Former Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor and other top experts to address latest developments in Russia conflict


Confronting Russian Aggression: The Voices of Ukrainian Women


What: This virtual event features Ukrainian women working at the highest policy levels and on the frontlines in discussion with Former Ambassador to Ukraine Bill Taylor about how to respond to Russian aggression. They will share urgent calls for international support to ensure their security. Hosted by the Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security.

When: Monday, February 7, 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM EST

Where: Live-streamed via Zoom and Facebook Live


    • Kateryna Pavlichenko, Deputy Minister of Internal Affairs, Ukraine
    • Amb. Bill Taylor, Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine; Vice President, Russia and Europe, United States Institute of Peace (USIP)
    • Amb. Larisa Galadza, Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine
    • Olena Suslova, Gender Expert; Founder, Women’s Information Consultative Center, Ukraine
    • Natalia Karbowska, Director of Strategic Development, Ukrainian Women’s Fund
    • Moderated by Amb. Melanne Verveer, Executive Director, Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace and Security
    • With voices of grassroots women leaders across Ukraine – to be announced

Media should RSVP to for the livestream link. There will be a live Q&A session during the event. After the event we can provide a rough transcript, event recording, and photos upon request.  




Georgetown Institute for Women, Peace & Security seeks to promote a more stable, peaceful, and just world by focusing on the important role women play in preventing conflict and building peace, growing economies, and addressing global threats like climate change and violent extremism. We engage in rigorous research, host global convenings, advance strategic partnerships, and nurture the next generation of leaders. Housed within the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown, the Institute is headed by the former U.S. Ambassador for Global Women’s Issues, Melanne Verveer.