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Open World Community Reception Featuring Journalists from Ukraine

On Thursday, February 1 join Global Ties KC and the local community to get to know journalists from Ukraine, who are in the Metro through the Congressionally-supported Open World Program – openworld.gov. The reception will take place at the Meadowbrook Clubhouse in Prairie Village, sister city of Dolyna, Ukraine.

Ticket purchases includes heavy appetizers and drinks, in addition to the exclusive opportunity to network with some of Ukraine’s most critical journalists.

5:30-6:00 PM – Open Networking
6:00-6:30 PM – Speaking Program, featuring Ukrainian Open World Program participants and a representative from the Congressional Office for International Leadership (COIL)
6:30-7:00 PM – Open Networking and Last Call


  • Ms. Ganna Krasnostup, Director of Department of Information Policy and Information Security, Ministry of Culture and Information Policy of Ukraine
  • Ms. Liliia Dvoretska, PR Manager, Come Back Alive Foundation
  • Mr. Kyrylo Viktorov, Senior Analyst of the Department for Countering Informational Threats to the National Security, Center for Countering Disinformation
  • Mr. Ivan Tsyperdiuk, Associate Professor, Department of Journalism, Advertising, and Public Relations, King Danylo University
  • Ms. Natalya Savchenko, Principal, Lyceum 16 of Melitopol City Council

About Global Ties KC

Through face-to-face interactions with rising leaders from around the world, people across the U.S. Heartland have the chance to learn and influence global affairs, make new friends, and represent our community all without ever leaving home.

We connect international professionals and emerging leaders in a variety of fields with their Midwest counterparts for the purpose of forging lasting relationships that may one day become a powerful tool for addressing some of our biggest global challenges. While in Kansas and Missouri, we provide our international visitors with opportunities to cultivate deeper connections and more meaningful cross-cultural exchange.

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