Iryna Fedets, a native of Lviv, is an Atlas Corps Fellow at Heritage where she is a Visiting Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Freedom in Europe and Central Asia. Previously, she worked at the Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting, a think tank in Kyiv, Ukraine, where she focused on business studies. She has also worked for a political party in Ukraine. She earned BA and MA degrees in Sociology from the National University of Kyiv/Mohyla Academy in Ukraine and has also completed a minor program in Public Relations. Mykola Vorobiov, from Kyiv, is Chief Editor of the “Euro-patrol” investigative bureau website. He has reported from the barricades in Kyiv and other Ukrainian cities since the “Euro-Maidan” uprising began last November. He has also covered unrest in Egypt, the Georgian and Ukrainian parliamentarian elections, and Moscow’s local mayoral elections. His blog, posted via korrespondent.net, was shut down when that web portal was purchased by a close relative of former Ukrainian President Yanukovych. Maksym Beznosiuk has both a Bachelor's Degree with Honors in International Relations and International Law as well as a Specialist's Degree with Honors in Public International Law from the Kyiv National Taras Shevchenko University Institute of International Relations. At the Renewable Energy Center he focused on clean technologies and the renewable energy market of Ukraine. While interning at OIES he conducted research on Ukraine’s energy market. He also worked as an intern for the UN Development Programme (UNDP) in Ukraine on information issues related to UNDP and UN-led activities.
Join us as three young Ukrainian professionals offer their unique perspectives on the current crisis in their homeland.
More About the Speakers
Center for International Trade and Economics, The Heritage Foundation
Mykola “Nikolay” Vorobiov
Ukrainian Journalist and Blogger
National Conference on Soviet Jewry
Helle C. Dale
Senior Fellow for Public Diplomacy