Президентське вето – Central and Eastern European presidents and their power to block legislation, talk by Philipp Köker

Президентське вето – Central and Eastern European presidents and their power to block legislation, talk by Philipp Köker, PhD candidate at the School of Slavonic and East European Studies, UCL, Thursday, February 28, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London The transformation of Central and Eastern Europe after 1989 has produced many political systems with comparatively powerful presidents. In particular, almost all of them have been vested with the right block legislation by using a so-called ‘presidential veto’. The talk will look at how and when presidents >>>

50th anniversary of the liberation of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj from Soviet labour camps commemorated in London

February 2013 marks the 50thanniversary of the release of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, who was sent to a Soviet concentration camp in Patriarch Slipyj and Fr Iwan Dacko 1945, where he subsequently spent 18 years in a number of prisons and labour camps across Siberia and over other hostile parts the Soviet Union, persecuted for his faith. On Friday, February 15th 2013, Monsignor Iwan Dacko, who was personal secretary to the Patriarch for nearly a decade, held a talk at the Ukrainian Institute in London entitled The First Steps of Freedom – the 50th anniversary >>>

Learn Ukrainian in London – New semester February 2013

The new semester of Ukrainian language courses will begin in February 2013 for learners at all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced), and also for native or near-native speakers who, living outside Ukraine or the Ukrainian community, wish to maintain or improve their language competence. Teachers are native speakers. Evening classes are held once a week, on Mondays, Tuesdays or Wednesdays. There are two sessions per year (each consisting of 16 one-and-a-half hour classes), from September to early February and from mid-February to June. Classes are held at the Institute in Holland >>>

The First Steps of Freedom – 50th anniversary of the liberation of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj from Soviet labour camps, talk by Monsignor Iwan Dacko

The First Steps of Freedom – 50th anniversary of the liberation of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj from Soviet labour camps, talk by Monsignor Iwan Dacko, PhD, Friday, February 15, 7.00PM, at the Ukrainian Institute in London  February 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Patriarch Josyf Slipyj, Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, who was sent to a Soviet concentration camp in 1945, where he subsequently spent 18 years in a number of prisons and labour camps across Siberia and over other hostile parts the Soviet Union, persecuted for his faith. He was liberated in 1963, thanks to >>>

How to Finish a Revolution – Talk by Orysia Lutsevych. Listen to Podcast here

Orysia Lutsevych, 2012 Robert Bosch Fellow at Chatham House, held a talk How to Finish a Revolution – Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, on Thursday 7 February at the Ukrainian Institute in London.  To listen to the talk click here  (in Ukrainian) In the last decade, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have undergone dramatic changes, often described as ‘colour’ or ‘electoral’ revolutions: the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003; the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004, and the so-called Twitter Revolution in Moldova in 2009. These large-scale mobilization events >>>

How to Finish a Revolution – Talk by Orysia Lutsevych, Chatham House 2012 Robert Bosch Fellow

Thursday, 7 February, 7.00PM We are delighted to invite you to a talk How to Finish a Revolution – Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, by Orysia Lutsevych, 2012 Robert Bosch Fellow at Chatham House to be held at 7PM on Thursday, 7 February , at the Ukrainian Institute in London.   In the last decade, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have undergone dramatic changes, often described as ‘colour’ or ‘electoral’ revolutions: the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003; the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004, and the so-called Twitter Revolution in Moldova in 2009. >>>

Yalta Memorial Speech by HE Mr Simon Smith, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, at the Houses of Parliament

The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to confirm that the fifth annual Yalta Memorial Speech will be delivered by HE Mr Simon Smith, British Ambassador to Ukraine. The talk will take place in Committee Room 9, House of Commons, London SW1 at 7pm on Monday 4 February. Due to tight security we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter the Palace of Westminster. Please RSVP to secretariat@britishukrainiansociety.org at your earliest convenience. Further information and a map will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.  His Excellency Mr Simon Smith Her Majesty’s Ambassador >>>