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The Legacy of the Ukrainian Dissident Movement on Contemporary Ukrainian Society

26th Annual Rudnyckyj Distinguished Lecture

Guest Speaker: Borys Tarsyuk, Diplomat & Politician, Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine.

Title of Lecture: “The Legacy of the Ukrainian Dissident Movement on Contemporary Ukrainian Society”.

About the Speaker:  The Honourable Borys Tarasyuk, is a diplomat and politician who twice served as the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in five governments under two Presidents, from 1998 -2000, and 2005-2007. From 2011 to 2015 and since 2018, he has been the Co-President of the EURONEST Parliamentary Assembly (2015-2018 Vice-President of this Assembly). In 2001, Minister Tarasyuk founded the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, and has served as the  Chairman of the Board of its magazine “Euroatlantic”. In addition, he was the leader of the political party “People’s Movement of Ukraine” from 2003-2012, and since 2013, the Deputy Head of the All-Ukraine Union “Bat’kivschyna” party. He currently serves as a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, the Verkhovna Rada, and chairs the inter-factional group, ‘Ukraine in NATO’.

Description of lecture:   Minister Tarasyuk will discuss how the dissident  movement in Ukraine during the Soviet era, has impacted current Ukrainian society.

Date & Time:  Monday, February 25, 2019, at 7:00 pm

Location:  U of M Archives & Special Collections, 330 Elizabeth Dafoe Library Building, University of Manitoba, Fort Garry Campus.

 

Free Admission — With Reception to Follow

For More Information Please Call (204)-474-9986 , e-mail:  archives@umanitoba.ca

Sponsored by the U of M Archives & Special Collections; the Slavic Collection (Elizabeth Dafoe
Library); and the Department of German & Slavic Studies

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