UWC at 50 and Beyond: The Roadmap

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UWC at 50 and Beyond: The Roadmap

10-11 November 2017

Conference Venue: The Old Mill Toronto, 21 Old Mill Road, Toronto, Canada

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10 November 2017

8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am — Opening Keynote: The UWC at 50 and Beyond

Chair: Walter Zaryckyj [Chair, UWC International Scholarly Council]

Topic: Ukrainian World Congress and the Ukrainian diaspora in furthering the interests of the Ukrainian people: achievements and perspectives

Featured Speaker: Eugene Czolij [UWC President]

9:30 am – 10:45 am — Plenary Session I:  Reflecting on the Highpoints of the Ukrainian Diaspora During the Last Two Generations

Moderator: Andrew Futey [UWC Vice President and President, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Topic: Create a Worldwide ‘Friends of Ukraine’ Network

SpeakerMichael Moravski [UWC Vice President and former President of the Australian Federation of Ukrainian Organisations]

Topic: Keeping the Ukrainian Global Community Effectively Organized

Speaker: Yuri Shymko [UWC Past President]

Topic: Promoting Academic Study of Ukraine Beyond the Borders

SpeakerLubomyra Hajda [Associate Director, Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute]

Topic: Engaging International Mass Media on the Subject of Ukraine

Speaker: Stepan Bandera [Managing Director, Forum TV Canada]

10:45 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break

11:00 am – 12:15 pm — Plenary Session I: Reflecting on the Highpoints of the Ukrainian Diaspora During the Last Two Generations (cont’d)

Topic: Protecting Human Rights of Ukrainians Globally

Speaker: Irena Jarosewich [Editor in Chief of Svoboda 1999-2007]

Topic: Assisting Ukrainians Around the World: Humanitarian and Social Service Challenges

Speaker: Michael Bociurkiw [International Development Expert]

Topic: Preserving Ukrainian Culture and National Identity

Speaker: Iryna Kluchkovska [Director, International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations, Lviv Polytechnic National University]

Topic: Promoting the Financial Sustainability of the Global Ukrainian Community

Speaker: Zenon Potichny [UWC Treasurer, President Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce]

12:15 pm – 1:45 pm – Working Lunch

Featured Speaker: James Bezan [Member of Parliament, Official Opposition Critic for National Defence, Chair of the Standing Committee on National Defence]

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm — Breakout Discussions I:  Assessing the role and contribution of the UWC to the successes of the Last Two Generations

Topic: External Relations: Relationship building with governments, international agencies and NGOs

Moderator: Borys Potapenko [President, ad interim, International Council in Support of Ukraine]

Topic: Community development: Cooperation within the 53-country network of the UWC

Moderator: Tamara Olexy [Executive Director, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Topic: Educational and Informational Efforts: Engaging academia, mass media and social media globally and locally

Moderator: Andriy  Yatsiv [Director, International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations, Lviv Polytechnic National University]

Topic: Human Rights Protection and Humanitarian Efforts: Assisting Ukrainians Around the World

Moderator: Peter Sztyk [UWC Third Vice President]

Topic: Educating the Next Generation of Ukrainians Around the World

Moderator: Oksana Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych [Chair, UWC International Educational Coordinating Council]

Topic: Cooperative and Financial Endeavours

Moderator: Taras Pidzamecky [CEO, Ukrainian Credit Union]

3:45 pm – 4:15 pm – A Canadian perspective

Featured Speaker: Senator Raynell Andreychuk [Senate of Canada, Chair of the Ukraine-NATO Inter-parliamentary Council of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly]

Topic: Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine: The Canadian perspective on the way forward in cooperation with the Ukrainian diaspora

11 November 2017

9:00 am – 9:30 am – Featured Speaker

Borys Wrzesnewskyj [Member of Parliament, Chairman of the Standing Committee on Citizenship and Immigration]

Topic: Why a free, stable and prosperous Ukraine matters to Canada

9:30 am – 10:40 am — Plenary Session II:  A Vision for the Ukrainian Diaspora for the Next Two Generations

Moderator: Alexandra Chyczij [Vice President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress]

Topic: Divining Ways to Make the ‘Friends of Ukraine’ Network Ever Larger

Speaker: Glen Howard [President, Jamestown Foundation]

Topic: Defining Ways to Make the Ukrainian Diaspora Institutionally Ever Stronger

Speaker: Paul Grod [UWC Vice President and President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress]

Topic: Pondering the Means to Increase the Presence of ‘Institutes of Ukrainian Studies’ at the World’s Premier Universities

Speaker: Marko Stech [Director of Press and Publications, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies]

