Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Priorities: Status Quo or Change?
- Olga Stefanishyna, Director, Government Office for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Government of Ukraine (from Kyiv)
- Brad Freden, Director, Office of Eastern European Affairs, U.S. Department of State (from Washington)
- Sviatoslav Yurash, Foreign Policy Advisor to President Volodymyr Zelenskyy (from Kyiv)
- Olena Halushka, Head of International Relations, Anti-Corruption Action Center (from Kyiv)
- Richard Tibbels, Head of the Eastern Partnership Bilateral Relations Division, European External Action Service
- Vasyl Babych, Head of International Relations, Reanimation Package of Reforms (from Kyiv)
- Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Washington)
- Bruno Lete, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund of the United States (from Brussels)
Please join us for a special meeting of the Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine focused on Ukraine’s foreign policy direction under newly inaugurated President Zelenskyy and on the ways in which the upcoming parliamentary election on July 21 will impact Kyiv’s international engagement. The Task Force and participants will discuss priorities for Ukraine as it navigates political change, continued aggression by the Kremlin in Eastern Ukraine, and the prospect of deeper engagement with the EU and NATO. Speakers will also focus on evolving strategies of engagement in Washington and Europe with new leaders in Ukraine. What are the reform, security, and political priorities of U.S., EU, and other partners when engaging President Zelenskyy and a new parliament?
The Transatlantic Task Force on Elections and Civil Society in Ukraine was established by the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) Democracy and Civil Society Task Force, an initiative of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, and Reanimation Package of Reforms (RPR) to provide a platform for stronger U.S.–EU–Ukrainian engagement and information sharing prior to the upcoming Ukrainian presidential election in and parliamentary election 2019.
Civil society organizations that have joined the task force include Transparency International Ukraine, Centre for Democracy and Rule of Law, Centre for Policy and Legal Reform, OPORA Civil Network, Democratic Initiatives Foundation, DEJURE Foundation, EIDOS Center, Centre for Economic Strategy, Anti-Corruption Action Centre, and Centre UA. The initiative has also been joined by the Brussels mission of the Ukrainian World Congress and the German Marshall Fund in Washington, and Brussels.
If you have any questions, please contact John Alexander at +1 202 683 2608 or [email protected].
Please note that the event on June 20 will be held via video link between three separate venues. Responding to this invitation will sign you up to attend the event in Washington, DC.
Washington, DC: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, 1744 R Street NWKyiv: Ukraine Crisis Media Center, 2 Khreshchatyk Street
Brussels: The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Rue de la Loi 155 Wetstraat