Iryna Fedets, Senior Policy Analyst for Economic Freedom in Europe and Central Asia at the Heritage Foundation, and Ukraine native, recently spoke at a roundtable presentation in the Business Building. Iryna gave a brief overview of the protests occurring throughout Ukraine and summarized Russia’s role in the turmoil that is still taking place. She discussed her country’s corruption and even included a story about her sister’s university giving out A’s in return for bribes, which both intrigued and baffled the audience. Iryna said she will continue to remain hopeful towards Ukraine’s future. Recently, President Obama promised to impose harsh sanctions on Russia if they continue to ignore Ukraine’s sovereignty. With any luck, this will allow the situation in Ukraine to improve.