in the country, and how identity played out in the Russian-Ukrainian war.

A recording of the event will soon be available on CSE’s YouTube channel.

The mission of European Study Center is to promote understanding of Europe through its cultural heritage; its political, economic and religious histories; its art, literature, music and philosophy; as well as its recent emergence as a new type of international form across the European Union (EU). Operationally, the center provides a focal point and institutional support for the study of Europe across Boston University through coordinating teaching assignments, supporting research, strengthening community among faculty and students and outreach beyond the university. Visit the center website for more.

CSE organizes a conference with Terrell Jermaine Starr, based in Ukraine

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