June 14, 2019
Grace Kennan Warnecke’s latest book, “Daughter of the Cold War” has been on best seller lists in the United States. Ms. Kennan Warnecke is the daughter of legendary American diplomat George Kennan, who was hugely influential in shaping United States foreign policy during the Cold War, developing the idea of containment to prevent the spread of Communism after World War II. He was also a key architect of the post-war Marshall Plan that rebuilt the devastated Europe.
Ms. Kennan Warnecke is a Russia specialist herself and the chairman of the board of the National Committee on American Foreign Policy. She lived in Kyiv and served as country director for Winrock International in Kyiv from 1999 – 2003.
The fascinating memoir was translated by Kateryna Smagliy, PhD in History from Central-European University, and alumna of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy in Cultural Studies. Ms. Smagliy’s background includes the directorship of Kennan Institute’s Kyiv office, Kyiv-based consultant of the European Endowment for Democracy in Brussels, leader of the Anti-Crisis Humanitarian Program of the International Renaissance Foundation, and she also worked for the U.S. Embassy in Kyiv as the principal liaison officer with Ukraine’s parliament. Kateryna Smagliy is the Next Generation Leader at McCain Institute for International Leadership, where she served during the 2018-2019 year.
The publication of the Ukrainian translation of “Daughter of the Cold War” was made possible by the Fulbright Program in Ukraine, the financial support of the U.S. Embassy in Ukraine, and the Kyiv-Mohyla Publishing House.