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Image of Slava Vakarchuk singing. Links to event page.



In Conversation with Slava Vakarchuk of Okean Elzy
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Please join the Italian Academy, Columbia Global CentersRazom for Ukraine and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University for a special evening with Sviatoslav Vakarchuk of Okean Elzy. Vakarchuk’s work transcends the boundaries of music, politics, and civic leadership. As his band Okean Elzy reaches its 30-year anniversary, join us for a conversation with Slava about his life and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine.


Welcoming Remarks by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute)

Overview of BraveGeneration Program by Tanya Kotelnykova (Recipient of Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students)

Conversation with Slava Vakarchuk, moderated by Dora Chomiak (RAZOM for Ukraine)