Principal, Bingham Consulting; Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine
The presentation will examine the historic relationship between Ukraine and Russia and Ukraine's efforts to build a viable state in the face of Russian aggression. In this context, the presentation will also examine Ukraine's importance to European and regional security and to U.S. national interests.
Roman Popadiuk, the former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine, is a principal in Bingham Consulting. A retired member of the career Senior Foreign Service, Roman brings more than 30 years of experience in the areas of national security, political risk analysis, communications strategy, and energy policy, including serving on the National Security Councils of Presidents Ronald Reagan and George Bush. With his vast experience and contacts that span the globe, Roman brings a unique insight into international political and business matters.
He has written about and is frequently interviewed on issues relating to U.S.-Ukraine relations, the situation in Ukraine, and other national security and global relations issues. He co-authored Privileged and Confidential: The Secret History of the President’s Intelligence Advisory Board. His writings have been published in The Ukrainian Quarterly, The Foreign Service Journal, Mediterranean Quarterly, and Presidential Studies Quarterly.
Roman is a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Energy Task Force of the Ukraine 2020 Policy Dialogue, a forum co-sponsored by the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine aimed at strengthening U.S.-Ukraine relations and Ukraine’s integration into Europe. In 2006, he served as an observer of the parliamentary election in Ukraine. He is a senior advisor to the U.S.-Ukraine Business Council. He is also a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.