News - 2016.05.31 - Berezyuk announcement

Photo: the Self-Reliance Party (c)

13 June 2016: Oleh Berezyuk MP to give a British Ukrainian Society lecture in London

Event announcement

The British Ukrainian Society is delighted to confirm that the next speech in its lecture series in London will be given by Mr Oleh Berezyuk MP, Chairman of the Self-Reliance Faction in the Parliament of Ukraine.

Mr Berezyuk will give his lecture on 13 June 2016 at 7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster SW1A 2LW. His talk is entitled “Ukraine: a road from despotism to democracy”.

We would like to thank Mr James Butterwick whose sponsorship makes this event possible. Mr Butterwick is a British art collector and dealer. He is a specialist in Ukrainian avant-garde painter Alexander Bogomazov and promotes him globally.

This two-year British Ukrainian Society series of lectures in the spheres of politics and culture is run in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine. It aims to give anyone interested in Ukrainian affairs an opportunity to hear from British and Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, authors, artists and experts from various professions who are in some way involved in noteworthy work relating to Ukraine.

The lectures are held approximately every two months in London at Portcullis House where the offices of British Members of Parliament and their staff are located. Each lecture offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, and networking receptions are also planned in the future.

The British Ukrainian Society is actively seeking sponsors to support this lecture series. Sponsors will be recognised throughout the two years in a number of ways, including during introductory remarks, in advertising and banners, on the BUS website and on its social networking pages. It will also be possible for sponsors to bring promotional materials to the events.

Spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to at your earliest convenience. Due to tight security and the potential for queues, we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter Portcullis House; a map and further instructions will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.

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Speaker profile

Born 8 October 1969 in Lviv, Mr Oleh Berezyuk is a Ukrainian Member of Parliament and the Chairman of the Self-Reliance (Samopomich) Parliamentary Faction.

He graduated from the Lviv Medical Institute, and later from the University of Illinois (Chicago, USA) with a focus on Biology and Psychology.

A member of the Ukrainian Union of Psychotherapists, he worked as a Psychiatrist in 2000-2006. He was also a Teaching Assistant at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Danylo Halytskyi Lviv National Medical University.

In 1996-2006, Mr Berezyuk was also a co-presenter of the Let’s Talk radio programme on psychology on the Lux FM radio network.

He entered politics in 2006, working at the Lviv City Council. There, he was the Director of the City Mayor’s Office in 2007-2012, and the Director of Humanitarian Policy in 2012-2014.

Mr Berezyuk was elected to the Parliament of Ukraine with the Self-Reliance Party in October 2014. He is a member of the Parliament Committee on State Building, Regional Policy and Local Self-Governance.

He is married to Uliana Krynytska-Berezyuk and has three sons: Lev (2008), Danylo (2000) and Ostap (1996).


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