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Modern Ukrainian State at 25

An UA HES Special Event entitled: ‘Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Modern Ukrainian State’ took place on Sept. 17, 2016 at the Princeton Club in New York City; the list of sponsors included the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, the Ukrainian Institute of America, the Ukrainian Museum of NY, the Ukrainian National Association, the Ukrainian National Women’s League of America, the Ukrainian Scouting Organization of America and the Ukrainian Youth Association of America. The gathering’s first part featured four panel discussions and three highlight presentations dedicated to taking a fresh, critical look at Ukraine’s Distant Past and Recent Past as well as carefully divining the nation’s Near Future and Further Future. The gathering’s second part featured an evening banquet with reflections upon the Ukraine’s Present Circumstances provided by senior officials (active & retired) of the Ukrainian and United States governments respectively.

Speakers included:

Madeleine Albright Alexander J. Motyl
Janusz Bugajski Herman Pirchner
Ariel Cohen Tom Ridge
Anders Corr Yuri Sergeyev
William Courtney Yuri Shapoval
Mustafa Dzhemiliev James Sherr
Eliot L. Engel Oleksandr Sushko
Tamara Gallo Olexy Frank E. Sysyn
Paul Goble Borys Tarasyuk
Paul Roderick Gregory Mark Von Hagen
Lubomyr Hajda Volodymyr Vyatrovych
Phillip Karber Volodymyr Yelchenko
Adrian Karmazyn Marianna Zajac
David J. Kramer Volodymyr Zaryckyj
Roma Lisovich  


Center for US-Ukrainian Relations Ukrainian Museum of NY
Ukrainian American Bar Association Ukrainian National Association
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America Ukrainian National Women’s League of America
Ukrainian Institute of America Ukrainian Scouting Organization of America
Ukrainian Medical Association of North America Ukrainian Youth Association of America


Air Ukraine International NOVA UA Federal Credit Union
American Foreign Policy Self-Reliance NY Federal Credit Union
Denton NY SUMA Yonkers Federal Credit Union
Jurkiw Family Foundation Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union


Video of Banquet Keynote Remarks by Gov. Tom Ridge, Sec. Madeleine Albright and Min. Borys Tarasyuk


Ukrainian Weekly


The event's program

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.