Manager, Ukraine Forum, Chatham House
Orysia LUTSEVYCH is a manager of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Program at Chatham House. Her research focuses on social change and the role of civil society in democratic transition in the post-Soviet region. As a result, she coordinated and co-authored a major Chatham House report «The Struggle for Ukraine», which assessed the changes since Euromaidan and provided policy recommendations. Her chapter focused on civil society and reform process. She is the author of the Chatham House publications, such as: Agents of the Russian World: Proxy Groups in the Contested Neighbourhood (2016); and How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (2013). Orysia is a senior regional expert for USAID CSO Sustainability Index since 2014. She also provides consultancy services on program development and evaluation, citizen engagement and high-impact strategies. She has provided consultation services to the USAID Office for Transition Initiatives in Ukraine, Council of Europe, the European Endowment for Democracy, the UK FCO, USAID, the PACT Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. Her media work includes contributions to the BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Open Democracy.