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Yulia Kazdobina is an analyst with extensive experience, who makes a study of a Russian-speaking identity in Ukraine in the context of the conflict with Russia, the role of the volunteer movement in the democratic reforms, the public perception of the idea of providing Crimea with a status of the Crimean Tatar autonomy, issues of the blockade and economic sanctions, the state information policy in relation to the Crimea, and the like. Worked as a political analyst at the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine.  Yulia has degrees in political studies and in translation and interpretation studies. She also got a postgraduate degree in political science with international relations specialization received in the United States. Fluent in English and German languages.


1993-1998 - Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv.

Diploma in translation and interpretation studies of English and German languages.

1998-2000 - Brigham Young University.

Master degree in international relations.

Master's research paper on "Who needs nuclear weapons? The study of the Ukrainian nuclear disarmament".

2000-2002 - University of Rochester.

Master degree in political sciences.


Professional experience

July 2014 - till present

The Ukrainian Center for Independent Political Research, Kyiv, Ukraine

September 2003 - July 2014

The U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine

October 2002 - January 2003

Combat Films and Research, Kyiv, Ukraine

February 2001 - May 2002

The faculty of political sciences in the University of  Rochester, Rochester, New York

September 1998 - June 2000

The David M. Kennedy Center for International Studies, Ukrainian program, Provo, Utah

July 1996 - August 1998

ACCELS (The American Councils for Collaboration in Education and Language Study), the Advisory center for education abroad, Kyiv, Ukraine