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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Ukrainian Perspective on UA's NATO Accession Process (intro)

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable VII:
"Ukraine and NATO Membership"

Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process—The Ukrainian Perspective

Oleh Shamshur

Focus session remarks by Oleh Shamshur, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, delivered during Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable VII: "Ukraine and NATO Membership" Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC, October 17, 2006.

I am not going to consume too much of your time, because I think we should concentrate more on the upcoming practical discussions. Nevertheless I would like to mention a couple of matters. First of all, I would like to thank the organizers for staging this forum and giving the possibility for all those who have gathered today and who will be coming tomorrow to discuss the most pertinent issues concerning Ukraine's process of accession to NATO.

I would also like to mention three short points, which might be relevant, before I introduce our keynote speaker for today.

First of all, I would like to point out that this forum is timely because it is actually quite obvious that the issue of Ukraine's NATO membership has become one of the most important issues, not simply of Ukraine's foreign policy agenda, but of Ukraine's internal discussion. It is important to note that it is, as much as anything else, about choosing the model for Ukraine's development, the shaping of Ukraine in a way we would like to see the country for ourselves and for our children.

A second layer of what we have been witnessing recently is an attempt to forge for the first time in our history a real consensus within the Ukrainian society, as far as NATO membership is concerned. What is quite telling is that, more and more, we are hearing serious voices who recognize that there is no alternative to Ukraine's membership in NATO.

The third point I would like to mention and to underscore is that, at our stage of the internal discussion, as well as in our interaction with international actors in this field, issues have been increasingly gone beyond the issues of symbolism, though Ukraine's joining NATO is indeed a very symbolic issue. We are concentrating more and more on the practical work, which brings Ukraine closer to the goal of full fledged membership in the transatlantic community of democratic nations; we also see people from all parts of Ukraine realizing that this movement corresponds to the core national interests of our country.

All of this is very positive.

I will stop here. I am extremely pleased, to introduce the keynote speaker of the day: the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Volodymyr Kandohiy. And I do it with great pleasure, because we have some history of working together, and more specifically, on issues related to NATO. I see in my country few individuals are more competent than he. In addressing those issues, he served as ambassador to NATO for five years and has been very much involved in all practical and political issues related to Ukraine's moving towards NATO membership. It is therefore my pleasure to introduce Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Kandohiy.

 

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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