UWC President participates in Holodomor conference at the Princeton University Club in New York

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14 November 2013


UWC President participates in Holodomor conference at the Princeton University Club in New York


On 6 November 2013 Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij represented the UWC at the academic conference titled Taking measure of the Holodomor, which took place at the Princeton University Club in New York, USA, with the participation of renowned historians and researchers of the Holodomor from around the world. The Program Coordinator of the conference, part of the Zenowia & George Jurkiw Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series, was the Chair of UWC’s International Scholarly Council, Dr. Walter Zaryckyj.


The UWC President greeted conference guests, emphasizing the importance of continued research and widespread global awareness efforts to educate the international community about the Holodomor‑genocide of the Ukrainian people. He also chaired a session on the topic Holodomor Studies – Future Challenges and Future Approaches.


Later that same evening, Eugene Czolij delivered an address during a solemn commemoration of the 80th anniversary of the Holodomor at The Ukrainian Institute of America.


The gathering was also addressed by UWC Secretary General Stefan Romaniw, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America President Tamara Gallo Olexy, Chairman of the U.S. Committee for Ukrainian Genocide-Holodomor Awareness 1932-33 Michael Sawkiw and Director of the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation Jan Pieklo.


On this occasion, the UWC President presented the UWC’s highest honour, the St. Volodymyr the Great Medal, to Judge Bohdan Futey and renowned Holodomor researcher Dr. Roman Serbyn. The honour was bestowed on them during the X Ukrainian World Congress in recognition of significant contribution to the development of the Ukrainian community in the diaspora and Ukraine and raising awareness of the Holodomor.


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