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U.S.-Ukraine Foundation Update
On August 24, 2005 Ukraine celebrated the 14th Anniversary of its
Thousands crowded into Kyiv's Independence Square to celebrate
Ukraine's Independence Day on August 24. Soviet-style military
parades were noticeably absent from Ukraine's first Independence Day
celebrations under President Viktor Yushchenko.
To read more about Ukraine's Independence Day celebrations, please
A full text, in English, of President Yushchenko's speech may be read at:
A full text, in Ukrainian, of President Yushchenko's speech may be read
Photos of Kyiv's Independence Square celebrations can be viewed
Congressman Cardin "Optimistic" About Ukraine's
Interview with Voice of America
August 24, 2005
U.S. Representative Benjamin Cardin (D-MD) told the Voice of
America he was "very optimistic about Ukraine. I think it's going to
be one of the great powers of the region." The congressman,
who spoke on Ukraine's 14th anniversary of independence, pledged that the
U.S. Congress would continue to provide assistance to Ukraine. "We
wanted to see these countries let their people elect their own
government, fulfill self-determination, to really have free, open and
transparent elections," he explained. Cardin, a long-time member of
the Helsinki Commission, says Ukraine has made more progress in human
rights, democracy building, and fighting corruption than anyone could
have anticipated 14 years ago.
A transcript of the interview may be read at:
The Ukrainian version, as well as the video and audio, are available
A Guide to Who's Who in D.C.'s Ukraine-Related Activities
by Taras Kuzio and Orest Deychakiwsky
The Ukrainian Weekly - August 7, 2005
An informative commentary and analysis by Taras Kuzio and
Orest Deychakiwsky, "A Guide to Who's Who in D.C.'s Ukraine-Related
Activities," focuses on non-governmental actors who interact with
the U.S. government on Ukrainian issues, and provides a "Who's
Who" of U.S. government officials who work on Ukraine.
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation is favorably reviewed in this analysis.
Kuzio and Deychakiwsky state that "An exception to the general
decline is the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), which - while not
strictly a community membership-based organization - has its roots in and
receives support from the Ukrainian American community, as well as far
more significant support from the U.S. government for its various
programs in Ukraine.
The USUF continues to be highly active and visible in
Washington. Its personnel are regularly seen at think-tank and
some closed U.S. government events, and have meaningful contacts with
both the executive and legislative branches of the U.S.
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation this year launched a highly successful
policy dialogue with Ukrainian and Western experts in four
fields: politics/governance, economics, media and foreign
policy. Recently, report language was added to both the House and
Senate appropriations legislation which cover assistance to Ukraine that
indicates strong support for the USUF, with the Senate stating its
expectation that U.S. funding toward various USUF projects will exceed
that of previous years."
The full text of the article is available at:
Conference on Contemporary Ukrainian Culture
Early Registration Deadline: August 31, 2005
November 24-26, 2005
To be held at the Clayton Campus of Monash University in
Melbourne, Australia, the "Contemporary Ukrainian Culture: The
European and Global Context" conference will focus on Ukrainian
popular and high culture, youth culture and "official"
culture. Other areas to be covered are literature and cinema, music
and film, as well as media and cultural institutions in relation to
cultural developments in Ukraine's neighborhood and in the world at
Papers: In English or Ukrainian, whether conceptual or
empirical, may address the conference theme from the perspective of
cultural, literary and linguistic studies, history, political science,
economics, sociology, anthropology, diaspora and migration studies,
religious studies, multi- and intercultural studies, gender studies or
other relevant scholarly disciplines. Papers may address related themes
in other cultures, especially those of Central and East Europe. Papers on
other topics in Ukrainian Studies may also be proposed. Offers of papers
should be made on the Registration Form.
Registration: $80 Australian; $60 before 31 August 2005. Students:
$40 Australian; $30 before 31 August 2005. Registration forms may be
downloaded from the conference website. On request, forms and the full
text of the Call for Papers may be e-mailed as attached documents or sent
For more information, please visit:
The European Union's New Eastern Border Conference
September 12, 2005; 9:00am - 4:00pm
Hosted by the Kennan Institute at the Woodrow Wilson
International Center for Scholars, the conference on "The European
Union's New Eastern Border" will discuss the various issues raised
by EU enlargement. In particular, the impact on relations between
several country pairs, namely: Poland and Ukraine; Estonia and Latvia and
Russia; and Lithuania and Belarus.
