Projects

2019 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events 2019
US-UA Security Dialogue X
Washington, DC
February 28, 2019
 
UA HES Special Event:
Sobornist' at 100
Ukrainian Museum
May 4, 2019   
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 23, 2019
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 13, 2019

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2019 
 
UA HES Special Event:
UA-AM Community at 125
Princeton Club/NY
September 21, 2019 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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CUSUR 2016 - Project I
US-UA “Working Group” Initiative

The US-Ukraine “Working Group” Initiative was launched in 2007 in order to secure an array of experts in "areas of interest” for CUSUR and its various forums/proceedings; at the same time, it was hoped that the ‘experts’ might agree to write a series of ‘occasional papers’ to identify “major issues” impacting on US-Ukrainian relations.
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CUSUR 2017 - Project II
Publication Efforts

Recognizing the urgent need to set up proper channels for the maximum circulation of the information/analysis CUSUR possessed or had at its disposal, the Center long focused on having ‘a publication presence’ of some form or another.
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CUSUR 2018 - Project III
DC Occasional Briefings Series

CUSUR did not turn its attention to having a DC presence until summer 2012. Borrowing space when the need arose (particularly for various forum steering committees meetings) from the American Foreign Policy Council, its longest abiding partner, seemed to suffice; an Acela ride from the Center’s NY office did the rest. If there was a concern, it was to open an office in Kyiv.
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Ukraine and NATO Membership: Program

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood
Roundtable VII: Ukraine and NATO Membership
October 17—18, 2006
Washington, DC

Day I – October 17, 2006
Venue: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Remarks

  • John Wobensmith (VP for Development /AFPC)
  • William Miller (Senior Scholar/Kennan Institute)

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Roundtable Focus Session I

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – The Ukrainian Perspective

Chair

  • Oleh Shamshur (UA Ambassador to the US)

Featured Speaker

  • Volodymyr Khandohiy (UA Dep. Minister of Foreign Affairs)

10:00 AM -12:30 PM [I] Has Ukraine Met the “External Political Requirements” for NATO Membership? [Two Panels]

(1) The “Shared Values” Requirement

Moderator

  • Kyle Parker (CSCE)

Panelists

  • Yuri Scherbak (UA NAS)
  • Bruce Jackson (Proj. on Transitional Democracies)

Lead Discussants

  • Carlos Pascual (Brookings Institution)
  • Volodymyr Dubovyk (WWIC/ONUCIS)

Suggested Topics

  • Adherence to the Democratic Process
  • General Market Orientation
  • Dedication to Social Opportunity
  • Euro-Atlantic Security Outlook

(2) The “Good Neighbor” Standard

Moderator

  • Orest Deychakiwsky (CSCE)

Panelists

  • Darren Hultman (UA Desk/DOS)
  • Oleksandr Sushko (CPCFPU/UA FMA)

Lead Discussants

  • Steven Pifer (CSIS)
  • Alexander Motyl (Rutgers U/CGG)

Suggested Topics

  • Respect for Borders
  • ‘Open Air Space’ Policy
  • Non Protectionist Economic Approach
  • Readiness to Promote Cultural Exchange

12:30 PM-2:30 PM Working Lunch

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Membership – UA Political/Societal Spectrum Speaks Out

Chair

  • William Miller (Kennan Institute)

Discussants

  • Viewpoint from the Executive Branch: Ivan Vasiunyk (Dep. State Sec.)
  • Viewpoint from the Verkhovna Rada: Hryhoriy Nemyria (BUTy)
  • Viewpoint from the Verkhovna Rada: Leonid Kozhara (Regions)
  • Viewpoint from the Third Sector: Pavlo Zhovnirenko (UA CSS)
  • Viewpoint from the Fourth Estate: Oleh Medvedev (Obozrevatel.com)

Vox Populi Stand-in

  • Ilko Kucheriv (Democratic Initiatives)

2:30 PM-3:00 PM Roundtable Focus Session II

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – The Visegrad Perspective

Chair

  • John Micgiel (Columbia University)

Featured Speaker

  • Rastislav Kacer (Ambassador of the Slovak Rep. to the United States)

3:00 PM-5:30 PM [II] Has Ukraine Met the “Internal Political Requirements” for NATO Membership? [Two Panels]

(1) The “Rule of Law” Requirement

Moderator

  • Jan Bugajski (CSIS)

Panelists

  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)
  • Oleksandr Derhachov (IPES/UA NAS)

Lead Discussants

  • Nadia Diuk (NED)
  • Idil Ismirli (George Mason U.)

Suggested Topics

  • Free and Fair Elections
  • Accountable Governance
  • Vibrant Civil Society & Independent Press
  • Equitable National Minorities Policy

(2) The “Democratic Civilian Control over the Military” Standard

Moderator

  • Bob Schaffer (AFMC)

Panelists

  • F.S. Larrabee (RAND)
  • Hryhoriy Perepelytsya (UA NISS)

Lead Discussants

  • Michael Haltzel (Johns Hopkins U/SAIS)
  • Valentyn Nalyvaychenko (Dep. Head/SBU)

Suggested Topics

  • DCC over Defense Sector
  • DCC over Intelligence Sector
  • DCC over Border Security Sector
  • DCC over Law Enforcement Sector

5:30 PM-6:00 PM Roundtable Focus Session III

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – The Baltic Perspective

Chair

  • Keith Smith (CSIS)

Keynote Speaker

  • Yuri Luik (Estonian Ambassador to the United States)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Conference Reception

  • [Hosted by the UA Embassy to the United States]

Day II – October 18, 2006
Venue: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

9:00 AM- 9:30 AM Roundtable Focus Session IV

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – A British Voice on the Matter

