Manager, Ukraine Forum, Russia and Eurasia Programme
Orysia Lutsevych

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Orysia Lutsevych is manager of the Ukraine Forum in the Russia and Eurasia Programme. 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. She is author of the Chatham House briefing paper, How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. Prior to joining Chatham House, she led the start-up of Europe House Georgia and she 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-Columbia, USA. 

Areas of expertise

  • Civil society development in Ukraine and Georgia 
  • Ukraine foreign and domestic policy
  • EU Eastern Partnership Policy 

Past experience

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