Yaroslav Hrytsak is  Ukrainian historian and  public intellectual. He is  professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University (Lviv, Ukraine) where he is director of Petro Jacyk Program for the Study of Modern Ukrainian History and Society. He also taught at the Columbia, Harvard and Central European University.  He is  founding editor of “Ukraina Moderna” journal and author of numerous publications on modern history of Ukraine including Essays in Modern Ukrainian history (Kyiv, 1996, 2001, 2019) Prophet in his Native Land: Ivan Franko and His Community (Kyiv, 2006; English translation in 201). In 2014-2022, he served as a co-director of the German-Ukrainian Historical Commission. Hrytsak has been listed among the top 100 most influential Ukrainians and has various Ukrainian and foreign awards for academic achievements  and public activity His most recent publication is Global History of Ukraine. Published in November 2021, it became an instant bestseller. Since then, it underwent 6 editions; and was also published in an e-book and an audiobook version. English, Italian and Polish translations are underway.