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A Conversation with Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch ’80


"Princeton in the Nation's Service and the Service of Humanity":

A Conversation with Ambassador (ret.) Marie Yovanovitch ’80


***Tuesday, June 21st *** @ 5:30pm ET




The Princeton Association of New York City (PANYC) and the Princeton Women's Network (PWN) of NYC are delighted to bring you this bring you this highly relevant and topical conversation.

Marie Yovanovitch '80 is the embodiment of Princeton’s informal motto, “In the Nation’s Service.” Please join Alexandra Lebenthal ’86 for a conversation with the Ambassador about her long career in public service, her moment in the spotlight during the Trump Administration, the conflict in Ukraine, and her recently published memoir, Lessons From The Edge.

Ambassador (ret.) Marie L. Yovanovitch is a Senior Fellow in the Russia and Eurasia Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, after serving three years as the U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine (2016-2019). She previously served as Ambassador to the Republic of Armenia (2008-2011) and the Kyrgyz Republic (2005-2008). From 2012-2013, Ambassador Yovanovitch was the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs, where she was responsible for policy on European and global security issues. She also served as the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs from 2004-2005. She retired from the Department of State as a Career Minister in January 2020.

A graduate of Princeton University with a master’s degree from the National Defense University, Ambassador Yovanovitch received numerous Presidential and State Department awards, including the Secretary’s Diplomacy in Human Rights Award.



When: Tuesday, June 21, 2022 5:30 pm- 6:30 pm ET via Zoom

Register: Please register with your name, email and Princeton graduation class.

To send questions in advance:

A Zoom link will be emailed at time of registration.

Copies of Lessons From The Edge can be purchased here

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