Roundtable IX

Ukraine’s Regional Commitments


October 15-16, 2008


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.


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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


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


  • 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


  • 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.)


View the event program here


Short biographies of the participants are available.