- AffiliationCEO, New America
- AffiliationCEO, Razom for Ukraine
- Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
- Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies
Pictured from left: Areta Pawlynsky- Ukranian Community Leader, Nadia Crisan, Dora Chomiak, Anne-Marie Slaughter and Andrew Moravcsik
LISD Hosts Alumni Conversation on the Critical Role of Civil Society during the War in Ukraine
On May 27th, 2023, during Reunions, LISD hosted a conversation between Anne-Marie Slaughter ’80, CEO of New America and Dora Chomiak ’91, President of Razom for Ukraine on the Role of Civil Society Mobilizing to Support Soldiers and Civilians. Some of the questions raised during the discussion include: how the full-scale invasion influenced civil society organizations and how have they adapted to it; how is the war bringing new demands onto the Ukrainian 3rd sector (civil society) and how are organizations responding to them; what do civil society organizations in Ukraine have to teach similar organizations in democracies around the world; how are international aid organizations and multinational companies reacting to and iterating with civil society organizations in Ukraine during the full-scale invasion and why are so many institutions surprised at the response and resilience of the ‘volunteer movement’ in Ukraine. Over 100 alumni and members of the Princeton community attended this important event. Dora’s journey through Princeton and work in Ukraine in the early days of independence
Razom was founded in 2014 and grew rapidly in 2022 going from distributing $200,000 per year to over $60 million in 2022. Razom is now scaling and continues to have an extraordinary impact.