Conf.: Assessing Ukraine/NATO Relations, Chicago 19.5.2012
International Conference and Banquet
“Assessing Ukraine/NATO Relations on the Eve of the Chicago NATO Summit”
When: Saturday, May 19, 2012
Time: Conference: 11:00 AM to 5:15PM
Cocktails: 6:00PM Banquet: 6:30 PM to 9:30PM
Where: St. Volodymyr and Olha Conference Center, 2247 West Chicago Avenue, Chicago, Illinois
Fee: The conference is FREE thanks to the generosity of our sponsors
Banquet tickets are only $50.00, again, thanks to our sponsors
To register: www.UCCAillinois.com
What: An international advocacy forum tasked with assessing Ukraine’s relationship to NATO’s stated goal of strengthened security in the Euro-Atlantic area and a Europe that is whole, free and at peace.
FOR THE ENTIRE PROGRAM, SPEAKERS BIOS, CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND BANQUET TICKETS CLICK ON: www.UCCAillinois.org
FMI: Paul Bandriwsky
Who: A great opportunity to hear from and engage distinguished speakers representing a who’s who of experts on Ukraine and NATO including from Kyiv, EU, Washington, D.C., London, and Ottawa, including: John Herbst, former United States Ambassador to Ukraine and current Director of the National Defense University Center for Complex Operations; Ihor Kozak, former officer with the Canadian Forces who served in diplomatic missions on behalf of Canada, the US, EU, UN, and NATO; James Sherr, Senior Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Program, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House); Stephen Larrabee, Distinguished Chair in European Security at the RAND Corporation; Lubomyr Luciuk, Professor of Political Geography at the Royal Military College of Canada; Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, past Director, Security Service of Ukraine and former Member of the National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine; Volodymyr S. Ohryzko, Former Minister of Foreign
Affairs of Ukraine; Amanda Paul, Policy Analyst and Program Executive at the European Policy Centre; Jan Pieklo, Director, Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation [PAUCI]; Andrew Robinson, former Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine and currently a Distinguished Senior Fellow, Paterson School of International Affairs, Carleton University; Oleksandr Sushko, Research Director at the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Co-operation; Walter Zaryckyj, PhD, Executive Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations and « Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable Series » Program Coordinator.
Why: LEARN ABOUT THE deteriorating political situation in Ukraine and the Russian regime’s efforts to undermine Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic integration that, together, pose a direct and immediate threat to Ukraine’s security and vital national interests, as well as to Europe’s security, peace and stability.
The international conference “Assessing Ukraine/NATO Relations on the Eve of the Chicago NATO Summit” is being convened under the auspices of the Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), International Conference in Support of Ukraine (ICSU), Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), and Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC). It is co-organized by the U.S. and Canada Divisions of the ICSU, in cooperation with the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, and is hosted by the Illinois Division of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.
The conference represents a concerted effort by the organized Ukrainian Diaspora to draw the attention of the Chicago NATO Summit that will convene the next day, and Ukraine’s President Viktor Yanukovych, who will be attending the Summit, that Ukraine’s democratic future and national security are in jeopardy.
The conference organizers will call on President Yanukovych to reverse his current course towards one of democracy, national security, and economic prosperity and will call on NATO and the EU to support democratic forces in Ukraine and to oppose overt and covert efforts by the Russian regime to reimpose its hegemony on Ukraine.
Hosted by the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America – Illinois Branch
under the auspices of
Ukrainian World Congress (UWC), International Conference in Support of Ukraine (ICSU),
Ukrainian Congress Committee of America (UCCA), and Ukrainian Canadian Congress (UCC)
the U.S. and Canada Divisions of the ICSU,
in cooperation with the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations