Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukrainian democracy has advanced significantly, a process that has continued despite Russia’s nearly yearlong full-scale war. In parallel to its current military and humanitarian priorities, Ukraine has continued to improve its governmental institutions and democratic processes to prepare for a post-war environment which will see a torrent of potentially disruptive elections for parliament, president and local institutions. 

On February 8, USIP hosted a conversation on why supporting Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions is pivotal for Ukraine to both win the peace for its own people and become a much-needed beacon of democracy for the regional neighborhood and beyond.

Continue the conversation on Twitter using #UkrainePeaceAfterWar.


Lise Grande, opening remarks 
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Anthony N. Banbury, introductory remarks 
President and CEO, International Foundation for Electoral Systems 

Peter Erben
Global Principal Advisor and Senior Country Director in Ukraine, International Foundation for Electoral Systems 

Kateryna “Katja” Smagliy
First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine

Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch
Senior Advisor, Russia and Europe Center, U.S Institute of Peace & Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Ambassador William Taylor, moderator
Vice President, Center for Russia and Europe, U.S. Institute of Peace

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