Past Event

In Conversation with Slava Vakarchuk of Okean Elzy

May 22, 2023
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
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Teatro of the Italian Academy; 1161 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10027 United States

Sviatoslav Vakarchuk’s work transcends the boundaries of music, politics, and civic leadership. As his band Okean Elzy ( reaches its 30-year anniversary, join us for a conversation with Slava about his life and the impact of Russia’s war in Ukraine.

Co-sponsors: Razom for UkraineColumbia Global Centers, and the Harriman Institute at Columbia University 


Welcoming Remarks by Mark Andryczyk (Harriman Institute)

Overview of BraveGeneration Program by Tanya Kotelnykova (Recipient of Columbia University Scholarship for Displaced Students)

Conversation with Slava Vakarchuk, moderated by Dora Chomiak (RAZOM for Ukraine)

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