Oxford Model Ukraine Conference

The conference is sponsored and organized by the alumni of the Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program (CUPP), and the Oxford University Ukrainian Society. Prominent participants are expected to include: Borys Tarasyuk, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and current head of the parliamentary committee on European integration, Yuriy Yekhanurov, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, HE Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, HE Volodymyr Khandogiy Ukraine’s Ambassador to the UK, Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Giorgi Vashadze, Deputy-Minister of Justice of Georgia and James Sherr of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Andreas Umland, of the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
“This will be one of the more significant conferences organized outside of Ukraine,” said Toronto-based lawyer, Ihor Bardyn, Committee Chair of the Oxford Model Ukraine Conference. Oxford University Ukrainian Society President Anzhela Yevgenyeva, St. Hilda’s College, added “the conference will draw talented students, prominent scholars, political leaders and professionals from various fields, and may be considered as one of the brightest gatherings of its kind”.
More than 80 individuals from Ukraine, Austria, Canada, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, the UK, and the USA have registered for the conference. The Oxford Conference is the third in a cycle of four Model Ukraine Conferences, which brings together CUPP alumni and experts in government, economics, law, diplomacy, education, and health to share knowledge, experience, and ideas in order to improve democratic governance in Ukraine. The aim of the conference is to distil recommendations discussed and present a new model of governance to the Government of Ukraine.

For more information contact:
Mr. Ihor Bardyn
Committee Chair of the Oxford Model Ukraine Conference
iwbardyn@rogers.com

Backgrounder:

Oxford Model Ukraine Conference “Ukraine’s Domestic and Foreign Affairs: Quo Vadis?”, University of Oxford, April 6-8, 2011

Invited guests and speakers expected to participate include:

  • Jose Manuel Pinto Teixeira, Head of the Delegation of the European Union to Ukraine, Brussels
  • Leigh Turner, UK Ambassador to Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Borys Tarasyuk, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine and current head of the parliamentary committee on European integration, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Yuriy Yekhanurov, former Prime Minister of Ukraine, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Mykola Ryabchuk, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, D.C., USA
  • James Sherr, The Royal Institute of International Affairs Chatham House, London, UK
  • Giorgi Vashadze, Deputy Minister of Justice- Georgia, Tbilisi, Georgia
  • Alex Pravda, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK
  • Gwendolyn Sasse, Nuffield College, Oxford, UK
  • Taras Kuzio, Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Andres Umland, Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, Kyiv, Ukraine
  • Nazar Kholod, Peterson Institute of International Economics, Washington, D.C., USA
  • Andrew Wilson, University College London, UK
  • Paul Chaisty, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK
  • Sarah Whitmore, Oxford Brookes University, UK
  • Kataryna Wolczuk University of Birmingham, UK
  • Oxana Pachlovska, University of Rome, Italy
  • Kalypso Nicolaidis, St. Antony’s College, Oxford, UK
  • Adrian Karatnycky, Atlantic Council of the USA, USA
  • Sergey Zhuk, author of Rock and Roll in the Rocket City, USA
  • Bohdan Vitvitsky, US Department of Justice, USA
  • Brigid McCarthy, US National Public Radio, USA

Details of the Model Ukraine Conference series:
The first took place at the Elliott School of International Affairs of George Washington University (February 11 and 12, 2010),

The second took place at the Chair of Ukrainian Studies of the University of Ottawa (November 12 and 13, 2010), and
The final conference is scheduled for the National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy, in November 2011.

Information about the previous conferences can be found at:
http://www.katedra.org/Conferences.aspx
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Media Relations
Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program
Direct email: laryssa.hetmanczuk@gmail.com

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