Viktor Shlinchak, is the founder and the head of the board of the Institute of World Policy, one of the leading Ukrainian think-tanks. His area of expertise includes the analysis of domestic and foreign policy processes as well as studying the international best practices of governance, anti-corruption legislation and foreign policy. Mr Shlinchak has political journalism background with 20 years of experience. He also used to work as a foreign correspondent in the hot spots of the Balkans and Israel. As a media manager, Mr Shlinchak ran one of Ukraine’s biggest information holdings «Glavred-media» (2005-2010). Since 2010 he is the co-owner and head of the «Glavcom» information agency.



Yevhen Mahda, Executive Director of the Institute of World Policy. Candidate of Political Science, Associate Professor. In 1996 he graduated with honors from National Taras Shevchenko University, and in 2006 defended his Ph.D. thesis «Regional Conflict in the Middle East in a Global Context.» Associate Professor of the Publishing and Printing Institute of the NTUU KPI named after Igor Sikorsky, where he lectures on «Political consulting, election technologies and political advertising», «Media activities in the hybrid warfare», «International image of Ukraine». Author of books «Hybrid war: how to survive and win» (Kharkiv, 2015), «Hybrid aggression of Russia: lessons for Europe» (Kyiv, 2017). With Tetyana Vodoika he coauthored a book «Games of reflection: how world sees Ukraine» (Kharkiv, 2016). In 2017, the publishing house «Club of Family Leisure» published the book «Sixth. Memories of the Future. A study of Ukrainian presidents». Since April 2017 – a member of the Public Council under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine.



Natalia Ishchenko, Deputy Director of the Institute of World Policy. She started to work in political journalism in 1994 and was a correspondent for leading Ukrainian mass media. From the late 1990’s until mid-2010 he worked in the field of political and media consulting. Since 2014, she is an active volunteer in the field of information. In 2014, she was one of the curators of the photo exhibition «Donbass: War and Peace», which was exhibited in the European Parliament in Brussels and in other European capitals. In 2016, she was one of the organizers of the international program to study Croatia’s experience of peaceful reintegration of the occupied territories. She is a permanent contributor of the Day newspaper, writes for Uryadovy Kuryer and the Internet web-site Evropeiska Pravda. She also makes research for think tanks. Field of study – conflicts in the post-Soviet space and in the former Yugoslavia; media and communications. In 2017, she became the winner of the James Mace Award for a civic position in journalism.



Mykola Bielieskov, Deputy Director of the Institute of World Policy. In 2016 he received a Master’s degree in honors in the specialty «International Relations» at Institute of international relations at National Taras Shevchenko University. In the same year he began work at the Institute of World Politics. Author of research on Ukrainian-Japanese and Ukrainian-British relations, military assistance to Ukraine in conditions of Russian aggression, problems of neutrality. Field of study: foreign policy of the great powers, Ukrainian-American relations, military dimension of international relations.