Petro Jacyk Ukrainian Studies Program at the Harriman Institute
In 1993, the Foundation's very sizable grant allowed the Institute to establish a comprehensive Ukrainian studies program, which is particularly significant due to New York City’s unique location and international status.
The Program's primary goal is to teach specialized knowledge of Ukraine to graduate students preparing for professional careers in government, diplomacy, business, and journalism, who "hold the key to public understanding of Ukraine and to Western policy towards Ukraine" (Prof. A. Motyl).
The endowment awarded to Columbia spawned a number of additional activities on behalf of Ukrainian studies. It funds undergraduate classes for students who want to pursue Ukrainian projects, covers expenses for a two year term post-doctoral position to teach various subjects related to Ukraine, and provides the basis for other fields to be explored.