Roundtable XXIII

Forging A Strong Yet Forbearing National Identity – Present Efforts


October 20, 2022


UA Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XXIII: took place on October 20, 2022 in Washington DC at the University Club as a regular event (with lingering hybrid elements). It was the second of a new Quest RT Series trilogy dedicated to exploring the Ukrainian nation’s efforts to establish a strong yet broadminded identity – past, present, future.

The event focused on the present, examining Ukraine’s attempt to define itself – in the midst of a war that constitutes an existential threat to its very existence – across four vectors: a sense of ‘common history’, a sense of ‘common culture’, an ability to embrace/assimilate the ‘other,’ and a sense of ‘a common future.’

The proceedings, in the context of the said examination, also explored the various DEZINFORM projects that have surfaced to deform the process, including Putin’s recent ‘Memory Wars’ campaign.


  • Yaroslav Brisiuck
  • Janusz Bugajski .
  • Orest Deychakiwsky
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Robin Dunnigan
  • HE Borys Gudziak
  • Lubomyr Hajda
  • Melinda Haring
  • Hanna Hopko
  • Adrian Karmazyn
  • Serhiy Kvit 
  • Andrij Levus
  • Paul Robert Magocsi
  • Robert McConnell
  • Nadia McConnell
  • Kyle Parker
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Serhii Plokhii
  • Mykola Posivnich
  • Michael Sawkiw, Jr.
  • Amb. William Taylor
  • Volodymyr Vyatrovych
  • Yaryna Yasynevych
  • Josef Zissels


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • International Republican Institute
  • National Democratic Institute
  • Open World Leadership Center
  • Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • Ukrainian National Information Service
  • US-Ukraine Foundation


  • Heritage Foundation of the First Security Federal Savings Bank
  • Illinois Division of the UCCA
  • Jurkiw Family Foundation
  • Self Reliance New York Federal Credit Union
  • Selfreliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union
  • SUMA (Yonkers) Federal Credit Union


  • Ilan Berman
  • Motryia Chaban
  • Andrij Dobriansky
  • Katie Fox
  • Andrew Futey
  • Tamara Gallo-Olexy
  • Mykola Hryckowian
  • Laura Jewett
  • Lewis Madanick
  • Steven Nix
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Mykhailo Sawkiw
  • Walter Zarycki


UCCA Facebook Live conference video


UCCA Illinois Division post


View the event program here