International Forum IV

Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future


June 23-24, 2009


The “Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future” Forum series’ fourth event was held at Kharkiv National University on June 23-24, 2009. The conference’s first day brought together key international experts for a deliberation regarding the state of affairs in EU-Ukraine and NATO-Ukraine relations. Discussions also attempted to divine: the foreign policy agenda of the Obama administration vis a vis Ukraine; Canada’s take on Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic ambitions; and the new role the EU may be ready to play in Ukraine’s neighborhood with its “Eastern Partnership” initiative. Day two of the event witnessed intense/diverse public discussions about Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future involving Ukrainian governmental officials/diplomats and Kharkiv students. The event included five plenary sessions, two keynote sessions and two public debates to facilitate the proceedings. Over forty speakers addressed the event.


  • Arsen Avakov
  • Volodymyr Nikitin
  • Vil Bakirov
  • Mykola Pachnin
  • Valeriy Borovik
  • Taras Paslavsky
  • Michael Einhorn
  • James Pettit
  • James Greene
  • Inna Pidluska
  • Olexandr Haran
  • Jan Pieklo
  • Pavlo Klimkin
  • Vadym Prystaiko
  • Ivanna Kobernyk
  • Ihor Rossoha
  • Ihor Kohut
  • Dirk Schubel
  • Ihor Kozak
  • Olexandr Sushko
  • Leonid Kozhara
  • Borys Tarasyuk
  • Nico Lange
  • Vadim Triukhan
  • Lewis Madanick
  • Olexandr Volodin
  • Vitaliy Malyarenko
  • Walter Zaryckyj


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • League of Ukrainian Canadians
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Open World Program/Library of Congress
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation


  • Aerosvit
  • League of Ukrainian Canadians
  • Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
  • Self Reliance [NJ] Federal Credit Union
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation
  • Open World Program/Library of Congress
  • Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union





  • UA MFA/NATO News Item detailing UEAF IVUNIAN
    concerning UEAF IV
  • Postup News Service Press Release
  • Deutsche Welle  Article about UEAF IV
  • Kharkiv Obl. Administration Report on UEAF IV ‘Kharkivski Novyny’ News Item Kharkiv National University News Events Calendar
  • Ukrainian People’s Party Press Release
  • European Ukraine News Item Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation UEAF IV Highlights


View the event program here


Short biographies of the participants are available.