FRIDAY, February 12, 2010


9:30 – 10:00AM



10:00 – 10:15 AM

Opening remarks by Professor Henry Hale, Director of the Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies


10:15 – 10:25AM

Opening remarks by Ihor Bardyn, Director of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program


10:25– 10:30 AM

Welcoming remarks by Andriy Bihun, President of The Washington Group


10:30 – 10:35AM

Welcoming remarks by Bohdan Pechenyak, President of SUSTA


Morning session


10:35 – 10:40AM

Welcoming remarks by Olha Kroytor, Chair of the morning session


10:40 – 10:50 AM

Pavlo SHOPIN, CUPP 2008, Fulbright Research Fellow at University of California, Berkeley

Topic: What are the implications of the fact that a significant number of Ukraine’s population do not consider themselves Ukrainian either in the national or civic sense?


10:50 – 11:05 AM



11:05 – 11:15AM

Inna VOLKOVA, CUPP 2006, PhD candidate at Michigan State University

Topic: What does it mean to be Ukrainian in the post-Independence era


11:15 – 11:30AM



11:30 –11:50 AM




11:50 – 12:05 PM

Evhenia VIATCHANINOVA, CUPP 2009/2010 University of Kyiv

Topic: The plunge of Ukrainian youth into deep career individualism and the pursuit of personal satisfaction and success


12:05 – 12:15 PM



12:15 – 12:30 PM


Lyubomyr REGUSH, CUPP 2006, Old Dominion University

Topic: Participation of youth in decision making process; transfer of knowledge as a method of welfare improvement in Ukraine; Ukrainian army as a instrument of guaranteeing Ukraine's defense and independence


12:30 – 12:40 PM

Andriy KHOMENKO, CUPP 1996, University of Kyiv, AT & T Mobility, Atlanta

Topic: A plan of Action for Today and Tomorrow


12:40 – 12:55PM



12:55– 1:00 PM

Closing remarks by Olha Kroytor, Chair of the morning session


1:00 – 2:00 PM



Afternoon session


2:00 – 2:05 PM

Opening remarks by Oleksandr Pankiv, Chair of the afternoon session


2:05 – 2:15PM

Maksym KLYUCHAR, CUPP 2006, University of Texas

Choose one of these topics:

A small brother and an unwelcome neighbor”


2:15 – 2:30PM



2:30 – 2:40PM

Dmytro PANCHUK, CUPP 2007, Kansas State University

Topic: Political alienation in Ukraine: theory and practice


2:40 – 2:55PM



2:55 – 3:05PM

Peter MARETS, CUPP 2009, Lviv Polytechnic National University

Topic: Ukrainian Political Elite


3:05– 3:20PM



3:20 – 3:30PM

Inna VIRIASOVA, CUPP 2005, University of Western Ontario

Topic: Melancholic National Identity: Ukraine. (Freud and National Sentimentalism)


3:30 – 3:45PM



3:45 – 4:05PM

Coffee break


4:05 – 4:15PM

Roman TASHLEETSKY, CUPP 2002/2003, National University of Ostroh Academy

Topic: Contemporary Ukrainian Literature as a Reflection of Ukraine's Development in the Independence Years


4:15 – 4:30PM



4:30 – 4:40PM

Iryna KRASNOSHTAN, CUPP 2009/2010, Kyiv Polytechnic Institute

Topic: How Ukrainian we are


4:40 – 4:45PM



4:45– 4:55 PM

Discussion, closing remarks and summary of the First Day


4:55 – 5:00 PM

Closing remarks by Oleksandr Pankiv, Chair of the afternoon session


SATURDAY February 13,2010


9:00 – 9:10 AM

Opening remarks by Andriy Olenyuk, Chair of the morning session


9:10 – 9:20 AM

Welcoming remarks by Oleksandr Aleksandrovych,

Minister-Counselor of the Embassy of Ukraine


9:20 – 9:30 AM

Andriy SEMOTIUK, Attorney, Los Angeles, California

Topic: If you don't know where you came from you cannot know where you are going. What can be learned from Ukrainian history. What can be learned from the foreign experience?


9:30 – 9:45 AM



9:45 – 9:55 AM

Bohdan VITVITSKY, Attorney, New Jersey

Topic: Patriotism, Facts, History, Learning from Others, and Who vs. What


9:55 – 10:10AM




10:10 – 10:30 AM

Coffee break


10:30 – 12:30 AM

Wrap-up session with participation of all participants of Conference and summary of components of a Model to be carried forward to the Ottawa Conference


12:30 – 1:00 PM

Closing remarks by Andriy Olenyuk, Chair of the morning session