Yulia Tymoshenko: Integration of occupied territories but with the preservation of Russian control is unacceptable
15 September 2018

Yulia Tymoshenko: Integration of occupied territories but with the preservation of Russian control is unacceptable

Return of the temporarily occupied territories of the Donbas and Crimea to Ukraine while Russia’s control over them remains is unacceptable, said Yulia Tymoshenko, Member of Parliament, and leader of...
14 September 2018
15th YES Annual Meeting: the headlines from day one

15th YES Annual Meeting: the headlines from day one

President Poroshenko and Victor Pinchuk open the day’s discussion – calling for Ukraine and the West to carefully assess all the risks and opportunities the future brings.

14 September 2018
New technologies ensure equal opportunities - Kersti Kaljulaid

New technologies ensure equal opportunities - Kersti Kaljulaid

The introduction of new technologies is extremely important because they ensure equal opportunities for people of various backgrounds, income or education, Estonian President, Kersti Kaljulaid has said.

14 September 2018
UK may regret its decision to withdraw from the EU within five years, Tony Blair

UK may regret its decision to withdraw from the EU within five years, Tony Blair

The United Kingdom may regret its decision to withdraw from the EU within five years, says Tony Blair, former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom and Executive Chairman of the Tony Blair Institute.

14 September 2018
People’s Awareness of Video Synthesis is Best Way to Counteract Deep Fake – John Gibson

People’s Awareness of Video Synthesis is Best Way to Counteract Deep Fake – John Gibson

The best tool to counteract the effect of deep fakes – fake pictures generated with artificial intelligence’s support – is raising people’s awareness of the capabilities of the modern video and audio synthesis systems, ASI Data Science Director, John Gibson said. Gibson was speaking at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

14 September 2018
Social media in Ukraine hit harder by propaganda than elsewhere - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Social media in Ukraine hit harder by propaganda than elsewhere - Anders Fogh Rasmussen

Propagandists have a much stronger influence on social networks in Ukraine than in other countries, according to Anders Fogh Rasmussen, the founder of Rasmussen Global, secretary general of NATO (2009-2014) and prime minister of Denmark (2001-2009). Rasmussen was speaking at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

14 September 2018
Information warfare and cyberattacks should be countered more actively – Kurt Volker

Information warfare and cyberattacks should be countered more actively – Kurt Volker

The US and Ukraine should make more effort to counter information warfare and cyberattacks, said State Department Special Representative for Ukraine, Kurt Volker at the 15th Yalta European Strategy (YES) Annual Meeting themed “The Next Generation of Everything” and organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

14 September 2018
Rewriting history is one of the favorite instruments of tyrants and populists, Bernard-Henri Levy

Rewriting history is one of the favorite instruments of tyrants and populists, Bernard-Henri Levy

One of the favorite and effective instruments in the inventory of modern tyrants and populists is rewriting the past, believes philosopher and writer Bernard-Henri Levy.

14 September 2018
Use of blockchain technology boosts the democratization of many spheres of life, Ethereum co-founder

Use of blockchain technology boosts the democratization of many spheres of life, Ethereum co-founder

The use of blockchain technology can help to avoid overregulation and boost the democratization of many spheres of life. This is the idea articulated by co-founder of the Ethereum Platform, Vitalik Buterin, at the 15th Annual Meeting of the Yalta European Strategy (YES) “The Next Generation of Everything”, organized by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation.

14 September 2018
Personal Income Inequality Cut to Help Fighting Populism - EC Vice President

Personal Income Inequality Cut to Help Fighting Populism - EC Vice President

Reducing inequality in people’s personal income is an effective measure to fight a “wave of populism” seen around the globe, EC Vice President for Euro and Social Dialogue, Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union, Valdis Dombrovskis, has said.

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Salman Khan, Founder and Executive Director, Khan Academy (via TV link), 9th Yalta Annual Meeting, 2012
«We can move to a reality where we can start to rethink this Industrial Revolution-inspired model of education that we all grew up in»