Ukraine's 1991 referendum on independence inaugurated a new era of free elections and the right to protest the results when they weren't. However, civic life - the boring part of democracy has failed to take root much less bear fruit in Ukraine. Robust civic life improves the quality of oversight a population can exercise on election day. The overly centralized Ukrainian state constricted the growth of civic life and its beneficial side effects. Consequently corruption and poor governance spread with minimal opposition. The Revolution of Dignity reacted to this failure and launched decentralization to introduce responsiveness and dynamism to the relationship between the state and citizenry. Four years since decentralization began, the questions remain - what effect has the restructuring had and will the effect last? Please join me for a discussion in which I try to answer these questions.
Speaker - Will Davis
Will Davis is a Fulbright Public Policy Fellow. For the past ten months, Will has been stationed in the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration as a Special Assistant. Will's professional background includes work in the U.S. government, U.S. political campaigns, and in political advocacy. During his time in Ukraine, Will has traveled throughout the country to better understand the nation and the reform process.
**Will Davis's views are his own and do not represent the views of the U.S. Government or Ukrainian Government.**
Remember to bring your passport or driver's license.
Let's watch and discuss a unique motivational documentary about the first candidate participating in the contest for the newly formed Anti-Corruption Court in Ukraine.
Through attending the Culture and Community English class, you will improve your English language proficiency in all areas including reading and writing, gain more practice using English, learn more about American culture and engage with many interesting and contemporary topics.
Nature matters! We at America House invite you for a special addition of speaking club during which we'll #connect2earth. Let's prepare together for celebration of Earth Hour.
Бажаєш навчатися у США, але бракує знань, як цього досягти? Відвідай щомісячну презентацію EducationUSA, щоб дізнатися про процес вступу, фінансування своєї освіти та послуги, що надають центри EducationUSA.
28 березня о 18:30 в America House Kyiv відбудеться публічна дискусія «Гендерна революція в українській дипломатії» за участю заступниці міністра закордонних справ України з європейської інтеграції Олени Зеркаль.
Are you just beginning to learn English? Did you study English when you were young, but haven't practiced in many years? If so, then we have a new course designed just for you. We would like to welcome all beginner-level English learners for a general English course at America house.
Що спільного між головним арт-об’єктом виставки "Late" і німецькою мовою? Які особисті історії людей з усього світу можна почути на виставці? Якщо ви хочете дізнатись більше про те, як виникла ідея проекту, чому виставка має таку назву, про що саме розповідають головні герої у своїх історіях — запрошуємо на кураторську екскурсію виставкою Марії Прошковської "Late".
An aspiring author during the civil rights movement of the 1960s decides to write a book detailing the African American maids' point of view on the white families for which they work, and the hardships they go through on a daily basis.
Interested in learning more about U.S. governing institutions and the ideas and debates that shaped them? America House is pleased to host this week’s session of the U.S. Embassy’s American Studies Club.
The Podcast club will feature podcasts that are on a variety of themes and feature many different perspectives. You will get new opportunities to get more listening practice outside of the classroom, while learning new vocabulary and content each Saturday while discussing the week’s podcast episode.