Chair

  • John Van Oudenaren (Library of Congress)

Keynote Speaker

  • James Sherr (Fellow/CSRC/UK Defence Academy)

9:30 AM-12:00 PM [III] Has Ukraine Met the “Economic Requirements” for NATO Membership? [Two Panels]

(1) The “Developed Market Economy” Requirement

Moderator

  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)

Panelists

  • Brian Cox (EEA/Dept of the Treasury)
  • Serhiy Korsunsky (Econ. Dept/UA MFA)

Lead Discussants

  • Anders Aslund (Inst. for Int’l Econ.)
  • J. Wolf Benedict (US Dept. of State)

Suggested Topics

  • Stable Growth of Annual GDP
  • Low Inflation & Limited Budget Deficit
  • Steady Rise in Real Income
  • Adequate Social Safety Net

(2) The “Reasonable Economic Security” Standard

Moderator

  • William Courtney (CSC)

Panelists

  • Vasyl Rohovyj (Dep. Secretary/UA NS&DC)
  • Damon Wilson (NCEES/NSC)

Lead Discussants

  • Edilberto Segura (SigmaBleyzer)
  • John Hewko (Millennium Challenge)

Suggested Topics

  • Secure Land Borders & Sea Lanes
  • Adequate Defense Industrial Capabilities
  • Energy Diversity
  • Transparent Economic Activity

12:00 PM-12:30 PM Roundtable Focus Session V

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – The US Perspective

Chair

  • Robert McConnell (US-Ukraine Foundation)

Featured Speaker

  • Kurt Volker (Principal Deputy Assistant. Secretary of State Europe & Eurasia)

12:30 PM-2:30 PM Working Lunch

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Membership and the “Russian Question”

Chair

  • Morgan Williams (Ukraine-US Business Council)

Discussants

  • Viewpoint from Warsaw: Jan Pieklo (PAUCI)
  • Viewpoint from Brussels: Robert Pszczel (NATO Information & Press Ctr.)
  • Viewpoint from Moscow: Sergey Markov (Institute for Political Studies/RU)
  • Viewpoint from Washington [USG]: Jorgan Andrews (DD-UMB/US DOS)
  • Viewpoint from Washington [NGO]: Celeste Wallander (CSIS/Georgetown)
  • Viewpoint from Kyiv: Yevhen Zerebeckyj (NIIS/UA NS&DC)

2:30 PM-5:00 PM [IV] Ukraine’s Road to NATO: Past, Present, Future Security Arrangements [Two Panels]

(1) Assessing Ukraine’s Preparation for NATO Membership (1997-2006)

Moderator

  • Ilan Berman (AFPC)

Panelists

  • Scott Schless (Principal Director EA/OSD/ISP, DOD)
  • Andrij Ordynovych (Head/MANI/DEAI/GS/UA MOD)
  • Michel Duray (Director/UA NATO I&DC)

Lead Discussant

  • Jennifer Moroney (RAND)

Suggested Topics

  • Creation of Professional Defense Force
  • Education of NATO Ready Officer Corps
  • Provision for Rapid Reaction Units
  • Upgrade of Weaponry and C3I

(2) Pondering Ukraine’s Future Course with Regard to NATO Membership

Moderator

  • Adrian Karatnycky (Orange Circle)

Panelists

  • Petro Kanana (Senior Asst./UA MOD)
  • Eva Shinagel (US DOS/DD-NATO Affairs)
  • Steven Sestanovich (HI/Columbia University)

Lead Discussant

  • Jan Neutze (Atlantic Council)

Suggested Topics

  • Present State of Affairs
  • UA NATO Future #1: “Fast Track”
  • UA NATO Future #2: “Slow Track”
  • UA NATO Future #3: “On Hold”

5:00 PM-5:30 PM Roundtable Focus Session VI

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process – The NATO Perspective

Chair

  • Samuel F. Wells Jr. (Kennan Institute)

Featured Speaker

  • Natasha Cayer (NATO Secretariat)

5:30 PM-6:00 PM Concluding Remarks

  • Viktor Nikitiuk (DCM/Embassy of Ukraine)
  • Bob Schaffer (AFMC)

7:00 PM-9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception

  • Hosted by the UA Quest RT Series Steering Commitee
 

Past Highlight Events

RT XVII Items of Note
Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XVII: Ukraine & Religious Freedom, held in Washington, DC on Oct. 27, 2016
 
UA HES SE: UA 25th B-Day
Highlights from UA HES Special Event: 'Commemorating the 25th Anniversary of the Modern Ukrainian State', held at the NY Princeton Club on Sept. 17, 2016
 
US-UA WG YS IV Highlights
Highlights from US-UA WG Yearly Summit IV: Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card, held at the University Club in Washington, DC on June 16, 2016
 
US-UA SD VII Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VII held on February 25, 2016 in Washington DC
 
UA HES SE: WW2 Legacy
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: 'Contested Ground': The Legacy of WW2 in Eastern Europe, held in Edmonton on October 23-24, 2015
 
Holodomor SE Highlights
Highlights from the UA Historical Encounters Special Event: Taking Measure of the Holodomor, held at the Princeton Club of NY on November 5-6, 2013
 
US-UA SD III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue III held on May 19, 2012 in Chicago, IL

  • Former UA Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko's keynote
 
UEAF Forum VI Highlights
Highlights from UEAF Forum VI, held in Ottawa, Canada on March 7-8, 2012
 
RT XII Items of Note
Highlights from Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood RT XII: PL-UA & TR-UA, held in Washington, DC on Oct 19–20, 2011
 
US-UA ED III Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue III, held in Washington DC
on April 15-16, 2008
 
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