Program-US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit V

 US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit V:

Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card

June 15, 2017                                           

Washington DC

Venue: US Library of Congress


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM       Registration


8:45 AM – 9:15 AM        The First Word

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—UA Government Perspective


  •  HE Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States] 

Featured Speaker:

  •  Andrij Parubiy [Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine] 


9:15 AM – 10:20 AM     Plenary Session I 

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Orest Deychakivsky [US Helsinki Commission] 


  •  Steven Nix [International [International Republican Institute]
  •  Katie Fox [National Democratic Institute]
  •  Nile Gardiner [Heritage Foundation]

Issues to Consider:

  • Fair Elections/Programmatic Parties
  • Free Media/Strong Civil Society
  • Respect for Human Rights
  • Impartial Judiciary


10:20 AM – 11:25 AM     Plenary Session II

Theme: Developed Market Economics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  William Taylor [US Institute of Peace]


  •  Keith Crane [RAND Corp.]
  •  Neil Buckley [Financial Times]
  •  Adrian Karatnycky [Atlantic Council] 

Issues to Consider:

  • Sound Fiscal Policy
  • Sound Monetary Policy
  • Appropriate Deregulation/Privatization
  • General Business Transparency


11:25 AM – 11:30 AM      Coffee Break


11:30 AM – 12:35 PM      Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  William Courtney [RAND Corp.]


  •  Phillip Karber [Potomac Foundation]
  •  Nolan Peterson [Daily Signal]
  • James Kirchick [Foreign Policy Initiative]

Issues to Consider:

  • Secure Borders
  • Modernized Military Industrial Complex
  • Professionalized Armed Forces
  • Reliable Allies


12:35 PM – 1:15 PM   Working Lunch

[Press Interviews During Break]

Theme: Accelerating the Reform Process – What Needs to Be Done?


  •  Andrew Futey [Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Featured Speaker:

  •  Ulana Suprun [Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine]


1:15 PM – 2:20 PM       Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: Ever Greater Energy Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •   Keith Smith [Center for European Policy Analysis]


  •  Ariel Cohen [Institute for the Analysis of Global Security]
  •  Ilan Berman [American Foreign Policy Council]
  •  Roman Popadiuk [Morgan Lewis]

Issues to Consider:

  • Expanding Existing Production
  • Improving Transport & Storage Capacity
  • Tapping New Sources of Energy
  • Increasing Conservation 


2:20 PM – 2:25 PM      Coffee Break


2:25 PM – 3:30 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session V

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Adrian Karmazyn [US-Ukraine Foundation]


  •   Vlad Socor [Jamestown Foundation]
  •   Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]
  •   Yuri Sergeyev [Yale University] 

Issues to Consider:

  • Stable Class Relations
  • Manageable Differences Between State & Civil Society
  • Stable Inter-Ethnic & Interfaith Relations
  • Manageable Regional Differences


3:30 PM – 4:35 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session VI 

Theme: Established National Identity – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Janusz Bugajski [Center for European Policy Analysis]


  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]
  •  Glen Howard [Jamestown Foundation]
  •  Luke Coffey [Heritage Foundation]

Issues to Consider:

  • A Sense of a Common Past
  • A Sense of a Common Present
  • A Sense of a Common Future
  • Ability to Assimilate the ‘Other’


4:35 PM – 5:05 PM    A Closing Word

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—US Government Perspective

Chair:     John O’Keefe [Open World Leadership Center]        

Featured Speaker: Senator Roger Wicker [Head of the US Helsinki Commission] 


5:05 PM – 5:15 PM   The Final Tally

Tally-master Remarks:  Tamara Olexy [Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]


6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception  

[Venue: American Foreign Policy Council/Center for US Ukrainian Relations DC Bureau] 

509 C Street NE Washington DC 20002