Orysia Lutsevych

Head and Research Fellow, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme


Orysia Lutsevych is a research fellow and manager of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House.

She focuses on social change and the role of civil society in democratic transition in the post-Soviet region. Her recent research analysed Russia’s use of proxy NGOs in achieving its foreign policy objectives.

Prior to joining Chatham House, she led the start-up of Europe House Georgia and was executive director of the Open Ukraine Foundation.

She has an MS in International Relations from Lviv State University and an MS in Public Administration from the University of Missouri.

Past experience

2014 Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House        
2012 Academy Robert Bosch Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House
2012 - Independent consultant
2009 - 11  Head of Development, Europe House Georgia 
2007 - 09 Executive Director, Open Ukraine Foundation
2005 - 07 Deputy Director, PAUCI Foundation 

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