Conference here Friday to focus on 'Ukraine After the Orange Revolution'

Conference here Friday to focus on ‘Ukraine After the Orange Revolution’

Myroslav Marynovych

A conference on “Ukraine After the Orange Revolution: Global Impact Upon the Spread of Freedom” will be held from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 28, in the auditorium of the John R. Roach Center for the Liberal Arts at the University of St. Thomas.

Free and open to the public, the conference is co-sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the Twin Cities and St. Thomas’ Center for Catholic Studies and College of Arts and Sciences.

In winter 2004, the Orange Revolution in Ukraine repeatedly made the headlines in newspapers around the world. Following recent parliamentary elections, the future of democracy in Ukraine again is the focus of international attention. Two keynote speakers from Ukraine will assess these history-making events.

Yaroslav Hrytsak

Myroslav Marynovych, a vice president and professor at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, will discuss “The Experience of the Orange Revolution and the Transformation of the Ukrainian Nation” from 4 to 5 p.m.

Yaroslav Hrytsak, a professor at the University of Lviv and the Ukrainian Catholic University will discuss “Making Sense of the Orange Revolution a Year Later” from 5:15 to 6:15 p.m. He will assess how the democratic potential of the Orange Revolution is being realized in Ukraine and other post-Soviet countries.

For more information, call St. Thomas’ Center for Catholic Studies, (651) 962-5700.