HJS & Ukraine Today roundtable discussion


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Tuesday 9th December 2014

9.15am – 12.15pm
At The Henry Jackson Society
Millbank Tower, London, SW1P 4QP

The Henry Jackson Society and Ukraine Today will be hosting a major roundtable discussion to debate the ongoing implications for Ukraine of the Maidan revolution and Russia’s aggressive stance toward Kyiv. The roundtable will mark the launch of ‘Ukraine Today’ – the world’s first international TV news channel focusing on Ukraine, Eastern Europe and the former USSR – and will hear from key voices within the European and Transatlantic policy communities.

To attend please RSVP: eventsassistant1@henryjacksonsociety.org 


‘Ukraine’s Post-Revolution Experience’

9.30 – 10:45am, Tuesday 9th December 2014


Andy Hunder

Ukrainian Institute

Orysia Lutsevych

Fellow, Chatham House

Oliver Bullough

Author and Journalist

Tetyana Ogarkova

Ukraine Today



‘Russia’s Information War and Use of Propaganda’

11.00am – 12:15pm, Tuesday 9th December 2014


Sir Andrew Wood

UK Ambassador to Russia, 1995-2000

Amie Ferris-Rotman


Daniel Sandford

Former Moscow correspondent, BBC

Steven Brese



Steven Brese is a journalist from Canada who’s been living in Ukraine for the past three years. Prior to arriving in Kyiv, Steven worked as a policy analyst in the Provincial Government of Alberta. He holds an MA from Heythrop College, University of London in Contemporary Ethics and a BA from The King’s University College in Politics, History and Economics from his hometown of Edmonton, Canada. 

Oliver Bullough is an award-winning journalist and author. He has written for newspapers and magazines in Britain and America, including the Guardian, the New York Times, and the New Republic, and previously served as a Reuters Moscow correspondent. He is the author of Let Our Fame Be Great (Penguin, 2010). His most recent book The Last Man in Russia and the Struggle to Save a Dying Nation is published by Penguin.

Amie Ferris-Rotman began her career in journalism in her native London in 2005 as a business reporter. She joined Reuters a year later, winning a spot on its competitive training programme. In her time there she held several positions including five years in the Moscow bureau as an energy reporter and political correspondent, and more recently, senior correspondent in Afghanistan. She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Russian Studies from University College London, and has dual British-American citizenship. She has reported from 10 countries from over 30 datelines. Amie has also reported for Foreign Policy magazine out of Afghanistan and Pakistan, and was awarded a Kiplinger Fellowship in 2013. Currently, Amie is a John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University.

Andy Hunder is the Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London. He is a native Londoner, who over the past nearly two decades has become a recognised leading expert in Public Affairs, Communications and Government Relations in Ukraine. In 1997 Andy was a TV presenter on the leading Ukrainian television channel Inter. For seven years he headed the Public Relations department at Ukrainian Mobile Communications (now MTS Ukraine) and in 2004 was appointed External Affairs and Communications Director at GlaxoSmithKline with responsibility for Ukraine, Central Asia and the Caucasus. He later launched a Corporate Communications and Public Affairs practice in Kyiv.  Mr. Hunder advises multinational corporates on government relations and business development in Ukraine.

Orysia Lutsevych is a Research Fellow at the Russia and Eurasia Programme in Chatham House. Her areas of expertise are Ukrainian foreign and domestic policy, civil society development in Ukraine and Georgia, and EU Eastern Partnership policy. Previously, she was the Head of Development at the Europe House in Georgia and Executive Director of the Open Ukraine Foundation. Orysia is currently directing a research project on Russia’s influence on Ukrainian, Armenian and Moldovan civil society.

Tetyana Ogarkova holds a PhD (Paris-XII Val-de-Marne) and is associate professor (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Head of Center for Intercultural Communication (Kyiv-Mohyla Academy), Ukrainian intellectual, free-lance journalist, essayist, and author of Another avant-garde (Bern, 2010, in French) and numerous articles in Ukrainian media about the current situation in Ukraine.

Daniel Sandford was BBC Moscow Correspondent from December 2010 to August 2014. In that time he covered the second trial of Mikhail Khodorkovsky; the Moscow pro-democracy protests of 2011/2012; the re-election of President Vladimir Putin; the Pussy Riot trial; the detention of the crew of the Greenpeace ship the Arctic Sunrise; the freeing of Mikhail Khodorkovsky; the Sochi Winter Olympics; and the Ukraine crisis – from the first Maidan protests to the fall of Crimea, and from the rebel takeover of Sloviansk to the downing of MH17. He has been a BBC Correspondent since 1999. He started his career at ITN. He has also had postings in the United States, Italy and Africa.

Sir Andrew Wood GCMG was in the British Diplomatic Service from 1961 to 2000, and was Ambassador to Yugoslavia 1985-1989, and Moldova and Russia 1995-2000. He is currently Associate Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. Sir Andrew has acted as advisor to a number of Western companies since then, including ITE, and been a member of a number of Boards. He is an Associate Fellow of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, and co-author with Lilia Shevtsova of a recent book, Change or Decay – Russia’s Dilemma and the West’s Response (Carnegie Endowment for Peace, 2011).


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