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Chrysalis Conversations: A Tale of Two Countries featuring Dr. Valentina Fominykh

  • Wakonda Club
  • Address: 3915 Fleur Drive, Des Moines, IA 50321
  • April 26, 2017
  • From: 11:30 AM to 01:00 PM
  • Phone: (515) 255-1853
  • Price: $40
Overview

Join over 150 for lunch at the annual Chrysalis Conversation Series the last Wednesdays of February, March and April at the Wakonda Club

Valentina Fominykh, PhD – Professor and Independent Public Policy Professional
A TALE OF TWO COUNTRIES

Dr. Valentina Fominykh grew up in the Communist-ruled Soviet Union, becoming a professor at the USSR Academy of Agricultural Sciences and lead interpreter/facilitator for the USSR Olympic Committee. She came to Iowa in 1989 with a delegation of the first freely elected Soviet Parliament which resulted in an agreement to begin new economic relationships between the USSR and Iowa. Dr. Fominykh returned as a visiting professor in 1990, just prior to the collapse of the Soviet Union. Throughout her career, Dr. Fominykh has worked with state, national, and international businesses and cultural organizations, and for the past 7 years, she has been involved in citizen diplomacy dating to the Garst/Kruschev exchange.

Chrysalis Conversations: A Tale of Two Countries featuring Dr. Valentina Fominykh