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Commemorating the Ukrainian National Republic & Its Legacy
September 22, 2018 @ 8:30 am - 9:00 pm$150
The UCCA together with the Center for U.S. Ukrainian Relations present a full-day Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series conference, which will gather several of the world’s most knowledgeable students of Ukrainian history, hailing from the United States, Canada and Ukraine, to examine the scope and ultimate meaning of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR)—the predecessor of the modern Ukrainian state—and the legacy it engendered.
This special gathering, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the UNR (and the Western Ukrainian National Republic), will address Ukraine’s first attempt in the 20th century to establish a sovereign nation state. Nearly two dozen scholars will discuss, during four panel discussions and three highlight presentations, the impact that the formation of the UNR had on Ukraine. In effect, they will take a fresh, critical look and evaluate UNR’s legacy during five critical periods: immediately following; the 1920s and early 1930s; late 1930s to the 1950s; the 1960s to the 1990s; and, finally, the era of the Post Euro-Maidan Ukraine.
Following the forum, from 7:15 PM to 9 PM, an evening banquet will be held at the Princeton Club, with senior high-level government officials from the United States and Ukraine, who will reflect upon Ukraine’s present-day situation.
Due to the time constraints involved with organizing an international forum, we kindly ask that you RSVP no later than September 14, 2018, concerning your participation via the Registration Form. Please note that seating is limited, therefore we encourage you to RSVP at your earliest convenience to assure participation. For further information, kindly contact either Tamara Gallo Olexy, UCCA Executive Director, at (212) 228-6840 or Walter Zaryckyj, UA Historical Encounters Series Program Coordinator, at (212) 476-1221.
Admission fee: conference (includes lunch) – $75; evening banquet – $125; conference & evening banquet – $150.
View/Download event’s Program with a list of invited speakers.