Ukraine and the ‘National Minorities’ Question

UA Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XVI: Ukraine and the ‘National Minorities’ Question took place on October 1st, 2015 in Washington, D.C. The conference was the first in a new and vital trilogy of forums-a set of discussions dedicated to exploring Ukraine’s ethnic, religious and social cohesiveness.

Speakers included:

Margarita Assemova Phillip Kaplan
Ayla Bakkalli Mark P. Lagon
Ivanka Bilych William Miller
Valeriy Chaly Jan Pieklo
Refat Chubarov Yaroslav Pylynskyi
Colin Cleary William Miller
Eugene Czolij Roman Popadiuk
Orest Deychakiwsky Kostyantyn Romanyuk
Nadia Diuk Lada Roslycky
Katie Fox Vlad Spânu
Fr. Leo Goldade Oksana Syroyid
Paul Goble Peter Zalmayev
Laura Jewett Josef Zissels


American Foreign Policy Council Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS)
Center for US-Ukrainian Relations National Democratic Institute
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation Open World Program
International Republican Institute Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation (PAUCI)


American Foreign Policy Council Self Reliance NY FCU
Center for US-Ukrainian Relations Selfreliance Ukrainian-American FCU Foundation
Self Reliance Cleveland FCU Ukrainian National FCU
Self Reliance NJ FCU UCCA Illinois Division

Steering Committee:

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


GC/EAJC Chair Josef Zissels’s PPT presentation
UA-IAE Senior Fellow Yaroslav Pylynsky’s featured remarks and PPT presentation
Moldova Foundation Pres. Vlad Spanu’s PPT presentation
CSCE Senior Policy Advisor Orest Deychakiwsky’s featured remarks
Ukrainian World Congress Pres. Eugene Czolij’s featured remarks


Ukrainian World Congress Press Release
Ukrainian World Congress news item
Embassy of Ukraine in the United States of America news item


The event's program

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.


Ukraine and the ‘National Minorities’ Question Photo Report