‘Preparing for Ukraine's 2015 Presidential Elections,’ Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 27 June 2013.
‘Nationalisms in Ukraine. Why we Need a New Framework,’ Columbia University, 22-23 April 2013.
‘Ukrainian Contemporary Politics as Cycles of Ukrainian History: Shelest-Kuchma and Sherbytskyy-Yanukovych,’ Centre for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, University of Toronto, 23 January 2012.
‘Ukraine’s 2012 Parliamentary Elections,’ Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 1 November 2012.
‘2012 Parliamentary Elections in Ukraine. Moving Towards or Away From Democracy and Europe?’ Center for Strategic and International Studies, 31 October 2012.
‘Ukraine in Anticipation of the October 2012 Parliamentary Elections,’ Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 5 April 2012.
‘Ukraine at Twenty: Post-Soviet or Neo-Soviet?’ Conference on ‘Comparing Modern Empires: Imperial Rule and Decolonisation in the Changing World Order,’ Slavic Research Center, Hokkaido University, 15 January 2012.
Workshop on Ukrainian Reforms, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 21 November 2011.
‘Panel on Ukraine at Twenty,’ Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Toronto, 30 April 2011.
‘Counter-Revolution Politics, Culture and the Rule of Law in Viktor Yanukovych’s Ukraine,’ Ukraine’s Domestic and Foreign Affairs: Quo Vadis? Canada-Ukraine Parliamentary Program, Oxford University, 7 April 2011.
‘20 Years of Independence: What Next for Independent Ukraine?, Ukrainian Institute, 6 April 2011.
‘Rock and Roll, Disco Mafia and the Collapse of Communism,’ Institute for European, Russia and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 9 March 2011.
‘Viktor Yanukovych’s First Year in Office: What Has Changed in Ukraine’s Domestic and Foreign Policy,’ Diplomatic Academy, Vienna, 9 December 2011.
‘Ukraine-2020 Scenarios’, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, US State Department, 22 November 2010.
‘200 Days Under Yanukovych and After Local Elections: Implications for Ukraine’s Democracy and Foreign Policy’, Institute for European, Russia and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 17 November 2010.
‘The Crimea – Europe’s Next Flashpoint?’, The Jamestown Foundation, Washington DC, 5 November 2010.
‘Scenarios Initiative. Ukraine’, Center for Global Affairs, New York University, 21-22 October 2010.
‘Viktor Yanukovych: Between Rhetoric and Realities’, Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood/Roundtable XI: Compelling Bilateral Relations: Germany-Ukraine and Russia-Ukraine’, Washington DC, 20 October 2010.
‘Ukraine’s Domestic and Foreign Policies under Yanukovych: How Much Are They New, How Much are They Old?’, School Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, 4 October 2010.
‘100 Days of Yanukovych: Where is Ukraine Heading?’, The Center for Transatlantic Relations, Paul H.Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Washington DC, 3 June 2010.
‘100 Days of President Viktor Yanukovych: Domestic and Foreign Policies’, Institute for European, Russia and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 2 June 2010.
‘What Does the Election of Yanukovych Mean for Ukraine?’, George Washington University, 12 February 2010.
‘Who will be Elected Ukraine’s Next President and Why Does it Matter?’, U.S. State Department, 22 January 2010.
‘Ukraine's 2010 Presidential Elections: Who Will Be Elected Ukraine's Next President and Why?’, George Washington University, 22 January 2010.
‘Ukraine Elections Discussion. Yulia Tymoshenko vs. Viktor Yanukovych: What Differentiates Them From a Policy Point of View?’, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 21 January 2010.
‘Ukraine on the Eve of Presidential Elections: A Repeat of 2004 or a New Chapter?’, George Washington University, 1 October 2009.
‘Disgruntled Voters, Squabbling Elites, Deepening Economic Crisis and Upcoming Elections in Ukraine’, Ukrainian Institute of America, 26 April 2009.
‘Analysing Ukraine’s Political Parties: Political Machines, Gender Issues, Squabbling Hetmans and Political Hobbits’, Ed Burstynsky Lecture Series, St.Vladimir’s Institute, Toronto, 15 April 2008.
‘The Crimean Conundrum’, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, 10 April 2008.
