Politics vs Policies? What it Means to be a Politician Today: Perspectives from Ukraine

Event date: Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Event time: 12:00 pm
Horchow Hall (HRCH ), 103 (GM Room) See map
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven, CT 06511
Event description: 

The European Studies Council & REEES are delighted to present the first event of this year’s Colloquium Series. Please join us on Tuesday, October 29 to hear Ukrainian politician and 2019 World Fellow Olena Sotnyk discuss her recent experience with legislation and policy making in the Verkhovna Rada (Ukrainian Parliament) with an introduction by Marci Shore, Associate Professor of History, Yale.
New Location: Horchow Hall, GM Room, 55 Hillhouse Ave.
Bio: Olena Sotnyk, 2019 World Fellow, Member of the Parliament of Ukraine/The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine from 2014 to 2019. 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.