In 1991, the Soviet Union collapsed and Ukraine declared itself an independent state. But political independence didn’t rid the country of Soviet or communist influence. Democracy was fragile. Corruption ruled government, business and education. People were killed for speaking out and demanding justice.
Elly Bleier ('20), from "Freedom of Thought," is the daughter of Robert "Rocky" Bleier ('68), captain of the Notre Dame football team in 1967. She recently spent a few minutes with the Institute reflecting on what it was like to grow up with her dad.
Visiting scholars from Ukraine and Poland will be hosted by the Nanovic Institute for fall 2018.
Laura Qi '19, an international economics major with a minor in European Studies, investigates France outside of Paris through a Nanovic research and travel grant.…