Victor Pinchuk Foundation to Host the 3rd Ukrainian Lunch on the Margins of the Munich Security Conference

13 February 2019

On February 16, 2019, Victor Pinchuk Foundation and Yalta European Strategy (YES) will host the 3rd Ukrainian Lunch in Munich, titled “Ukraine 2019 – Choices Ahead” and organized on the margins of the Munich Security Conference. It will be dedicated to the choices and decisions after the election as well as possible solutions to Ukraine’s most pressing challenges.

Kersti Kaljulaid, President of Estonia, Chrystia Freeland, Minister of Foreign Affairs of Canada, and Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative for Ukraine Negotiations, will be among the speakers. The event will also feature contributions from Yulia Tymoshenko, Leader of the political party Batkivshchyna, Anatoliy Grytsenko, Leader of the Civic Position party, and Ben Hodges, Commander of the U.S. Army in Europe (2014-2017). Stephen Sackur, Presenter of HARDtalk on BBC World News will moderate.

Selected leaders from politics, business, experts and media from Ukraine and the world will attend the event.

Watch the online streaming of the The Ukrainian Lunch in Munich following the link.  

For the third time, the Ukrainian Lunch in Munich will serve as a platform where global and Ukrainian decision makers discuss questions of Ukraine’s security and its implications for Europe and the international order. Among previous speakers were Robert Gates, Wolfgang Ischinger, Anders Fogh Rasmussen, David Petraeus, Anders Samuelsen, and David Lipton. 

Over the past five decades, the Munich Security Conference (MSC) has become the major global forum for the discussion of security policy. Each February, it brings together more than 500 senior decision-makers from around the world, including heads-of-state, ministers, leading personalities of international and non-governmental organizations, as well as high ranking representatives of industry, media, academia, and civil society, to engage in an intensive debate on current and future security challenges.

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Marina Abramović
Marina Abramović
Artist, 14th YES Annual Meeting, 2017
«Politicians need to have a big picture, but artists need to have even bigger picture because they are oxygen of society. And we are free, we don’t discriminate, we don’t belong to anybody. We can do whatever we want.»