Meeting with Dr. Kari Johnstone, Acting Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP)

The event will be held on October 24 in the Public Affairs Section of the U.S. Embassy at Myasnikova str. 70. Event starts at 19:00. Guests are invited to come at 18:20. Language – English, no interpretation will be provided.

To participate in the meeting, you must register using the form below.
In order to enter the Public Affairs Section you will need to have a valid ID (passport or driver’s license) with you.
The number of participants for the event is limited. Registration ends October 24 at 14:00 or upon reaching the maximum number of participants. All registered participants will receive a confirmation email.

Admission to the territory of the U.S. Embassy is carried out by Embassy security guards.
Access with photo / video / audio recording equipment to the Embassy, ​​as well as computers / laptops is prohibited.

Dr. Kari Johnstone serves as Acting Director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP). She has served in this role since November 2014. She advises senior officials on U.S. Government policy and programming strategies to fight human trafficking around the world, and oversees the production of the Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons Report. From September 2013 until April 2014, Dr. Johnstone served as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia and International Religious Freedom in the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor (DRL). From 2012 to 2014, she served as the Director of the Office for International Religious Freedom, where she was the Deputy Director from 2010 to 2012. In Spring 2012, Dr. Johnstone served as Director for Russia and Central Asia at the National Security Staff of the White House. She previously worked as the Acting Office Director and Deputy Director of DRL’s Office for the Near East and South and Central Asian Affairs. She served as the election officer at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul in 2004 and as the human rights officer at the U.S. Embassy in Tashkent in 2003. In 2001-2002, she was a Research Scholar at the Kennan Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
Kari is a career member of the Senior Executive Service and received a B.A. from the University of Michigan and an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, all in political science. She speaks Ukrainian, Russian, Czech, Slovak, and some Hungarian.

Registration form is available at the link: