A Conversation with Ruslana Lyzhychko, “People’s Artist of Ukraine”
Join us for a conversation with leading Euromaidan activist, former Ukrainian Parliament member, and acclaimed pop star Ruslana Lyzhychko as she discusses the role of civil society in promoting peace in Ukraine. The Euromaidan movement, begun in November 2013, grew out of widespread citizen demand for more transparent and accountable government, and ultimately led to Viktor Yanukovich fleeing the country. While most international attention has focused on the subsequent Russian invasion of Crimea and the ongoing war in the east of Ukraine, this meeting offers an opportunity to discuss other important political developments in Ukraine including Parliamentary elections scheduled for October 26.
The CSIS Project on Prosperity and Development cordially invites you to:
An Armchair Conversation with Ruslana Lyzhychko, "People's Artist of Ukraine"
President, International Republican Institute (IRI)
Leading Ukrainian Activist
Senior Adviser and Director of the Human Rights Initiative, Center for Strategic International Studies (CSIS)
Wednesday, September 10, 2014, 2:00PM to 3:00PM
Conference Room 212C
CSIS 1616 Rhode Island Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20036
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Ruslana became a prominent figure in the Euromaidan movement through nightly patriotic sing-alongs, and her constant presence on the front lines of the protests. In recognition of her leadership and bravery, Ruslana has won several awards including the Secretary of State's International Women of Courage Award and the Atlantic Council's 2014 Distinguished Humanitarian Leadership Award for her leadership in the 2004 Orange Revolution and the pro-European Union protests that followed. On September 9, Ruslana will receive the International Republican Institute's Freedom Award, established in 1995 to honor individuals who have worked to advance freedom and democracy.