Vasyl Filipchuk is senior adviser at the International Center for Policy Studies in Kiev. He has held numerous positions in the Ukrainian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, including as spokesman for the Foreign Ministry, Director of the Ministry’s European Union Department, and Director General of the Political and Security Department. In 2012 he chaired the European Integration Bureau under the aegis of Ukraine’s cabinet of ministers. He is an expert on conflict resolution, peace-building, and nation-building processes in Central and Eastern Europe.