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Program-Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum IV

Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future
International Forum IV

June 23-24 2009
Kharkiv, Ukraine


Venue: V. N. Karazin Kharkiv National University

Maidan Svobody 4, Kharkiv

Day 1 — 23 June 2009

08:30 - Registration

09:00 - Forum Opening

Welcome from the Kharkiv Oblast Administration

  • Arsen Avakov (Head, Kharkiv Region State Administration)
  • Vil Bakirov (President, V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University)

The First Word from the Steering Committee

  • Nico Lange (Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ukraine)

09:30 AM – The Euro-Atlantic Future of Ukraine—Ukrainian Perspective


  • Vadym Prystaiko (Deputy Director of the Directorate General for NATO, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)

10:00 AM – EU-Ukraine Relations: Are the Ties Changing/Improving Ukrainian Society?


  • Nico Lange (Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ukraine)


  • Dirk Schubel (Head of the Political, Press and Information Section, Delegation of European Commission to Ukraine and Belarus)
  • Borys Tarasyuk (MP, Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European Integration, Director of the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)

11:20 - Coffee Break

11:40 - NATO-Ukraine Relations: Are the Ties Helping Guarantee Ukrainian Security?


  • Ihor Kozak (International Relations Director, League of Ukrainian Canadians)


  • James Greene (Head, NATO Liaison Office to Ukraine)
  • Olekandr Haran (Pofessor of Political Science, Kyiv-Mohyla National University)
  • Sergiy Grynevezkyj (MP, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on National Security and Defence)

13:00 - Divining New Impulses by the Obama Administration


  • Walter Zaryckyj (Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations)


  • James Pettit (Charge d'Affaire, Embassy of the United States in Ukraine)
  • Borys Parakhonskyj (Senior Analyst, National Security & Defense Council)
  • Olexandr Volodin (Head of Division, National Centre of Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine)

14:30 - Lunch Break

15:30 - AThe Impact of the Euro-Atlantic Ties on the Kharkiv Region


  • Mykola Pachnin (ATVK Journalist, Official Adviser to the Head of the Kharkiv Region State Administration)


  • Vitaliy Malyarenko (Director of the Institute of Regional Politics, University of Karazin)
  • Ihor Rossoha (Political Scientist, Kharkiv National Academy of Municipal Economy)
  • Volodymyr Nikitin (Docent, Kharkiv Regional Institute of State Management of the National Academy of State Management under the President of Ukraine)

17:00 - The Euro-Atlantic Future of Ukraine – Canadian Perspective


  • Remarks written for the forum by Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine Daniel Caron
  • Remarks written for the forum by Canadian Member of Parliament Borys Wrzesnewskyj

17:30 – Forum Closing

Final Words from the Steering Committee

  • Lewis Madanick (Senior Program Manager, Open World Leadership Center at the Library of Congress)
  • Taras Paslavsky (Director of Development, League of Ukrainian Canadians)

19:00 – Reception

Day 2 — 24 June 2009

Public Debates

10:00 - 1st Round: Ukraine´s Euro-Atlantic Future


  • Jan Pieklo (Director, Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation/PAUCI)


  • Vadym Triukhan (Director of the Coordination Bureau for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration, Secretary of the Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine)
  • Leonid Kozhara (MP, Deputy Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Foreign Affairs)
  • Valeriy Borovik (Chairman of the Board, Alliance “New Energy of Ukraine”)
  • Michael Einhorn (Senior Research Fellow, Columbia University)

12:00 - Coffee Break

12:20 - 2nd Round: Involvement of Business, Civil Society and Ukrainian Citizens in EU-Ukraine Relations


  • Ivanna Kobernyk (TV Journalist)


  • Pavlo Klimkin (Director of the Directorate General for the European Union, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)
  • Inna Pidluska (Executive Director, Yalta European Strategy)
  • Ihor Kohut (Director, Laboratory for Legislative Initiatives)
  • Olexandr Sushko (Research Director, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Ukraine)

14:00 – Closing Remarks

  • Nico Lange (Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Ukraine)

Last Updated ( Monday, 20 July 2009 )

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