14.02.2013

How to Finish a Revolution Talk by Orysia Lutsevych. Listen to Podcast here


Orysia Lutsevych, 2012 Robert Bosch Fellow at Chatham House, held a talk How to Finish a Revolution – Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine, on Thursday 7 February at the Ukrainian Institute in London. 

To listen to the talk click here  (in Ukrainian)

In the last decade, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine have undergone dramatic changes, often described as ‘colour’ or ‘electoral’ revolutions: the Rose Revolution in Georgia in 2003; the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004, and the so-called Twitter Revolution in Moldova in 2009. These large-scale mobilization events demonstrated citizens’ demand for change and the inability of the political systems to meet their aspirations. Ms. Lutsevych presented her findings on civil society and democracy in the above mentioned countries, which have been published in a Chatham House January 2013 briefing paper.

Orysia Lutsevych was 2012 Robert Bosch Fellow at Chatham House. She is currently a consultant for the EU-Russia Centre to develop the EU-Russia Civil Society Forum and advises the Westminster Foundation for Democracy on citizen engagement in Ukraine. She also serves on the Board of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation of the German Marshall Fund. From 2009 to 2011, she led the start-up and regional development of Europe House–Georgia, a non-profit organization to promote exchanges between Europe and Georgia. In 2007, she was the Executive Director of Open Ukraine Foundation. In 2005, she designed and implemented the strategy for the creation of the  Polish-Ukraine Cooperation Foundation PAUCI, a spin-off of a USAIDfunded programme, and became its Ukraine Country Director. Prior to that, she worked in the United States for Freedom House and Project Harmony International. Mrs Lutsevych holds Master’s degrees in International Relations from Lviv State University and in Public Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia.

To view photos of the London talk click here




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