UPDATE

                                                                                                                     ISSUE 10 - MARCH 14, 2019
USUF EVENT - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 20 


Leadership in a Rule of Law Country

Organized by  U.S. - Ukraine Foundation 
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Forum:  March 20, 2019, U.S. Capitol
 
Co-sponsored by  House Ukraine Caucus
 




Supporti ng a Free Ukraine's Democratic Development
 

9:00-9:30       Opening Remarks                                 Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (D-OH) 
                                                                                         Ambassador of Ukraine to the U.S.,  Valeriy Chaly
 
9:30-10:00     Presentation                                          Amb. Kurt Volker, U.S. Special Representative to Ukraine
 
10:00-10:45  Friends of Ukraine Network               Amb. John Herbst, Director, The Atlantic Council 
                       National Security Task Force               Ian Brezinski, Resident Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council 
                                                                      Glen Howard, President, Jamestown Foundation
                                                                      Michael Carpenter, Senior Director, Penn Biden Center
                                                                      Stephen Blank, Senior Fellow, American Foreign Policy Council
 
10:45-11:45  Friends of Ukraine Network               Amb. Roman Popadiuk, Chairman, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
                       Economic Security Task Force             Ed Chow, Senior Associate, CSIS
                                                                      Anders Aslund, Senior Fellow, The Atlantic Council
                                                                      David Rigsby, Vice President, WATCHSTANDER
                                                                      Dawn Calabia, Honorary Adviser, Refugees International
 
11:45-12:30  Friends of Ukraine Network               Amb. Paula Dobriansky, Senior Fellow, Harvard University, JFK Belfer Center
                          Civil Society & Democracy Task Force       Jonathan Katz, Senior Fellow, The German Marshall Fund
                                                                                        Orest Deychakiwsky, Board, U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
 
1:30-2:30     Unleashing Women Entrepreneurs    Rusty Brooks, Assoc Director, Intern'l Center, Carl Vinson Institute of  Government  
                      - in Economic Development 
                      - Regional and Local Initiatives
                       Seeds of Hope - Women in Agriculture
                      -  Made in Ukraine Initiative
 
2:30-3:30   Humanitarian Initiatives                       Bonnie Carroll, Founder and President, TAPS   
                    -  Supporting Surviving Families           Olya Hrycak, Ukrainian National Women's League 
                    -  Children, the Most Vulnerable          Stuart Taylor, President & CEO, Allied Forces Foundation  
                    -  Ties for Peace
 
3:30 -5:15   (tentative) War for Peace: A Film About Ukraine       




  Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - Starting at 9am

U.S. Capitol Visitor Center  at First St NE, Washington, DC 20515

Space is limited.  Advance registration is required, by COB on 3/19/2019.  

RSVP at email:  info@usukraine.org



JOIN US ON MARCH 20! 


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  

SPECIAL REPORT 
 
Expectations are high that Russia will attempt to interfere in the upcoming Ukrainian presidential elections, scheduled for March 31. Having failed, since 2014, to force Kyiv back into its orbit using purely military means, the Kremlin has been gearing up a broad spectrum of instruments-including cyberattacks, disinformation, courting of pro-Russian politicians and their supporters, inflaming of religious tensions, as well as threats of further military escalation-in order to put pressure on Ukraine via its democratic process.

Three main candidates have for weeks been leading the polls in the Ukrainian presidential campaign: incumbent President Petro Poroshenko, former prime minister and a leader of the Batkivshchyna ("Fatherland") party Yulia Tymoshenko, and a famous comedian with zero political experience, Volodymir Zelensky. None of them can be described as "pro-Russian." The most popular among the current pro-Russian candidates, Yuriy Boyko, recently polled fourth, with 7.4 percent of support among decided voters ( RBC, March, 4).

One of the methods (already being observed) that the Kremlin is using ... CLICK to read more



ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT 


  MadeinUkaineTechStartupEdition is a monthly podcast series produced and hosted by Mike Buryk, a member of the U.S.-Ukraine Foundation's Board of Advisors, a long-time Foundation supporter and business development advisor.    Start listening today ... go to  https://soundcloud.com/ukrainetech/.



Founded in 2010, Augmented Pixels has created proprietary software that enables drones and robots "to see". CEO and Founder Vitaliy Goncharuk talks about how he founded the company, who its clients are and plans for the future.  





 


5 YEARS AFTER MAIDAN
 
The Guardian, March 6, 2019

"... During Maidan our broadcasts were viewed hundreds of thousands of times on YouTube, becoming the most popular and trusted streams of the revolution. When the protests ended, the team had to reinvent itself. I wondered what our true impact on society had been. By overcoming a number of economic and political challenges, the example set by Hromadske did offer encouragement to many small media outlets across the country  ... "  CLICK to read 


MILITARY 
 


SUMMER PROGRAMMING 


The Ukrainian Leadership Academy (ULA) is a program of personal and social development, main element of which is the 10-month formational course for secondary school graduates. It combines elements of physical, emotional and intellectual development based on values. Academy's Mission is to influence the underlying social processes in the Ukrainian society by forming a generation of young people who take responsibility for our nation and have the necessary skills for this.    CLICK for more information     

  PROFESSIONAL OPPORTUNITY

International Airline seeks regional sales manager based in NYC area.
  Responsibilities include B2B sales development with travel agencies through all channels and representation at B2C events to promote the airline. Person should be a self-starter and have experience in the airline industry. Duties are to visit and contact travel agencies, tour operators, foreign embassies and consulate offices as well as to attend trade shows, seminars, & community meetings. Manager should be able to create and execute annual activity plan for sales & marketing for the sole purpose of generating sales and attaining revenue budget and to help identify new business opportunities in the marketplace. Foreign language skills a plus. EOE
To Apply for this position, please go to  https://jobs.travelweekly.com/
 
EVENTS


Tuesday, March 19, 2019
9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

United States Institute of Peace
 2301 Constitution Ave, NW, Washington, DC 20005


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