Hanna Shelest

member of the Board, Head of International Security Studies

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Editor-in-Chief of UA: Ukraine Analytica; Curator of the Ukrainian Peacebuilding School and Head of the Board of the NGO “Promotion of Intercultural Cooperation”. Prior to this, she had served for more than 10 years as a Senior Researcher at the National Institute for Strategic Studies under the President of Ukraine, Odessa Branch. In 2014 Dr. Shelest served as a Visiting Research Fellow at the NATO Defense College in Rome. Previously she had experience in PR and lobbying for government and business, as well as teaching at Odessa National University.

She has more than 50 academic and more than 100 articles in media published worldwide. She is a regular presenter at the international conferences and commenter for the media.

Dr. Shelest is a Rotary Peace Fellow 2010, Black Sea Young Reformer 2011, John Smith Fellow 2012, and Marshall Memorial Fellow 2016. She was recognized as “40 under 40 Ukrainian Emerging Leader 2013” by the US-Ukraine Foundation

Her main research interests are:

  • conflicts resolution,
  • security and cooperation, especially in the Wider Black Sea Region and the Middle East,
  • foreign policy of Ukraine.

Recent Publications

(Українська) Brexit наближається: Британія та ЄС підвищують ставки

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The Azov Crisis Explained: an interview with security expert Hanna Shelest

On November 25, Russia opened fire on three Ukrainian ships in the Kerch Strait and then seized them. Ukraine blamed Russia of military aggression and violation of both international law and bilateral agreements. On the next day, it announced martial law for 30 days in 10 Ukrainian regions. UkraineWorld asked Hanna Shelest, editor-in-chief of UA: […]

(Українська) Нова поразка Саакашвілі: що означатиме обрання першої жінки-президента Грузії

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