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Ukraine-EU Relations

ImageRoundtable VIII: Ukraine-European Union Relations, took place on Oct 16 and 17, 2007 in Washington, D.C. The conference heard nearly seventy government and non-government speakers, a veritable Who’s Who of policy shapers and policy makers with a deep and thorough knowledge of Ukraine’s links to the EU, examine and evaluate Ukraine’s capacity to “thrive alongside” its great Western neighbor as well as its readiness, if asked to join, to eventually “thrive inside” it.

Speakers included:

Anders Aslund Friedemann Muller
Oleksander Biletsky Hryhoriy Nemyria
Ellen Bos John O’Keefe
Audrius Bruzga Angelos Pangratis
Zbigniew Brzezinski Hyrhoriy Perepylitsya
Krzysztof Bobinski Jan Pieklo
Igor Chalupec Herman Pirchner
Ariel Cohen Janusz Reiter
Keith Crane Yuri Scherbak
Joao de Vallera Oleh Shamshur
Volodymyr Dubovyk Steven Sestanovich
Bohdan Futey Klaus Scharioth
Michael Gahler James Sherr
Kostyantyn Hryshchenko Roman Shpek
Rastislav Kacer Tom Spellman
Yevhen Kaminsky Bohdan Sokolowsky
Volodymyr Kosterin Olexandr Sushko
Nico Lange Olexandr Todiychuk
David Kramer Borys Tarasyuk
Taras Kuzio Celeste Wallander
William Miller Andrii Veselovski

Sponsors:

American Foreign Policy Council Konrad Adenauer Stiftung
Atlantic Council of the United States Johns Hopkins University/SAIS
Center For US-Ukrainian Relations National Democratic Institute
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus New York University /LAP
Columbia University/ECEC Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation
Democratic Initiatives Foundation The Washington Group
Embassy of Ukraine to the United States UA Center for Strategic Studies
Harvard University/BSSP US-Ukraine Business Council
Hollywood Trident Group US-Ukraine Foundation
International Republican Institute

Patrons:

Aerosvit Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
Delta Atlantic Council of the United States
LOT Polish Airlines American Foreign Policy Council
Ukraine International Airlines International Renaissance Foundation
Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union US-Ukraine Business Council
Heritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank TD International
Self Reliance [Cleveland] Federal Credit Union Halliburton
Ukrainian National Federal Credit Union Vanco Energy

Steering Committee:

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

Proceedings/Presentations:

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer’s plenary remarks, delivered on October 16, 2007
United States Federal Claims Court Judge Bohdan Futey’s plenary remarks, delivered on October 16, 2007
Ambassador of Portugal to the United States Joao de Vallera’s focus session presentation, delivered on October 17, 2007
Ambassador of Lithuania to the United States Audrius Bruzga’s plenary remarks, delivered on October 17, 2007
Ukraine’s Head of Delegation to the EC/Ambassador Roman Shpek’s plenary remarks, delivered on October 17, 2007
Deputy Head of the Delegation of the EC to the US Angelos Pangratis’ focus session presentation, delivered on October 17, 2007
Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski’s second day keynote address (transcript), delivered on October 17, 2007 (video [29.8 MB] with Q&A [19.1 MB] and a Ukrainian translation are also available)
Senator Joseph Biden’s CRC statement, read on October 17, 2007