‘Tymoshenko Returns as Prime Minister. What Does this Mean for Ukraine?’, St.Vladimir’s Institute, Toronto, 4 March 2008.
‘The 2007 Ukrainian Elections’, Ukrainian Institute of America, New York, 26 October 2007.
‘The 2007 Ukrainian Pre-Term Elections’, Third Annual Danyliw Seminar on Contemporary Ukraine, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 15 October 2007.
‘Constructing Regional Identities in the Post-Communist Space: Eurasia or Europe?’, Institute for Advanced Studies, Lancaster University, 27 June 2007.
‘The Unfinished Orange Revolution’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 17 May 2007.
‘Ukraine: Internal Turmoil, External Relations’, Center for Strategic and International Studies, 20 April 2007.
‘The Ongoing Political Crisis in Ukraine’, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, 14 April 2007.
‘The Constitutional Crisis in Ukraine: Legal and Political Ramifications in a Comparative Context’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 11 April 2007.
‘Ukraine’s Orange Revolution in Comparative Context’, British Association for Slavic and East European Studies, Cambridge University, 30 March 2007.
‘Points of Departure: Georgia and Ukraine After Democratic Breakthroughs’, German Marshall Fund, Kyiv, 25 November 2006.
‘Ukraine at a Political Fork in the Road: Which Path Will It Take and What Will It Mean for the West?’, German Marshall Fund, Berlin, 24 November 2006.
‘Kuchmagate to Orange Revolution’, Conference ‘Tracing Protest Movements: Perspectives from Sociology, University of Halle, 23 November 2006.
‘Looking Towards 2009 on the Second Anniversary of the Orange Revolution’, German Marshall Fund, Washington DC, Washington DC, 21 November 2006.
‘Political Developments in Ukraine’, NATO Parliamentary Assembly, Quebec City, 14 November 2006.
‘The Orange Revolutions Impact on the Rule of Law and Democratization in Ukraine’, Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, 6 November 2006.
‘The Promise and the Crisis of the Orange Revolution’, Harvard University, Ukrainian Research Institute conference ‘Clockwork Orange: Ukraine’s Democratic Revolution Comes Full Circle’, 5-6 October 2006.
‘Interpreting Ukraine: A Discussion of Recent Developments’, Center for Strategic and International Studies and Atlantic Council, Washington DC, 9 August 2006.
Prospects for the Political and Economic Development of Ukraine’, Austrian Institute for International Affairs and School of Advanced International Affairs, John Hopkins University, Vienna, 7-8 June 2006.
‘Ukraine’s Parliamentary Election: Who Won? Who Lost?’, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Washington DC, 12 April 2006.
‘The Ukrainian 2006 Elections: Breakthrough to Democracy or Revenge of the Past’, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, at McGill University, Montreal, 28 March 2006.
‘Civil Society, Youth and Societal Mobilization in Democratic Revolutions: Serbia, Georgia and Ukraine’, Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, 23 March 2006.
‘After the Elections: Prospects for Human and Labor Rights’, American Center for International Labor Solidarity, AFL-CIO, 22 February 2006.
‘Dealing with the Past in Ukraine, Belarus, and Moldova’, conference on De-Stalinization: The First 50 Years After Khrushchev’s Secret Speech, George Washington University, 16 February 2006.
‘Preview of the 2006 Ukrainian Parliamentary Elections’, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center, Washington DC, 31 January 2006.
‘New Survey on Ukraine under Yushchenko’, International Foundation for Electoral Systems, Washington DC, 17 January 2006.
‘The Orange Revolution: A Year After’, American Enterprise Institute, Washington DC, 5 December 2005.
‘The Ukrainian Orange Revolution: One Year Later’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 2 December 2005.
‘One Year After the Orange Revolution: An Assessment’, Carnegie Endowment, Washington DC, 22 November 2005.
‘Orange Revolution in Crisis’, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa, 1 October 2005.
‘Orange Revolution in Crisis’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 21 September 2005.
‘The Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Difficult Path Ahead’, United States Association of Former Members of Congress Annual Spring Meeting, Washington DC, 19 May 2005.
‘100 Days of Viktor Yushchenko’s Presidency’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 11 May 2005.
