UCL School of Slavonic and East European Studies (SSEES)


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Advisory Board



Robert Brinkley CMG
Chairman, Steering Committee, Ukraine Forum, Chatham House
Former British High Commissioner to Pakistan
Former British Ambassador to Ukraine

External Advisors:


Baroness Smith of Newnham, Julie Smith
House of Lords 
Fellow of Robinson College and Director of the European Centre, Cambridge University

Christopher Beauman
Senior Adviser, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)

Guy Harington
Former Director, Promsvyazbank PJSC

Jonathan Steele
Communicator and Former Senior Foreign Correspondent, The Guardian

Mary Dejevsky
Columnist and writer, the Independent and the Guardian

Neal Ascherson
Hon Lecturer, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Reporter, columnist and author with specialism in Central and Eastern Europe

Martin Harris 
Director, Eastern Europe and Central Asia Directorate, Foreign & Commonwealth Office

Olexiy Solohubenko
News Editor, Languages, BBC World Service

Ursula Woolley
Former Director, Pushkin House