January 20, 2009
My colleagues and I in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv are pleased to introduce our new “Window on America” blog, which will not only provide information about the United States to Ukrainian audiences but will serve as a platform for professional discussions and for sharing ideas and materials. Our goals in sponsoring Window on America centers in libraries throughout Ukraine are to enhance mutual understanding between the United States and Ukraine and to promote open access to information. This blog will support those goals by providing librarians and others interested in supporting mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and Ukraine the opportunity to discuss topics such as democracy and democratic values, culture, education, history and current events in American society. As a new American President takes the oath of office today, we launch this blog with information about the inauguration and the transition to a new administration. We look forward to hearing from you about your programs, ideas, and needs as you strive to provide better access to information about the United States to the Ukrainian public.
Counselor for Press, Cultural, and Educational Affairs
U.S. Embassy Kyiv