UPDATE

                                                                                                                     ISSUE 11 - MARCH 25, 2019
USUF EVENT - TUESDAY, MARCH 26 

INVITATION: EMPOWERMENT IN UKRAINE - 
BUSINESS, CIVIL SOCIETY, POLITICS, GOVERNMENT

Women's Leadership in Ukraine Roundtable
Hosted by U.S.-Ukraine Business Council and U.S.-Ukraine Foundation

Tuesday, March 26, 2019,  3:30 to 5 pm
Conference Room, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation,
1090 Vermont Ave NW - Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005

Light Reception follows


The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council and the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation invite you to a roundtable discussion:   Empowerment in Ukraine - Busin ess, Civil Society, Politics, Government - Women's Leadership in Ukraine.

The Roundtable will feature a delegation of 15 of Ukraine's emerging women entrepreneurs in business, civil society, politics and government who are participating in week-long Leadership Program in Washington


Svitlana Salamatova , Vice President, Europe & MENA, The Institute of Cultural Affairs International (ICAI) will make a presentation about the empowerment of women in Ukraine's modern society -- doing business, building a strong and effective civil society, participating in politics and government to gain control of the levers of power to implement reforms and to build a prosperous and stable country. In addition, other members of the delegation will make comments about their experiences. 
 
Morgan Williams, President & CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council, and Nadia McConnell, President, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF), will moderate the Roundable.  After the opening comments there will be an open Q&A/Discussion session.
 
RSVP:  Registration is required for attendance at the "Empowerment in Ukraine" USUBC/USUF Roundtable.  
Please register by sending an e-mail to  mwilliams@usubc.org.

 
There is no charge for the meeting or reception.  Photo ID is required.


WOMEN'S LEADERSHIP PROGRAM IN WASHINGTON, DC

Women's Leadership Delegation from Ukraine in Washington
USUF'S LEADERSHIP FORUM 

USUF FORUM EXAMINES MEASURES TO BOLSTER UKRAINE
By U.S.-Ukraine Foundation 

At a March 20th forum at the U.S. Capitol organized by the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation (USUF),  the Friends of Ukraine Network (FOUN) task forces on National Security, Economic Security, and Democracy and Civil Society presented their  Priority Recommendations for U.S. Assistance to Ukraine 2019  and examined the challenges that Ukraine faces on its path to deeper integration with the Euro-Atlantic community of prosperous democracies.

Nadia K. McConnell (President of USUF), and Amb. Valeriy Chaly (Ukraine's Ambassador to the USA) provided opening remarks at the March 20th forum which was attended, among others, by a women's leadership delegation from Ukraine. 


US - UKRAINE FORUM MARCH 20, 2019 Welcome, Opening Remarks
US - UKRAINE FORUM MARCH 20, 2019 
Welcome, Opening Remarks

The keynote speakers at the forum were Ambassador Kurt Volker, the U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine, and Ambassador Paula Dobriansky, former Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs, shared their perspectives on the current situation in Ukraine and Russia's war on Ukrainian sovereignty. They were introduced by Amb. Roman Popadiuk (USUF Board Chair) ... 


UKRAINE'S PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION
Ukraine's Elections and Washington
By Orest Deychakiwsky, The Ukrainian Weekly, March 10, 2019

One of the main stories coming out of Ukraine this year will be elections, elections, elections. Presidential elections will be held on March 31, with a likely run-off between the top two vote-getters three weeks later, on April 21. Later this year, in October, Ukrainians will again go to the polls to elect a new Verkhovna Rada. These will be important national elections for charting additional necessary reforms that would enhance Ukraine's independence and democracy, drawing Ukraine closer to the Euro-Atlantic community of democratic nations and further away from a hostile, autocratic Russia. And Russia's ongoing aggression makes these elections all the more challenging.

The election campaign is in full swing - vibrant, boisterous, contentious and sometimes downright nasty.  (This, of course, is not a uniquely Ukrainian phenomenon.)  ... CLICK to read more.
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Orest Deychakiwsky is the Vice Chair of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Board of Directors.







Voting in Ukraine's Presidential Election in Washington, DC

The Embassy of Ukraine reports that every citizen of Ukraine, who permanently resides, or is temporarily staying abroad and has reached the age of 18, may take part in the upcoming presidential election .
 
However, to participate in election, you must be included in the voters list at the polling station. To be included in the list of voters abroad, you need:
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** to have a consular account (the application is submitted personally or by mail, temporary registration - free of charge, details:   https://goo.gl/a5Cu4x);  
   
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** to submit an application for inclusion in the Voter Register 
(application is submitted personally, for free, details: https://goo.gl/WhCsnc).

