Yale - Ukraine Initiative: Conferences

A Commemorative Conference 

Yale University/Harriman Instituite/Columbia University
April 8 and 9, 1996
  • April 8, 1996

  • Yale University, Law School Auditorium 
  • April 9, 1996

  • Columbia University, Altschul Auditorium 

    Day 1:

    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, Yale University
    9:15 a.m. Opening Address: Ambassador Anatoly Zlenko
    Permanent Mission of Ukraine to the United Nations
    "International Cooperation to Minimize the Consequences of Chornobyl"

    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 & Development, London.

    LUNCHEON SPEAKERS: U.S. Senator Joseph Lieberman (D. Connecticut) 
    Vasyl Durdynec, Vice-Premier for Humanitarian Affairs, Ukraine 

    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 Health.

    For more information on the Yale program, please, contact Ellis Mishulovich at : (203) 436-2731 


    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
    Report on the Evening Reception

    Day 2:

    Altschul Auditorium, Columbia University
    Host: The Harriman Institute

    Welcoming Remarks: Professor Michael M. Crow, Vice-Provost,
    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 & Eastern Europe

    Moderator: Virginia D. Judson, Lead Energy Planning Analyst,
    State of Connecticut, Office of Policy & Management

    Carlos Pascual, White House economist/National Security Council.
    Steven Potts, Professional Services International.
    Scott Denman, Executive Director, Safe Energy Communications Council.

    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, Counterpart Foundation.
    Alexander Kuzma, Children of Chronobyl Relief Fund.
    Judi Friedman, President, People's Action for Clean Energy, CT. 

    CLOSING REMARKS: Dr. George Rupp, President, Columbia University. 

    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