Manor College to Host Next Installment of Ukraine Dialogue Series

Join us virtually for the next installment – 30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Linguistic, Financial and Religious Implications – on October 21, 2021.

Manor College is pleased to host the next Ukraine Dialogue series, 30 Years of Ukrainian Independence – Linguistic, Financial and Religious Implications. 

The panel for the event includes Ambassador Oksana Marakova, Minister Natalie Jaresko and U.S. Congressman Joe Hoeffel. 

Maragova started as the First Deputy Minister of Finance of Ukraine and became the government’s entitled representative for investments in Ukraine. During her tenure, she launched UkraineInvest, the office for the attraction and promotion of investors. In 2018, she was appointed as the Minister of Finance of Ukraine and, in 2021, she was appointed the Ambassador of Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the United States. 

Jaresko has a distinguished international career in public service and the private industry, with over 25 years of successful management experience in strategy and negotiation development and implementation of public policy and business objectives, especially during crisis periods. She served as Minister of Finance of Ukraine from 2014 to 2016 and served during a time when the country was affected by a deep recession, foreign occupation and war. 

Hoffel was a member of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2005, representing Pennsylvania’s 13th Congressional District. During his time in government, he sponsored legislation regarding Ukraine and efforts to support the country. 

The moderator for the event is Michael Sawkiw, Jr. Sawkiw is the Director of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and Chairman of the UCCA’s U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Holodomor Genocide Awareness. 

The series is sponsored by the Ukrainian Selfreliance Federal Credit Union, a longtime friend and sponsor of these programs. The Ukraine Dialogue is a public, virtual event and open to everyone and takes place on October 21, 2021 at 6:30 p.m. Register for free at to receive the Zoom link to the event.