The Ukrainian Independence War and the Future of the World

9/17/2022 at 6:30 PM ISST

The “Kyiv School of Economics” (KSE) Charitable Foundation invites you to the charity dinner "The Ukrainian Independence War and the Future of the World." 

The dinner will be held at the Harvard Club (35 West 44th Street, Manhattan, New York, New York, 10036) on Saturday, September 17th, 2022, at 6:30 pm.

This event will change you. The war in Ukraine will no longer be abstract. It will help you understand how this war affects you and everyone in the world. 

Some events, like war, can be understood only in all their complexity. We will bring the intensity and the emotions of the war in Ukraine to the audience of the charity dinner. The dinner will also illustrate the implications of the war for the global political and economic context and will outline possible future scenarios. 

Speakers (will be updated):

Dr. Roger Myerson, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics '07; David L. Pearson Distinguished Service Professor of Global Conflict Studies at The Pearson Institute for the Study and Resolution of Global Conflicts in the Harris School of Public Policy, the Griffin Department of Economics, and the college at the University of Chicago; and the chair of the KSE University Academic Board.

Igor Lutsenko, KSE alum, serves in intelligence (drone surveillance) on the front lines in the East and prior to that, fought in the Battle of Kyiv. In 2014, Igor was among the leaders of the Revolution of Dignity. He survived the kidnapping by the pro-Russian death squad (his partner did not) and was later elected to the Ukrainian parliament.

Dr. Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics University of California, Berkeley; top-3 most cited young economists in the world

Dr. Tymofiy Mylovanov, KSE President, minister of economy of Ukraine from 2019-2020, and current advisor to the administration of the President of Ukraine. 


Proceeds from ticket sales for this event and auction will be directed towards rebuilding clinics in  Ukrainian territories liberated from russian troops.
10% of funds raised from this event will be directed to scholarships for children who have lost their parents or whose families need support to provide their children with education.

All donations made to this charity dinner are tax-deductible.

Business Attire Evening program:

6:30 pm Reception Harvard Hall (hors d’oeuvres, food stations, open bar)

“Look Brave Like Ukraine” pop-up store featuring Ukrainian designers

Silent Auction and Cultural Exhibit featuring renowned Ukrainian artists

7:30 pm Main Dining Room

Dinner followed by Charitable Auction 

To learn more about KSE’s life-saving work in Ukraine, please visit

If you are unable to attend the event but would like to support our cause, please consider contributing:

If you have any questions or need more details, please contact Svitlana Denysenko at

**KSE Charitable Foundation is de jure two foundations, one registered in the U.S., 501.c.3, and another in Ukraine. The U.S. foundation has more than 20 years of experience and a track record of humanitarian relief efforts in the 1990s, 2004, 2013-2016, and 2022. Our campaign and programming are endorsed by the Ukrainian government, the Ministry of Health, and the Territorial Defense. In peacetime, before the war, KSE Foundation served to raise funding for KSE University. KSE University has also expanded its activities during the war, by supporting an initiative Ukraine Global University that provides Ukrainians with educational opportunities around the globe. It has also starred a number of public lecture series on the issues related to the future of the world and has been honored to host lectures and discussions by opinion leaders such as Paul Krugman, Nicolas Cristakis, and Michael A. McFaul. KSE Foundation and KSE University have been supported by large Ukrainian and international companies and charities, including Ripple, Everstake, Naftogaz, Jefferies, etc. KSE Foundation is ranked the third most effective fundraising organization in Ukraine according to Forbes Ukraine.


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Individual Ticket VIP (table sitting with high-level guest)


Pair Ticket (for You and Your significant other)


Table (for 5 people)



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