Nataliya Gorodnia

Doc. Sc., Ph. D. in History, Professor



historian, political scientists

graduated from Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of History, 1991

Doc. Sc. thesis “U. S. Regional Policy in East Asia (1991-2013)”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 2014

Academic title “Docent” (2007)

Ph. D. thesis “Antanta States and the U.S. Policy towards Ukraine in 1917-1919”, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, 1996

Professional Activity

  • Professor,Department of Foreign Nations’ Modern and Contemporary History, Faculty of History, since 2017
  • Associate Professor, the same Department (2005-2017)
  • Assistant Professor, the same Department (2002-2005)
  • Assistant Professor, the same Department (2001-2002, part time)
  • Senior Staff Scientist, Institute of World History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, since 2014
  • Senior Staff Scientist,Institute of World Economy and International Relations, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (2005-2014)
  • Senior Staff Scientist, Analitic and Information Center, V.Vernadskyi National Scientific Library, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (1996-2002)

Courses taught

  • Modern History of Western Europe and North America (1870-1918) (since 2001), core course, Undergraduate
  • Modern and Contemporary History of Asian and African Nations (1st half of the 20th century) – core course, Undergraduate
  • Globalization: Past and Present, core course, Masters
  • Contemporary American Society. core course, Undergraduate
  • 21st century U.S. Foreign Policy, major specific course, Masters
  • Contemporary East Asia, major specific course, Undergraduate


  • Mevlana Exchange Program, Istanbul University (2016)
  • Ukrainian Fulbright Circle grant on conference participation (Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania, 2015)
  • Ukrainian Fulbright Circle grant on book publication (2013)
  • Fulbright Scholar Program, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA (2007 – 2008


  • Ukrainian Fulbright Circle
  • Ukrainian Assiciation for American Studies
  • Ukrainian Sinologist Association

Fields of scientific interest:

  • U.S. foreign policy,
  • U.S. policy in a greater East Asia,
  • regional processes in East Asia,
  • Ukraine in the world policy

Recent international scientific conferences and seminars

  • History & Society – Dialogue of the Deaf, Warsaw University, Faculty of History (Warsaw, Poland), August-September 2017
  • Chinese Civilization: Traditions and Present Days, Vadym Getman Kyiv Economic University (Kyiv, Ukraine), September 2017
  • Europe-Ukraine-Ternopil Region: International Relations, Cooperation and Security, Ternopil Volodymyr Gnatiuk National Pedagogical University (Ternopil, Ukraine), May 2016
  • Study and Teaching of American and European Studies Disciplines, Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, Faculty of History, May, 2017
  • Europe, Nations and Insecurity: Challenges to Identity”, Vytautas Magnus University, Faculty of Humanities (Kaunas, Lithuania), June-July, 2016
  • A Quarter Century of Ukrainian-American Friendship: An Experience Worth Promoting, Lviv National University (Lviv, Ukraine), April 2016.

Publications: about 160, including

Books and chapters in books:

  1. Gorodnia N. Transformation of the post-Сold War International System: Trendsand Prospects // Rozwój społeczności międzynarodowej: przeszłość oraz nowe wyzwania, Tom 2, R. Kordonski, O. Struk, J. Ruciński (red.), Lwowski Uniwersytet Narodowy im. Iwana Franki, Lwów-Olsztyn 2016, 660 s. – P.15-22 (in English).
  2. Gorodnia N. East Asia in U.S. Foreign Policy (1989-2013) /N.Gorodnia. – К.: «Прінт-Сервіс», 2014. – 528 pages. – Assess mode: http://library.univ.kiev.ua/ukr/host/viking/db/ftp/books/other/gorodnya_shidny_2014.pdf
  3. Ukrainian-Vietnamese Relations: Current State and Prospects. – Hanoi, 2011. – 230 pages. (with other authors, in Vietnamese).
  4. Gorodnia N. Between Europe and Russia: Ukraine’s Foreign Policy in the Time of Global Changes // Ukraine and the World: Yearning for Changes: Monograph / Ed. in chief N. Vysotska. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2010. – 448 p. – P.97-114. (in Ukrainian)
  5. Gorodnia N. Ukraine’s Place in Contemporary Globalizing World // Identity and Memory in Post-Soviet Ukraine: Monograph / Ed. in chief M.Antonovych. – Kyiv: Dukh i Litera, 2009. – 496 p. – P.387-402. (in Ukrainian)

Text-books, encyclopaedia:

  1. HistoryinTermsandConcepts: Handbook, Т. V. Orlova (ed.).Vyshgorod: Sergiychuk М.І., 2014, 732 p.(in Ukrainian, co-authored).
  2. Modern History of Western Europe and Northern America, 17th century-1860s: Textbook, B. M. Gonchar (ed.). Kyiv University Publishers, 2013, 735 p., 660-703 (in Ukrainian, co-authored).
  3. World Integration Processes under the Transformation of International System: Textbook, L. D. Chykalenko (ed.). Кyiv: Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine, 2013, 628 p. (in Ukrainian, co-authored).
  4. Modern History of European Nations and the USA, 1870-1918: Textbook for History Department students / B. M. Gonchar, N. D. Gorodnia. Kyiv University Publishers, 2008, 413 p. (in Ukrainian, co-authored with B. Gonchar).
  5. 20th Century World History. Encyclopedia Dictionary, I. Pidkova, P. Shust (ed.). Lviv: Litopys, 2008, 680 p. (co-authored, in Ukrainian).


