A UA Historical Encounters Series Event: Taking Measure of Milestones in Modern Ukrainian Military History 1917-2017


December 7-8 2017


A UA Historical Encounters Series Special Event: Taking Measure of Milestones in Modern Ukrainian Military History 1917-2017, convened at venues provided by the McCain Institute in Washington DC on December 7th and 8th 2017, featured five panel discussions and five highlight presentations dedicated to taking a fresh, critical look at the Ukrainian nation’s three attempts in the modern/contemporary era to achieve and maintain statehood in a region that has came to bear the unenviable historical moniker: Blood-lands. The event concentrated on examining the military dimension of the said quest with the help of academics, military analysts and serving military officers from Ukraine, Europe, the US and Canada, well versed in the subject.


  • Jars Balan
  • Mariana Budjeryn
  • Anders Corr
  • Valeriy Chaly
  • Orest Deychakiwsky
  • Andrew J Futey,
  • Andrew Grigorenko
  • Lubomyr Hajda
  • Volodymyr Havrylov .
  • John Herbst
  • Dr. Phillip A. Karber
  • Hakan Kirimli
  • Ihor Kolesnyk
  • Lada Kolomiyets
  • Mykhailo Kovalchuk
  • Ihor Kozak
  • Serhiy Kvit
  • Kostyantyn Morozov
  • Robert McConnell
  • Huseyin Oylupinar
  • Olena Paslavsky
  • Nestor Paslavsky
  • Oleksandr Pahiria
  • Pavlo Podobie
  • Leonid Polyakov
  • Anna Procyk
  • William J. Schneider, Jr.
  • Mark Von Hagen
  • Volodymyr Vyatrovych
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • Jars Balan/Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies/University of Alberta
  • Mariana Budjeryn/International Security Program/Harvard University
  • Michael Carpenter/Biden Center/University of Pennsylvania
  • Andrew Futey/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • Lubomyr Hajda/Ukrainian Research Institute/Harvard University
  • John Herbst/Dinu Patriciu European Center/Atlantic Council
  • Phillip Karber/International Masters Program/Georgetown University
  • Nadia McConnell/President/US-Ukraine Foundation
  • Borys Potapenko/International Conference to Support Ukraine
  • Herman Pirchner/American Foreign Policy Council
  • Mark Von Hagen/Melikian Center/Arizona State University


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Buduchnist CA Credit Union
  • Jurkiw Family Foundation
  • Spadshchyna Foundation
  • Self Reliance NY Federal Credit Union
  • Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union
  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America


Prof. Von Hagen’s Keynote Presentation [read by Drs. Procyk and Hajda]


View the full program here.