Olena Lennon

Adjunct Professor
Olena Lennon is an adjunct professor of Foreign Policy and Conflict Resolution at the University of New Haven. She also teaches social statistics at Southern Connecticut State University. A Fulbright scholar, she is originally from Horlivka, the Donbas region of eastern Ukraine. Her analysis of the conflict in Ukraine has appeared in Foreign Affairs, The National Interest, Journal of Political Risk, Yale Global and other publications.

Ukraine’s Imaginary Patients: Why Health Care Reform is Long Overdue

January 26, 2016

Ukraine has many willing and able experts in designing and implementing a meaningful health care reform package. The time for change is now. On December 25, 2015, as many people across the world were waking up to the gifts under the tree, Ukraine woke up to its parliament’s newly approved...

Is Europe’s Buffer Zone in Ukraine Keeping it Safe?

December 04, 2015

Ukraine must protect civilian populations in the Donbas region and seek a political solution to the conflict. European and American foreign policy elites have come to regard the brutal war in eastern Ukraine almost entirely through the lens of geopolitics. The terrible human suffering of the war remains an unfocused...