Ukraine-Russia … One Year and Beyond (in-person)
Saturday April 8 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Dr. Sergei Kambalov retired from the United Nations on December 31, 2010. His last position was the Executive Coordinator of the United Nations Global Alliance for Information and Communication Technologies and Development. Sergei joined the United Nations in 1989 as a member of the author team of the World Economic and Social Survey. In 1997-2009 he worked in the Office of ECOSOC Support and Coordination of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs where in 2005-2009 he was Chief of ECOSOC and Inter-organizational Cooperation Branch. Prior to joining the UN in 1989, he was a First Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR, and before that he worked in academic research on international economic relations in the Institute of the USA and Canada Studies (1973-1977) and the Diplomatic Academy (1977-1987). He has several academic publications, including a book on economic sanctions as a tool of foreign policy. Born in Riga, he grew up in Novosibirsk. He has graduated magna cum laude from the Department of Economics of the Moscow State University and has a PhD in International Economics from the Diplomatic Academy, Moscow. Sergei is a patented inventor. He and his wife Elena live in Middlebury, Connecticut. They have four children and nine grandchildren..
Alexander Kuzma is the Chief Development Officer for the Ukrainian Catholic Education Foundation (UCEF). A lawyer by training, for 15 years, he served as Development Director for the Children of Chernobyl Relief Fund, an organization that provided millions of dollars in medical equipment, hospital supplies and training for hospitals in Ukraine. Since 2010 he has worked to raise funds for students scholarships, endowments and new programs at the Ukrainian Catholic University. UCU is the only Catholic university in the former Soviet Union. Beyond his professional career, Alex is a choral director and cantor at St. Michael’s Ukrainian Catholic Church in Hartford, Connecticut. When he is not on the road with UCEF he serves as the music director of the Yevshan Ukrainian Vocal Ensemble based in Connecticut.
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