Web-chat with outstanding political scientist of the USA James A. Thurber
October 9, 2009 on the initiative of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, National Aviation University and International Relations Department of Kremenchuk Mykhaylo Ostrogradskiy State University there was arranged a web-chat with James A. Thurber who is an outstanding professor of government, founder and director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies in the U.S.University, District of Columbia.
Students of our university particularly Olga Savchenko, Nadia Bilous, Maryna Petchenko (OA-08-1), Iuliia Kuchers’ka (MÇ-06-2), Mariia Svirina, Tetiana Tulub (ÔÊ-08-1), Irada Ismaiilova, Svitlana Ivanova, Natalia Iakymenko (EÏ-08-1), Oleksii Barvinok (TM-06-1) have got a chance to have online chat with a famous USA political scientist under whose guidance the Campaign Management Institute, Department for the Public Relations and Lobbying Institute have been set up for the last few decades.
James A. Thurber remained a leading researcher for the political campaigns, ethics and lobbying items in the Committee for Economic Development.
Political issues on the activities of the current U.S. President Barak Obama, military conflict between the USA and Irak, lobbying and ethics matters were discussed during the web-chat.
Students were particularly interested in the transparency and fairness of the elections, methods of their provision in the USA and possibility to apply similar methods in Ukraine.
We would like to remind you that it is second event in the web-chat format arranged in our university since in April 2009 students of our university had a web-chat with Anaida Haas, Deputy Press attaché of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.
We would like also to thank associate professor of Social and Political Sciences Department O.A. Mateta, Senior lecturer of Social and Political Sciences Department O.I.Ovcharenko and student from MÏ-09-1 Ihor Horbenko for their assistance in organizing and conducting this event.