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Lessons from the Edge: From a Former Ambassador to Ukraine

Hosted by the Consul of the Dallas Changemakers Group
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Took place 1 month ago
Thu 16 Feb 18:00 - 20:00

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In Protected content , Marie Yovanovitch was serving as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. A seasoned diplomat, Yovanovitch watched the Protected content crisis and street fighting in Russia. For years, she witnessed Putin’s election meddling, cyberattacks, and vast misinformation in Ukraine. Yet, upon president Volodymyr Zelenskyy being democratically elected, then-President Trump suddenly recalled her from her post. It was in the following month that President Trump made the infamous phone call to president Zelenskyy about investigating his then political rival, now President Biden. The resulting investigation and impeachment hearings would mark the end of Ambassador Yovanovitch’s career in government and Ukraine’s relationship with Russia has been notably unstable since that time. As we near the one-year anniversary of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, join us on Thursday, February 16 with former Ambassador Yovanovitch to recount her career in public service in Russia and Ukraine and her experience testifying before Congress.

About the Speaker:

Marie Yovanovitch is a senior fellow in the Russia and Eurasia program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Piece. Yovanovitch served as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine ( Protected content ), the Republic of Armenia ( Protected content ), and the Kyrgyz Republic ( Protected content ).