Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze will discuss Ukraine’s path to the EU and NATO.
We are pleased to announce that Deputy Vice Chancellor for Global Development Professor Andrew MacIntyre will also welcome Mrs Klympush-Tsintsadze to RMIT.
Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze was appointed to the post of Vice Prime Minister for European and Euro-Atlantic integration in April of 2016.
Ivanna is a former Member of the Ukrainian Parliament, served as a First Deputy Chairperson of Foreign Affairs Committee, and led Ukraine’s Parliamentary Delegation to NATO PA.
Ivanna headed the Yalta European Strategy - an independent international network promoting the development of fair, democratic and prosperous Ukraine and supporting reforms necessary for Ukraine’s European integration.
Ivanna has also worked as Director of the international charity organisation “Open Ukraine Foundation”, Radio BBC Ukrainian Service correspondent in the USA and in the Caucasus, Acting Director of the East-West Institute’s Kyiv Center, Project Manager and later Head of the Department of International Relations at the Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research (UCIPR).
Ivanna is co-editor of the book Black Sea Region: Cooperation and Security Building (2003).
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