Topic: Contemplating the Means to Expand and Strengthen Global Informational Efforts

Speaker: Herman Pirchner [President of the American Foreign Policy Council]

10:40 am – 10:55 am – Coffee Break

10:55 am – 11:10 am – Remembrance Day Ceremony

11:10 am – 12:15 pm – Plenary Session II: A Vision for the Ukrainian Diaspora for the Next Two Generations (Cont’d)

Topic: Seeking Ways to Increase the Weight of Human Rights Protection Efforts

Speaker: David Kramer [US Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor 2008-2009]

Topic: Searching for Ways to Expand the Scope of UWC’s Humanitarian/Social Services Work

Speaker: Andrij Waskowycz [President, Caritas Ukraine]

Topic: Learning Ukrainian in a Digital Age: A Global Perspective

Speaker: Ulana Plawuszczak [Educator, Researcher]

Topic: Imagining ‘State of the Art’/’Cutting Edge’ Cooperative/Financial Endeavours

Speaker: Ariel Cohen [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council]

12:15 – 1:45 – Working Lunch

1:45 pm – 3:15 pm — Breakout Discussions II: Divining the Key Issues That Will Shape UWC’s Work During the Next Two Generations

Topic: Topic: External Relations: Relationship building with governments, international agencies and NGOs

Moderator: Borys Potapenko [President, ad interim, International Council in Support of Ukraine]

Topic: Community development: Cooperation within the 53-country network of the UWC

Moderator: Tamara Olexy [Executive Director, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Topic: Educational and Informational Efforts: Engaging academia, mass media and social media globally and locally

Moderator: Andriy Yatsiv [Deputy Director, International Institute for Education, Culture and Diaspora Relations, Lviv Polytechnic National University]

Topic: Human Rights Protection and Humanitarian Efforts: Assisting Ukrainians Around the World

Moderator: Peter Sztyk [UWC Third Vice President]

Topic:Educating the Next Generation of Ukrainians Around the World

Moderator: Oksana Wynnyckyj-Yusypovych [Chair, UWC International Educational Coordinating Council]

Topic: Cooperative and Financial Endeavours

Moderator: Taras Pidzamecky [CEO, Ukrainian Credit Union]

3:15 pm – 3:30 pm — Coffee Break

3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Plenary Session III: Recommendations for UWC’s Next 50 Years (Culled from Deliberations during Breakout Discussions I & II)

4:15 pm – 4:30 pm — A Final Word Concerning UWC’s 50th Anniversary

November 10 2017

Details

Start: November 10, 2017 @ 8:30 am
End: November 11, 2017 @ 4:00 pm
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Venue

The Old Mill Toronto

21 Old Mill Rd
Toronto, Canada

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Schedule

  • 10 November 2017
  • 8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am — Opening Keynote: The UWC at 50 and Beyond
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am — Plenary Session I:  Reflecting on the High points of the Ukrainian Diaspora During the Last Two Generations
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am - Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm — Plenary Session I: Reflecting on the High points of the Ukrainian Diaspora During the Last Two Generations (cont’d)
  • 12:15 pm – 1:45 pm – Working Lunch; Featured Speaker: Ivanna Klympush-Tsintsadze, Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine for European and Euro-Atlantic Integration of Ukraine
  • 1:45 pm – 3:45 pm — Breakout Discussions I:  Assessing the role and contribution of the UWC to the successes of the Last Two Generations
  • 3:45 pm – 4:15 pm – A Word from the Government of Canada
  • 11 November 2017
  • 9:00 am – 9:30 am – Keynote: Dr. Ulana Suprun, Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine
  • 9:30 am – 10:45 am — Plenary Session II:  A Vision for the Ukrainian Diaspora for the Next Two Generations
  • 10:45 am – 11:00 am – Coffee Break
  • 11:00 am – 12:15 pm - Plenary Session II: A Vision for the Ukrainian Diaspora for the Next Two Generations (Cont’d)
  • 12:15 – 1:45 – Working Lunch
  • Keynote: H.E. Andriy Shevchenko [Ambassador of Ukraine in Canada]
  • 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm — Breakout Discussions II: Divining the Key Issues That Will Shape UWC’s Work During the Next Two Generations
  • 3:15 pm – 3:30 pm — Coffee Break
  • 3:30 pm – 4:15 pm – Plenary Session III: Recommendations for UWC’s Next 50 Years (Culled from Deliberations during Breakout Discussions I & II)
  • 4:15 pm – 4:30 pm — A Final Word Concerning UWC’s 50th Anniversary
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Registration is open to all interested.
Two-day conference $125
One day $75
Conference package incl. banquet and concert $300

Organizer

Ukrainian World Congress
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