It is advisable to pre-verify your inclusion, as well as the correct  written form of your surname, name, patronymic and the electoral address in the Voter Register. You can do this at: www.drv.gov.ua. To do this, you need to register with the "Voter's Personal Cabinet" by email or an account on one of the social networks.

It is strongly recommended that you submit applications for inclusion or modification of the data in the Voter Register in advance.

WARNING!  There are no new voters on the polling day in the foreign polling station.

WHEN:  Sunday, March 31, 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
WHERE:   Embassy of Ukraine in Washington, 3350 "M" Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Please contact the Embassy of Ukraine at 202-349-2920 (any extension #) or e-mail: cons_us@mfa.gov.ua or e-mail: Vladyslava Bondarenko (Embassy of Ukraine) <vladyslava.bondarenko@mfa.gov.ua>.


EVENTS

FIVE YEARS AFTER THE REVOLUTION OF DIGNITY - UKRAINE'S PROGRESS/RUSSIA'S MALIGN ACTIVITIES

The U.S. Senate's Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Europe and Regional Security Cooperation will convene a hearing entitled "Five Years After the Revolution of Dignity - Ukraine's Progress/Russia's Malign Activities."  

Tuesday, March 26
2:30 PM
 
 Senate Dirksen Office Building
Room 419
Washington, DC 2051
  

 
 
EURASIA CENTER RECEPTION ON THE HILL
Please join the Atlantic Council's Eurasia Center for a reception. This is an opportunity to meet with other staffers working on this region and to connect with those in the think-tank community who can provide expertise and policy recommendations. We hope you can attend and look forward to connecting.

Tuesday, March 26
5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 

Rayburn Foyer
Rayburn House Office Building
45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515

For more informaiton: 
Please reach out to espak@atlanticcouncil.org with any questions.
 
TO REGISTER

 

UKRAINE'S ARMED FORCES FIVE YEARS INTO CONFLICT WITH RUSSIA
 

Ukraine's Armed Forces were in state of deep crisis at the onset of conflict with Russia in 2014. Over the last 5 years, Ukraine has taken steps to increase the combat readiness of its Armed Forces. Despite limited resources, Ukraine has modernized its existing toolkit and introduced new equipment, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), anti-tank guided missiles (ATGM), and tactical-level communications equipment designed to withstand Russian electronic warfare. These developments have chipped away at Ukraine's power disparity with Russia, but the Ukrainian armed forces still face near and medium term challenges.
 
Mykola Bielieskov of the Kyiv-based Institute of World Policy will chart the trajectory of the Ukrainian Armed Forces since 2014, its current state, and future prospects with an eye toward Ukraine's conflict with Russia. Michael Kofman of CNA will provide an overview of Russian tactics and equipment in eastern Ukraine. Jeff Mankoff of CSIS will moderate.


Wednesday, March 27
10:00 am - 11:30 am

Center for Strategic and International Studies
2nd Floor Conference Center B
1616 Rhode Island Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20036>


UKRAINE - LEVERS OF PEACE AND DRIVERS OF CONFLICT

Join Georgetown's MA in Conflict Resolution Program and Georgetown Professionals in Russian, Eurasian and Eastern European Affairs (PREEA), for a discussion with distinguished panelists to delve into the key drivers of peace and conflict ahead of Ukraine's upcoming elections.
 
 
Wednesday, March 27
5:30pm - 7:00pm

Georgetown University's Arrupe Hall 
3700 "O" Street, NW
Washington, DC 20057
 
 
 

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USUF will be representing Ukraine's Biotech sector in June 2019 ...
Join us in Philadelphia! 

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INVEST IN UKRAINE - PREDICTABILITY, TRANSPARENCY, PROPERTY RIGHTS

The U.S.-Ukraine Business Council (USUBC) invites you to attend the "Invest in Ukraine - Predictability, Transparency, Property Rights" Roundtable with Yuriy Terentyev, Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee of Ukraine.

Chairman Yyuriy Terentyev will make a presentation about Investing in Ukraine..Competition, Environment, Overview including the current agenda and role of Antimonopoly Committee (AMCU) in ongoing European Integration, about the competition environment in Ukraine, public procurement system ProZorro, M&A and other critical aspects or doing business in Ukraine.

The Antimonopoly Committee is one of the most powerful government committees in Ukraine and reports directly to the Parliament.  This is the first time USUBC has had a meeting with the Chairman of the Antimonopoly Committee.

