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Orysia Lutsevych

Head of Ukraine Forum, Chatham House

Orysia Lutsevych is head of the Ukraine Forum and research fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Programme at Chatham House. Since joining Chatham House in 2012, her research has focused on social change and the role of civil society in democratic transition in the post-Soviet region. Her most recent focus is on building resilience, where she is leading a new effort to design the Resilience Index on Foreign Encroachment (RIFE). In 2017, she coordinated and co-authored a major Chatham House report, The Struggle for Ukraine, which assessed changes since Euromaidan and provided policy recommendations. Lutsevych is the author of the Chatham House publications Agents of the Russian World: Proxy Groups in the Contested Neighbourhood (2016); and How to Finish a Revolution: Civil Society and Democracy in Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine (2013). Her media work includes contributions to the BBC, CNN, the Financial Times, The New York Times and openDemocracy.
Updated: April 25, 2022