We are thrilled to invite you to the inaugural discussion of the Susan and John Klein Book Series on Wednesday, April 12 featuring The Honorable Marie Yovanovitch, former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, in conversation with Natalie Jaresko, former Ukrainian Finance Minister and chair of Aspen Kyiv.
The Susan and John Klein Book Series is a public series presented by the Society of Fellows of the Aspen Institute four times per year at the Institute’s Washington, D.C headquarters. Focusing on topics aligned with the Institute’s mission and values, the series brings together distinguished authors to discuss their latest works, inspiring dialogue, leadership, and action on society’s greatest challenges. Members of the Society of Fellows receive additional invitations at series programs to foster deeper connections with each other and featured speakers.
Marie Yovanovitch served as U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, Armenia, and Kyrgyzstan, in addition to other senior government positions during her thirty-three-year diplomatic career. She retired from the State Department in 2020 and is a senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a non-resident fellow at Georgetown University. She has received multiple awards, including the Presidential Distinguished Service Award (twice), the Secretary’s Diplomacy for Freedom Award, the Trainor Award for Excellence in the Conduct of Diplomacy, and the PEN/Benenson Courage Award. She lives in the Washington, DC, area.
Natalie A. Jaresko has enjoyed a distinguished international career in public service and private industry. Currently, she serves as a Member of the Transatlantic Commission on Election Integrity; Chair of the Board of Trustees of Aspen Institute Kyiv; Nonresident Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Atlantic Council; Member of the World Economic Forum Global Future Council on Financial and Monetary Systems; Board Member of the Leavitt Institute for International Development; Advisory Board member at the Lviv Business School at Ukrainian Catholic University; and Patron of the Ukrainian Institute London.