Chairman Terentyev's presentation will be followed by a Q&A/Discussion session. Morgan Williams, President and CEO, U.S.-Ukraine Business Council will moderate a discussion.

A light lunch will be served

Thursday, March 28
12 noon - 2:00 p.m.

White & Case
701 13th Street, NW -  11th floor
Washington, DC 20005

COST:
There is no charge for the meeting.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Registration is required. Please register by sending an e-mail to: mwilliams@usubc.org 
Photo ID is required.

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THE DEMOGRAPHY OF UKRAINE - UKRAINE IN AN ELECTION YEAR
 

The last national census of Ukraine was conducted nearly 20 years ago. Recent attempts to conduct a new census since have been postponed. Complicating the issue, events in Ukraine such as Russia's annexation of Crimea and the war in the East have led to dramatic demographic changes that remain unaccounted for in official statistics.
 
Professor Ella Libanova, Director of the Ptoukha Institute for Demography and Social Studies of National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, will offer an analysis of Ukraine's current demographic situation as well as predictions for where the country's demography is headed on the eve of the 2019 presidential election.

This event will be in Ukrainian with English translation.


Friday, March 29
11:00am - 12:00pm
 
Wilson Center - 6th Floor Board Room
Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center
One Woodrow Wilson Plaza
1300 Pennsylvania, Ave., NW
Washington, D.C. 20004

FOR MORE INFORMATION
NEW SPONSOR:  NU ART GALLERY 



Meet NU ART Gallery - the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's newest sponsor!   NU ART Gallery is supporting the Foundation's newest program, Leadership in a Rule of Law Country, designed for 35-40 young Ukrainian professionals who will be participating in training and discussion activities, March 20-28, 2019, in Washington, DC. 

Established in 2008 NU ART Gallery is proud to present fine Ukrainian art.  The main mission of the gallery is to rethink the Ukrainian cultural heritage. NU Art Gallery's aim is to be a place of experience and inspiration, through our collection, exhibitions, programs and research.

The collection of the famous Kyiv collector and philanthropist Mykola Bilousov became the basis for the formation of the gallerys collection and its primary exhibition activity.

The large collection of the gallery includes a collection of works by prominent Ukrainian artists like Sergei Shishko, Adalbert (Bela) Erdelyi, Oleksa Nowakiwskij, Roman Selski, Mikhail Zhuk, Valentin Khrushch, Valentina Tsvetkova. Ukrainian and Russian icons of the 16th-20th centuries hold special place in the collection, which has over 200 unique monuments of sacral painting, created in the best traditions of large artistic icon-painting centers and schools.

NU ART Gallery presents artists from all regions of Ukraine, aiming to open the talents of talented authors from all over the country.

The gallery cooperates with contemporary Ukrainian artists, striving to emphasize the original intention of the authors who created their work for many years. In this case, special attention is paid to the personality of each artist, his tastes and preferences.

Among NU ART Gallery's humanitarian initiatives are:

The charity auction ART YOUTH ... for this event students of Borys Hrinchenko Kyiv University were encouraged to organize an auction of handmade artifacts created by students themselves and their teachers to raise money for one of the students who had cancer.

The Charity Auction Hilton Kyiv  ... the main aim of the auction was raising funds for the Foundation "With Open Hearts" which supports newborn children with heart disease.  For this auction, paintings were prepared by famous Ukrainian artists and businessmen and TV-stars.  The cooperation and support of many well-known Ukrainians  made this event a success!

Supporting projects of the Ukrainian Association of Feminine Research in the Arts (UAFRA), who see as their main goal the struggle for gender equality in the field of arts in Ukraine.

Most of NU ART Gallery's projects are exhibitions aiming to popularize Ukrainian art and culture.   Some examples include, support for the National Museum of Andrey Sheptytsky on the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ivan Trusz and arranging the Ukrainian Icon XVI-XVIII Century Exhibition in the National Cultural and Historical Reserve of "Kievan Sophia" which was very popular and lasted over a year.   

Many of NU ART Gallery's aims coincide with the Foundation's activities of its past  CUltural REbirth of Ukraine Project CURE which was managed by the late Walter Belanger from 2002 to 2006.
 
Some of NU ART Gallery's art is expected to be displayed during the upcoming leadership program.

Contact Information:
Address: 28/2, Hrushevskoho Street, Kyiv, Ukraine
Phones:(+38044) 531-95-56; (+38044) 531-95-59
E-mail: info@nuart.com.ua 

For more information regarding NU ART Gallery:  CLICK HERE  

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