When: Wednesday, May 18, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Where: La Fonda on the Plaza – 100 E. San Francisco St. Santa Fe, NM 87501

Global Santa Fe is pleased to present its 2022 Annual Gala. The evening will feature a conversation with one of our nation’s most knowledgeable experts on Ukraine and Russia, Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch. All tickets include a reception and elegant dinner, and an inscribed copy of Ambassador Yovanovitch’s book, Lessons From The Edge: A Memoir.


Ambassador Marie Yovanovitch

By the time she became US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch had seen her share of corruption, instability, and tragedy in developing countries. But it came as a shock when, in early 2019, she was recalled from her post after a smear campaign by President Trump’s personal attorney and his associates—men operating outside of normal governmental channels, and apparently motivated by personal gain. Her courageous participation in the subsequent impeachment inquiry earned Yovanovitch the nation’s respect, and her dignified response to the president’s attacks won our hearts. She has reclaimed her own narrative, first with her lauded congressional testimony, and now with this memoir.

A child of parents who survived Soviet and Nazi terror, Yovanovitch’s life and work have taught her the preciousness of democracy as well as the dangers of corruption. Lessons from the Edge follows the arc of her career as she develops into the person we came to know during the impeachment proceedings.

“Ambassador Yovanovitch was the victim of a vicious ‘political mugging,’ driven by the private interests of numerous individuals in Ukraine and America, including, most shockingly, the President of the United States. Her dismissal from post in Kyiv marked a cruel end to the illustrious career of one of the most respected diplomats in the U.S. Foreign Service. It also helped spark a chain of events that led to Donald Trump’s first impeachment. This memoir, at turns moving and gripping and always inspiring, is a powerful testament to a uniquely American life well-lived and a remarkable career of dedicated public service at the highest levels of government”.

—Fiona Hill, Senior Fellow, the Brookings Institution, and New York Times best-selling author of There Is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the Twenty-First Century

Presenting Diamond Sponsor: Diana MacArthur