Does democracy matter? Meeting with representative of Atlantic council – Mrs. Melinda Haring

04 December 2017, 12:08

Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation invites you to the discussion with Melinda Haring «Does Democracy Matter?». Mrs. Haring is an editor of the Atlantic Council’s well-known blog "Ukraine Alert". The event is conducted within the framework of the OUF Youth Discussion Club "Open World" and will be concentrated on the US assistance to Ukraine in the sphere of democracy development.

The blog «Ukraine Alert» is one of the most popular publications by the Atlantic Council (USA). Melinda Haring’s articles are reposted in Newsweek, KyivPost, Novoe Vremya, Huffington Post, Real Clear Defense, and the World Affairs Journal. Mrs. Haring has worked for a long time as an analyst on political developments in the Eurasian region. She is the author of the report "Reforming the Democracy Bureaucracy," and  also a contributor to the book "Does Democracy Matter?" (2017)  Melinda Haring has been working in the Eurasia Foundation, Freedom House and the National Democratic Institute (NDI) in the past, where she was involved in the programs on assistance to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Russia. Mrs. Haring is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations (USA).

The meeting will be conducted on Tuesday, November 28  at 7:00 pm. The venue: Bohdana Khmelnytskogo street 8/16, "Arthub" ("Ukrinform", near "Teatralna" metro station).

During the event, the guests will have the opportunity to discuss with Melinda Haring importance of American assistance to Ukraine in the sphere of democratic development and evaluate the efficiency of existing programs. Also, the discussion will touch upon the issues of values and their protection in the context of the growing totalitarian tendencies in the world.

Participation in the event is free. Pre-registration for the event is required at the following link:

The working language of the event is English.

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Discussion Club «Open World» is an educational project of the «Open Ukraine» Foundation for socially active young people. Its goal is to raise a new generation of responsible leaders. Every month the Foundation holds lectures with renowned experts, politicians and public figures, during which they discuss ways of effective solutions to social problems in Ukraine and in the world.