War on Ukraine: The Big Picture
Journalist and former press secretary Iuliia Mendel rose to international prominence with her work as advisor and spokesperson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy. Her frank and moving dispatches from the war on Ukraine appear as a regular op-ed column for The Washington Post, and her commentary about the war in Ukraine – as well as the international impacts of this crisis – offer a deep background on the interconnected issues playing out on the world stage.
Author Talk: The Fight of Our Lives
In her first book, The Fight of Our Lives: My Time with Zelenskyy, Ukraine’s Battle for Democracy, and What It Means for the World, journalist and former Ukrainian press secretary Iuliia Mendel shares her insider experience as a chief advisor to Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy and firsthand accounts of vital moments in history leading up to and including the War on Ukraine. Through this story of Ukraine and its extraordinary people, Mendel reminds us of the paramount importance of truth and human values especially in these darkest of times, in insightful and ultimately uplifting keynotes and conversations.
Iuliia Mendel is a Ukrainian journalist who served as press secretary and spokesperson for Volodymyr Zelenskyy, President of Ukraine, from 2019 until 2021. Mendel has more than fourteen years of journalism experience on TV and in print media and her writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, VICE, Politico Europe, and many more.