Conference participants include: Rodric Braithwaite, former
British Ambassador to the Soviet Union/Russian Federation, and recent
Public Policy Scholar, Woodrow Wilson Center; Janusz Bugajski,
Director, East European Project, CSIS; Ryszard Cholewinski,
Department of Law, University of Leicester; Michele Commercio,
Department of Political Science, University of Pennsylvania; John
Czaplicka, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard
University; Oleh Havrylyshyn, International Monetary Fund;
Martha Merritt, The Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace
Studies, University of Notre Dame; Anatoly Mikhailov, Rector,
European Humanities University in exile - Vilnius; Kataryna
Wolczuk, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of
Birmingham; and Zhanna Zaionchkovskaya, Institute of Economic
The event will be held at the Woodrow Wilson Center's 5th Floor
Conference Room. To learn more about the conference, and to RSVP please
The Orange Circle Dinner with President Yushchenko
September 15, 2005; 6:30pm
New York, NY
Ukraine's President Viktor Yushchenko will be the guest of
honor at the Founding Dinner of the Orange Circle, a new initiative that
will work to advance the values of democracy and freedom that represented
the essence of the Orange Revolution.
Registration: 6:30 p.m.; Reception: 7:00 p.m.; Dinner:
The event will take place at the Rainbow Room, 64th and 65th floors, 30
Rockefeller Center, New York, New York
Tickets for the Founding Dinner are priced at $500 each, $900 for pairs
of tickets, while tables of 10 will be priced at $4,500. There are
also special tables for institutional and corporate donors that will
offer privileged access to a reception meeting with the Ukrainian
government delegation are priced at $ 10,000 and $ 25,000 with
different levels of access and visibility.
For more information, please contact 1-212-388-0177 or write to
To learn more about the Orange Circle, please visit:
Banquet to honor Viktor Yushchenko, 2005 Philadelphia
Liberty Medal recipient
September 17, 2005; 6:00pm
On September 17, Ukrainian President Viktor Yushchenko will
receive the 2005 Philadelphia Liberty Medal, awarded to those who
demonstrate leadership in the pursuit of freedom. The medal,
established in 1988, honors an individual or organization that has
"demonstrated leadership and vision in the pursuit of liberty of
conscience or freedom from oppression, ignorance, or deprivation."
It is administered by the nonprofit Philadelphia Foundation and comes
with a $100,000 prize.
A banquet will be held on September 17 to honor this years Philadelphia
Liberty Medal recipient President Viktor Yushchenko. The Ukrainian
Educational and Cultural Center is taking reservations for tickets. The
banquet will be at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on
Saturday, September 17th at 6:00 pm. Tickets cost $250, and checks are to
be made payable to "Philadelphia Liberty Medal". Call the UECC
office to reserve tickets.
The Ukrainian Educational and Cultural Center is located at 700 Cedar
Road in Jenkintown, PA 19046. Call the office at 215-663-1166 or e-mail
at firstname.lastname@example.org. The Center is open from 9am to 3pm
Monday through Friday and closed on Saturdays for the summer. For
more information, please visit:
Washington Ukrainian Festival
September 17-18, 2005; noon-dusk
More than 5,000 people attended last year's Washington
Ukrainian Festival! This year's two-day festival will include
Ukrainian concerts and performances, a market place (over 30
vendors featuring Ukrainian crafts, arts, paintings, novelties, ceramics,
jewelry, clothing, music/videos, books etc.), Ukrainian and American food
concessions and a picnic area by the lake, a Kozak Beer Garden featuring
assorted Ukrainian beers and liqueurs, and a variety of activities for
Admission cost is $5 per person (children 16 and under free). The
festival will be held at:
St. Andrew Ukrainian Orthodox Cathedral
15100 New Hampshire Ave
Silver Spring, MD 20905
Free convenient parking.
More information may be obtained at:
ITEMS OF INTEREST
Job Opportunity at Harvard University
Deadline: September 1, 2005
The Ukrainian Research Institute at Harvard University is
continuing to accept applications for the full-time position of
Publications Manager. The individual holding this position will manage
the efforts of the publications staff and will oversee the Institute's
publication of monographs, sources, scholarly journal "Harvard
Ukrainian Studies," and other related projects.
For a description of duties and responsibilities, application
requirements and procedures, please visit:
International Policy Fellowships, 2006-2007
Deadline: September 20, 2005
The International Policy Fellowships (IPF) program is calling
for applications for 2006-2007 fellowships. Launched in 1998 and
affiliated with the Open Society Institute and the Center for Policy
Studies (CPS) of the Central European University in Budapest, the
fellowships support analytical policy research in pursuance of open
society goals such as the rule of law, democratic elections, diverse and
vigorous civil societies, and respect for minorities. Each year the IPF
program invites research proposals that address critical issues in the
development of open societies. Successful applicants will demonstrate
originality, sound project design and the strong likelihood that their
project may lead to significant impact on policy.
