HE Pavlo Klimkin, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, will deliver a public lecture, "Ukraine Today: Critical Challenges Versus Prosperous Opportunities," on Friday, Sept. 19, 2014, at 7:00 p.m. in Dodds Auditorium, Robertson Hall on the Princeton University campus. This event is co-sponsored by the Liechtenstein Institute on Self-Determination, the Woodrow Wilson School, European Politics and Society, the Princeton Institute for International and Regional Studies, and the Program in Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies.
Klimkin has served in Ukraine’s foreign ministry since 1993. He was appointed Ukraine's minister for foreign affairs in June, 2014. He previously was posted as Ukraine's ambassador to Germany, and held a number of senior level positions in the country’s foreign ministry including deputy minister of foreign affairs; and director of the European Union (EU) department. He was minister-counselor at the embassy of Ukraine to the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, London; head of the division for economic and sectoral cooperation with the EU, department for European integration; served in the department for economic cooperation; Third, Second Secretary (political, scientific and technical issues) at the Embassy of Ukraine in the Federal Republic of Germany, Berlin. He also worked at the Foreign Ministry’s directorate–general for arms control and disarmament.
Pavlo Klimkin was trained at the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology, Department of Aerophysics and Space Research where he graduated with a Masters Degree.