Discussion Club «Open World» with United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt

18 July 2016, 11:01

The Arseniy Yatsenyuk Open Ukraine Foundation invites you to the Discussion Club «Open World» meeting with United States Ambassador to Ukraine Geoffrey R. Pyatt.

The topic of the meeting is «Transformations in Ukraine: Progress and To-do List».

The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 26th, at 15:00.

The venue: INVERIA creative space (Kyiv, Volodymyrska str., 49a).

Participation is free.

Registration for the event is required. Please, follow the link: http://goo.gl/forms/3U9LEjhNGcYrD3iL2

Media accreditation is available until 18:00 on 25 July. Contacts for accreditation:  [email protected], (044) 220 18 40.

Working language of the event is English.


Geoffrey R. Pyatt, a Senior Foreign Service officer, arrived in Kyiv on August 3, 2013 as the eighth United States Ambassador to Ukraine. His 26 year State Department career has ranged from Asia to Europe and Latin America.

From May 2010 until July 2013, he was Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of the South and Central Asia Affairs Bureau, leading the State Department’s newest geographic bureau and helping to manage U.S. relations in a region that stretches from Kazakhstan to the Indian Ocean.

From August 2007 until May 2010, he was Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Mission to International Organizations in Vienna, representing the United States to the International Atomic Energy Agency and other UN technical agencies.

From 2002 to 2007 Ambassador Pyatt served at the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi, first as Minister Counselor for Political Affairs and beginning in June 2006 as Deputy Chief of Mission (DCM). As DCM he served as chief operating officer for one of the United States' largest and fastest growing foreign missions. Prior to his India assignment, he served at the American Consulate General in Hong Kong, managing the trade and export control dialogue with the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of China.

From 1997 to 1999 he was Principal Officer of the American Consulate in Lahore - representing the United States in Pakistan's largest and politically most important province. His Washington assignments include Director for Latin America on the National Security Council staff (1996-97), Special Assistant to the Deputy Secretary of State (1995-96) and Staff Assistant to the Assistant Secretary of State for Latin America (1994). He was Political Officer in New Delhi, India from 1992-94 and Economic Officer and Vice-Consul in Tegucigalpa, Honduras from 1990-92.

Prior to joining the Foreign Service, he worked with The Inter-American Dialogue, a Washington-based think tank that brings together leading citizens of the Americas.

Ambassador Pyatt holds a Master's degree in International Relations from Yale and B.A. in Political Science from the University of California, Irvine.

Discussion Club «Open World» is an educational project of the «Open Ukraine» Foundation for socially active young people. Its goal is to raise a new generation of responsible leaders. Every month the Foundation holds lectures with renowned experts, politicians and public figures, during which they discuss effective solutions to social problems in Ukraine and the rest of the world.