NEW YORK – In mid-September, several of the world’s most knowledgeable scholars of Ukrainian history, hailing from the United States, Canada and Ukraine, will gather in New York City to present their research at a conference titled “Commemorating the Ukrainian National Republic and Its Legacy.”
The landmark conference will bring together nearly two dozen experts to examine the scope and ultimate meaning of the Ukrainian National Republic (UNR) – the predecessor of the modern Ukrainian state – and the legacy it engendered.
This special gathering of the Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series, which will commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Ukrainian National Republic (as well as the Western Ukrainian National Republic), will take place in New York City at the Princeton University Club on Saturday, September 22.
In addressing Ukraine’s first attempt in the 20th century to establish a sovereign nation state, scholars will discuss, during four panel discussions and three highlight presentations, the impact that the formation of the UNR had on Ukraine. They will take a fresh, critical look and evaluate UNR’s legacy during five critical periods: immediately following; the 1920s and early 1930s; late 1930s to the 1950s; the 1960s to the 1990s; and the era of Post Euro-Maidan Ukraine.
Following the forum, an evening banquet will be held at the Princeton University Club, with senior high-level government officials from the United States and Ukraine who will reflect upon Ukraine’s present-day situation.
The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America and the Center for U.S.-Ukrainian Relations, the co-sponsoring organizations, are inviting the Ukrainian American community to attend the “Commemorating the Ukrainian National Republic and Its Legacy” forum and banquet.