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Conference on Ukraine's War of Independence

Conference on Ukraine's War of Independence

On September 17, 2022 I will speak about post-conflict reconstruction and the war in Ukraine at this important fundraiser for the Kyiv School of Economics, United24, and Razom.

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The Kyiv School of Economics (KSE), together with Ukrainian businesses and state-owned companies, have launched a humanitarian aid campaign for Ukraine. The aim is to provide food supplies, transportation, refugees help for Ukrainian citizens affected by the war and purchase necessary medicines, fir…

Conference and Dinner Speakers

Session A1: War in Ukraine and Global Security (2.30 pm. - 4 pm.)

  • Andriy Yermak (online), Head of the Office of the President of Ukraine (UA)
  • Anders Fogh Rasmussen (online), the 24th Prime Minister of Denmark, 2001-2009; the 12th Secretary General of NATO, 2009-2014
  • H.E. John Herbst, Senior director of the Atlantic Council’s Eurasia Center, US ambassador to Ukraine from 2003 to 2006
  • Jennifer Cafarella, Chief of Staff and National Security Fellow, Institute for the Study of War
  • Ernest J. Herold, Executive Director, IISS–Americas
  • Andriy Zagorodnyuk (online), Minister of Defense of Ukraine, 2019-2020 (UA)
  • Yuriy Husyev (online), Chief Executive Officer at Ukroboronprom (UA)
  • Moderator: Dr. Tymofiy Mylovanov, KSE Group President, Minister of economy of Ukraine, 2019-2020; Advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine; Executive Director of the National Investment Fund (UA)


Session B.1 Resilience in War: Future of Ukraine’s Economy (3 pm. - 4 pm.)

  • Yuliia Svyrydenko (online), First Deputy Prime Minister of Ukraine - Minister of Economy of Ukraine (UA)
  • Robert Gibbins, Partner, Founder, and CIO at Autonomy Capital
  • Patrick Esteruelas, Head of Global Research at Emso Asset Management
  • Denys Gurak, Venture Partner at ff Venture Capita (UA)
  • Sergiy Tsivkach, Executive Director, UkraineInvest (UA)
  • Moderator: Nataliia Shapoval, Head of KSE Institute (UA)


Session C.1 Crypto Aid for Ukraine: Using Blockchain to Raise $60m to Protect Ukraine (3 pm. - 4 pm.)

  • Mykhailo Fedorov (online), Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine (UA)
  • Georgii Dubynskyi, Deputy Minister of Digital Transformation of Ukraine (UA)
  • Austin Federa, Head of Communications at Solana Foundation
  • Sergey Vasylchuk, CEO and Co-founder of Everstake and Co-initiator of Aid For Ukraine (UA)
  • Moderator: Danny Nelson, Managing Editor, Real-Time News at Coindesk


Session A.2 European Energy Crisis or Not (4.30 pm. - 5.30 pm.)

  • German Galushchenko (online), Minister of Energy of Ukraine (UA)
  • Mavriky Kalugin (online), Executive Board Member & COO, Naftogaz of Ukraine
  • David Martinon, CEO, Expert Petroleum
  • Charles J. Cormier, Regional Director (ECA) at World Bank
  • Margarita Assenova, Senior Fellow, Jamestown Foundation
  • Moderator: Max Pyziur, Director at Downstream, Transportation Fuels, & Natural Gas Projects; Energy Policy Research Foundation, Inc. (EPRINC)


Session B.2 World Food Security: Current Assessment and Future Scenarios (4.30 pm. - 5.30 pm.)

  • Mykola Solskyi (online), Minister of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (UA)
  • Markiyan Dmytrasevych, Deputy of Agrarian Policy and Food of Ukraine (UA)
  • Anna Sankina, Head of Corporate Affairs, EMEA region (Europe, Middle East, Africa) at CHS (UA)
  • Vadym Miroshnychenko, CEO at Cargill Ukraine (UA)
  • Dr. David Laborde, Senior Research Fellow in the Markets, Trade and Institutions Division, International Food Policy Research Institute
  • Dr. Madhur Gautam, Lead Agricultural Economist with the Agricultural Global Practice, World 
  • Moderator: Dr. Oleg Nivievskyi, Assistant Professor, VP for Economics Education, KSE University (UA)

Session C.2 Sanctions on russia and their Implications on the World Order (4.30 pm. - 5.30 pm.)

  • Oleksandr Griban, Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine (UA)
  • Dr. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, a KSE alum, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley; top-3 most cited young economists in the world (UA)
  • Dr. Jeffrey Sonnenfeld, senior associate dean of leadership programs as well as the Lester Crown Professor in the Practice of Management for the Yale School of Management, founder and president of the Chief Executive Leadership Institute
  • Nataliia Shapoval, Head of KSE Institute (UA)
  • Moderator: Tymofiy Brik, Rector of the KSE University; member of PONARS and VoxUkraine, a chairman for the supervisory board of CEDOS, and an executive team member at SITADHub; Roberta Buffett Visiting Professor of International Studies, Northwestern University (UA)


Dinner Speakers

H.E. Eric Adams, Mayor of New York City

H.E. Oleksii Holubov, Consul General of Ukraine in New York

Dr. Paul Krugman, Sole recipient of the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences, Distinguished professor in the Graduate Center Economics Ph.D. program and Distinguished scholar at the Luxembourg Income Study Center at the City University of New York, Professor emeritus of Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School

Dr. Roger Myerson, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics '07; David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Griffin Department of Economics, and the college at the University of Chicago; and the chair of the KSE University Academic Board

Dr. Serhii Plokhii, Mykhailo S. Hrushevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian History Director, Ukrainian Research Institute of Harvard University. Dr. Plokhii's research and writing deal with the intellectual, cultural, and international history of Eastern Europe, with particular emphasis on Ukraine

Dr. Yaroslav Hrytsak, a Ukrainian historian, professor of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Director of the Institute for Historical Studies of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv (Ukraine); First Vice-President (1999-2005) of the International Association of Ukrainians; a member of the supervisory board of Harvard Ukrainian Studies

Dr. Jennifer Brick Murtazashvili, Founding Director of Center for Governance and Markets; Associate Professor at Graduate School of Public and International Affairs of the University of Pittsburgh; Nonresident Scholar of Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; President, Central Eurasian Studies Society

Georgii Dubynskyi, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine

Andrii Vitrenko, First Deputy Minister of Education and Science of Ukraine

Shruti Rajagopalan, Senior Research Fellow, Indian Political Economy, and Emergent Ventures India at Mercatus Center

Ukrainian Army surgeon

Representative of the Defense Intelligence of the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine

Dora Chomiak, Razom for Ukraine President, a native New Yorker, has been active in the Ukrainian-American community in the United States since the 1980s

Dr. Tymofiy Mylovanov, KSE President and alum, Minister of the economy of Ukraine 2019-2020, and current advisor to the Office of the President of Ukraine