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Natalie Jaresko at the Harvard Kennedy School.

Benn Craig


Natalie Jaresko discusses her time as Finance Minister of Ukraine with Harvard's Future of Diplomacy Project

| Dec. 21, 2016

Natalie Jaresko (MPP ’89), former Finance Minister of Ukraine, returned to Harvard on October 31st, 2016 to take part in the Future of Diplomacy Project’s international speaker series. In a public seminar moderated by Faculty Director Nicholas Burns, Jaresko, who currently serves as chairwoman of the Aspen Institute Kyiv, reflected on her time in office from 2014 to 2016. In her two years in office, the Ukrainian government  had to contend with the Russian annexation of Crimea, a national debt crisis, widespread governmental corruption, and political instability.

Former U.S. Undersecretary of State Paula Dobriansky, left, walked with the Dalai Lama to their meeting, Monday, April 21, 2008, in Ann Arbor, Mich.

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Press Release

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky Named Senior Fellow at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center

| Mar. 03, 2009

Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former under secretary of state for democracy and global affairs under President George W. Bush, will join Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs as a senior fellow, Belfer Center director Graham Allison announced today.