Conversation with Natalia Gavrilita, former Prime Minister of Moldova

Thursday, October 26, 2023 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Location: Horchow Hall

Cost: Free
103 (GM Room)
55 Hillhouse Avenue
New Haven CT 06511


The Jackson School of Global Affairs will host a conversation with Natalia Gavrilița, former prime minister of Moldova, on leadership in crisis and the future of Eastern Europe and the EU.

The conversation will be moderated by Jackson Senior Fellow Alix Zwane.

Gavrilița assumed office as the 15th prime minister, and third woman prime minister, of Moldova on August 6, 2021 and left office on February 16, 2023. Gavrilița has had a long history in economics and politics. Earlier in her career, Gavrilița served as the head of the Department for Economic Forecasts and Development Programs in the Ministry of Economy and Infrastructure. She has also worked within the State Chancellery, for Oxford Policy Management, and the Ministry of Education. Gavrilița was also the executive director of the World Bank’s Education Reform Project.

In 2019, Gavrilița served as the minister of finance for Moldova. In 2021, Gavrilița was nominated by president of Moldova Maia Sandu for the position of prime minister.

Gavrilița graduated from Moldova State University with a bachelor’s degree in international law. She also earned a master’s degree in public policy from Harvard University.

The talk is open to the Yale campus community.

Open To:

Faculty, Graduate and Professional, Staff, Students, Undergraduate, Yale Postdoctoral Trainees


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Natalia Gavrilița


Jackson School of Global Affairs
Phone: 203-432-6253