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Two students from Ukraine will participate in Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute in Washington, DC

Two Ukrainian students, Andriy Zablovskiy (Head of Secretariat of the Council of Entrepreneurs under the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine) and Helen Sedykh (Ph.D. student at Ukrainian State University of Finance and International Trade) will participate in a two-week Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute at American University, in Washington, DC.

From May 9 through May 22, 2011, students will examine the full range of strategies and tactics pursued by organized interests and their lobbyists in attempting to gain access, obtain and exchange information, and influence policy makers in Congress and the executive branch. The institute provides participants knowledge and understanding of how to lobby and advocate for policies within the United States government structure and processes. The workshop features speakers from the faculty of American University and approximately 30 prominent lobbyists representing corporations, trade and professional associations, public interests and other citizen groups, labor unions, as well as law and lobbying firms.