‘Serbia-Georgia-Ukraine-Kyrgyzstan: So Who is Next?’, Center for Russian and East European Studies, University of Kansas, 28 November 2005.
‘Ukraine’s Orange Revolution: Causes and Consequences’, Maria Palij Memorial Fund Annual Lecture, Department of History and Center for Russian and East and European Studies, University of Kansas, 28 April 2005.
‘Media in Ukraine’, Understanding and Analyzing European/Eurasian Media: Implications for US Foreign and Security Policy, George Mason University, 31 March 2005.
‘Causes of the Orange Revolution’, Carnegie Endowment conference, Kyiv, 10 March 2005.
‘Ukraine’s New Government and Its Policies’, Carnegie Endowment, Washington DC, 16 February 2005.
‘Serbia-Georgia-Ukraine: Comparative Democratic Revolutions’, Stanford University, 4 February 2005.
‘Ukraine’s Democratic Orange Revolution’, Stanford University, 3 February 2005.
Workshop on Democratisation and Elections in Ukraine and Russia, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 21 January 2005.
Round-Table on the 2004 Presidential Elections, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Boston, 6 December 2004.
Congressional Ukrainian Caucus briefing on Ukrainian Presidential Elections, Washington DC, 10 December 2004.
Ed.A.Hewett Forum, The Brookings Institution, 22 November 2004.
Ukraine Presidential Election Focus, Helsinki Commission Briefing, Washington DC, 16 November 2004.
Ukrainian Business and Professional Group, Chicago, November 13, 2004.
‘Dead Souls or Democratic Society?’, Shevchenko Scientific Society, Washington DC, 31 October 2004.
‘Ukraine’s 2004 Presidential Elections’, Ukrainian Federation of America, Philadelphia, 30 October 2004.
‘Ukraine’s 2004 Presidential Elections: Geopolitics, Democratisation and Elite Succession’, Institute for European, Russian and Eurasian Studies, George Washington University, 29 October 2004.
‘Defining Ukraine’s Future: The 2004 Presidential Vote’, Voice of America, Washington DC, 26 October 2004.
Panel Discussion on the 2004 Elections, Columbia University, 25 October 2004.
‘Ukraine Before the Presidential Elections’, Carnegie Endowment, Washington DC, 20 October 2004.
‘Ukraine’s 2004 Presidential Elections: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications’, Austrian Institute International Affairs, Vienna, 15 October 2004.
Conference on the Implications of the East European Elections: Ukraine and Belarus’, The Heritage Foundation, Washington DC, 28 September 2004.
‘Ukraine’s 2004 Presidential Elections: Domestic and Foreign Policy Implications’, Center for Strategic & International Studies, Washington DC, 23 September 2004.
Panel discussion on the 2004 elections, The Washington Group, Washington DC, 12 June 2004.
Panel on the Ukrainian 2004 elections, Kontakt TV, Toronto, 12 May 2004.
‘Ukraine’s Choice: Democratisation or Authoritarianism’, Union of Journalists, Oslo, 4 May 2004.
‘Upcoming Presidential Elections in Ukraine’, Kennan Institute, 18 December 2003.
‘Oligarchs into Businessmen: Can Ukraine Become a ‘Normal’ Democratic Country in the Post-Kuchma Era?’, Contemporary Change Seminar Series, Baltic and East European Graduate School, Sodertorns Hogskola, Sweden, 27 November 2003.
‘The 1998 and 1999 Elections and the Rise of Oligarchs in Ukraine’, American Association for the Advancement of Slavic Studies, Toronto, 20 November 2003.
‘Oligarchs and the Transition to the Post-Kuchma era’, Centre Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 10 October 2003.
‘Russians and Russophones in the Former USSR and Serbs in Yugoslavia: A Comparative Study of Passivity and Mobilization’, annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, 3-5 April 2003.
‘Ukraine: US Relations: What, Where, How?’, Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington DC, 31 March 2003.
‘Ukraine: Quo Vadis After Kuchma?’, The Washington Group of Ukrainian Professional and Businesspersons, Washington DC, 30 March 2003.
