Aliona Hlivco is a political risk analyst, a strategic relations manager at the Henry Jackson Society and a regular contributor at Chatham House Russia and Eurasia Programme’s roundtables and events.
Prior to coming to London several years ago, she had an extensive political career in Ukraine. Having started as a journalist and a campaign manager, she has gone on to become a trustee to the presidential candidate and one of the leaders of one of the largest political parties in Ukraine.
Aliona was an activist during the Orange Revolution in Ukraine in 2004 and one of the organisers of the Revolution of Dignity 10 years later. When the war broke out shortly after Maidan, she became a part of the volunteer movement helping crowdfund for the Ukrainian military defending the country’s sovereignty in 2014.
After having worked as a chief of staff to an MP, she ran for office herself and stood as a candidate in the Ukrainian parliamentary general elections. In 2015, she was elected as an MP and became a chief party whip in the Chernivtsi Regional Parliament. Aliona also served as a Special Adviser to the Chairman of the Parliament. Aliona is a TEDx speaker and a recipient of the Order of Merit for significant contribution to democratic developments in Ukraine (2018).
The event will be chaired by Rt Hon Sir David Lidington KCB CBE.