Liberalism in Dark Times

Yana Sonchkivska, Mariia Yelahina

In this podcast episode students of the University of Zurich spoke with Mykola Volkivskiy, a Ukrainian political scientist, philosopher, public figure and volunteer. They explored the concept of liberalism and how the war has challenged liberal norms and values, including liberal ideas about war and civil liberties.

Interviewee share his views on how the war has impacted the liberalization process in Ukraine, what are the potential consequences of the war for the liberal world order, and whether the principles of liberalism can offer a solution to the ongoing war, or whether other approaches are needed.