Yale - Ukraine Initiative: Conferences 
    Soviet and Post-Soviet Ukraine:
    A Century in Perspective

    International Conference

    Yale University, April 23-24, 1999
    Luce Hall Auditorium, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT

    As the end of the twentieth century fast approaches the aim of the conference is to offer a fresh perspective on Ukraine of the last hundred years. By examining the evolutionary trends in Ukrainian history, economics, politics and culture the conference will explore the opportunities and challenges that Ukraine faces in the next millennium.

    Conference topics include:

    - national identity and nation-building 
    - legacy of the Soviet past and its implications for post-Soviet Ukraine
    - the political and economic history of Ukraine in the twentieth century
    - development of a distinctive Ukrainian society within the confines of larger political, economic, and cultural entities
    - current economic and social issues
    - cultural conflicts and language questions

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    Thursday, April 22
    8:00 pm Reception, Pierson College, 321 Park Street
    Friday, April 23
    8:00 am Registration

    Continental Breakfast

    9:00 am  Opening Session

    Welcome

    Gustav Ranis, Director, Yale Center for International and Area Studies
    Harvey Goldblatt, Chair, Yale-Ukraine Initiative

    Keynote Address:

    George G. Grabowicz, Dmytro Cyzevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University

    10:00 am  I. Historical Legacy

    Yuri Shapoval, Director, Center for the History of Political Science, Institute of Political and Ethno-National Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Georgii Kasianov, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Ukrainian History, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Yaroslav Hrytsak, Director, Institute for Historical Research, Lviv University 

    11:45 am-1:15 pm Lunch
    1:15 pm II. Political and Economic History

    Iwan S. Koropeckyj, Professor Emeritus of Economics, Temple University

    Volodymyr Kulyk, Research Fellow, Institute of Political and Ethno-National Studies, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Volodimir Bandera, Professor of Economics, Temple University

    3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break
    3:30 pm III. Contemporary Politics

    Dominique Arel, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University

    Taras Kuzio, Honorary Research Fellow, Ukraine Centre, University of North London, and former Head of Mission, NATO Information Centre in Kyiv

    Hryhoriy Nemyria, Senior Research Fellow, Institute of International Relations, Kyiv Taras Shevchenko National University

    7:00 pm Reception and Dinner

    The Graduate Club
    155 Elm Street, New Haven

    Saturday, April 24
    9:30 am Continental Breakfast
    10:00 am Session IV- Economics and Society

    Charles Clover, Correspondent for Ukraine, Financial Times

    Joel Hellman, Senior Counsellor, Office of the Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

    Oleksander Savchenko, Managing Director, JSCB Bank Austria Creditanstalt Ukraine

    11:45 - 1:15 pm Lunch
    1:15 pm Session V- Literature and Culture

    Bohdan Rubchak, Professor of Ukrainian Literature, University of Illinois

    Solomea Pavlychko, Senior Research Scholar, Institute of Literature, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine

    Mykola Riabchuk, Research Fellow, Center for European Studies, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, and Deputy Editor, Krytyka

    George G. Grabowicz, Dmytro Cyzevs'kyi Professor of Ukrainian Literature, Harvard University

    3:00-3:30 pm Coffee Break
    3:30 pm Session VI. - Round Table

    Moderator: Harvey Goldblatt, Professor of Medieval Slavic Literature and Chair, Yale Ukraine Initiative, Yale University

    5:15 Closing reception



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