Recording Now Available – Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture 2023

HREC is excited to share the recording of the 2023 Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture held on November 6, 2023. In her lecture titled “From Stalin to Putin: Analyzing Moscow’s Genocides 90 Years after the Holodomor”, Kristina Hook discussed the issue of grappling with what Genocide really is. Her presentation focused on three key questions: What is genocide – in law, policy, and research? Why has genocide erupted twice by Moscow against Ukraine in only 90 years? And how can genocide studies help us understand the Holodomor and stop Russia today?

Kristina Hook is the Principal Author of “The Russian Federation’s Escalating Commission of Genocide in Ukraine: A Legal Analysis,” published in July 2023 by New Lines Institute and the Raoul Wallenberg Centre for Human Rights. She is Assistant Professor of Conflict Management at Kennesaw State University’s School of Conflict Management, Peacebuilding, and Development, where she specializes in genocide prevention and international human rights.

The Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture was initiated in 1998 and is organized by HREC and co-sponsored by the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto; the Canadian Foundation for Ukrainian Studies; the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, Toronto; the Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Ukraine, University of Toronto; and St. Vladimir Institute (Toronto).


  • Toronto Annual Ukrainian Famine Lecture 2023 - 90th Memorial Year