Distinguished Speakers Series 2017

The Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art, Chicago Business and Professional Group and Kyiv Mohyla Academy Foundation are pleased to present the Distinguished Speakers Series 2017. Three upcoming afternoons of thought-provoking insights and discussion with Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern, Alexander J. Motyl and David Kramer will be held at the galleries of the Ukrainian Institute of Modern Art.

Distinguished Speakers Series 2017:

Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern – February 12, 2017

Alexander J. Motyl – March 12, 2017

David J. Kramer – April 30, 2017

Johanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a historian, philologist and essayist, Crown Family Professor of Jewish Studies and Professor of Jewish History at Northwestern University. Co-author of a newly published book entitled Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence, the author forthrightly tackles sensitive and controversial topics.

Alexander J. Motyl, Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University, is an American historian, political scientist, poet, writer, translator and artist-painter. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia and USSR, Motyl has written extensively on Ukraine, the Soviet Union, revolutions, nations and nationalism, and empires.

David J. Kramer is Senior Director for Human Rights and Democracy at the McCain Institute. Before that, he served as President of Freedom House. Mr. Kramer served eight years in the U.S. Department of State, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs (responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus affairs.)