Lessons from the Edge with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch
On behalf of the World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth, we would like to invite everyone to the Lessons from the Edge event with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch Senior Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016 – 2019) She will be discussing her career in public service in Ukraine, as well as her experience testifying before Congress.
In 2019, Marie Yovanovitch was serving as U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. A seasoned diplomat, Yovanovitch watched the 1993 constitutional 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.
|Location:||Parish Episcopal School|
4101 Sigma Rd
Dallas, TX 75244
World Affairs Council of Dallas/Fort Worth graciously extended the discounted member rate to our community. Please, use the “Cooperating organization” option for registration.