By Vlad Wallace MPP 2024

Ukraine Caucus members pose with a Ukrainian flag
Ukraine Caucus members gather for the group's kick-off event at the beginning of the academic year.

Who we are

The Ukraine Caucus is a student organization at HKS. Our mission is to focus on the geopolitics of Ukraine and the surrounding region as well as the country’s relationship with the U.S. We strive to serve as an invaluable asset for those interested in learning about the country’s political, economic, societal, and cultural dynamics.

What we do

Our most recent event commemorated two years of Russia’s war against Ukraine. Professor Serhii Plokhii, Director of the Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, gave a keynote speech, and then we invited students to engage with a virtual art exhibit called “War Up Close.”

Vlad Wallace next to event banner for the VR Museum of War in Ukraine event
Left: Vlad Wallace, chair of the Ukraine Caucus, stands outside of Nye ABC in advance of “War Up Close,” a virtual reality exhibit on the war in Ukraine. Right: Attendees of the “War Up Close” event wear VR headsets to see an immersive view of the realities of the war in Ukraine. 

We’ve organized many other events, including: 

Speakers series

  • Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, who spoke via Zoom at the JFK Jr. Forum
  • Current Ukrainian Members of Parliament
  • Foreign Minister of Ukraine Dmytro Kuleba

Discussion panels

  • Ukraine Update: Assessing the Military Situation and What’s Next
  • Crisis in Ukraine: The View from Beijing
  • Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Looking Backward in Order to See Ahead
  • The Race to Save Ukraine

Social events

  • Mixers 
  • Borscht Party

How to get in touch

If you have any questions, please let us know in our WhatsApp group or via email at or

Image Credits

Photos courtesy of Vlad Wallace

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