68th United States Secretary of State John Kerry to Give Public Lecture “Can Diplomacy Overcome the Challenges of a New World” at the Invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation

05 September 2017

On September 15, 2017, John Kerry, the 68th Secretary of State of the United States, at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, will give a public lecture “Can Diplomacy Overcome the Challenges of a New World”

On September 15, 2017, John Kerry, the 68th Secretary of State of the United States, at the invitation of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation, will give a public lecture “Can Diplomacy Overcome the Challenges of a New World”. The event is organized at the occasion of the 14th YES Annual Meeting which will be held in Kyiv on September 14-16, 2017. Ukrainian students, scholars and opinion-makers will take part at the lecture.

One of the most respected voices in the world, John Kerry shares incomparable insight into global affairs, the future of American diplomacy, and America’s interests in an interconnected world. 

A decorated combat veteran, activist, five-term United States Senator, and most recently Secretary of State, John Kerry remains one of the world’s most influential voices. His unstoppable drive helped guide the State Department through a time of historic global transformation. His personal approach to diplomacy (which prompted The New York Times to describe him as “America’s Mr. Diplomacy”), including his belief in the resilience of American values, offered steady stewardship in an era of potent unpredictability. Drawing from more than three decades of public service, Kerry provides comprehensive analysis of complex issues, from nuclear nonproliferation and the ongoing discord in the Middle East, to the rising threat of climate change and challenges to the global order. 

A best-selling author of A Call to Service: My Vision for a Better America and This Moment on Earth, in 2017, Secretary Kerry announced plans for a memoir, expected in 2018. A Distinguished Fellow for Global Affairs at Yale University as well as the inaugural Visiting Distinguished Statesman for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, he shares his perspective on global affairs, national security, and the critical role the United States must continue to play on the world stage.

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.

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Carl Bildt
Carl Bildt
Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden, 9th YES Annual Meeting, 2012
«Europe offers not love but law to Ukraine which is more predictable»