‘Nation-State Building and the Re-Writing of History in Ukraine: The Legacy of Kyiv Rus’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 6 March 2003.
‘Ukraine: Independent but not Democratic?’, Ukrainian-American Professional and Businesspersons Association of New Jersey, 1 February 2003.
Workshop on Ukraine, Canadian International Development Agency, Ottawa, 6 December 2002.
‘The Domestic and International Ramifications of Iraqgate’, Workshop ‘Ukraine in Crisis’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 31 October 2002.
‘Belarusianization or Europeanization? Ukraine Struggles to Define its Identity Between Two Elections’, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 14 October 2002.
‘Little Russia or Ukraine? Ukraine Struggles to Define Its Identity Between Two Elections and at the End of the Kuchma Era’, Shevchenko Scientific Society, New York, 12 October 2002.
‘Ukrainian Elections: What Went Right? What Went Wrong?’, Canadian Ukrainian Art Foundation, Toronto, 24 April 2002.
‘Between Totalitarianism and Democracy: Assessing Regime Type in Ukraine’, University of Fribourg, Fribourg, 19-20 April 2002.
‘Is Nationalism Always so Bad? Nationalism, Identity and Transition in Post-Soviet Ukraine and Belarus’, Association for the Study of Nationalities convention, Columbia University, New York, 13 April 2002.
Panel on Elections in Ukraine. Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 8 April 2002.
‘Reform, Muddling Along or Returning to the Soviet Past: The Choice Facing Voters in Ukraine’s Elections’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Toronto, 26 February 2002.
‘Post-Communist Elites in Search of Ideology’, Centre for International and Security Studies, York University, Toronto, 1 May 2001.
‘Nationalism in Ukraine: Towards a New Theoretical and Comparative Framework’, annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, 5-7 April 2001.
‘Kuchmagate and the Current Situation in Ukraine’, Canadian-Ukrainian Art Foundation, Toronto, 29 March 2001.
‘The Presidential Crisis in Ukraine: The Gongadze Case and the Future of President Leonid Kuchma’, University of Alberta, 16 March 2001.
‘Nationalism versus the State: Just How Civic Is The ‘Civic State’, Watson Institute for International Studies, Brown University, 8 November 2000.
‘Civil Society and National Identity in Ukraine’, BIOsT, Koln, 12 May 2000,
‘Ukraine After the Elections: Domestic and Foreign Policy Considerations’, Harriman Institute, Columbia University, 19 April 2000.
'The Myth of the Civic State', annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, 13 April 2000.
‘Civil Society in Ukraine: The Legacy of Totalitarianism and Empire’, Yale University, 8-9 April 2000.
'Nationalising States or Nation Building? A Critical Theoretical-Comparative Response to Rogers Brubaker', Political Studies Association Specialist Group on Communist and Postcommunist Politics, University College London, 5 February 2000.
‘Ukraine After the Elections: Domestic and Foreign Policy Orientations’, Centro Studi sulla Storia dell’Europa Orientale, Trento, Italy, 14 January 2000.
‘Nation and State Building in Ukraine: Progress and The Emerging Consensus’, Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies, Woodrow Wilson Center, 9 November 1999.
‘Ukraine’s Post-Soviet Transition: A Theoretical and Comparative Perspective’, ‘Problems of Development of Ukraine Since Independence – In The Light of Western Theories’, University of Toronto, 5 November 1999.
‘Ukraine after the Presidential Elections: Domestic and Foreign Polices’, University of Sussex, 19 November 1999.
‘Nationalism, Nation Building and Nationalising States in Ukraine: A Critical Survey of the Scholarly Literature’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies and Jacyk Centre for Ukrainian Historical Research, University of Toronto, 4 November 1999.
'Ukraine: Strategic options and obstacles', Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State and the National Intelligence Council, Washington DC, 30 June 1999.
‘The National question in Ukraine’s Quadruple Transition’, Yale University, 23 April 1999.
‘Nationalising States or Nation Building? A Critical Survey of the Theoretical Literature and Empirical Evidence’, Annual convention of the Association for the Study of Nationalities, Columbia University, New York, 14 April 1999.
‘Defining the Political Community in Ukraine: Who are the ‘We’ and the ‘Others’?’, Political Studies Association, University of South Bank, 6 February 1999.
