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Ukrainian Current Affairs – A Discussion

October 11, 2018 @ 9:00 am

Join us for:A Discussion on Ukrainian Current Affairs, with:   – Alexandra Baklanova, a Strategic Development expert with pro.mova – Vitaliy Deynega , co-founder and CEO of Come Back Alive NGO, and – Andrii Osadchuk, a Kyiv City Council member They are participating in a Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) exchange program in Washington.  Note:  This will be an off-the-record discussion. When:  Thursday, October 11, 9:00 am – 11:00 am Where:  U.S.-Ukraine Foundation, 1090 Vermont Ave., NW, 6th floor, Washington DC 20005 Please RSVP to info@usukraine.org  by  COB on October 10.  Seating is limited.  Coffee and pastries will be served. Speaker Bios: Alexandra Baklanova is an expert in strategic development. She has a background in business, but in recent years is focused on Ukraine’s reform sector, working with key civil society organizations, leading think tanks, donors and international organizations facilitating their capacity growth and improving sustainability of their results. Alexandra Baklanova is a partner in pro.mova (since 2007), an independent think tank and a consultancy.  She is also a founding member of the Nestor Group. She teaches strategy at Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv and is a supervisory board member of UCU School of Management and Leadership.  Alexandra has made a significant input into establishment of a sound business management education market, being on board of the team that started Kyiv Mohyla Business School (kmbs), and later assisting the launch of LvBS– both leading Ukrainian business schools. Alexandra worked for Sony Corp. headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany and was one of the founders of AIESEC in Luhansk. She has a master’s degree in business administration (kmbs) and specialist degree in international economics (East-Ukrainian State University).  Alexandra Baklanova was born in Sevastopol, Crimea, and grew up in Luhansk. Vitaliy Deynega is the founder and CEO of the International Charity Fund “Come Back Alive”, which brings concrete support to the Ukrainian military fighting against Russia’s invasion. He has frequently travelled to the military zone and his organization is highly trusted because of its efficiency and transparency.  Come Back Alive has 1.4 million followers in Facebook. In recognition of his efforts, Vitaliy Deynega was awarded with the Order of Merit of the 3rd degree by edict of the President of Ukraine in 2014. In addition, he is an influential public speaker and an anchorman on 24TV’s “Undeclared War Chronicles. ” Before this, he worked as an expert in the Independent Defense Anti-Corruption Committee (Transparency International’s Security and Security Branch in Ukraine/ NAKO). Vitaliy specializes in complex projects that require cross-cutting competencies and has worked in the field of IT.  Vitaliy received a degree in Applied Mathematics from National Technical University of Ukraine’s “Kyiv Polytechnic Institute”. He is currently working towards achieving his MBA from the International Management Institute MIM in Kyiv. He also has several qualification diplomas in IT.  Vitaliy Deynega was awarded with the Order of Merit of the 3rd degree by edict of the Presient of Ukraine in 2014. Andrii Osadchuk, as a member of the Kyiv City Council, is a leader of anti-corruption, governance, and transparency reforms.  On the city council, her serves as the Secretary to Law-Enforcement and Anticorruption Commission, simultaneously acting as a member of a few selection committees to nominate directors of municipality enterprises.  As such, he helped develop several successful reform packages for the local government and introduced new compliance practices. Before joining local government, he served on the Kyivstar Management Board (the leading mobile carrier in Ukraine) and served as Chief Legal and Regulatory Officer of the company for over ten years. Andrii Osadchuk obtained his master’s in International Law from Institute of International Relations and International Law of Kyiv Shevchenko National University.  He also took part in postgraduate training at the University of London.


October 11, 2018
9:00 am