Last month, Adrian Karmazyn (U.S.-Ukraine Foundation communications advisor) was a guest lecturer at the Department of Foreign Nations Modern and Contemporary History of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, at the Journalism Department of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv and at Souspilnist Foundation’s Media Mobility Hub, which brings students from Ukraine’s regional universities to the Ukrainian capital for a two-week internship with national media outlets.  He spoke about U.S. current events with a focus on the work of American news media.  Students and faculty were also interested in hearing about Adrian’s journalism career at the Voice of America (1987-2015) and about the activities of USUF.  He was one of several Americans participating in a seminar of the Lviv-based Business Community Club, a national association which partners with USUF on small and medium business development. (In the past he has also lectured at Vasyl Karazin National University of Kharkiv, Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, the Yaroslav Mudryi National Law University in Kharkiv and the University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy).

With faculty of Kyiv National University’s History Department. Olha Sukhobokova (center) has written a biography of the first director of the Voice of America’s Ukrainian Service.


With journalism students at Lviv National University.


Students from all over Ukraine came to Kyiv to the Media Mobility Hub internship program led by Taras Petriv of Kyiv National University;s Journalism Institute and the Souspilnist Foundation.








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