Former diplomat Yovanovitch wins award for her work

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchJim Jordan requests documents from Pompeo regarding Hunter Biden, Burisma  Trump taps new ambassador to Ukraine America's diplomats deserve our respect MORE will receive an award honoring her service to international diplomacy at Georgetown University on Wednesday, a university spokesperson confirmed.

Yovanovitch will accept the 2020 Trainor Award from the University’s Institute for the Study of Diplomacy, an honor previously presented to former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, then-U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest MonizErnest Jeffrey MonizThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: Surgeon General stresses need to invest much more in public health infrastructure, during and after COVID-19; Fauci hopeful vaccine could be deployed in December The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mnuchin sees 'strong likelihood' of another relief package; Warner says some businesses 'may not come back' at The Hill's Advancing America's Economy summit The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Mastercard CEO Ajay Banga says supporting small business single most important thing we should do now; Teva's Brendan O'Grady says U.S. should stockpile strategic reserve in drugs like Strategic Oil Reserve MORE and then-United Nations Secretary General Kofi Annan.

The award is presented annually to “an outstanding American or foreigner for distinction in the conduct of diplomacy,” according to the institute’s website.

Yovanovitch was abruptly recalled from Kyiv in May and became a central figure in the House’s impeachment inquiry into President TrumpDonald John TrumpFauci says his meetings with Trump have 'dramatically decreased' McEnany criticizes DC mayor for not imposing earlier curfew amid protests Stopping Israel's annexation is a US national security interest MORE amid revelations that figures including Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiSunday shows preview: States begin to reopen even as some areas in US see case counts increase Moussaoui says he now renounces terrorism, bin Laden Democrats launch probe into Trump's firing of State Department watchdog, Pompeo MORE and former Ukrainian Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko conducted a campaign against her alleging that she was working to undermine the Trump administration. The State Department has called Lutsenko’s allegations an “outright fabrication.”

“When civil servants in the current administration saw senior officials taking actions they considered deeply wrong in regard to the nation of Ukraine, they refused to take part,” Yovanovitch wrote in a recent opinion piece for The Washington Post. “When Congress asked us to testify about those activities, my colleagues and I did not hesitate, even in the face of administration efforts to silence us.”