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03.03.2016

66th U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to give Public Lecture “Challenges in an Ever-Changing World” at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

On March 9, 2016, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, 66th United States Secretary of State (2005-2009), will meet Ukrainian students, scholars and opinion-makers as a part of the Public Lectures project of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

In her lecture “Challenges in an Ever-Changing World”, Dr. Rice will comment on challenges and opportunities of the current geopolitical landscape and will provide understanding of how Ukraine should position itself on the global arena.

As a part of its Public Lectures project launched in 2006, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation regularly invites leading thinkers, politicians and public figures to Ukraine to discuss challenges facing the world and Ukraine. By organizing such a dialogue between world leaders and Ukrainian students, the Foundation has for a decade contributed to fostering a new generation of responsible leaders.

In previous years, lectures were given, among others, by Francis Fukuyama, Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate; James Wolfensohn, 9th President of the World Bank Group; Colin Powell, 65th US Secretary of State; Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (1999-2009) and Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999); Joschka Fischer, Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005); Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States; Shimon Peres, the 9th President of Israel; Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1997-2007); Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (1998-2005); Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Physics , and Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation; Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner, and others.

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