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Ukraine’s Regional Commitments

UA Quest Roundtable IX: Ukraine’s Regional Commitments was held on October 15-16, 2008 in Washington DC. The conference brought together government and key non-government representatives from Ukraine, Canada, the US and the EU as well as Ukraine’s several “Southern” and “Eastern” neighbors to examine and evaluate Ukraine”s capacity to play a constructive guiding role in its “general geographic vicinity”, commensurate with its potential political and economic dimensions.

Speakers included:

Anders Aslund Nadia K. McConnell
Zeyno Baran Agshin Mehdiyev
Iryna Bekeshkina William Miller
Stanislaw Belkowski Malkhaz Mikeladze
Ilan Berman Michael J. Ochs
Andriy Bihun John O’Keefe
Oleksandr Biletsky Angelos Pangratis
Krzysztof Bobinski Jan Pieklo
Robert Boehme Steven Pifer
Ian Brzezinski Andrejs Pildegovics
Nicolae Chirtoaca Andrei Piontkovsky
Ariel Cohen Will Pomeranz
William H. Courtney Herman Pirchner
Orest Deychakiwsky Francois Rivasseau
Nadia Diuk Yuri Scherbak
Jeff Goldstein Nabi Sensoy
Ihor Hrushko Yuri Sergeyev
Kostyantyn Hryshchenko Oleh Shamshur
Volodymyr Ihnashchenko Vitaly Shelest
Marina Kats Keith Smith
Nico Lange Vlad Spanu
Lewis Madanick Oleksandr Sushko
Volodymyr Makukha Celeste A. Wallander
Marek Matraszek Pawel Zalewski

Sponsors:

American Foreign Policy Council Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Atlantic Council of the United States Johns Hopkins University/SAIS
Center For US-Ukrainian Relations National Democratic Institute
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Open World Program/Library of Congress
Columbia University/ECEC Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation [PAUCI]
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States US-Ukraine Business Council
International Republican Institute US-Ukraine Foundation

Patrons:

Aerosvit Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
Capital System Management American Foreign Policy Council
PBN Marko & Ulya Suprun
Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union
Heritage Foundation at First Sec. Fed. Savings Bank Self Reliance [Cleveland] Federal Credit Union
 

Steering Committee:

Please note the UA Quest Roundtable Steering Committees are listed here.

Proceedings/Presentations:

Obama Presidential Campaign Senior Foreign Policy Advisor Celeste Wallander’s featured remarks (video format), delivered on October 16, 2008
McCain Presidential Campaign Senior National Security Advisor Ian Brzezinski’s featured remarks (video format), delivered on October 16, 2008
RTS Chair Keenan Institute Senior Scholar [Amb.-Ret.] William Miller’s featured remarks (video format), delivered on October 16, 2008
Deputy Head of the EU Mission to the US Angelos Pangratis’ featured remarks
Moldova Foundation President Vlad Spanu’s featured remarks

Press:

Openworld.gov press release entitled Ukrainian Civic Leaders Take Part in Library of Congress Conference; Fan Out to U.S. Communities on Open World Program announcing participation in the event
Note that the following reports and interviews are available in text, video and audio on the Voice of America news site:
Interview with Dr. Oleksandr Sushko (in Ukr.)
Interview with Amb. Kostyantyn Hryshchenko (in Ukr.)

Program:

The event's program

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.

Photos:

Ukraine’s Regional Commitments Photo Report