Maria Yovanovitch: UB Distinguished Speaker Series


The former U.S. ambassador to Ukraine and best-selling author of the memoir “Lessons from the Edge” shares insights on the region and the current crisis as well as experiences from her 33-year career in the U.S. foreign service.

Marie Yovanovitch served three times as U.S. ambassador, most recently in Kyiv as the U.S. ambassador to Ukraine. Previously, she served as U.S. ambassador to the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008) and the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011). She retired from the foreign service in 2020 and is currently a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-resident fellow at the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy at Georgetown University.

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