Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University and human rights defender, went on a tour to present his book, “The Universe Behind Barbed Wire,” in September and October. Photos and captions of some of the events of the tour are BELOW.
On September 27, speaking with historian Professor Randall Stone of the University of Rochester and program host Evan Dawes during the popular afternoon radio talk show “Connections” on Rochester’s NPR affiliate WXXi…Professor Myroslav Marynovych following his interview and discussion of his prison memoir: “The Universe Behind Barbed Wire” on WXXI – NPR in Rochester, New York.
Professor Marynovych meets with seminarians and Rector Fr. Bohdan Tymchyshyn at St. Basil’s Seminary in Stamford, CT
Seminarians from St. Basil’s College listen intently as Professor Marynovych describes some of the harrowing experiences he endured as a prisoner of conscience in the Soviet Gulag.
Speaking at the Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C.
Following his lecture at the Catholic University of America, Professor Marynovych greets distinguished guests that attended his presentation. From left to right: Professor Marynovych, architect Larysa Kurylas – the designer of the acclaimed Holodomor Monument in Washington, DC; Ambassador John Herbst of the Atlantic Council; Jonathan Katz of the German Marshall Fund, Eugene Fishel, a senior staffer at the U.S. State Department, and Professor Michael Kimmage of the History Department at the Catholic University.
Following a meeting with Senior Congressional staff from the House Committee on Foreign Affairs; from left to right: Michael Sawkiw of the Ukrainian National Information Service (UNIS); Alexander Kuzma, Katherine Earle, adviser to US Rep Michael McCaul (R-Texas); Prof. Marynovych; Philip Bednarczyk, Senior Advisor to Chairman Gregory Meeks (D-New York) and UCEF staffer Serhiy Michajluk.
Speaking at the conference on Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Statehood. To his right is Ostap Kryvdyk , Chair of UCU’s Analytical Center in Kyiv.
Myroslav Marynovych addressed the parish of St. Basil the Great Ukrainian Catholic Church in Charlotte, North Carolina following Divine Liturgy on October 24.
Professor Marynovych meets with Motria Procyk following his presentation at St. Basil the Great Parish
Signing books for admirers
Professor Marynovych and UCUF Chief Development Officer Alex Kuzma meet with George Weigel – author of “Witness to Hope” – the acclaimed biography of St. John Paul II at Weigel’s office at the Ethics and Policy Center in Washington
On October 15th, UCU Vice-Rector Myroslav Marynovych and UCUF Chief Development Officer met with Carl Gershman at the National Endowment for Democracy in Washington, DC. Carl Gershman served as the president of the National Endowment for Democracy since its founding in 1984 until 2021.
Speaking at the Tiburon Yacht Club, near San Francisco, CA, on October 26