Kyiv Security Forum


Fairmont Grand Hotel, Kyiv

1 , Naberezhno - Khreschatytska Street, Kyiv, Ukraine

Forum Moderator: David EADES, Anchor, BBC, United Kingdom

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Leader of the “Narodny Front” political party, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), Founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation

Petro POROSHENKO, President of Ukraine

Jüri RATAS, Prime Minister of Estonia

Māris KUČINSKIS, Prime Minister of Latvia

Saulius SKVERNELIS, Prime Minister of Lithuania

Volodymyr GROYSMAN, Prime Minister of Ukraine

Arseniy YATSENYUK, Leader of the “Narodny Front” political party, Prime Minister of Ukraine (2014-2016), Founder of the Open Ukraine Foundation


Andrius KUBILIUS, Member of Parliament of Lithuania, Prime Minister of Lithuania (1999-2000; 2008-2012)

Volodymyr GORBULIN, Director of the National Institute for Strategic Studies, Ukraine

Ostap SEMERAK, Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources of Ukraine

Karel SCHWARZENBERG, Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee, Chamber of Deputies; Minister for Foreign Affairs, Czech Republic (2007-2009; 2010-2013)

Daniela SCHWARZER, Otto-Wolff-Director of the Research Institute of the German Council on Foreign Relations

Nicolas TENZER, President of the Center for Study and Research for Political Decisions, France

Rebecca HARMS, Member of the European Parliament

Paula DOBRIANSKY, Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs (2001-2009), U.S.

Raimundas KAROBLIS, Minister for National Defense of Lithuania


Bogdan KLICH, Minority Leader of the Senate of Poland, Minister of National Defense of Poland (2007-2011)

Robert ONDREJCSAK, State Secretary, Ministry of Defense of Slovakia

Danylo LUBKIVSKY, Diplomatic Advisor to the Prime Minister of Ukraine (2015-2016), Deputy Foreign Minister of Ukraine (2014)

Schedule of Forum’s Sub-Events (special invitation only)

Venue: Kyiv -2 conference hall (Fairmont Hotel, 2nd Floor)

Moderator: Barbora MARONKOVA, Director, NATO Information and Documentation Center to Ukraine


Steven PIFER, Director of Brookings' Arms Control Initiative, U.S.

Marie L. YOVANOVITCH, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of U.S. to Ukraine

Venue: Kyiv-1 conference hall (Fairmont Hotel, 1st Floor)

Moderator: Taras BEREZOVETS, Political Expert

Rose GOTTEMOELLER, Deputy Secretary General, NATO

James SHERR, Associate Fellow, the Russia and Eurasia Program, Chatham House, United Kingdom

Andrey ZUBOV, Historian, Political Scientist, Former Professor of the Moscow State Institute of International Relations

Arne LIETZ, Member of the European Parliament, Germany

Oleh LYASHKO, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Georgii LOGVYNSKYI, Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine, Vice-President of the Parliamentary Assembly of Council of Europe, Chairperson of Sub-committee on Crime Problems and the fight against Terrorism on the Committee on Legal Affairs and Human Rights


Nicolae-Miroslav PETRETCHI, Member, Parliament of Romania; President of the Union of Ukrainians in Romania

Raynell ANDREYCHUK, Co-Chairperson of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly’s Ukraine-NATO Interparliamentary Council (UNIC), Canada

Taavi RÕIVAS, Vice President, Parliament of Estonia; Prime Minister of Estonia (2014-2016)

Andriy PARUBIY, Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine


Leszek BALCEROWICZ, Chairman of the National Bank of the Republic of Poland (2001-2007)

Ariel COHEN, Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council; Member, Council on Foreign Relations, U.S.

Steven PIFER, Director of the Brookings' Arms Control Initiative, U.S.

Vitaliy PORTNIKOV, Journalist, Anchorman, Espreso TV, Ukraine

Pavlo KLIMKIN, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine


Andrew WOOD, Ambassador of the United Kingdom to Russia (1995-2000)

Ernst REICHEL, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Germany to Ukraine

Iryna HERASHCHENKO, First Deputy Chairman of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine

Issues to be discussed:

  • Where fashion and reality meet: psychological approach
  • Dress as a reflection of social identity
  • The burkini as a test of European values?
  • The role of fashion in the creation of a country's image


Oksana KARAVANSKA, Fashion Designer, Ukraine

Dawnn KAREN, Founder, Fashion Psychology Institute

Oleg BATRYMENKO, Doctor of Political Sciences, Professor, Department of Political Sciences, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv


Lilia SHEVTSOVA, Associate Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House

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