A roundtable discussion with Oles Doniy
Parliament of Ukraine
National Endowment for Democracy
Ukranian National Information Service
About the Speakers
Currently one of Ukraine’s most recognizable opposition politicians, Oles Doniy has a long track record of civic activism and involvement in politics, having started as the leader of the 1990 student hunger strike that led to mass protests in the country’s capital city, Kyiv. Throughout the turbulent years of independence, Doniy has maintained an independent position in support of his vision for a better future for Ukraine. His recent election victory in a single mandate district in the October 2012 elections came as a surprise to both pro-government and opposition parties.
Nadia Diuk is Vice President, Programs for Africa, Central Europe and Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean at the National Endowment for Democracy.
Michael Sawkiw is the Director of the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS), housed within the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.
Ivan Lozowy is an independent consultant specializing in legal and economic issues in Ukraine. He has nearly two decades of on-the-ground experience in Ukraine, and was previously at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, DC.