Developing a Culture of Dialogue at the International Level: Aspen Institute Kyiv held a Panel Discussion and Seminar for the Armenian Leaders

The formation of an active leaders’ community, united by the values ​​of dialogue and the common good, contributes to the ideal of good society . Therefore, the development of an independent international platform for dialogue between leaders is one of the important activities of the Aspen Institute Kyiv.

On July 9 — 10, 2021, representatives of the Aspen Institute Kyiv visited Yerevan, holding a panel discussion and a seminar for the Armenia leaders. Leaders of Armenian society, prominent figures of science and culture, business, and public administration took part in the events.

“Dialogue and Values-Based Leadership” public Panel Discussion

The public panel discussion “Dialogue and Values-Based Leadership” was held on July 9. Participants learned about the basic principles and activities of the Aspen Institute. They also talked with the speakers about the dialogue of leaders and the importance of forming a leadership community.

The panel discussion speakers were:

  • Yuliya Tychkivska, Executive Director at Aspen Institute Kyiv;
  • Denys Poltavets, Director of Program Development at Aspen Institute, Kyiv;
  • Hennadiy Zubko, public figure, former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine;
  • Vitaliy Filatov, Entrepreneur, General Director of “Vederstad Ukraine”.


The meeting was moderated by Karen Kocharian, actor, broadcaster, television director, television producer, writer, and publicist.

We are convinced that a dialogue based on the principles of mutual respect and diversity is an essential tool for today’s challenges responding, – said the Executive Director ofAspen Institute Kyiv Yuliya Tychkivska.

“Dialogue of Leaders” Seminar

The visit of Aspen Institute Kyiv team representatives to Yerevan continued with the Seminar “Dialogue of Leaders” on July 10. The event was conducted off the record. Participants discussed the fundamentals of a society of good and decent life, principles, and values ​​that influence leaders’ decisions and also exchanged views on the complex and multidimensional challenges of today’s challenges.

The seminar was moderated by Denis Poltavets, Director of Program Development at Aspen Institute Kyiv, and Vardan Khachatryan, philosopher and sociologist.

We are grateful to all those who attended the event for a meaningful conversation and interest in developing a culture of dialogue in Armenia. Special thanks to the graduates of Aspen Institute Kyiv, who organized the event.