Special Address by President Zelenskyy

3 Aug 2022 from 4:30pm - 6:00pm

Headshot of President Zelenskyy

Hear directly from His Excellency President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, in this special virtual event.

About this event

The University of Newcastle is honoured to join universities across the country in a special virtual address by His Excellency President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, on Wednesday 3 August 2022.

The University of Newcastle will hold an in-person screening at Callaghan campus CT202, with President Zelenskyy speaking live via video link from Ukraine.

The event, hosted by the ANU Centre for European Studies, will be opened by The Hon. Julie Bishop and feature a Q&A session between students and President Zelenskyy. Director of the ANU Centre for European Studies, Ms Anne McNaughton, and Head of the National Security College, Professor Rory Medcalf AM, will provide observations to close the virtual event.

This is a unique opportunity for our students to engage - in real time - with a world leader navigating the confronting realities of war, and to reflect on the importance of upholding and defending the rule of law, democracy and the rules-based international order.

Nearing six months since the start of the invasion of Ukraine, President Zelenskyy continues to inspire the world through his leadership and service to his country. We are incredibly grateful to have President Zelenskyy share his time and thoughts with our community.

The University of Newcastle is proud to join the Special Address as a partner university, and in support of the Ukrainian people.

Be part of the conversation – show your support and contribute to the discussion via the hashtag #UnisWithUKR

This event is presented by our friends at the ANU Centre for European Studies, the National Security College and the Embassy of Ukraine in Australia.

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Please note: this event may be cancelled at short notice.

Doors open at 4.00pm and attendees are asked to be seated by 4.30pm.

Limited tickets are available for students, staff and the general public.

Student and staff identification will be checked upon entry to the event.


Due to limited capacity, registration is essential. The University of Newcastle will continue to monitor COVID-19 guidelines and adhere to NSW Government requirements to ensure the safety of attendees at our events. We will provide masks at the door for those who would like to wear a mask in doors. We appreciate your assistance with helping to keep our community safe by following the direction of our event staff on the day. If you do not feel well, please refrain from attending this event.

The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.