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A conversation with a former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine highlights a series of events planned this fall semester by the Center for Civic and Community Engagement at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Marie Yovanovitch

Marie Yovanovitch, who served three times as U.S. Ambassador, most recently in Kyiv as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine from 2016 to 2019, will take part in a conversation at 6:15 p.m. Oct. 19 in the Reeve Union ballroom. Also a best-selling author,  Yovanovitch will share her insights on the war in Ukraine and experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. Foreign Service.

Before Ukraine, Yovanovitch served as ambassador to Armenia from 2008 to 2011 and Kyrgyzstan from 2005 to 2008. More on Yovanovitch’s life and career is available here.

Other events:

Movie and talkback: The Invisible Class, 6 p.m. Nov. 8 in Sage Hall 1210. The Invisible Class explores what it truly means to be homeless in America, challenging stereotypes and examining the systemic causes of homelessness in the wealthiest nation in the world.

Fireside Chat Series: A local community speaker involved in projects related to civic or community engagement will visit the Pollock House to share their educational, professional and personal experiences with students.

Here is the schedule:

  • Julie Dumke, 5 p.m. Oct. 4. Dumke is a retired teacher with more than 30 years of experience in education and founder of the Oshkosh Kids Foundation and the Tiny House Village.
  • Rep. Lori Palmeri, 4:45 p.m. Nov. 2. Palmeri, a 2010 UWO graduate, was elected to represent Wisconsin’s 54th Assembly district in 2022 and served two terms as Oshkosh mayor.
  • Marlo Ambas, 5 p.m. Nov. 15. Ambas, a 2008 UWO grad, owns and operates two downtown Oshkosh businesses: Manila Resto and the Algoma Club.

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