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Meet and Greet with Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

June 14, 2023 @ 3:00 pm CDT

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This free event is being held in-person and is open to everyone.

The war in Ukraine has displaced millions of people throughout the world. In response, Minnesotans have stepped up in a remarkable way to support newly arriving Ukrainian families and the Ukrainian American community in Minnesota.

Global Minnesota is extending a special invitation to members of the Ukrainian American community, including those supporting Ukrainian families settling in Minnesota, to visit with former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch. Visit and engage in conversation with the Ambassador in advance of our public event with her later in the evening. Hosted in partnership with the Ukrainian American Community Center, this event is free and open to the public. Light snacks and drinks will be available with registration.

About Ambassador Yovanovitch:

Marie Yovanovitch is a Canadian-American diplomat and a retired senior member of the United States Foreign Service. She has held numerous posts within the state department, including as Ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008), the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011), and Ukraine (2016-2019). She is currently serving as a senior fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. She is also a nonresident fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy of Georgetown University. Previously she was the International Advisor and Deputy Commandant at the Dwight D. Eisenhower School for National Security and Resource Strategy, National Defense University. Earlier she served as the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs and before that as the bureau’s Deputy Assistant Secretary responsible for issues related to the Nordic, Baltic, and Central European countries.

A Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Ambassador Yovanovitch has been granted the Senior Foreign Service Performance Award six times and the State Department’s Superior Honor Award on five occasions. She is also the recipient of the Presidential Distinguished Service Award and the Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award. Ambassador Yovanovitch is a graduate of Princeton University where she earned a BA in History and Russian Studies. She studied at the Pushkin Institute and received an MS from the National Defense University.

She published her first book, Lessons from the Edge, in March of 2022. She will be speaking at a public event later in the evening.


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Presented in partnership with the Ukrainian American Community Center. Thanks to promotional sponsor International Institute of Minnesota


June 14, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm


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Ukrainian American Community Center
301 Main Street NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413 United States
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