SOURCE: World Affairs Council of Orange County

October 11, 2007 12:31 ET

Ukrainian Ambassador to the U.S., Oleh Shamshur, to Speak on U.S. -- Ukrainian Relations and Current Events in the Ukraine During World Affairs Council of Orange County Event

IRVINE, CA--(Marketwire - October 11, 2007) - The event, hosted by the non-profit organization, the World Affairs Council of Orange County, is scheduled for Thursday, October 25 at the Irvine Marriott Hotel at 18000 Von Karman, Irvine, Ca. 92612. The topic will be "The Orange Revolution and Current Events in the Ukraine." The reception will begin at 6 p.m. followed by a dinner presentation at 7 p.m. and a Q&A after the speech. The public is invited to attend.

"As Americans, we should all be rooting for the democratic reforms of the Orange Revolution to take hold in Ukraine," says Chairman Elect Matthew Sant. "The World Affairs Council of Orange County is pleased to host Ambassador Oleh Shamshur and to give our members the opportunity to speak with him about current events in Ukraine."

Ambassador Oleh Shamshur has a long history of service to his country. He has served as deputy minister of Foreign Affairs; head of the European Union Department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; minister/counselor, Embassy of Ukraine to the Benelux Countries; deputy chairman, State Committee for Nationalities and Migration of Ukraine, member of the President's Commission on Citizenship; and first secretary/counselor of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations and other international organizations in Geneva. He earned a Ph. D. in history from Kyiv University and an undergraduate degree with a specialization in international relations from Taras Shevchenko Kyiv University, Department of International Relations and International Law.

Cost: WACOC members $50; non-members $65; students $37. Self-parking is complimentary. For information and reservations, call (949)253-5751 or visit

The World Affairs Council of Orange County is a member-driven non-profit organization that hosts forums on international issues and presentations by some of the world's foremost leaders. Past speakers have included: Ambassador Robert Tuttle, U.S. Ambassador to the Court of St. James; Said Tayeb Jawad, Afghanistan's Ambassador to the U.S.; H.R. McMaster, 71st Colonel, 3d Armored Cavalry Regiment and John Hofmeister, President of Shell Oil. The organization also offers study field trips to foreign countries, cultural and educational institutions, and activities that support international education in local schools and universities. It was founded in 1967 and today has more than 500 members.

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