The Cycle of Public Lectures “Ukraine's Foreign Policy from 1991 to date”


Ilia State University presents a cycle of public lectures on “Ukraine's Foreign Policy from 1991 to date”.

The course will be led by Elena Shevchenko, Professor at the Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

The cycle of lectures will start on May 25. Attendance is free for any interested persons.

The aim of the course is to introduce the listeners to the main aspects of Ukraine's foreign policy over the past 30 years, to show how foreign policy priorities developed during the rule of Presidents Kravchuk, Kuchma, Yushchenko, Yanukovych, Poroshenko and Zelensky.

The listeners will learn about the formation process of Ukraine's foreign policy, its challenges, key foreign policy implementation schemes, get information on how bilateral and multilateral relations are formed and developed with the United States, Russia and partner countries, international organizations and the European Union. Special attention will be paid to Russian-Ukrainian relations and the influence of Russian diplomacy on Ukraine's foreign policy.

Participants will be able to better understand the international context in which Ukraine perceives itself today, what events took place and what political decisions were made, how and why Ukraine's foreign policy priorities were transformed, as a result of the lecture cycle.

The schedule of the lectures:

  1. The fundamentals of Ukraine's foreign policy
  2. The bilateral relations of U.S - Ukraine
  3. Ukraine-EU relations and the European integration process
  4. The Russian-Ukrainian relations
  5. Ukraine's Relations with International Organizations and Military Alliances
  6. Ukraine's bilateral relations with post-Soviet countries

The lecture cycle will be held in hybrid format. The listeners will be able to attend the lectures both on-site and remotely via the platform Zoom.

Working language: English

Pre-registration for lectures will continue until May 22.

To register, follow the link:


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