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Kaley Hanenkrat
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Kaley Hanenkrat is a development researcher at Barnard College with an academic background in Political Science and Eastern Europe. After graduating from Barnard in 2011, Kaley was awarded a Fulbright Fellowship to conduct research on civil society in Ukraine where she studied in the law department at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and worked with local civil society focused think tank, Центр Дослідження Суспільства. Since then, Kaley has worked in development at national service non-profit City Year New York before returning to her alma mater in 2013. As a student, Kaley was passionate about activism and helped lead a number of student activist projects and initiatives as President of the Columbia Democrats ranging from campus-wide voter registration programs and election volunteer trips, to campus debates, to service trips in WV and New Orleans.

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Euromaidan and the Colors of a Revolution

(0) Comments | Posted February 7, 2014 | 3:20 PM

For 15 years, the social movements commonly referred to as "color revolutions" have been taking place throughout the world. Most Americans have a tangential awareness of this phenomenon, but typically, only through the images of riots distributed in western media, rather than an understanding of the often complex power...

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Ukraine Has Not Yet Perished

(2) Comments | Posted January 26, 2014 | 9:26 PM


The first time I heard the Ukrainian national anthem, "Ще не вмерла України," which roughly translates to "Ukraine has not yet Perished," I thought I had mistranslated. Watching the events around EuroMaidan unfold, however, I do not think there could ever be a...

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Repeating the Past: Is EuroMaidan the New Orange, or Something Else?

(1) Comments | Posted December 31, 2013 | 9:40 AM

On November 21, 2013, Ukrainian journalist Mustafa Nayeem posted on Facebook a call to Ukrainians to come to Maidan Nezalezhnosti to protest Yanukovych ending trade agreement negotiations with the European Union. The significance of the timing was not lost on Nayeem, who, like many in Kyiv, remembers the...

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Ukraine Protests Go Deeper Than Trade Agreement

(4) Comments | Posted December 10, 2013 | 9:30 AM

Nine years ago, I watched a sea of orange grow across Maidan Nezalezhnosti on CNN. As I write this, and Mustafa Nayyem's video feeds are playing in the background, showing thousands of Ukrainians again fighting for a better country. Protestors were clashing with police at...

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