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Hanna Hopko

MP, Head of Committee on Foreign Affairs, Ukrainian Parliament

Bio Current as of September 8, 2015

Hanna Hopko is the head of the foreign affairs Committee of the Ukrainian Parliament. She has a PhD in political communications. She was one of the leading members of the Civic Sector of EuroMaidan during the Revolution of Dignity (21 Nov. 2013 – 22 Feb. 2014). There she launched with other activists a coalition of Ukrainian NGOs focused on implementing reforms in Ukraine and served as an expert on the inter-factional parliamentary group “Platform of Reforms”. During the parliamentary elections that followed the EuroMaidan revolution, Hanna headed the list of the Samopomich (SelfReliance) Party and was elected into the Parliament of Ukraine where she was appointed as Chairwoman of the Foreign Affairs Committee on 4 December 2014. Member of the Executive Committee of Reforms of the National Council of Reforms and the Anti-Corruption Action Centre (AntAC). Board member of Trustees of Okhmadyt National Children Hospital and Bog omolets National Medical University. In 2014, Hanna was also named a “Leading Global Thinker” by Foreign Policy magazine, she received the “Certificate of Merit” at the Georgetown University Leadership Seminar, and was honored with the National Democratic Institute Democracy Award for her efforts to further the cause of democracy in Ukraine. In her early career Hanna was active as an expert in advocacy, media and political communications, and also worked as a journalist.