Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Liz Allen will deliver opening remarks to a panel of Ukrainian cultural leaders on protecting and rebuilding Ukraine’s culture and cultural heritage on Thursday, September 21, 2023, at 9:30 a.m. EDT at the Ukrainian Institute of America in New York, NY.

Under Secretary Allen’s remarks and the panel will be open press and recorded for release after the event on the Ukrainian Institute of America’s YouTube channel.  To register for in-person coverage, please RSVP to ECA-Press@state.gov.  Access instructions will be provided to all registered media prior to the event.

The U.S. Department of State supports Ukraine’s efforts to combat Russia’s brutal attempts to undermine and erase Ukrainian culture.  Through robust educational and cultural exchange programs, the Department of State engages Ukrainians in a range of sectors to preserve their cultural heritage, showcase the richness of Ukrainian culture, and ensure creative professionals have what is needed to sustain their industries.

Credentialed media representatives may attend the event upon presentation of one of the following: (1) A U.S. Government–issued identification card (Department of State, White House, Congress, Department of Defense, or Foreign Press Center), (2) a media-issued photo identification card, or (3) a letter from their employer on letterhead verifying their employment as a journalist, accompanied by an official photo identification card (driver’s license, passport).