Each year, Manor College is proud to host two Ukraine Dialogue speakers series programs where members of the Manor campus, Ukrainian, Ukrainian-American, and American communities join together to discuss critical political, religious, humanitarian, and other social issues that face Ukraine. The dialogues are in-person and virtual, engaging, purposeful, and compassionate regarding Ukraine and its people.

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Thursday, April 25, 2024

6:30 PM  | Ukrainian Heritage Studies Museum at Manor College and Via Zoom


Diplomacy in War: Roles and Functions of an Ambassador

Our “Ukraine Dialogue – Diplomacy in War: Roles and Functions of an Ambassador” program features two ambassadors and a retired colonel who have all been intimately involved in various aspects of Russia’s unprovoked and unjustified war against Ukraine. From humanitarian efforts to strategic, these featured panelists have had to lead and manage through the greatest crisis of all, the loss and injury to human life at a large scale, and the protection of a homeland that not only needs preservation due to international norms on self governance and self defense, but because of its representative and symbolic purposes as a westernized democracy on the edge of eastern Europe and abutting a tyrannical, power thirsty neighbor.

Featured Panelists

Ambassador Oksana Markarova: Ambassador Extraordinary & Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the USA, Permanent Observer of Ukraine to the Organization of American States (via zoom)

Colonel (ret) Robert J. DeSousa: Counsel, Eckert Seamans, Attorneys at Law, former State Director for US Sen. Pat Toomey and Retired Army Judge Advocate


Ambassador Roman Popadiuk: American diplomat, the first United States Ambassador to Ukraine under George H.W. Bush Administration

Previous Ukraine Dialogues


Supporting Ukraine’s Service Members and Veterans – Watch the Replay Here
Russia’s Wartime Incursion of the Zaporizhzhia Nuclear Plant – Watch the Replay Here


Constitutions of the US & Ukraine: Enduring Foreign Aggression – Watch the Replay Here


30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Part I – Russian Invasion and Military Relationship with the U.S. – Learn More Here
30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Part II – Linguistic, Financial and Religious Implications – Watch the Replay Here


Zelenskyy’s 1st Year Leading – Watch the Replay Here


Emerging Women in Politics in, of, and for Ukraine – Learn More Here
Kyiv Patriarchy and Russian Aggression in the Kerch Strait – Learn More Here


Hacking and the New Russia – Learn More Here
Moving Beyond the Failed Minsk Process and Ending Russia’s war in Ukraine


America’s Relationship & Moral Obligation
Education as the Battlefront for Democracy – Learn More Here