Making change irreversible: the case of Ukraine. Talk with Yevhen Hlibovytsky. 21 February, 2019

DATE: Thursday, 21 February 2019

TIME: 7pm 

VENUE: 79 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 3SW

Ukraine has undergone a great deal of change in the last five years, but many feel its pace has been excruciatingly slow and the momentum for reform has been lost. As Ukraine approaches its second presidential elections since the Revolution of Dignity, how great is the risk of a roll back of reforms under the next administration? Or has Ukraine passed a point of no-return? What are the most crucial changes that need to be made in the next five years? How successful are the reforms of the state institutions? And elite renewal? What are the values shifts driving this change?  

Talk with Yevhen Hlibovytsky, member of Nestor Group.

The talk will be in English and will be moderated by Robert Brinkley, Chairman of the Board of Ukrainian Institute London. 

The talk will be followed by a wine reception. 

This is a ticketed event. The ticket is £10. You can purchase your ticket here

Speaker's bio: 

Yevhen Hlibovytsky is a member of Nestor Group, an interdisciplinary expert group, which looks into long-term development issues for Ukraine. He is also a founder of pro.mova, a think tank and a consultancy, which researches how culture impacts institutions in the countries of the former Soviet Union. He is one of Ukraine's most popular and authoritative commentators and also speaks on various international fora. 

In his previous career Yevhen Hlibovytsky was a journalist, mostly writing about political issues. In 2002 he became one of the leaders of journalists’ resistance against censorship in Ukraine, a year later he co-authored a concept of Channel 5 TV, which grew to become a voice of the Orange Revolution. In 2013 Yevhen Hlibovytsky was one of the founders of hromadske.tv, an important online media during and after 2013/14 Maidan in Ukraine. Yevhen Hlibovytsky serves as a supervisory board member of the newly created Public Service Broadcast in Ukraine, and advises major civil society organizations in Ukraine on strategy and development issues. He also teaches at Kyiv-Mohyla Academy and Ukrainian Catholic University. Yevhen Hlibovytsky is a political science graduate of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.