Photo: the Fatherland Party (c)

26 October 2016: Hryhoriy Nemyria 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 Dr Hryhoriy Nemyria MP who is the Deputy Chairman of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party, and the Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations in the Parliament of Ukraine.

Dr Nemyria will give his lecture on 26 October 2016 at 7pm in the Macmillan Suite, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster SW1A 2LW. His talk is entitled “Where is Ukraine going?”

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. Mr Butterwick will be holding an exhibition dedicated to Bogomazov at the National Art Museum of Ukraine in Kyiv during September-November 2017.

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

Dr Hryhoriy Nemyria MP is the Deputy Chairman of the Batkivshchyna (Fatherland) Party and the Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights, National Minorities and Interethnic Relations in the Parliament of Ukraine.

Dr Nemyria served as the Deputy Prime Minister responsible for European and International Integration in the second government of Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko (December 2007 – March 2010). He was also the Governor from Ukraine at the World Bank.

Prior to this, Dr Nemyria was a Member of Parliament from the Yulia Tymoshenko Block (BYuT), where he chaired the Committee on European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, and was the Deputy Chairman of the BYuT Parliament Faction.

During 2006-2007, Dr Nemyria was the Vice-Chairman of the Permanent Parliamentary Delegation to the PACE (Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe), and the head of the Ukrainian delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee.

In Ms Tymoshenko’s first government (January-September 2005), he served as her Foreign Policy and European Integration Advisor.

Dr Nemyria comes from Donetsk. He has an MA in History from the Donetsk State University, and a PhD from the Taras Shevchenko University in Kyiv. He became Vice-Rector of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and chaired the Department of European Integration at the National Academy of Public Administration.

Dr Nemyria was the Chairman of the Board of the International Renaissance Foundation, and Board Member of the Kyiv School of Economics. He is the Founder and Director of the Center for European and International Studies (CEIS).

Dr Nemyria is married and has a son and a daughter.


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