The Aspen Institute Kyiv announced on 27 May the public launch of its operations. Aspen Kyiv was officially approved by the Aspen Institute in November 2015 as part of its network of ten international partners in Europe, Latin America, and Asia. The goal of Aspen Kyiv is to become a valuable and respected platform for open dialogue to address regional challenges.
“We are proud to bring the Aspen Institute's values-based leadership approach to Kyiv," said Institute Executive Vice President Elliot Gerson. "There are few places in the world today where Aspen values of tolerance, good governance, and the search for common ground are more critically in demand.”
“The Aspen Institute supports global independent affiliates, such as Aspen Kyiv, because we seek to create a diverse worldwide community of leaders committed to the greater good. The notion of “good” has a special resonance at the Institute. The motivations and innovative ideas inspired by the exchanges facilitated around its roundtables are providing the impetus to build that “good society” –– one continually striving for improvement, individually and collectively, driven by the ideas that are contemplated and the actions that are taken“, said Aspen Institute President and CEO Walter Isaacson.
Through seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership initiatives, Aspen Institute Kyiv will provide the opportunity for leaders from industry, economic and political sectors, civil society, and the cultural world to work on critical current challenges facing society and businesses.
The Aspen Institute Kyiv is governed by a Board of Trustees chaired by Natalie Jaresko and Executive team led by Executive Director Sergey Koshman.
The Aspen Institute is an educational and policy studies organization based in Washington, DC. Its mission is to foster leadership based on enduring values and to provide a nonpartisan venue for dealing with critical issues.
“I am confident that Aspen Kyiv will help inspire a generation of young Ukrainians to be engaged citizens and leaders of a proud, strong, equitable, democratic, prosperous, well governed and progressive country” - Elliot Gerson said. “The Aspen Institute introduced Aspen seminars to Ukraine some eight years ago and I could not be more excited about the prospects for a full Aspen Institute in the country. I have no doubt that it can help Ukraine reach the potential that its extraordinary people can achieve with a vibrant civil society and better governance in government and business alike”.
Public launch of The Aspen Institute Kyiv as a new member of The Aspen Institute will take place on May 27 in Kyiv. The goal of the Institute is to become a valuable and respected platform for open dialogue to address regional challenges.
Through seminars, policy programs, conferences, and leadership initiatives, The Aspen Institute Kyiv will provide the opportunity for leaders from those sectors of society that are crucial for sustainable and long-term development of the country to work on critical current challenges facing society and businesses.
The Conference focused on The Aspen Institute launch will include: