Talk by Vladyslav Kaskiv, Founder of PORA

Wednesday, February 7, 2007
7:30 pm
Room 1512, International Affairs Building

The Ukrainian Studies Program at Columbia University and the Orange Circle Cordially Invite You to an Evening Discussion With Vladyslav Kaskiv, Founder of the PORA Civic Movement and Leader of PORA-PRP Civic Bloc

“From the Orange Revolution to Durable Democracy: Ukraine's Difficult Path of Reform”

The civic campaign PORA (It’s Time) was at the forefront of the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 – an event which has been described as a democratic breakthrough marking the birth of a new political nation and the developed civic awareness of Ukrainian citizens. Immediately following the announcement of falsified election results, PORA was ready and acted quickly to set up the famous “tent city” on Kyiv’s central street, block administrative buildings and organize an all-Ukrainian student strike. Then, with its experience exerting influence on the political process in Ukraine, after the Orange Revolution, PORA transformed into a civic bloc, with the right to participate in elections and offer the Ukrainian authorities policy proposals. Vladyslav Kaskiv, in his talk, will discuss the Ukrainian political scene and the force on it that the civic bloc PORA has become.

Please RSVP to Adrianna Melnyk: amelnyk@orangecircle.org or 212 388 0177