On November 1 and 2, 2016 prof. V. Dubovyk has participated in the international conference “Exploring the Religious-Policy/Security Nexus in Responding to Critical Contemporary Regional/Global Security Challenges” which was held at St. Edwards University, Austin, Texas.

Volodymyr Dubovyk has paid a visit to Drake University, Des Moines, Iowa on October 27th, 2016, where he delivered three lectures for the various courses there.

At his October 3d lecture at The University of Texas at Austin "An Insider Perspective on the Crisis in Ukraine" Volodymyr Dubovyk has shown the main dynamics of situation in and around Ukraine, explained where the crisis over Ukraine is going and, also, presented some major challenges that his country is facing.

Director of the Center V. Dubovyk has had a presentation at the PONARS Eurasia conference in Washington, D.C. on September 23d, 2016.

The roundtable "Ukraine and Moldova, complex but promising relations" was held on September 19, 2016 at the Center for International Studies, ONU.

On September 18 this year, a meeting with representatives of the Institute of Sociology of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences was held in the conference room of the Odessa National University named after I. I. Mechnikov. This meeting was initiated by the Department of Political Science ISS ONU. The department initiative was supported by the rector of the Odessa National University, Professor Igor Koval and Director of the ISS, Professor Viktor Glebov

Dr. Volodymyr Dubovyk, Associate Professor of International Relations Department and Director of the Center for International Studies at Odessa National University, will be a Visiting Senior Fulbright Scholar at St. Edward's University for the 2016-2017 academic year.

New article of Volodymyr Dubovyk "The Implications of the Crimean Annexation for Black Sea Security" is available at the PONARS Eurasia web site.