November 20, 2020

Manor College’s Virtual Ukrainian Dialogue discusses Zelenskyy’s first year


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Panelists of Manor College’s Virtual Ukrainian Dialogue (clockwise, from top left): Ukraine’s Ambassador to the U.S. Volodymyr Yelchenko, Manor College President Jonathan Peri (moderator), Kyiv Post Chief Editor Brian Bonner and Verkhovna Rada National Deputy Solomiia Bobrovska.

JENKINTOWN, Pa. – Manor College held a Virtual Ukrainian Dialogue via Zoom in what was the latest in its series of discussions on Ukrainian-American issues. Panelists included the ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Volodymyr Yelchenko; a member of Ukraine’s Parliament, Solomiia Bobrovska; and the chief editor of the Kyiv Post, Brian Bonner.

The president of Manor College, Dr. Jonathan Peri, facilitated the discussion on “[Ukrainian President Volodymyr] Zelens­kyy’s First Year Leading up to American’s Presidential Election.”

Ambassador Yelchenko stated, “I am confident that, regardless who wins this year’s U.S. election, our friendship and strategic partnership will continue to grow, as both Ukraine and the United States are committed to strengthening these relations.”

Topics of discussion during the October 15 dialogue included the United States partnership with Ukraine, the upcoming elections and President Zelenskyy’s political philosophy. (The entire dialogue may be viewed here:

Manor College holds dialogues focused on Ukrainian-American affairs twice a year, this being the ninth dialogue in the college’s history. The discussions always create meaningful and important conversation and are well-attended by various members of the Ukrainian community. Previous topics of conversation included: women in politics in Ukraine; Russian aggression in the Kerch Strait; hacking and the New Russia; and moving beyond the Minsk process and ending Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Located in suburban Philadelphia, Manor College offers more than 50 Associate’s, Bachelor’s and Certificate programs in Allied Health, Arts and Sciences, Business and Professional Studies, and Education.