Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Oleksandra Matviichuk to Speak at IU Hamilton Lugar School Conference

Oleksandra Matviichuk, 2022 Nobel Peace Prize laureate and Ukrainian human-rights lawyer, head of leadership of the Centre for Civil Liberties, a human rights organization based in Kyiv

BLOOMINGTON, IND — March 29, 2024

The Indiana University Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies will host its ninth annual America’s Role in the World foreign policy conference on April 4th and 5th, 2024. The event, beginning at 9:30 a.m., will bring together diplomats, journalists, and esteemed scholars to delve into critical topics in global affairs, addressing pressing issues such as the challenges facing the next U.S. presidential administration, AI governance, Indiana’s global economic ties, the situation in Africa’s Sahel region, and more.

Among the distinguished guests, Ukrainian human rights lawyer and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Oleksandra Matviichuk, will be honored with the Global Voices for Change award. Matviichuk, renowned for her leadership of the Centre for Civil Liberties based in Kyiv, will be recognized for her tireless efforts in defending human rights in Ukraine and beyond. Notably, her co-founding of the “Tribunal for Putin” initiative to document war crimes across Ukraine has earned her international acclaim. Matviichuk’s contributions were acknowledged with the prestigious Right Livelihood Award in 2022, along with being named one of the Financial Times’ 25 Most Influential Women. Under her stewardship, the Centre for Civil Liberties was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in the same year.

Dean John Ciorciari of the Hamilton Lugar School expressed admiration for Matviichuk’s unwavering commitment to freedom and democracy, stating, “Her work through the Centre for Civil Liberties, Euromaidan SOS, and her extensive documentation of war crimes set a strong example of the leadership required to uphold freedom and democracy.”

The conference will feature various panels addressing the most pressing challenges in foreign policy. These include discussions on the importance of area studies in today’s polarized political landscape, challenges facing the United States in the coming years, AI governance, understanding the African Sahel region, and economic fragility in highly indebted countries.

The event will also offer a localized perspective with the “Indiana and the World” panel, moderated by Blair Milo, Founding Director of the Sagamore Institute Center for Talent & Opportunity. Panelists will include prominent figures such as Vanessa Sinders, President and CEO of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce; David Rosenberg, Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana; Tyler O. Moore, Mayor of Kokomo; and John Fernandez, Former Mayor of Bloomington. They will explore trends in foreign investment and international markets, shedding light on their impact on local communities in Indiana.

The conference will take place at the IU Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, located at 355 N. Eagleson Ave., in Shreve Auditorium. Both in-person attendance and livestreaming options will be available, with the event open to the public. Advance registration is recommended for those interested in participating.

For further information, please contact Sarah DeWeese, Director of Communications & Marketing at the Hamilton Lugar School of Global & International Studies.

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