Chair of the Centre
Andrii Veselovskyi is chairing the Centre for International Studies since January 2019. He joined the diplomatic service in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in 1986 with his previous background as journalist and lecturer. Andrii Veselovskyi worked on political analysis and planning, European and Euro-Atlantic integration, and regional cooperation (Central and Eastern Europe, Black Sea region, South Caucasus, Middle East, the Stability Pact for South Eastern Europe, Central European Initiative, GUAM Organization for Democracy and Economic Development). He worked in Guinea, Algeria, Canada, Egypt, Kenya, Sudan and was Representative of Ukraine to the European Union. Andrii Veselovskyi has a PhD in Political Science (Ukraine’s interests in the Eastern Mediterranean) and has a rank of Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.