Public Affairs Section (PAS)
Counselor for Public Affairs: David “Mike” Reinert
Cultural Affairs Officer: Sean O’Hara
Press Attache: Raymond Castillo
Contact: 380-44-521-5740 — 521-5575 (fax)
4 I. Sikorsky St.
Kyiv 04112 Ukraine
Please send your media inquiries to the following e-mail: KyivPress@state.gov
The Public Affairs Section oversees a wide-ranging program of academic and professional exchanges funded by the U.S. Department of State. These include the Fulbright Program and the International Visitor Program, as well as programs for students, teachers, university lecturers and younger professionals in a variety of fields. In addition, PAS administers small grants programs to assist Ukraine’s democratic and market transition. The Public Affairs Section supports America House and a network of Window on America Centers in Ukraine, designed to provide up-to-date information on the United States and to augment the English-language collections of the host libraries. The Public Affairs Section is also responsible for handling the Embassy’s relations with Ukrainian and international media (official statements, press conferences, interviews, etc.)
For those interested in studying or conducting research in the United States, the Public Affairs Section and our local partners provide information on a wide range of options. Students, scholars, and researchers can explore the many opportunities available at U.S. colleges and universities with the help of advisors at one of our Window on America centers or EducationUSA advising centers. Individual and group consultations, both in person and online, are available. Find out more here.
Our professional programs send established and “up and coming” Ukrainian professionals to the United States to confer with their counterparts to discuss issues of mutual interest.
The U.S. Embassy in Kyiv, through the Public Affairs Section, administers and funds specific assistance projects. Among these programs are the Democracy Grants Program, the Media Development Fund, the Library Electronic Access Project (LEAP), and Pedagogical Innovations minigrants program.
Cultural Events and Programs
The Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy, in conjunction with the State Department in Washington, organizes and funds various cultural programming throughout the year.
Regional English Language Office
The Regional English Language Office opened in March 2002 as part of the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv. The main goals of the office are to offer assistance and support to English language professionals in Ukraine, Armenia Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, and Moldova, and to enhance mutual understanding between these countries and the United States of America.