Function : Research Fellow, Manager, Chatham House

Twitter: @orysiaua 

Civil Dimension of Security Committee, Sunday 13 October



Orysia Lutsevych manages the Ukraine Forum at Chatham House.

She is an internationally recognized expert on civil society in the former Soviet region. Most recently she has co-authored two studies on resilience to Russian influence in Ukraine, Moldova and Belarus. She has coordinated and co-authored a major Chatham House report, The Struggle for Ukraine (October 2017), with Timothy Ash, Janet Gunn, John Lough, James Nixey, James Sherr and Kataryna Wolczuk. Her other recent publications include Agents of the Russian World: Proxy Groups in the Contested Neighbourhood (Chatham House research paper, April 2016); and ‘Civil society versus captured state: a winning strategy for sustainable change’, Development Practice (INTRAC, July 2016).

She also provides consultancy services on programme development and evaluation, citizen engagement and high-impact strategies. She consulted the Council of Europe, the European Endowment for Democracy, the UK FCO, USAID, the PACT Foundation and the Open Society Foundations. Her media work includes contributions to the BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, the New York Times and Open Democracy.

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