International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair

International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair

The bottom row, from left to right: R.Petiur, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor, A.Sapsai, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor, N.Yakovenko, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor , V.Matviienko, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor, Yu.Skorokhod, Doctor of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor, T.Shynkarenko, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor, O.Kovtun, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor.

The upper row, from left to right: T.Bombandorova, Postgraduate Student , T.Tkach, Postgraduate Student, V.Senko, Senior Laboratory Assistant, O.Opanasiuk, Assistant, K.Kuznietsova, Assistant, N.Baliuk, Postgraduate Student.

International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair was established in 1992 to provide an in-depth study of the basics of modern diplomacy, diplomatic and consular services, diplomatic protocol and etiquette, history of Ukrainian diplomacy, theory and practice of multilateral diplomacy (international universal and regional organizations, specialized international organizations), diplomatic practice of special missions, international conferences and meetings, etc., which is an integral part of the training of specialists in the field of foreign relations, including cadres for the diplomatic service of Ukraine.

The scientific staff of the chair consists of 11 full-time scientific and pedagogical specialists, from them: 3 Doctors of Sciences: Professor V.Matviienko, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor Yu.Skorokhod, Doctor of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor N.Yakovenko, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.); 3 Doctors of Sciences; 7 Candidates of Sciences: Associate Professor T.Shynkarenko, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor O.Kovtun, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Associate Professor M.Konovalova, Candidate of Sciences in Public Administration (Ph.D.), Associate Professor R.Petiur, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Assistant K.Kuznietsova, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Assistant I.Havrylenko, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Assistant T.Tkach, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Assistant S.Averianov.

At the Chair the training courses have been established, the main task of which is to train international relations specialists, well acquainted with world trends in international relations and global development, researchers of theoretical and practical issues related to current trends in global governance, international cooperation and diplomatic work. International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair at the Institute of International Relations continues to develop the best traditions in methodology of teaching theoretical and applied aspects of diplomat's work, strictly adhering to modern educational requirements now facing higher education.

The principal areas of International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair’s activity are educational and methodological, research, mentoring and vocational guidance work, as well as the development of international ties (participation in international scientific and scientific-practical conferences, etc.).

The staff of the Chair is primarily focused on the provision of educational process at a high professional level (through lectures, seminars, practical training and master classes) and the preparation of educational and methodical complexes (curricula, textbooks, manuals and related to teaching various theoretical and practical aspects of diplomatic work).

Members of the Chair actively monitor current events in international life, conduct thorough research, prepare reviews and feedbacks, provide expert assessments regarding the development of modern diplomacy in general and certain aspects of diplomatic work in particular, including diplomatic protocol and etiquette, diplomatic negotiations, etc. The Chair’s reasearches and interpretations of the peculiarities of the development of domestic diplomacy and diplomatic service in the context of modern tendencies of international relations and world politics also deserve attention.

Tutors of the Chair give lectures abroad and take an active part in international scientific conferences. The Chair department successfully trains postgraduate students.

Much attention at the Chair is paid to educational and vocational guidance work with students. Tutors of the Chair are actively involved in extracurricular activities with students (through organizing the operation of student groups and clubs, hosting open master classes, visiting foreign diplomatic missions and missions of international organizations in Ukraine, etc.).

Development Program of the International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for the period between 2018 – 2023

Heads of the Chair

Mykola Kulinych (1992-1994)

Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor. Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (1991-1994). Counsellor, Counsellor-Envoy of the Embassy of Ukraine to Japan (1994-1998). Counsellor-Envoy of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Republic of Korea (2001-2003). Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (2003-2006), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan (since 2007)

Borys Humeniuk (1995-2003)

Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor. Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (1990-1991). Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (1996-2003, 2007-2012). Honoured Science and Technology Figure of Ukraine (2009). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Cyprus (2003-2007, from 2012 to the present)

Viktor Matviienko (since 2003)

Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor.

Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (since 1997).

Honoured Education Worker of Ukraine (2009).

 

At different times at the Chair worked:

Volodymyr Bruz

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Deputy Director of the Centre against Apartheid of the Department of Political Affairs of the UN Secretariat (1983-1990), Executive Secretary of the National Committee for the Preparation and Celebration of the UN 50th Anniversary (1993-1995), Member of the Government Delegation of Ukraine to the 49th and 50th Sessions of the UN General Assembly (1994-1995)

Mykola Reshetniak

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UNESCO (1977-1983)

Valerii Rylach

Associate Professor, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

First Secretary, Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to France (1993-1998), Counsellor-Envoy of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (2000-2001), Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Lebanese Republic (2001-2002), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Lebanese Republic (2002- 2005), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Tunisia (since 2007)

Andrii Kudriachenko

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Director of the Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Counsellor-Envoy of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Federal Republic of Germany (1997-2000)

Vitalii Reznichenko

Associate Professor, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Head of the Main Office for State Protocol and Ceremonial of Administration of the President of Ukraine, Second Class Envoy Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary

Liudmyla Chekalenko

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

First Secretary of the Embassy of Ukraine to the Russian Federation (1998-2002)

Mykola Ryzhkov

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

 

Valentyna Zlenko

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Anatolii Sadovenko

Associate Professor, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Halyna Naumenko

Associate Professor, Candidate of Art Criticism (Ph.D.)

Employee of the protocol services of the Ministries of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR, protocol expert adviser of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Alla Humeniuk

Researcher of the Institute of International Relations, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

Tamara Somyk

Assistant, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

Nataliia Shpakova

Senior Lecturer, Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.)

Alla Hrushova

Assistant, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

Volodymyr Hoi

Assistant

Oleh Syneuttskyi

Assistant

Ihor Cherinko

Assistant, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

Olha Opanasiuk

Assistant, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

Artem Sapsai

Associate Professor, Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.)

In 2018, the Chair launched an educational and professional program “Diplomacy and International Cooperation”. In recent years, the International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair has introduced new training courses:

  • Diplomacy of Ukraine;
  • Integration processes and associations in modern international relations;
  • The European Union: institutional framework and common policy;
  • The Council of Europe in integration and democratization processes;
  • International organizations in the field of security;
  • International organizations and global problems of today;
  • Multilateral diplomacy and mechanisms for regulating modern international relations;
  • Ethnoculture and diplomacy;
  • Great powers in international organizations;
  • Sectoral diplomacy;
  • Non-governmental organizations and lobbying in international relations;
  • Public administration and foreign policy decision-making;
  • World diplomacy;
  • International cooperation in the field of education, science and culture;
  • Non-state actors and lobbying in international relations;
  • International humanitarian cooperation;
  • Economic diplomacy;
  • Institutions of Regional Integration in Eastern Europe (in English).

Contact details:

Head of the Chair - Viktor Matviienko, Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor

Guidance counsellor - Valentyna Senko

Email - imvmods-350@ukr.net

Contact telephones - 380(44) 481-45-13, 380(44) 481-45-91