Partner organization’s member conducts research stay at the UiA

Dr. Hanna Shelest. Source: Ukrainian Prism

From 30 June to 07 July 2022, Director of Security Programmes at the “Lowering the Bar” project’s partner organization Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism” Dr. Hanna Shelest had been at the UiA for a research stay. The research part of the stay was dedicated to exploring ways to enhance security cooperation and integration between the EU and Ukraine amid the war and following its end. Upon completion, the results of the research will be published with an international peer-reviewed journal. During her stay, Dr. Hanna Shelest also taught a session titled “Ukraine and Europe: Between Politics and Security” at the European Integration Summer School (EISS). We thank Hanna for the visit and are looking forward to further cooperation.

Hanna Shelest (PhD) is the Editor-in-chief of UA: Ukraine Analytica, Head of the Security
Programmes at the Foreign Policy Council “Ukrainian Prism”. She previously served as a
Senior Researcher at the Odesa branch of the National Institute for Strategic Studies and a
Visiting Research Fellow at the NATO Defence College (Italy). She has a PhD in International
Relations, specializing in conflict resolution and security issues. Dr Shelest was an adviser of the Working Group preparing the Ukrainian Navy Strategy 2035 and was involved in working groups developing the Foreign Policy Strategy of Ukraine, Asian Strategy for MFA, and Ukraine’s NATO Public Communication Strategy. She led different policy-related projects, among others: Scorecards of the Ukrainian Foreign Policy (2015-2021); Ukraine-NATO: Enhanced Level (2021-2022); The Hybrid War Decade: Lessons Learned to Move Forward Successfully (2019). Dr Shelest is a Rotary Peace Fellow (2010), John Smith Fellow (2012), Marshall Memorial Fellow (2016), and Visegrad Think Fellow (2019).

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