Roundtable V

Ukraine’s Transition to a Stable Democratic Polity


September 13 and 14, 2004


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


  • 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


  • 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 VOANews entitled У Вашингтонi завершилася конференцiя, присвячена українськiй проблематицi/Conference devoted to Ukrainian issues concludes in Washington (in Ukrainian)

Reprint of article from Поступ entitled Демократи багато обіцяють (in Ukrainian)

CSCE press release including Rep. Chris Smith’s featured remarks


View the event program here