Past event

Ukrainian MP Lesia Vasylenko in conversation with Professor Phillips O'Brien

The University of St Andrews is to give students, staff and the wider community a unique insight into the impact of the war in Ukraine when it welcomes one of the country's leading Members of Parliament, Lesia Vasylenko, on a visit to Scotland on Friday (7 October).

Ms Vasylenko, who is from Kyiv and has held the office of the People's Deputy of Ukraine since 2019, is an outspoken critic of the Russian invasion, providing her 307, 200 Twitter followers across the globe with regular and often harrowing updates about the situation on the ground.

In the evening, Ms Vasylenko will take part in a public event with the Head of the School of International Relations and Professor of Strategic Studies, Phillips O'Brien.

This event will be hosted by Professor Stephen Gethins and is run as part of the University's Scotland's Future Series. The event is open to all and will include a question and answer session.

Register for the event via Eventbrite