Victor Pinchuk Foundation to Hold Six Public Lectures at the Occasion of the 16th YES Annual Meeting

04 September 2019

On September 13-15, 2019 the Victor Pinchuk Foundation will hold six public lectures  at the occasion of the 16th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting which will take place in Kyiv on September 12-14, 2019. Ukrainian students and opinion-makers are invited to participate in the lectures.


Public lecture “Conversation with H.E. Mrs Kersti Kaljulaid, the President of the Republic of Estonia”.

Friday, September 13

13:30-14:30

Moderator – Carl Bildt, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden (2006-2014), Prime Minister of Sweden (1991-1994), YES board member

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.


 

Public lecture “Western Decline, China’s Rise and a New World Order” by Fareed Zakaria, Host, Fareed Zakaria GPS, CNN.

Friday, September 13

17:00-18:00

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.


 

Public lecture “Port of Destiny: From the Impossible to the Possibleby H.E. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón, the President of Colombia (2010-2014; 2014-2018) & Laureate 2016 Nobel Peace Prize.

Saturday, September 14

12:00-13:00

Moderator – Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.


 

Public lecture “Is the world getting better or worse? A look at the numbers” by Steven Pinker, Johnstone Professor of Psychology, Harvard University.

Saturday, September 14

14:30-15:30

Moderator – Gillian Tett, U.S. Managing Editor of the Financial Times

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.


 

Public lecture by Daron Acemoglu, Institute professor, MIT.  

Saturday, September 14

17:00-18:00

Moderator - Tymofiy Mylovanov, Minister of economy of Ukraine

Mystetskiy Arsenal (10-12 Lavrska Street, Kyiv)

The lecture will be held in partnership with Kyiv School of Economics (KSE)

Registration and media accreditation are mandatory.


 

Public lecture by Yuval Harari, Professor, Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

Sunday, September 15

16:45-18:20

PARKOVY Kyiv International Convention Center (Parkova road, 16a, Kyiv)

The lecture will be held in partnership with МІМ and publishing house «Bookchef»  

Registration is mandatory.


 

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.

In previous years, lectures were given, among others, by Tony Blair, Prime Minister of Great Britain (1997-2007); David Cameron, Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (2010-2016); Bill Clinton, the 42nd President of the United States; Niall Ferguson, historian, writer, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University, and at the Center for European Studies, Harvard; Joschka Fischer, Vice Chancellor of Germany (1998-2005); Thomas Friedman, The New York Times columnist and three-time Pulitzer Prize winner; Francis Fukuyama, Professor of International Political Economy at Johns Hopkins University; Newt Gingrich, the 50th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives; Rudy Giuliani, the 107th Mayor of New York City; Dr. Michio Kaku, Henry Semat Professor of Physics; John Kerry, 68th United States Secretary of State; Shimon Peres, the 9th President of Israel; Colin Powell, the 65th US Secretary of State; Dr. Condoleezza Rice, the 66th United States Secretary of State (2005-2009); Timothy Snyder, the Richard C. Levin Professor of History at Yale University and a permanent fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna; Javier Solana, High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy of the European Union (1999-2009) and Secretary General of NATO (1995-1999); Dominique Strauss-Kahn, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (1998-2005); Jimmy Wales, Founder of Wikipedia and Wikimedia Foundation; James Wolfensohn, the 9th President of the World Bank Group; Muhammad Yunus, 2006 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, and others. 

 

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation, an international, private and non-partisan philanthropic foundation based in Ukraine, was established in 2006 by businessman and philanthropist Victor Pinchuk. It empowers the young generation to change their country and the world. To this end it implements projects and builds partnerships in Ukraine and worldwide. Since 2006, the Foundation has invested over 125 million USD to transform Ukraine.

The Victor Pinchuk Foundation’s projects include, among others: an all-Ukrainian network of neonatal center Cradles of Hope; the largest private scholarship program in Ukraine, Zavtra.UA; the WorldWideStudies scholarship programme for Ukrainian students studying abroad and the PinchukArtCentre, the most dynamic art centre in Ukraine and the region, which gives free-of-charge access to contemporary art to inspire new thinking. The Foundation supports the international network Yalta European Strategy (YES), a leading forum for discussing Ukraine’s European future and global context.

The foundation supports a crowdfunding platform to foster giving in Ukrainian society, the Philanthropic Marketplace. The Foundation is a member of the European Foundation Centre and the Ukrainian Grantmakers Forum. It cooperates with the Atlantic Council, the Brookings Institution, the Tony Blair Institute for Global Change, the Clinton Global Initiative, Amicus Europae Foundation and other nongovernmental organizations.

Official website: pinchukfund.org

 

For media inquiries please contact the press-office of the Victor Pinchuk Foundation:

E-mail: [email protected]

Phone: +380 44 494 11 48

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