Public lecture

Press release — 3 November 2014

Ms Chever Voltmer, Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Estonia will give a public lecture entitled


 on 13 November 2014 from 10.15-11.45 at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Education, Lossi 36, room 103.

The lecture and subsequent discussion will focus on the following questions: Is Ukraine ready for democracy?  How can a society combat systemic corruption?  Is Europe helping or hurting Ukraine?  What should the West do?

Chever Voltmer is a career member of the Foreign Service.  She has spent considerable time in Eastern Europe, serving most recently as Economic Counselor in Kyiv, Ukraine.  In addition, she has worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Russia, and Poland.  Chever also spent two tours in Latin America, serving in Ecuador and Guyana.  Interagency assignments include time as a Trade Negotiator and Director of Central America and the Caribbean at the United States Trade Representative and as the Deputy Financial Attaché in the Department of Treasury’s Office of Macroeconomic Affairs in Moscow.  In Washington, Chever served most recently in the Office of Trade Policy and Programs in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs. Chever holds undergraduate degrees in economics and Russian studies.  She is also a Distinguished Graduate of the National War College with a Master’s Degree in National Security Strategy.

The lecture is organized by the Centre for EU-Russia Studies (CEURUS) at the University of Tartu.