Former diplomat Yovanovitch wins award for her work

Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie YovanovitchMarie YovanovitchGrand jury adds additional counts against Giuliani associates Lev Parnas and and Igor Fruman Strzok: Trump behaving like an authoritarian Powell backs Biden at convention as Democrats rip Trump on security 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 MonizOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Dems press Trump consumer safety nominee on chemical issues | Lawmakers weigh how to help struggling energy industry | 180 Democrats ask House leadership for clean energy assistance Lawmakers weigh how to help struggling energy industry The 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 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 TrumpGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Trump looks to shore up support in Nebraska NYT: Trump had 7 million in debt mostly tied to Chicago project forgiven MORE amid revelations that figures including Trump’s personal attorney Rudy GiulianiRudy GiulianiGiuliani goes off on Fox Business host after she compares him to Christopher Steele Teenager who filmed George Floyd's death to be honored 11 arrested after clashes at 'Jews for Trump' rally in New York 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.”