“Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law (CDDRL) is pleased to welcome Sviatoslav Vakarchuk as a visiting scholar for the fall quarter,” the statement says.
Vakarchuk, lead singer of Okean Elzy and civic activist, also holds a doctorate degree in theoretical physics from the Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In Stanford, he will give open lectures on Ukraine and be a student as well.
“We look forward to welcoming Slava Vakarchuk to the CDDRL community this fall,” said Francis Fukuyama the Mosbacher director of CDDRL. “His presence will add a great deal towards our understanding of Ukraine's democratic transition.”