Annual Freilich Lecture on Bigotry and Tolerance: Ukrainian Ambassador Vasyl Myroshnychenko
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The Freilich Project is pleased to announce that His Excellency, Ambassador Vasyl Myroshnychenko will be giving this year's Freilich Lecture in Bigotry and Tolerance. This year's lecture is held in partnership with the ANU's Centre for European Studies.
Each year, the Freilich Lecture invites speakers from different professions to present on the theme of bigotry, its history, causes, impacts and solutions. These lectures have sparked conversations across academia and the broader community.
The Russian invasion of the Ukraine is a fundamental breach of international law and the UN Charter, and it threatens Ukraine's peace, freedom and democracy. Internationally, the invasion has divided some communities and contributed to broadening division and conflict. For more on the ANU's position on this conflict, read the ANU statement.
His Excellency Vasyl Myroshnychenko is the Ambassador for Ukraine in Australia and New Zealand. He has a long career in strategic communications, and is a co-founder of Ukraine Crisis Media Center, a media NGO set up in early March of 2014 aimed at amplifying Ukraine’s voice internationally. He has sat on numerous boards, was the recipient of the 2018 Marshall Memorial Fellowship, and has a distinguished career both in business and academia.
This event is also held in conjunction with the We Bleed the Same Exhibition, currently on display at the ANU. This Exhibition, from photographer Tim Bauer and filmmaker Liz Deep-Jones, uses impactful photography and documentary film to challenge stereotypes and present the stories of many diverse people who have experienced racism. After the lecture, an unveiling of two new photos, including of the Ambassador, will also take place.