• The Invasion of Ukraine: Implications for the Indo-Pacific

    Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue (via Zoom) 14 September, 19:00 (Tokyo)

    YCAPS’ Indo-Pacific Policy Dialogue will host Sergiy Korsunsky, Ukraine Ambassador to Japan, and Colonel Andriil Bilenkyi, Ukraine Defense Attache to participate in a discussion moderated by John Bradford. The discussion will explore "How the Invasion of Ukraine Matters for the Indo-Pacific” in order to foster a better understanding of this conflict and implications to the Indo-Pacific region.



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    Dr. Sergiy Korsunsky graduated from Kyiv National University in 1984. On April 14, 2020 he was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan by Presidential Decree № 142 / 2020. Ambassador Korsunsky’s previous positions include: Director of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (2017 – 2020); Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Turkey (2008-2016); Director-General of the Economic Department, Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2006-2008); Minister-Counselor and Acting Ambassador at the Embassy of Ukraine in the USA (2000-2005); Deputy Director, Department for Economic Cooperation, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (1999-2000); Counselor for Economy, Embassy of Ukraine in the State of Israel (1995-1998); Director of the Department for State R&D Programs, State Committee on Science and Technology (1991-1994).
    Ambassador Korsunsky has extensive professional experience with strategic planning and development, including energy, trade and investment policy, energy security, regional security, science and technology. He is a well-known expert on the geopolitic issues. Author of more than 320 academic papers and other publications including 7 books, among them , “Technology Transfer in the United States” (Kyiv, 2005), “Energy Diplomacy” (Kyiv, 2008), “Foreign Policy in Times of Transformations” (Kharkiv, 2020).


    Colonel Andriil Bilenkyi is a career fighter pilot currently serving as the Ukraine Defense Attache in Japan.



    Webinar Cost: Free of charge.

    Moderator: John Bradford
    Format: This event will be off-the-record. Questions are encouraged. It will not be recorded.

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