  1. Gorodnia N. U.S. Regional Policy in East Asia (1989-2013).Abstract of a Doc. of Sc. in World History thesis. Kyiv: Logos, 2014, 36 p. (in Ukrainian).
  2. Gorodnia N. Ukraine during Central Rada Times in France, Great Britain and the U.S.’ Policy (March 1917 – April 1918). Кyiv: Blanc-Press publishers, 2000, 38 p. (in Ukrainian).
  3. Gorodnia N. Antanta Nations’ and the U.S.’ Policy towards Ukraine in 1917-1919. Abstract of a Ph.D. in World History thesis. Kyiv University Publishers, 1995, 22 p. (co-authored, in Ukrainian).

Academic papers:

  1. Gorodnia N. The Causes of International “Ukraine” Crisis in a Western Academic Discourse // Ukraine-Europe-World. History and International Relations Series. / L .Alexievets (ed.) (International collection of scientific papers), Ternopil, 2017, Is. 19, 264-274(in Ukrainian).
  2. Gorodnia N.Negotiations between Dyrectoria UNR and Antanta Nations’ Representatives in January-March 1919 // European Historical Studies (Journal), Kyiv, 2017, Is. 6, 84-106 (in Ukrainian). – Access mode: http://eustudies.history.knu.ua/nomer-6/
  3. Gorodnia N. “Ukraine Crisis”: a View from Kyiv// Evropský filozofický a historický diskurz (Journal), Prague, 2016, Vol. 2, Is. 3, 46-51 (in English).
  4. Gorodnia N. Why Should U.S. Support Ukraine // American History and Politics (Journal), Kyiv, 2016, No. 2, 70-77 (in Ukrainian).
  5. The Role of ASEAN in the Development of Southeast Asian Nations’ Interactions // Gilea (Journal), Kyiv, 2015, No. 99, 109-112(in Ukrainian). – Access mode: http://www.gileya.org/index.php?ng=library&cont=long&id=121
  6. Gorodnia N. Negotiations between Antanta Nations’ and Ukrainian People’s Republic in the late 1917-early 1918 // European Historical Studies (Journal), Kyiv, 2015, Is. 2, 161-176 (in Ukrainian).
  7. Gorodnia N. Ukrainian Crisis: International Context // Building a New Ukraine.Conference Proceedings, Kyiv, November 26-27, 2014. Kyiv-Mogyla Academy Publishing House, 2015, 407 p., 348-358(in Ukrainian).
  8. Gorodnia N. Ukraineandthe CrisisofInternationalOrder// Challengesto European Security Strategy. Conference Proceedings. Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, October 2015, М. А. Кulinich, N. О. Тytarenko, V. G. Tsivtyi (ed.). Кyiv: Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, 2014, 168 p., 30-35 (in Ukrainian).
  9.  Gorodnia N. Asia-PacificRegionalIntegrationintheU.S. Post-ColdWarPolicy// History Archive (Journal), Mykolaiv, 2013, No. 11, 111-118 (inUkrainian).
  10. Gorodnia N. RenewingAmericanLeadershipinAsia-PacificduringBarackObama’sAdministration // Relevant Issues of International Relations (Journal), Kyiv, 2012, Is. 107, V. 1, 190-196 (in Ukrainian).
  11. Gorodnia N. East Asia in Global Transformations after 2008-2009 Financial and Economic Crisis // World Politics Studies (Journal), Kyiv, 2011, Is. 1 (54), 197-222 (in Ukrainian).
  12. Gorodnia N. The Impact of 2008-2009 Global Financial and Economic Crisis on Shaping a New World Order // Scientific Bulletin of Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine (Journal), Kyiv, 2010, Is. 16, 92-102 (in Ukrainian).
  13.  Gorodnia N. Globalization: Emergence and Evolution” // Global South. SEPHIS e-magazine, April 2009, Vol.5, No.2 (in English).
  14. Gorodnia N. Olexandr Shulhin (1889-1960) as a Representative of a New Generation of Ukrainian National Elite in the 1st Half of the 20th Century”// Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Bulletin. Series: History (Journal), Kyiv, 2005, Is. 80-81, 10-13 (in Ukrainian).
  15. Gorodnia N. Ukraine in Great Britain’s Policy (1917-1920)” // Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv Bulletin. Series: History (Journal), Kyiv, 2003, Is. 66, 93-96 (in Ukrainian).
  16. Gorodnia N. Great Powers and Ukraine after the World War I” // Kyiv International University Bulletin. Series: International Relations (Journal), Kyiv, 2003, Is. 2, 78-93 (in Ukrainian).
  17. Gorodnia N. Ukrainian State during the World War I: Looking for Allies” // Person and Policy (Journal), 2001, No. 3, 13-32 (in Ukrainian).
  18. Gorodnia N. Relations between France and Ukrainian Peoples’ Republic (December 1918 – April 1919)” // Ukrainian Historical Journal, Kyiv, 2000, No. 2, 47-57, No. 3, 44-52  (in Ukrainian, co-authored with B. Gonchar).
  19. Gorodnia N. They Needed Strong Allies. Ukrainian Issue at the 1919 Paris Peace Conference” // Policy and Time (Journal), Kyiv, 1995, No. 11, 75-80 (in Ukrainian).