SWB Virtual Talk: Separatism, Displacement, and the Ukraine War

Scholars without Borders Seminar

Forced migrants are neglected but central actors in separatist conflicts and post-conflict dynamics. Russian aggression in Ukraine is unique in many respects, but, in regards to its IDPs and refugees since 2014, patterns of displacement and its consequences for the war effort, social cohesion, and intra-Ukrainian inequalities are familiar from war zones across the world. We will discuss the implications of repatriation, the nature of integration internally and in Europe, the untapped potential of forced migrants for war mobilization, the social costs of stigmatizing the displaced, and potential scenarios for the future of Donbas separatism. 


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