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04.09.2019

Victor Pinchuk Foundation to Hold Six Public Lectures at the Occasion of the 16th YES Annual Meeting

On September 13-15, 2019 the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will hold six public lectures  at the occasion of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting which will take place in Kyiv on September 12-14, 2019. Ukrainian students and opinion-makers are invited to participate in the lectures.

 

Public lecture “Conversation with H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia”.

Friday, September 13

13:30-14:30

Moderator – Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994), YES board member

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.

 

Public lecture “Western Decline, China’s Rise and a New World Order” by Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN.

Friday, September 13

17:00-18:00

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.

 

Public lecture “Port of Destiny: From the Impossible to the Possibleby H.E. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, the President of Colombia (2010-2014; 2014-2018) & Laureate 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Saturday, September 14

12:00-13:00

Moderator – Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.

 

Public lecture “Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers” by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University.

Saturday, September 14

14:30-15:30

Moderator – Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.

 

Public lecture by Daron Acemoglu, Institute professor, MIT.  

Saturday, September 14

17:00-18:00

Moderator - Tymofiy Mylovanov, Minister of economy of Ukraine

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

The lecture will be held in partnership with Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.

 

Public lecture by Yuval Harari, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sunday, September 15

16:45-18:20

PARKOVY Kyiv International Convention Center (Parkova road, 16a, Kyiv)

The lecture will be held in partnership with МІМ and publishing house «Bookchef»  

Registration is mandatory.

 

As a part of its Public Lectures project launched in 2006, the Victor Pinchuk Foundation regularly invites leading thinkers, politicians and public figures to Ukraine to discuss challenges facing the world and Ukraine. By organizing opportunities for dialogue between world leaders and Ukrainian students, the Foundation has for a decade contributed to fostering a new generation of responsible leaders.

In previous years, lectures were given, among others, by Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1997-2007); David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-2016); Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States; Niall Ferguson, historian, writer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and at the Center for European Studies, Harvard; Joschka Fischer, Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005); Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Francis Fukuyama, Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University; Newt Gingrich, the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; Rudy Giuliani, the 107th Mayor of New York City; Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Physics; John Kerry, 68th United States Secretary of State; Shimon Peres, the 9th President of Israel; Colin Powell, the 65th US Secretary of State; Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th United States Secretary of State (2005-2009); Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna; Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (1999-2009) and Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999); Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (1998-2005); Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation; James Wolfensohn, the 9th President of the World Bank Group; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and others. 

 

Yalta European Strategy (YES) is a leading forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context. YES fosters new ideas. It connects Ukraine to international partners, supports forces for change in the country, and builds networks of supporters for a new Ukraine worldwide.

For over a decade, YES has initiated dialog between leaders from Ukraine, the EU, the US, the Russian Federation, and beyond. Within Ukraine, it provides a platform for the government and opposition. It brings together leaders from politics, business, media, civil society and the expert community.

YES began in 2004, when Victor Pinchuk invited some 30 European leaders to debate the future of Ukraine and the EU at the first Annual Meeting.

YES Annual Meeting took place at the symbolic Livadia Palace in Yalta from 2004 to 2013. The location where Europe was divided in 1945 thus became the venue for uniting a wider Europe. After the annexation of Crimea by the Russian Federation, the YES Annual Meeting moved to the Ukrainian capital, Kyiv.

Previously, YES meetings have brought together heads of state and government like Tony Blair, Kersti Kaljulaid, David Cameron, Bill Clinton, Dalia Grybauskaitė, Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Bronisław Komorowski, Mario Monti, Shimon Peres and Donald Trump. Among the speakers were also heads of international organizations like Kofi Annan, José Manuel Barroso, Suma Chakrabarti, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Ronald Noble, James Wolfensohn, Lamberto Zannier and Robert Zoellick. Senior officials, such as Hillary Clinton, Valdis Dombrovskis, Robert Gates, Newt Gingrich, Will Hurd, John Kerry, Victoria Nuland, Leon Panetta, David Petraeus, Condoleezza Rice and Martin Schulz, have spoken at the meetings. Also, renowned thought leaders like Bono, Richard Branson, Vitalik Buterin, Jared Cohen, Niall Ferguson, Bill Ford, Richard Haass, Walter Isaacson, Elton John, Stephen Hawking, Ray Kurzweil, Arthur Laffer, Nouriel Roubini, David Rubenstein, Larry Summers and Jimmy Wales have been among the panelists. Presidents and Prime Ministers of Ukraine, as well as Ukraine’s political, business and civil society leaders, regularly speak at the meetings.

The YES board includes Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President of Poland (1995-2005), Chairman of the YES Board; Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994); Pat Cox, President of the European Parliament (2002-2004), Member of the European Parliament (1989-2004); Anders Fogh Rasmussen, Founder of Rasmussen Global, Secretary General of NATO (2009-2014), Prime Minister of Denmark (2001-2009); Stephane Fouks, Vice President of Havas Group, Executive Co-Chairman of Havas Worldwide; Wolfgang Ischinger, Ambassador, Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, Senior Professor, Hertie School of Governance; and Victor Pinchuk, Founder and Member of the Board, YES and Founder of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation and EastOne group.

Official site: www.yes-ukraine.org

 

For media inquiries please contact the press-office of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation:

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +380 44 494 11 48

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