Smagliy served as the Director of the Kennan Institute Kyiv Office. As director, she organized and built a partnership with the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine to promote the institutional development of Ukraine’s public and cultural diplomacy. She has served as a Kyiv-based consultant of the European Endowment for Democracy in Brussels, assisting in the development of a Ukraine-focused strategy and EuroMaidan democracy. Previously, Smagliy led the Anti-Crisis Humanitarian Program of the International Renaissance Foundation, constructing large-scale philanthropic initiatives in support of Ukraine’s educational and cultural institutions. She also worked for the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv as the principal liaison officer with Ukraine’s parliament. Smagliy seeks to focus on formulating and driving policy reforms that respond to the concerns of internally displaced citizens and educational institutions in Donbas.

Placement Organization: The Public Service Academy at Arizona State University

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