Adrian Karatnycky is Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council (U.S.) where he do-directs Ukraine programs. He is the founder and Managing Partner of the Myrmidon Group LLC , a business advisory, and co-executive director of the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter. For twelve years, he was the President and CEO of Freedom House, a major U.S.-based pro-democracy non-governmental organization.
In the 1980s, he played a leading role in offering assistance to and building support for Poland’s Solidarity movement. Mr. Karatnycky served as co-director of the U.S. Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on the US and the United Nations , as co-director of the first World Forum on Democracy, and was a member of the United Nations Blue Ribbon Commission on Ukraine.
Educated at Columbia University, Mr. Karatnycky, has co-authored and edited over twenty books focused on the post-Communist space and global trends in reform. A respected expert on Ukraine and Eastern Europe, he writes regularly for Foreign Affairs, the Washington Post, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal. He is also a regular television commentator on Ukraine and Russia for MSNBC and the PBS Newshour.
The talk will be held in English. All welcome.