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

What’s Putin up to? With Balkan Devlen and Hanna Shelest

In the latest episode of Pod Bless Canada, MLI Senior Fellow Balkan Devlen was joined by Dr. Hanna Shelest, Editor-in-Chief of Ukraine Analytica and one of Ukraine’s sharpest analysts of international affairs. The two discuss last week’s announcement of sweeping changes to Russia’s constitution and their potential implications. Throughout the discussion, Dr. Shelest weighs in […]

(Українська) Перші дні нової Британії: що змінив Brexit для України та Європи

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Is There a Future for Security Cooperation between the Visegrad Four and Ukraine?

Abstract Current relations between Ukraine and Visegrad Four states in the security domain are in stagnation. Even if existing obstacles are removed, there is no clear vision of possible cooperation topics and joint projects to be implemented. Cooperation within NATO and EU frameworks are perceived as the most potential, including Ukraine joining PESCO projects, building […]