Lisa Yasko

The first Ukrainian studying Master of Public Policy at Blavatnik School of Government, University of Oxford. President of Oxford University Ukrainian Society. Has BA and MA Degrees in Political Science.

Currently works at Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (UK) on arts policy project as a part of MPP Degree at University of Oxford.

Worked at Ukraine Crisis Media Center / Presidential Administration of Ukraine / CFC Consulting.

Expertise in public policy, governmental, crisis and strategic comms, branding, crisis management, arts management. Was involved in strategic communications at Presidential Administration of Ukraine and developing and implementing Ukrainian comms campaigns nationwide and abroad. National Ukrainian comms projects include Bronze Cannes Lion awards winning 'Witness', Hop Nederland Hop (Ukrainian campaign at Netherlands before the referendum on Ukraine - EU association agreement), UN Hundred (SABRE winner, 2015), launching art gallery (Second Floor Art Center) at Presidential Administration of Ukraine. Was also involved in providing comms training for public servants.

Passionate about leadership, change making, creative economy, security, dignity, and social responsibility in politics and business.

Believes in arts as a tool to make a social and political change. Has a great passion for creativity, cultural policy, peace-building, cultural diplomacy, creative economy and performing arts.

Founded startup Kyiv Music Labs to promote Ukrainian music.

Bronze Cannes Lion Award for music art project 'Witness'.
Seed Grant (WNISEF).
WorldWideStudies Scholarship (Victor Pinchuk Foundation).
Scholar of the biggest nationwide Ukrainian scholarship scheme Zavtra.UA for young leaders in Ukraine (2011, 2012, 2013).

Scholar of Clinton Global Initiative University 2014 (USA).
Scholar at European Forum Alpbach, 2014, 2015 (Austria).
Scholar of Caux Scholar Program, Initiative of Change, 2016 (Switzerland).