‘The East Slavic Conundrum: History and National Identity’, Conference of the Journal National Identities, University of London, 20-22 April 1998.
‘The Perils of Multiculturalism: An Area Studies and Theoretical Approach to the Former USSR’, Political Science Association, University of Keele, 7-9 April 1998.
‘CIS Contradictions’, East European Security Research Group, University of Birmingham, 19 February 1998.
‘Post-Soviet Ukrainian Historiography’, University of Birmingham, 25 February 1998.
‘Belarus and Ukraine: democracy building in a grey security zone’, European University Institute, Florence, 16 December 1997.
‘Transition in Post-Communist Europe’, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 17 March 1997.
‘State and Nation Building in Ukraine: Problems, Achievements and the Way Forward’, M. Palij Annual Lecture, University of Kansas, Lawrence, USA., 17 November 1997.
‘Ukraine on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 29 October 1997.
‘Post-Soviet Transformation and Civil Society in Ukraine’, Centre for European Security Studies, University of Groningen, Kyiv, Ukraine, 20 and 22 October 1997.
‘Between Civic and Ethnic Nationalism: The Forging of a Ukrainian Political Nation’, Paper presented to the annual congress of the American Political Science Association, Washington DC, 29 August 1997.
‘The Use and Abuse of History in Nation-State Building in Post-Communist Europe’, University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada, 18 March 1997.
‘Transition in Post-Communist Europe’, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada, 17 March 1997.
‘In Search of a National Idea’, Annual T.Shevchenko lecture, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, 13 March 1997.
‘Kravchuk and Kuchma: A Comparative Analysis of their Policies and Personalities’, Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 12 March 1997.
‘The Evolution of National Identity in Independent Ukraine’, Transformation, Geography and Identity Workshop, School of Geography, University of Birmingham, 11 June 1996.
‘Ukraine: The Economic Consequences of Independence’, Russian and East European Research Centre, The University of Wolverhampton, 7 May 1996.
‘Regionalism and Nation Building in Ukraine’, Young Leaders Forum, Future of Europe Trust, Birmingham, 1 March 1996.
‘In Search of a National Idea: The Next Stage of Nation and State Building in Ukraine’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 22 January 1997.
‘The East Slavic Conundrum: Unity or Divergence?’, ‘Soviet to Independent Ukraine: A Troubled Transformation’ conference, The University of Birmingham, 14 June 1996.
‘The CIS: Voluntary Association or Vehicle for Russian Aspirations’, Research and Development Seminar, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 17 May 1996.
‘In Search of a National Idea in Ukraine’, School of Slavonic and East European Studies, University of London, 27 February 1996.
‘Ukraine under Kuchma’, Russian and East European Research Centre, The University of Wolverhampton, 1 November 1995.
‘Minorities in Ukraine’, School of Slavonic & East European Studies, University of London, 6 March 1995.
‘Policy Changes in Ukraine since the Election of President Leonid Kuchma’, Centre for Russian and East European Studies, University of Birmingham, 19 October 1994.
‘Russia and the New Republics’, Centre for Defence Studies, King’s College, 2 September 1994.
‘Ukraine and Moldova’, Conference on Russian Defense Problems and Policies During Political and Economic Transitions, Wolfson College, Oxford University, 22-24 April 1994.
‘Friends, Enemies, or simply Partners? NATO and Central Europe after the Cold War’, Oxford University Strategic Studies Group & Central European Round Table, St.Antony’s College, Oxford University, 26 January 1994.
‘Ukraine - Stagnation or Reform? Which Way Ahead’. Study Day on Security Problems in Ukraine, Moldova, Transcaucasus and North Caucasus. NATO, Brussels, 14 June 1993.
‘Current Political Developments in Ukraine’, Soviet Studies Research Centre, Royal Military academy Sandhurst, 13 May 1992.
‘Ukrainian Regional Politics’, International Institute for Strategic Studies, 20 April 1993.
‘Ukraine under M.Gorbachev: Recent Developments’, London School of Economics and Political Science, 26 November 1991.
‘Recent Developments in Ukraine’, Soviet Department, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, 10 November 1991.