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Ukrainian journalist to speak about the war in Ukraine

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K-14, Liberal Arts Building
Blue and yellow field with "Ukraine" underneath

On Wednesday, Oct. 26, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Ukrainian journalist Alona Hryshko will gave a presentation in Dr. Anthony Perry’s Peace and Conflict Studies class in Rm. K-14 of the Liberal Arts Building (Bldg. K) on the main campus.

Hryshko will speak about the war in Ukraine, her work as a journalist, and her research into government transparency and civic involvement. She will be in Metro Detroit during the month of October through Global Ties Detroit, a non-profit organization that hosts international exchange programs on behalf of the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), and other governmental organizations, higher education institutions, and think tanks that promote global exchange and citizen diplomacy.

Journalist is also a Ph.D. student

In addition to being a journalist, Hryshko is a third-year Ph.D. student at the National Technical University of Ukraine Igor Sikorsky Kyiv Polytechnic Institute. Her dissertation is the “Uberization of State Authorities under the Influence of Digital Transformation Processes: An Iterative Model of Transparent Interaction of e-Government Subjects.”

Hryshko earned her bachelor's degree in applied sociology and her master's degree in public business and administration. She specializes in the field that covers the administrative services needed to help build and strengthen society, serving as a public service manager in local or state government. Her interests include public policy management, legislative relations, public budgetary processes and financial management, and labor relations and ethics.

In her research, Hryshko plans and recommends policies and programs that fall within budgets and follow administrative and government law. She collects and analyzes data such as public records, budget reports, surveys, and historical data to make adjustments and improvements.

This presentation is free and open to all HFC students. For questions or more information, contact Perry at