Roundtable I

Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood 


September 19-20, 2000


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.


  • 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


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


  • The complete proceedings of Roundtable I were published by Infinity Publishing (out of print):
    Title: “Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood: A Roundtable”
    Date: Paperback – April 18, 2002
    Author: Ukraine’s Quest Roundtable Steering Committee 
    ISBN-13 : ‎ 978-0741411136
  • 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”



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