Ukraine’s Transition to a Stable Democratic Polity

Roundtable V: Ukraine's Transition to a Stable Democratic Polity took place on September 13 and 14, 2004 in Washington, D.C. The forum focused on evaluating Ukraine's movement, from both a domestic and an international perspective, toward implementing the political reforms necessary to achieve the country's ultimate stated goal: membership in NATO and the EU. The event was held at a crucial time for Ukraine: one month before the beginning of the 'now legendary' UA presidential elections cycle of 2004.

Speakers included:

James Billington William Miller
Irina Bekeshkina David Nicholas
Paula Dobriansky Steven Pifer
Olexandr Feldman Ivan Plyushch
Bohdan Futey Valeriy Pustovoytenko
John Herbst Serhiy Rakhmanin
Evhen Hirnyk Dan Rosenblum
Richard Holbrooke Mykhajlo Reznyk
Idil Izmirli Yuri Scherbak
Yevhen Kaminsky James Sherr
Marcy Kaptur Andrew Shevchenko
Alexandr Lebedev Chris Smith
Yuri Lutsenko David Tkeshelashvili
Anatoliy Matviyenko Vygaudas Usackas
John McCain Henryk Wujec


American Foreign Policy Council New York University/LAP
Columbia University/ISE Ukrainian Central Information Service
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States Ukrainian American Youth Association
Harvard University/BSSP Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
International Republican Institute Ukrainian National Information Service
Johns Hopkins University/SAIS US Library of Congress
National Democratic Institute U.S.-Ukraine Foundation


US Embassy Mass Media Fund Obolon
OMEX Corporation Heritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank
Khmil Ukrainy American Foreign Policy Council
Ternopilbud International Renaissance Foundation
Agro-Tur Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union

Steering Committee:

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


Note that video webcasts of Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood – Roundtable V are available for streaming in English (both days) and Ukrainian (Sept. 13 only) at the Library of Congress website in the European Reading Room of the Research Center:

RealPlayer® is required for playback of the webcasts.
UK Defence Academy Fellow James Sherr’s featured remarks: ‘Ukraine and the Culture of Democracy’


Press release entitled McCain-Holbrooke Tandem Engages UA Audience issued upon the conclusion of the event
Reprint of article from Поступ entitled Демократи багато обіцяють (in Ukrainian)
CSCE press release including Rep. Chris Smith’s featured remarks


The event's program