The Stockholm School of Economics (SSE) together with the Stockholm Institute of Transition Economics (SITE) and the Embassy of Ukraine in Sweden hosted a hybrid event to learn more about the impact of the war in Ukraine and to support fellow students and faculty members from the FREE Network partner school, the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE) and Ukrainian academics and students more generally.
Speakers and participants from all over the world, including of course colleagues from the Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), joined the event. A number of highly distinguished speakers discussed the matter, among them:
- Tymofiy Mylovanov, KSE President
- Andrii Plakhotniuk, Ambassador of Ukraine to Sweden
- Tobias Thyberg, Ambassador of Sweden to Ukraine
- Jenny Ohlsson, State Secretary to Minister for International Development Cooperation
- Lars Strannegård, SSE President
- Anders Paalzow, SSE Riga President
- Yuriy Gorodnichenko, KSE board member and UC Berkeley Professor
- Hanna Anisimova, SITE Research Assistant,
- and students from KSE and SSE
- Torbjörn Becker, Director of SITE and Board Member of KSE together
- Wilma Liewendahl, President of the Student Association (SASSE) at SSE.
During the evening, funds were raised for the newly formed Swedish nonprofit organization, the Friends of KSE, to help provide intellectual and humanitarian support to researchers and students at KSE, working within and outside Ukraine’s borders.
About “Friends of KSE“
Friends of KSE is a Swedish nonprofit (“Ideell förening”) with the purpose to support academics with links to Ukraine and in particular, though not exclusively, those at the Kyiv School of Economics. This will be done through fundraising and financial as well as intellectual support. The funds raised will only be used to support Ukrainian academics and faculty, staff, and students at KSE. The administrative cost of the association is capped not to exceed 5% of the funds raised. Anyone that wants to support KSE is welcome, and there is also an opportunity to join the association.
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