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29 October 2018:
Ukraine and the West – what unites us in times of great change
We are delighted to confirm that the next speech in our lecture series will be given by Bishop Borys Gudziak, Eparch of the Paris Eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand, and President of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, on 29 October 2018 at 7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster SW1A 2LW.
His talk is entitled, ‘Ukraine and the West – what unites us in times of great change‘ during which he will discuss populism, Russian aggression, Brexit and America’s shifting political landscape.
We hope you will be able to join us, and please feel free to invite your friends and colleagues to this event.
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Bishop Borys Gudziak
Eparch of the Paris Eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand, President of the Ukrainian Catholic University
Bishop Borys Gudziak is the eparch of the Paris Eparchy of Saint Vladimir-Le-Grand for Ukrainians of the Byzantine Rite in France, Switzerland, and the Benelux Countries.
An intellectual and historian globally recognised for his scholarly achievements and pastoral inspiration, Gudziak served as founder and rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, Ukraine, where he is now President; he also taught at Lviv Theological Academy.
He was ordained a priest in 1998 and a bishop in 2012. Born in New York State, Gudziak earned a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and biology from Syracuse University and subsequently studied in Rome in the circle of Cardinal Josyf Slipyj, then head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church. Gudziak received a degree in theology from the Pontifical Urban University, followed by a Ph.D. in Slavic and Byzantine Cultural History from Harvard University.
In 2015, Gudziak was recognised by respected Ukrainian magazine Novoye Vremya as one of the most respected thought leaders in Ukraine.