Program: Ukraine and the Question of Social Cohesion

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood

Roundtable XVIII: Ukraine and the Issue of Social Cohesion

Date: Oct 12, 2017
Venue: 1777 F Street NW/1st Floor Conference Hall/Washington DC 20006

9:00 AM – 9:45 AM                     Registration

9:45 AM – 10:30 AM                   First Focus Session  
Theme: State of Social Cohesion in Ukraine — View from the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Chair:             Tamara Olexy  [Head/Nat. Bureau/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]
Speaker:         Andrii Levus [Chair/State Sec. Sub Committee/Nat. Sec. & Defense Comm.]

10:30 AM – 12:15 PM                  First Panel Discussion
Theme: Taking Measure of Actual & Potential Social Divisions in Ukraine
Moderator:   Adrian Karmazyn [Special Advisor/US-Ukraine Foundation]
Panelists:     Adrian Karatnycky [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council of the United States]
                      Herman Pirchner [President/American Foreign Policy Council]
                      Glen Howard [President/Jamestown Foundation]
                      Lewis Madanick [Senior Program Manager/Open World Leadership Center]
                      Myroslava Gongadze [Ukrainian Services Bureau Chief/Voice of America]
Suggested Topics:
                     State vs. Civil Society
                     Civilian Vs. Military

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM                   Lunch

12:45 PM – 1:30 PM                     Second Focus Session
Theme: State of Social Cohesion in Ukraine — View from Ukrainian Civil Society
Chair:             Roman Popadiuk [Nat. BOD 
Chairman//World Affairs Councils of America]

Speaker:      Josef Zissels [Founding Member/December 1st Initiative Group]

1:30 PM – 3:15 PM                      Second Panel Discussion
Theme: Can a Value-Based National Agenda Help Heal Ukraine's Social Fissures?
Moderator:     Janusz Bugajski [Senior Research Fellow/Center for European Policy Analysis]

Panelists:        Luke Coffey [Director/Allison Center on Foreign Policy/Heritage Foundation]

                         Anders Aslund [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council of the United States]
                         Phillip Karber [President/Potomac Foundation]
                         Orest Deychakiwsky [Senior Policy Advisor [ret.]/US Helsinki Commission]
                         William Taylor [Executive Vice President/United States Institute of Peace]
Suggested Agenda: 
                                Developed Democratic Polity
                                Mature Market Economy
                                Fully Articulated Security Posture
                                Mechanisms for Social Amelioration
                                Established Yet Tolerant National Identity


3:15 PM – 4:00 PM                      Final Focus Session
Theme: State of Social Cohesion in Ukraine — View from Ukrainian Academia
Chair:               Mykola Hryckowian [DC Bureau Chief/Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]
Remarks:         Julia Osmolovska [Vice President/Academician Mykhailevych Foundation]


Host Moderator:

Walter Zaryckyj/Executive Director Center for US-Ukrainian Relations