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Podcast Episode: Connecting Minnesotan & Ukrainian Students

May 22, 2023 - June 5, 2023

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Global Minnesota recently launched a new virtual youth diplomacy program to connect Ukrainian and American high school students. In this program, students from Kyiv and Lviv, Ukraine are connecting with Edina High School students through online meetings and via social media platforms.

On the latest episode of The Global Minnesota Podcast, hear from Edina High School teacher Lindsey Smaka and Andrii Ushytskyi from America House, Kyiv on how these young people have deepened their knowledge, empathy and understanding of one another during this difficult time in Ukraine.

Global Minnesota will host a public event featuring the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on June 14. Hear a wide-ranging discussion with Ambassador Yovanovitch at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs starting at 6:00 PM. She will discuss her time in Ukraine, her diplomatic career, and will sign copies of her new memoir “Lessons from the Edge.” Sign up here.


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Public Event with Ambassador of Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

Global Minnesota K-12 Education Program

Yulia Tymoshenko

America House Kyiv

America House Lviv

Edina Global Scholars

This interview was recorded on May 4, 2023, and will be available for viewing on our Calendar of Events for several weeks. All interviews are archived on our podcast feed and in our Past Events calendar


May 22, 2023
June 5, 2023


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