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Watch live internet broadcast of lecture by Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales today, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

Live streaming starts at 15:30 on and

Today at 15:30, theVictor Pinchuk Foundation will host live internet broadcast of a lecture on the topic “The Internet: Changing Tomorrow” given by Jimmy Wales, founder of the Wikipedia, Wiki concept creator and a member of the Board of Trustees at Wikimedia Foundation. Live lecture streaming will be available at and

Internet entrepreneurs, diplomats, students and graduates of the leading Ukrainian universities and winners of the scholarship programs of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will be among the listeners of the lecture. A Q&A session will follow the main event.

As part of the Public Lectures project, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation regularly invites world renowned politicians, thinkers and public figures to Ukraine to discuss challenges facing the world and Ukraine. By organizing such a dialogue between world leaders, experts and Ukrainian students, the Foundation wishes to contribute to fostering a new generation of responsible leaders.

In previous years, lectures were given, among others, by Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University Francis Fukuyama; 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhhamad Yunus; James Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group; Colin Powell, 65th US Secretary of State; former High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union and Secretary General of NATO Javier Solana; former Vice Chancellor of Germany Joschka Fischer; the 42nd President of the United States Bill Clinton; President of Israel Shimon Peres, former Prime minister of Great Britain Tony Blair, and former Director of the International Monetary Fund Dominique Strauss-Kahn.

Also, during his first visit to Ukraine, Jimmy Wales appeared as a special guest at the 5th Zavtra.UA Youth Forum on May 14 in Kyiv. Jimmy Wales met with the winners of Zavtra.UA nationwide scholarship program and delivered a speech at the Forum Award Ceremony.

Photos from the Zavtra.UA Youth Forum Award Ceremony featuring Jimmy Wales is available at

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