News - 2016.03.31 - Galibarenko announcement

Photo: Embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (c) 2015

Natalia Galibarenko to give a British Ukrainian Society lecture in London

31 March 2016

Her Excellency Mrs Natalia Galibarenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, will give the next British Ukrainian Society lecture in London on 19 April 2016. Her talk is entitled “UK-Ukraine relations: how to build up and strengthen further”.

This two-year British Ukrainian Society series of lectures in the spheres of politics and culture is run in partnership with the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ukraine. It aims to give anyone interested in Ukrainian affairs an opportunity to hear from British and Ukrainian politicians, diplomats, authors, artists and experts from various professions who are in some way involved in noteworthy work relating to Ukraine.

The lectures are held approximately every two months in London at Portcullis House where the offices of British Members of Parliament and their staff are located. Each lecture offers an opportunity for the audience to ask questions, and networking receptions are also planned in the future.

The British Ukrainian Society is actively seeking sponsors to support this lecture series. Sponsors will be recognised throughout the two years in a number of ways, including during introductory remarks, in advertising and banners, on the BUS website and on its social networking pages. It will also be possible for sponsors to bring promotional materials to the events.

Mrs Natalia Galibarenko will give her lecture on 19 April 2016 at 7pm in the Attlee Suite, Portcullis House, Bridge Street, Westminster SW1A 2LW. Spaces are limited. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to secretariat@britishukrainiansociety.org at your earliest convenience. Due to tight security and the potential for queues, we would advise you to allow at least 30 minutes to enter Portcullis House; a map and further instructions will be sent in due course to those who RSVP.

Speaker profile

Her Excellency Mrs Natalia Galibarenko was appointed the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland by the President of Ukraine on 26 August 2015.

A graduate of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University in Kyiv, Ms Galibarenko entered the diplomatic service in 2000, working as Attaché, Third Secretary of the Cabinet of the Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, and Third and Second Secretary of the Mission of Ukraine to the European Union.

In 2006-2007, Ms Galibarenko was Chief Consultant of the Main Office for Foreign Policy, European and Euro-Atlantic Integration Processes of the Presidential Administration of Ukraine. She was Head of Section for Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs in 2007-2009.

In 2009-2012, Ms Galibarenko was Head of Division, Deputy Director of the Directorate General – Head of Division for Co-operation in Political, Security and Defence Fields of the EU Directorate General, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.

In October 2012-March 2014, she was Deputy Head of the Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the International Organizations in Vienna, and was First Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine in March 2014-December 2015.

Ms Galibarenko participated in numerous bilateral and multilateral negotiations with the EU, the Council of Europe, OSCE and other international organisations. She speaks English and Spanish, is married and has a 9-year-old son.