Discussion Session:

Historical Narratives

in International Relations and Diplomacy

Meeting with

Dr. Jarosław Suchoples

University of Jyväskylä (Finland)

May 4, 2023


On May 4, the Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts and our partner universities had the honour to meet Dr. Jarosław Suchoples, a Polish historian and diplomat.

At present, Dr. Suchoples holds the position of Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Music, Art, and Culture Studies of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland). Prior to 2019, our guest served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the Republic of Finland.

His area of expertise covers, among other things, the matters related to the Baltic Sea region, the history of the First and the Second World Wars, as well as the practices of remembrance pertained to the conflicts of the past.

The discussion was focused on the use and abuse of history in international relations. Another block of issues which were reviewed in the conversation concerned the functions of a diplomatist as a multi-tasked communicator, especially in the context of Ukraine’s relations with Finland and Poland.


Institutions represented at the event:

University of Jyväskylä (Jyväskylä, Finland)
Kyiv School of Diplomatic Arts (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Kyiv National Economic University named after Vadym Hetman (Kyiv, Ukraine)
National University of Life and Environmental Sciences of Ukraine (Kyiv, Ukraine)
Nizhyn Mykola Gogol State University (Nizhyn, Ukraine)
Bohdan Khmelnytsky National University (Cherkasy, Ukraine)
Ivan Franko National University (Lviv, Ukraine)
Uzhhorod National University (Uzhhorod, Ukraine)
V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University (Kharkiv, Ukraine)
Odesa I. I. Mechnikov National University (Odesa, Ukraine)
Petro Mohyla Black Sea National University (Mykolayiv, Ukraine)
Vasyl Stus Donetsk National University (presently located in Vinnytsia, Ukraine)
Volodymyr Dahl East Ukrainian National University (presently located in Kyiv, Pereyaslav-Kmelnitskyy, and Dnipro, Ukraine)
Oles Honchar Dnipro National University (Dnipro, Ukraine)

The meeting was held as a part of our project
“Civic Education vs. Disinformation: Countering Fake Histories
in International Politics and Propaganda”.
The information about this initiative
may be found