Virtual conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy is May 16

The Vanderbilt community is invited to attend a virtual conversation with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Monday, May 16, at 10 a.m. CT hosted by the Association of American Universities.

Zelenskyy will speak and engage in a Q&A with university leaders about how America’s leading research universities, including Vanderbilt, and Ukrainian officials and educators can work together to help rebuild and transform his country’s decimated higher education sector. The Vanderbilt community can stream the address live on YouTube.

Zelenskyy’s administration envisions a postwar Ukrainian education sector with world-class research universities that drive scientific discovery and technological advancement, contribute to the nation’s economy, and collaborate closely with American universities. During his address, Zelenskyy will outline his vision for Ukraine and speak about the Ukrainian Global University, which brings together an international network of institutions to help displaced Ukrainian students and scholars continue their education and research.

A recording of Zelenskyy’s remarks will be available following the event.