President Volodymyr Zelenskyy of Ukraine during a news conference in Kyiv, March 3, 2022. (Lynsey Addario/The New York Times)

Winning the Peace After the War: Supporting Ukrainian Democracy

Date & Time
9:30 AM - 10:30 AM EST
U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Ave, Washington, DC 20037
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Watch: Winning the Peace After the War Live Feb. 9


Since the 2014 Revolution of Dignity, Ukrainian democracy has advanced significantly, a process that has continued despite Russia’s nearly yearlong full-scale war. In parallel with its current military and humanitarian priorities, Ukraine has continued to improve its governmental institutions and democratic processes to prepare for a post-war environment that will see a torrent of potentially disruptive elections for parliament, president, and local institutions. 

Join the United States Institute of Peace (USIP) for a conversation on why supporting Ukraine’s democratic processes and institutions is pivotal for Ukraine to both win peace for its own people and become a much-needed beacon of democracy for the regional neighborhood and beyond. Take part in the conversation on Twitter using #UkrainePeaceAfterWar.

The event will be held in person but will also be available via streaming. Stay tuned for details. 


Lise Grande, opening remarks 
President and CEO, U.S. Institute of Peace

Anthony N. Banbury, Introductory remarks 
President and CEO, International Foundation for Electoral Systems 

Kateryna “Katja” Smagliy
First Secretary, Embassy of Ukraine

Ambassador Marie L. Yovanovitch
Senior Advisor, Russia, and Europe Center, U.S Institute of Peace & Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine

Peter Erben
Global Principal Advisor and Senior Country Director in Ukraine, International Foundation for Electoral Systems 

Ambassador William Taylormoderator
Vice President, Center for Russia and Europe, U.S. Institute of Peace