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18.01.2012

Chelsea Clinton will lead a discussion with Ukrainian students in Kyiv, Ukraine

Chelsea ClintonOn Tuesday, January 24, 2012, Chelsea Clinton will lead a discussion on youth action and public service with Ukrainian students in Kyiv, Ukraine. The event is organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

The discussion with Ukrainian translation will be live-streamed on www.korrespondent.net on Tuesday, January 24 at 3 p.m. (GMT+2).

In Kyiv during her first visit to Ukraine, Ms. Clinton will facilitate a discussion with more than 250 young Ukrainians, among those students, representatives of youth organizations and NGOs, on the powerful role young people can play to create positive change in their community, their country and across the world. The event will also discuss the educational projects of the Clinton Global Initiative and Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

In her address to young Ukrainians Chelsea Clinton said: “Young people around the world today have an incredible opportunity, even a responsibility, to make their communities and our world a better place.  Never before have such accessible and powerful tools existed to help accomplish this," said Ms. Clinton. "I am greatly looking forward to speaking with Ukrainian students and young leaders about how they are already making a positive difference in their communities, in their country and around the world. I expect to hear many inspirational stories and ideas. I hope through sharing some of our work at the Clinton Global Initiative and Clinton Foundation as well as some of my experiences in empowering people to effect change will help us find common purpose - and build a shared, better future for our world."

VakarchukFamous Ukrainian musician, founder and frontman of the “Okean Elzy” rock-band and public leader Sviatoslav Vakarchuk, will moderate the discussion.

Young people all over Ukraine will be able to join the discussion by sending their questions to Chelsea Clinton on the Victor Pinchuk Foundation Facebook page: facebook.com/VictorPinchukFoundation as well as on the Foundation’s Twitter: twitter.com/pinchukfund

Chelsea Clinton has worked at McKinsey & Company and Avenue Capital and studied at Stanford, Oxford and Columbia Universities.  She is currently pursuing a doctorate at Oxford, working at New York University and working with the Clinton Foundation and the Clinton Global Initiative.  Her recent professional and academic work, including her recent academic publications, have focused on questions around how to improve access to relatively low-cost, high-quality health care services around the world, for both acute and chronic health care needs, as well as questions of empowerment and equal rights, including areas related to health, the arts and focused more holistically, particularly on those that concern children.  Chelsea currently serves on the boards of the Clinton Foundation, the Clinton Global Initiative, the School of American Ballet, Common Sense Media and the Weill Cornell Medical College.  Chelsea and her husband Marc live in New York City.

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