49 years old. Former Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and International Integration.
Born on 5 April 1960.
English – fluent, Polish – basic, Ukrainian, Russian – native.
Education and Academic Background:
1982 – MA in History from Donetsk State University.
1988 – PhD from Kyiv Taras Shevchenko University.
1992-1995 – Research Fellow, Department of Social Problems of National Security, Institute of Sociology, Ukrainian Academy of Sciences.
1994 – National Forum Foundation Fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), Washington, D.C. Since 1994 – Adjunct Fellow.
September 1997 – American Political Science Association International Fellow, Washington D.C.
January-February 1998 – visiting Professor at the Institute for Political Studies in Bordeaux, France.
Since 1999 – visiting Lecturer at the NATO Defence College in Rome.
Diploma, International Relations Summer School, Oxford.
University and Central European University, Prague, Czech Republic (July – August 1992).
A graduate of the Harvard Ukrainian National Security Program at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University.
Work Experience and Political Life:
1992-1996 – Founder and Director of the Centre for Political Studies (CPS); Associate Professor, Department of Political Science at Donetsk State University.
1996-1998 – Vice-Rector and Dean of the Graduate School at the National University of Kyiv’s Mohyla Academy.
1996-2005 – Chairman of the International Renaissance Foundation (IRF).
1998 – Coordinator at Kyiv Political-Economic and Security Task Force, American-Ukrainian Advisory Committee (AUAC).
Since 1998 – Member, Central and East European Advisory Committee, Freedom House.
2000-2001 – Academic Advisor, “Nations in Transit”, Freedom House, 2000.
2005 – Foreign Policy Advisor to Yulia Tymoshenko, when she served as Ukraine’s Prime Minister.
2006 – Co-Director and Euro‑Atlantic Partnership Council (EAPC) Coordinator for the NATO Forum on Energy Security (Prague, 2006).
2006-2007 – Member of Parliament of the Bloc of Yulia Tymoshenko (BYuT). Deputy Head of the Permanent Parliamentary Delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) and the Ukrainian delegation to the Committee on Parliamentary Cooperation between Ukraine and the European Union.
2007 – March 2010 – Vice-Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and International Integration.