International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair

International Organizations and Diplomatic Service Chair

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

In the upper row from left to right: Postgraduate Student T.Bombandiorova, Postgraduate Student T.Tkach, Senior Laboratory Assistant V.Senko, Postgraduate Student O.Opanasiuk, Postgraduate Student K.Kuznetsova, Postgraduate Student  N.Baliuk.

The Department of International Organizations and Diplomatic Service was established in 1992 to ensure a thorough study at the Institute of International Relations of the basics of modern diplomacy, diplomatic and consular service, diplomatic protocol and etiquette, the history of Ukrainian diplomacy, the theory and practice of multilateral diplomacy (international universal, regional and specialized international organizations), diplomatic practice of special missions, international conferences, meetings, etc., which an integral part of training specialists for the field of external relations, including personnel for the diplomatic service of Ukraine.

The scientific potential of the Department consists of 9 full-time scientific and pedagogical staff members, among them: 3 Doctors of Sciences: Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor V. Matvienko; Doctor of Political Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor Yu. Skorokhod; Doctor of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.), Professor N.Yakovenko; 6 Candidates of Sciences: Candidate of Historical Sciences (Ph.D.) T.Shynkarenko, Candidate of Political Sciences Professor O.Kovtun; Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.) A.Sapsai; Candidate of Political Sciences (Ph.D.) R.Petiur; Candidate of Political Sciences, Postgraduate Student O.Opanasiuk; Candidate of Political Science, Postgraduate Student K.Kuznetsova.

Training courses were established at the Department, the main task of which was to train international specialists who are well acquainted with global trends in international relations and global development, researchers of theoretical and practical problems related to modern trends in global governance, international cooperation and diplomatic work. The Department of International Organizations and Diplomatic Service continues to develop the best traditions in teaching methods at the Institute of International Relations of the theoretical and applied aspects of the work of a diplomat, clearly complying with modern educational requirements currently facing the higher school.

The main activities of the Department of International Organizations and the Diplomatic Service include educational and methodological, research, educational and vocational guidance, as well as the development of international relations (participation in international scientific and practical conferences, etc.).

The main attention of the Department's staff is focused on providing the educational process at a high professional level (giving lectures, conducting seminars, workshops and master classes), prepare educational and methodical complexes (curricula, textbooks, manuals, handbooks) relating to the teaching of various theoretical and practical aspects of diplomatic work.

The members of the Department actively follow modern events in international life, conduct in-depth research, prepare reviews and feedbacks, provide expert assessments on the development of modern diplomacy in general, as well as individual aspects of diplomatic work, in particular diplomatic protocol and etiquette, the practice of diplomatic negotiations, etc. The department studies and interpretations of the peculiarities of the development of domestic diplomacy and diplomatic service in the context of modern trends in international relations and world politics are noteworthy.

The lecturers of the Departments deliver lectures abroad and actively participate in international academic conferences. The department successfully trains postgraduate students.

Much attention at the department is paid to educational and career guidance work with students. Tutors of the department are actively involved in extracurricular activities with students (organization of student circles and clubs, visiting foreign diplomatic missions and offices of international organizations in Ukraine, etc.).

Program of Development of the Department of International Organizations and Foreign Service of the Institute of International Relations of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv for the period 2018 - 2023.

Department Chairs

Mykola Kulinych (1992-1994).

Candidate of Historical Sciences, Professor. Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (1991-1994). Adviser, Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine in Japan (1994-1998). Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine in the Republic of Korea (2001-2003). Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the MFA of Ukraine (2003-2006), Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to Japan (since 2007).

 

Borys Humeniuk (1995-2003).

Doctor of historical sciences, professor. Deputy Director of the Institute of International Relations (1990-1991). Rector of the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine (1996-2003, 2007-2012). Honoured Worker of Science and Technology of Ukraine (2009). Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Republic of Cyprus (2003-2007, from 2012 to present time).

 

Viktor Matviienko (since 2003)

Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor.

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

Honoured Worker of Education of Ukraine (2009).

 

 

At different times following specialists worked in the department:

Volodymyr Bruz 

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences.

Deputy Director of the Center against Apartheid of the Political Department of the UN Secretariat (1983-1990), Executive Secretary of the National Committee for the preparation and celebration of the 50th anniversary of the UN (1993-1995), a member of the government delegation of Ukraine at the 49th and 50th session of the UN General Assembly (1994 - 1995).

Mykola Reshetniak 

Permanent Representative of Ukraine to UNESCO (1977-1983)

Valeryi Rylach

Associate Professor, PhD in History

First Secretary, Advisor to the Embassy of Ukraine in France (1993-1998), Minister-Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine in Russia (2000-2001), Advisor to the Embassy of Ukraine in 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).

Andriy Kudriachenko 

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences

Director of the Institute of World History of the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Minister Counsellor of the Embassy of Ukraine in Germany (1997-2000).

Vitaliy Reznichenko 

Associate Professor, PhD in History

Head of the Division of the Main Department of State Protocol and Ceremony of the Administration of the President of Ukraine, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Envoy of the second class

Liudmyla Chekalenko 

Professor, Doctor of Political Sciences

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

Mykola Ryzhkov 

Professor, PhD in Political Sciences

Valentyna Zlenko 

Professor, Doctor of Historical Sciences

Anatolyi Sadovenko 

Associate Professor, PhD in History

Halyna Naumenko 

Associate Professor, PhD in Arts

Protocol Officer of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the USSR and the Ukrainian SSR, adviser-protocolist of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine

Alla Humeniuk 

IIR Research Officer, PhD in Political Science

Tamara Siomyk 

Assistant, PhD in Political Science

Nataliia Shpakova 

Senior Lecturer, PhD in History

Alla Hrushova 

Assistant, PhD in Political Science

Volodymyr Hoy 

Assistant

Oleh Syneutskyi 

Assistant

Ihor Cherinko 

Assistant

 

In recent years, the Department of International Organizations and Foreign Service 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 our time;

- Multilateral diplomacy and mechanisms of regulation of modern international relations;

- Ethnoculture and Diplomacy;

- Great Powers in international organizations;

- Sectoral diplomacy;

- Non-governmental organizations and lobbying activities in international relations;

- Institutes for Regional Integration in Eastern Europe (English language course).

Contacts:

Department Chair - Victor Matviienko, Doctor of Historical Sciences, Professor

Senior Laboratory Assistant of Department - Valentyna Senko

E-mail -  imvmods-350@ukr.net.

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