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at 10 am the Second Cultural Diplomacy Forum of Ukraine is to be held
20 April 2016, 17:20

Add to calendar 2016-04-27 10:00:00 2016-04-27 11:00:00 Europe/Kiev at 10 am the Second Cultural Diplomacy Forum of Ukraine is to be held The Second Cultural Diplomacy Forum of Ukraine is to be held at 10 am on the 27th of April  at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (Velyka Zhytomyrska str. 2, Kyiv). The Forum is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and the Kennan Institute Kyiv Office. It is organized with the financial support of the International Renaissance Foundation and the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine. Event organizer. [email protected]

The Forum will bring together representation of the government and the parliament civil society activists and foreign experts to discuss the strategy of the development of Ukraine’s institutional capacity in the area of cultural and public diplomacy.

The Kennan Institute Kyiv Office and international civic organization “Global Ukraine” will present the results of their independent audit of Ukraine’s cultural diplomacy in 2014-2016 and discuss the synergy of efforts undertaken by the state and non-state actors to promote Ukraine’s culture abroad. The Forum will also identify cultural diplomacy projects and institutional players who serve as the driving force for promoting Ukraine’s international brand by cultural instruments.

The participants of the Forum will work recommendations to the government, nonprofit sector and other actors on improving Ukraine’s image abroad, upgrading effectiveness and strategic planning of Ukraine’s cultural and public diplomacy.


Second Cultural Diplomacy Forum

April 27, 2016

Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine

(2, Velyka Zhytomyrska Str., Kyiv)



9:30 Registration

10:00 Welcoming Remarks


Panel discussion           “Does Ukraine Have a Cultural Diplomacy Strategy and

Who are its Actors?”


Vadym Prystaiko, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Dmytro Kuleba, Ambassador-at-Large

Kateryna Smagliy, Director, Kennan Institute Kyiv Office

Hanna Hopko, Chairwoman, Verkhovna Rada Foreign Relations Committee

Andriy Vitrenko, Deputy Minister of Culture of Ukraine for European Integration
Geoffrey Pyatt, U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Yevhen Bystrytsky, Executive Director, International Renaissance Foundation


Moderator:          Mariana Betsa, MFA Spokeswoman


11:30 Coffee-break

11:45 Presentation of Ukraine’s Cultural and Public Diplomacy Audit


Marina Pesenti, Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London

Natalia Moussienko, Modern Art Research Institute Ukraine

Vasyl Myroshnychenko, co-founder of the Ukrainian Crisis Media Center

Oleksandr Snidalov, activist of Global Ukraine NGO (Netherlands)

Anna Yavorska, activist of Global Ukraine NGO (Begium)

Violetta Moskalu, founder of Global Ukraine NGO


Moderator:          Kateryna Smagliy, Director, Kennan Institute Kyiv Office       


13:00 Coffee Break

13:30 Public Lecture


Cultural Diplomacy and Conflict Resolution:

Global Lessons for Ukraine’s Success


Dr. Helena Kane Finn, Vice-President of the American Council on Germany (New York)

Acting Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (2000 - 2001)


14:45 Reception

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