Applicants are encouraged to submit individual, practical and
policy-oriented research proposals in the following subject areas. The
product of each fellowship will be a detailed analysis of a major issue
to be published in English and translated into other languages:
2006-7 Fellowship Issue Areas
General Framework: New Frontiers of Open Society. More
specifically: The Challenge of Wider Europe; Open Society Promotion
in Predominantly Muslim Societies; Combating Open Society Threats;
Combating the Resource Curse; Roma Exclusion; and Open Information
Fellows receive supervision and support from a senior policy
analyst. Fellows are invited to Budapest in April 2006 for initial
orientation to the program. Optional specialized policy research
and advocacy training courses in Budapest. Monthly stipends
commensurate with local salaries. Budget for reasonable research,
communications, travel, publication and advocacy costs.
Discretionary funding for conference participation
Applicants should carefully complete the online application form found at
which includes a project summary, research proposal (maximum 4 pages),
and a resume/CV including a list of publications. Applicants may also
include a letter of reference from an affiliated organization and a
writing sample on the chosen topic.
Those who have no possibility to access the Web should send an e-mail to
email@example.com to discuss alternate application solutions.
Applications sent by mail, fax or e-mail will not be considered unless
given prior approval from IPF staff.
Applications must be submitted online by September 20, 2005. IPF
does not consider late applications.
Franklin Pierce College seeking accredited
college/university partner in Ukraine
Deadline: as soon as possible
Franklin Pierce College in Rindge, New Hampshire, is looking
for an accredited college/university partner in Ukraine to establish and
offer to local students a joint US-Ukrainian graduate, undergraduate and
study abroad opportunities and provide quality American-style higher
FPC initial program offerings include: providing fully-accredited
Franklin Pierce curricula for the Ukrainian market, with the option for
students to elect either a degree from the local partner university or
from Franklin Pierce; in-class study in Ukraine, online instruction,
hybrid in-class/online instruction, and study abroad (at FPC and alliance
colleges) as options for local students.
Programs offered - MBA; MS in IT; MA in Journalizm; BS and AA in
marketing, management, IT, human services, and other; certificate
programs. Instruction in both English and Ukrainian. FPC management plans
to visit Kiev in October, to discuss joint program and related issues
with potential local partners.
Interested and capable contacts at the accredited Ukrainian universities,
please e-mail your full contact info (name, position at the university,
phone, fax, e-mail address, mailing address, university web site) to
Victoria Sergeeva at the U.S. Embassy Kyiv, Ukraine:
Institute Research Scholarships
Application Deadline: Please inquire with the Kennan Institute
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to scholars from Russia and Ukraine to conduct research for six months in the fields of the humanities and social sciences in Washington, DC. Preference will be given to applicants whose research informs discussion of key public policy issues, enhances development of scholarship in the former Soviet Union, and fosters communication between the world of scholarship and the world of public affairs.
Applicants should be able to demonstrate a particular need to be in Washington, D.C. The Wilson Center devotes significant attention to the exploration of broad thematic areas. Primary themes are: 1) governance, including such issues as the key features of the development of democratic institutions, democratic society, civil society, and citizen participation; 2) the U.S. role in the world and issues of partnership and leadership; and 3) key long-term future challenges confronting the U.S. and the world. Research in these areas is particularly encouraged.
Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships are available to researchers and lecturers from academic and higher educational institutions and research centers who are actively involved in academic and research work. Eligible candidates include scholars and researchers who have at least two years post-doctoral (post-Kanditat) academic and research experience. Eligible applicants may receive more information from the Kennan Institute and the Fulbright offices in Ukraine and the Russian Federation. Applicants must submit a completed application to the appropriate Fulbright office and indicate Kennan Institute as their choice of institution.
For more information about the Fulbright-Kennan Institute Research Scholarships, or for a complete list of Kennan Institute grants and scholarships, please visit: http://wwics.si.edu/index.cfm?topic_id=1424&fuseaction=topics.item&news_id=8713.
The U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) non-governmental organization established in 1991 to facilitate democratic development, encourage free market reform and enhance human rights in Ukraine. The Foundation's mission is to build peace and prosperity in Ukraine through shared democratic values. USUF is dedicated to strengthening the mutual objectives of both nations and advancing Ukraine as a cornerstone of regional stability, and a full partner in the community of nations.
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