Join National Security Fellows Lt Col Chris Weisshaar and Tim Adgent; Ilya Timtchenko, founder and chair of the HKS Ukraine Caucus; and guest Christian Borys, Founder of St Javelin for a discussion on countering Russian sponsored propaganda and disinformation. The speakers will also discuss ongoing key fundraising efforts for the Ukrainian military and Ukrainian civilians. With experience creating and engaging with St. Javelin and the North Atlantic Fellas Organization, Mr. Borys will share his lessons learned on the use of social media to create a global fund raising and information campaign.

This event is part of the For the Common Defense seminar series, run by the Harvard Kennedy School's National Security Fellows. Each seminar explores a different national security or defense-related subject chosen by Fellows to share insights, policy relevant knowledge, and professional expertise with students and fellows.

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Saint Javelin is a social enterprise created by Christian Borys, a Canadian who worked as a journalist in Ukraine from 2014-2019. It all started as a one-person effort to raise $500 to support Ukraine ahead of the looming full-scale invasion in February 2022.

A year later, the team, which has grown to 15 people, has sold over 200,000 products and donated over $2 million to Ukraine as the country continues to fight Russia’s aggression. They have collaborated with organizations such as the Ukrainian World Congress, The Kyiv Independent, President Zelenskyy’s fundraising platform United24, and others. 

Thanks to their community, they've helped Ukrainians with humanitarian aid and donated hundreds of crucial items to the Ukrainian defenders such as pickup trucks, generators, medical aid kits, winter clothing and more. Their goal is to support Ukraine till victory and beyond!

Learn more about St. Javelin here.