Ukraine Global Scholars, Ukraine House and the Embassy of Ukraine in the US invite you to participate in a special event ‘World-Class Education for Ukrainians in the US as an Opportunity to Rebuild Ukraine’ 

The event aims to unite participants around the idea of equipping Ukrainian youth with world-class education and training to unlock the future development of Ukraine. The United States, as a global education and innovation center, plays a strategic partner role in this process. Ukrainian alumni of Ukraine Global Scholars, university representatives, diplomats, business leaders, and government officials will come together to discuss the future of global education for Ukrainians in the US. 

3:00 pm, April 30 2022, Ukraine House, Washington, D.C. 

Ambassador Markarova: “Ukraine defends today against brutal Russian aggression and fights for our homes, people, democracy and freedom. This fight is also a fight for the Ukrainian future and after we win this war, Ukraine will need all our talents and expertise to rebuild our cities. We need to do everything to help all Ukrainian students and scholars in the USA to continue their studies as well as to start new programs for many so that our Ukrainian children and students will not fall victims of russian war, but be the educational battalion, which will add a lot to education and science in USA while here and be the professional reserve for new Ukraine after our victory.” 

Julia Lemesh, President at Ukraine Global Scholars, one of the initiators of UGU: “We need hundreds of thousands of top-educated students to rebuild the Ukrainian economy, like Singapore, India, and South Korea once did with the help of students they educated abroad. It is not a new model, but highly successful and needed for both the Ukrainian students and Ukraine.” 

Two panels are going to take place during the event: 


3:00 - 3:50 pm - Panel discussion №1 - “Ukraine Global Scholars - 7 years of educating top Ukrainian students in the USA” - Speakers: George Chopivsky, President, Ukrainian Development, Company (UDC); Congressman Brendan Boyle; Ambassador William Taylor, Vice President, Russia and Europe at the U.S. Institute of Peace; Morgan Williams, President & CEO of USUBC; Misha Lemesh, UGS co-founder; Pavlo Kononenko, Director of College Counseling. Moderator - Roman Petyk, UGS Adviser, UCFP Chairman.

● The importance of building a critical mass of highly educated young professionals

● Lessons from South Korea, Singapore, etc. that post-war Ukraine could leverage

● Ways for ~200 UGS scholars & alumni to start contributing as early as this summer 

3:50 - 4:00 pm - Short break 

4:00 - 4:30 pm - Panel discussion №2 - “Ukrainian Global University - path to rebuild Ukraine” - Speakers: Tony McGeorge, President Emeritus of the Missouri Military Academy in Mexico, MO, and the current Head of School at The Phelps School in Malvern, PA; Melanne Verveer, Executive Director of the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security; Vladyslav Rashkovan, Alternate Executive Director at IMF; Michael A. Brzezinski, Dean of International Programs at Purdue University; John Walters, President of the Hudson Institute; Ambassador Steiner. Moderator - Yevhen Kudriavets, Deputy Director UNESCO Center JASU, UGU Executive team officer. 

  • Why is there a need for Ukrainian Global University (UGU), aspirations & objectives
  • One month post-UGU launch: main learnings from US and Ukrainian stakeholders
  • Critical priorities in rebuilding post-war Ukraine and potential high ROI quick wins 

4.30 - 6.00 pm - Reception and Networking 

May 1, 2022

10am - 12pm - Brunch with UNWLA