April 8, 1996
Yale University, Law School Auditorium
April 9, 1996
Columbia University, Altschul Auditorium
Law School Auditorium, Yale University, 127 Wall
Street, New Haven, Connecticut
8:45 a.m. Coffee and tea
9:00 a.m. Welcoming Remarks: Prof. Michael Holquist,
9:15 a.m. Opening Address: Ambassador Anatoly
Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations
"International Cooperation to Minimize the Consequences
Panel I: Hidden Truths: Chornobyl's Effect
on Public Health
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Martin Cherniak, Yale University
School of Public Health
Alla Yaroshinska, Investigative Journalist Izvestia,
former Deputy to the Supreme Soviet, Author: "Chornobyl's Hidden Truths".
Dr. Murray Feshbach, Professor of Demography,
Georgetown University, Author: "Ecocide in the USSR", "Environmental Atlas
of the Russian Federation".
Dr. Daniel Hryhorczuk, Director, Ukrainian Health
Project, School of Public Health, University of Illinois.
Dr. Anna Petrova, Director, Co-Author, Comprehensive
Belarusian Health Study.
Dr. Wladimir Wertelecki, Chairman of Genetics,
University of South Alabama Medical School.
Dr. Alexander Sich, Author, MIT Engineering Study
on Chornobyl Radiation Releases, European Bank for Reconstruction &
LUNCHEON SPEAKERS: U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman
Vasyl Durdynec, Vice-Premier for Humanitarian
Panel II: The Race Against Time: Solutions
to the Environmental Challenges Surrounding the Chornobyl's Disaster
2 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Moderator: Dr. Zenon Matkiwsky, Chief of Surgery,
Union Hospital, Union, New Jersey
President, Children of Chornobyl Relief Fund
Dr. Ivan Vyshnewsky, Ministry of Chornobyl, Unkrainian
Cabinet of Ministers, Medical Department
Dr. Elaine Gallin, U.S. Department of Energy,
Office of Medical Programs
Dr. Allison F. Keys, The NutraSweet-Kelco Company,
San Diego, CA.
Dr. Nora Groce, Yale University School of Public
For more information on the Yale program, please,
contact Ellis Mishulovich at : (203) 436-2731
6:30pm EVENING RECEPTION
Chairwoman -- Vira Goldman, Fundraiser for the Children
of Chornobyl Relief Fund
Low Library, Columbia University
Special guests: Liudmyla Kuchma, First Lady of Ukraine
U.N. Ambassador Anatoly Zlenko
U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell
Actor Jack Palance
on the Evening Reception
Altschul Auditorium, Columbia University
Host: The Harriman Institute
Welcoming Remarks: Professor Michael M. Crow,
Professor Mark von Hagen, Harriman Institute.
Panel I: The Social and Political Impact of
the Chornobyl Disaster
Moderator: Dr. Alexander Motyl, Harriman Institute
Dr. Yuri Shcherbak, Ambassador of Ukraine.
Dr. David Marples, University of Alberta, Author:
"Social Impact of the Chornobyl Disaster".
Ludmilla Thorne, Freedom House.
Dr. Sharon Stephens, Department of Anthropology
& Social Work, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Alexander Burakovsky, Novoye Russkoye Slovo.
Panel II: Energy Futures for Ukraine &
Moderator: Virginia D. Judson, Lead Energy Planning
State of Connecticut, Office of Policy &
Carlos Pascual, White House economist/National
Steven Potts, Professional Services International.
Scott Denman, Executive Director, Safe Energy
LUNCHEON SPEAKER: Deputy Volodymyr Yavorivsky,
former Chairman of the Parliamentary Commission on the Chornobyl Disaster,
co-founder of the International Chornobyl Union
Special Address: Congressman Benjamin Gilman,
Chaiman, Foreign Relations Committee
Panel III: Overcoming the Soviet Nuclear Legacy:
Response of the International Community
Moderator: Eliza Klose, Executive Director of ISAR
(formerly, Institute of Soviet-American Relations)
Mary Olson, Nuclear Information Resource Service.
Donald Cairns, Ramapo Chornobyl Project, Spring
Valley, New York.
Dr. Katya Bowers, former Director, Western NIS,
Alexander Kuzma, Children of Chronobyl Relief
Judi Friedman, President, People's Action for
Clean Energy, CT.
CLOSING REMARKS: Dr. George Rupp, President, Columbia
For more information on the Columbia program,
please, contact Susan Holmes at: (212) 854-8487 .
Sponsored by Yale-Ukraine
Initiative and Chornobyl Challenge '96 .
This conference has been made possible partly
through the generosity
of the Chopivsky Family
Foundation and the Shevchenko Scientific Society.
Monthly Speaker Series
Chopivsky Family Foundation