Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine at Colorado State University on Oct. 3

Note to Reporters: A photo of Marek Siwiec is available with this release at news.colostate.edu.

FORT COLLINS — A former member of the European Union Parliament will be on the Colorado State University campus on Oct. 3 to speak about the crisis in Ukraine.

Marek Siwiec served in the Parliament from 2004 to 2014, including two terms as vice president; his responsibilities included the Ukrainian delegation and the Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Affairs. He is also a member of the CSU College of Business Global Leadership Council and will share his perspectives on the current conflict between Russia and the Ukraine Friday, 3-4:30 p.m., in the Grey Rock Room of the Lory Student Center.

Siwiec, a Polish national, holds a degree in physics from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy in Krakow, and in post-graduate journalist studies. After a year as editor-in-chief of a daily newspaper, he was elected to the Polish Parliament and became a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe in 1993. He served in the Polish National Security Bureau until his was elected to the EU Parliament in the first “European” elections in Poland in 2004.

Siwiec will draw on his extensive experience in European politics to answer questions from the audience after his presentation.

“Understanding the Crisis in Ukraine” is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the College of Business, the Office of International Programs, the International Studies Program and the Society for Global Awareness and International Affairs (GAIA) at CSU.

For more information, contact Andrea Williams, andrea.williams@colostate.edu