Ben O'Loughlin has been visiting V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University in Ukraine this week, one of the partner universities in our Jean Monnet project on EU Diplomacy in Conflict Regions. Ben met film-maker and TV host Lidia Starodubtseva, Head of the School of Media and Communication. He talked to her students about why Ukraine is of interest to researchers in Western Europe, how they as young people can further the democratisation of Ukraine, and addressed their concerns about whether Islamic State pose a threat to cities in Ukraine. Today he will present to the School of Foreign Languages on the topic, 'Forging the World: Strategic Narratives and the Power of Language'.