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Bohdan Krawchenko (born 29 December 1946) is the former director of the Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies and former vice-rector of the National Academy for Public Administration under the President of Ukraine in Kyiv, Ukraine. In 1991, Dr. Krawchenko moved to Ukraine to become Director of Policy Studies at the Council of Advisors to the Parliament of Ukraine, and 1992 became the founder and director of the Institute of Public Administration and Local Government, Cabinet of Ministers. In 1995 the Institute was re-organised into the Academy of Public Administration, Office of the President of Ukraine and he was appointed vice-rector for academic development and Director of the Centre for the Study of Administration Reform. Dr. Krawchenko participated in numerous Ukrainian government committees, task forces, and working groups. These include the President's Council on Social and Economic Affairs, the Policy Unit of the Cabinet of Ministers, the Working Group on the Establishment of the Civil Service, the Working Group on Monetary Reform, and the Commission on Administrative Reform. He has also served as a consultant to the World Bank and OECD. He was visiting associate professor at Harvard University, Department of Government, and visiting professor at the College of Europe in Natolin, Poland. In 1995 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of North London, in 1997 was made an honorary professor of the University of ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’, in 2000 received an honorary doctorate from the Ukrainian Academy of Public Administration, and in 2000 was awarded an Order of Merit from the President of Ukraine. Dr Krawchenko was editor of “Occasional Papers in Public Administration and Public Policy” published by the Network of Institutes and Schools of Public Administration in Central and Eastern Europe, and a member of international editorial boards of several journals among them Public Management and Journal of Comparative Policy Analysis.
Dr. Krawchenko joined the University of Central Asia in October 2004, where he currently serves as the Dean of the Graduate School of Development. He was appointed Dean in October 2004 and also served as UCA's Director-General from 2007 to 2014. He is the author of Social Change and National Consciousness in Twentieth-Century Ukraine (1985). A specialist on Ukraine, Dr. Krawchenko edited Ukraine after Shelest (1983), Famine in Ukraine 1932–1933 (1986), and Ukrainian Past, Ukrainian Present (1993).
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