Olena Sotnyk, 2019 World Fellow | ESC Colloquium

Event date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Event time: 12:00 pm
Location: 
Rosenkranz Hall (RKZ), 202 See map
115 Prospect Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

European Studies Council Colloquium Series presents Olena Sotnyk, 2019 World Fellow, discussing
Politics vs Policies?
What Does It Mean to be a Politician Today: Perspectives from Ukraine
Bio: Olena Sotnyk, 2019 World Fellow, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine/The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Olena Sotnyk is a Ukrainian politician, lawyer, and human rights defender. As a member of the Ukrainian Parliament, she is a well-known legislator and public policy maker in areas such as rule of law, judicial system reform, anticorruption, and youth policy. Olena also represents Ukraine in the international arena—she is one of the leading the voices of Ukrainians against Russian aggression. She holds prominent positions in the working bodies of several international organizations, including the Council of Europe, and focuses on issues including Euro-integration of Ukraine and female empowerment. Prior to her political career, she was a lawyer and served on the board of The Ukrainian Bar Association and Aspen Ukraine Alumni. Olena has degrees pertaining to law, economy, and psychology.