Roundtable I: Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood was held in Washington, DC on September 19-20, 2000 at the Library of Congress and the Council on Foreign Relations. The event took on the task of assessing Ukraine’s progress in consolidating its national independence.

Speakers included:

Anders Åslund John Lenczowski
Zbigniew Brzezinski Sandy Levin
Thomas Dine Petro Martynenko
Nadia Diuk Michael McFaul
Paula Dobriansky Mitch McConnell
Jerry Dutkewych Oleh Rybachuk
Charlie Flickner Ihor Ostash
Dan Fried John Tedstrom
Mark Gage Bill Schneider
Paul Goble Borys Tarasyuk
Michael Haltzel William Taylor
Jan Kalicki John Van Oudenaren
Dan Kaufman Paul Wolfowitz


American Foreign Policy Council Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine
Columbia University/ISE Romyr & Associates
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Ukrainian Central Information Service
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
Freedom House Ukrainian National Information Service
International Republican Institute US Library of Congress
Johns Hopkins University/SAIS U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
National Democratic Institute


Heritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank The PBN Company
Shell International Gas Bechtel Corporation
Coca-Cola Beverages Ukraine Ltd. Raytheon Corporation
Philip Morris Companies Inc. Romyr Consultants Corporation
Global USA RAND Corporation
Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union DynCorp

Steering Committee:

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


The Complete Proceedings of RT I were published by Infinity Publishing. The book can be purchased from, the online retailer of Infinity Publishing. It can also be purchased at Barnes &
Dean Paul Wolfowitz’s 1st day keynote address: Ukraine and US Strategic Interests
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s 2nd day keynote address: “Ukraine is not Russia”


Reprint of article from The Ukrainian Weekly: Conference examines Ukraine’s progress in nation-building
Reprint of article from The Romyr Report: The View From Washington: Ukraine is Not Russia


The event’s  program
The event’s brochure

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.