Upcoming Events 2020
US-UA Security Dialogue XI
Washington, DC
March 5, 2020 
New York City
April 30, 2020
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VIII
New York City [Webcasting]
June 17-18, 2020

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 29, 2020 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukrainians in 1945/75th 
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 26, 2020 
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
October 21-22, 2020 
PL-LT-UA Relations
Chicago, IL 
November 14, 2020 


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.
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.
CUSUR 2019 - 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.
Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable Series
The Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable Series began when a number of Ukrainian and American public and private institutions convened in April of 2000 to consider ways to encourage a more engaged level of dialogue between the U.S. and Ukraine.

These deliberations gave rise to a commitment: to convene an annual conference that would bring together prominent representatives from academia, the private sector and the governments of Ukraine, the United States and Europe, to monitor Ukraine's progress towards fuller integration into the Euro-Atlantic community and stronger bilateral relations with the United States.

Seventeen events have now been held, including three special Quest forum gatherings devoted specifically to situational issues before returning again to its original format:

The conferences have resulted in improved cooperation between the governments of Ukraine and the United States on matters of mutual benefit. Further, the forums have proven to be a valuable venue for business-to-business contacts resulting in increased trade and investments between Ukraine and the country's largest foreign investor, the United States. Finally, the series has provided an annual forum for think tanks and policy advisors from both countries to discuss 'topics of the moment' that may be of bilateral interest.

The following distinguished individuals have graced the UA Quest RT Series with presentations:

UA: B. Tarasyuk, O. Rybachuk, A. Kinakh, Y. Yekhanurov, V. Yanukovych, V. Pustovojtenko, I. Plyushch, A. Yatseniuk, V. Nalyvaichenko, H. Nemyria, Y. Lutsenko, Y. Chervonenko, Y. Pavlenko, R. Shpek, I. Mitiukov, K. Hryshchenko, A. Bilorus, A. Buteiko, Y. Shcherbak, A. Veselovski, V. Ohryzko, V. Khandohiy, O. Shamshur, Y. Sergeyev, O. Motsyk, S. Korsunsky, Y. Burkat, M. Popovich, Y. Kaminsky, V. Khmelko

EU & RU: J. Onyszkiewicz, P. Naimski, G. Jeszensky, J. Sherr, E. Koelsch, G. Burghardt, A. Gross, C. Hartzell, Y. Liuk, P. Nowina, V. Usackas, L. Mikeladze, J. Steinof, H. Wujec , R. Kacer, V. Usackas, J. Ritter, A. Pildegovics, M. Riekstins, M.  Gahler, N. Sensoy, K. Scharioth , J. de Vallera, A. Bruzga, N.Chirtoaca, F. Rivasseau, M. Pisarski, A. Pangratis, N. Lange, K. Bobinski, J. Pieklo, H. Kirimli, N. Goksel, A. Umland, V. Igrunov, A. Lebedev, S. Belkowski, A. Berdnikov, G. Shorokhov, A. Piontkowski

US & CA: M. McConnell, R. Lugar, C. Levin, J. McCain, J. Biden*, Z. Bzrezinski, P. Wolfowitz, R. Holbrooke, P. Dobriansky, D. Fried, A. Wayne, D. Kramer, D. Russell, C. Smith, C. Weldon, M. Hinchey, S. Levin, M. Kaptur, N. Lowey, B. Taylor, C. Pascual, S. Pifer, W. Miller, J. Herbst, W. Courtney, D. Wilson, B. Hunt, J. Tedstrom, A. Stent, W. Schneider, N. Lee, K. Smith, J. O'Keefe, C. Wallander, K. Crane, S. Nix, N. Ledsky, B. Futey, A. Aslund, A. Cohen, S. Larrabee, B. Jackson, S. Sestanovich, R. Legvold, S. Blank, H. Pirchner, I. Berman, S. Plokhii, L. Hajda, O. Subtelny, D. Fraser, L. Sarti, B. Wrzesnewskyj

In 2012, the UA Quest RT Series departed shortly from the tradition of numbered forums thematically done as trilogies and dedicated to examining overarching national issues; instead it focused on the immediate: Ukraine's 'Report Card' on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections. In 2013 the UA Quest RT Series again remained situational; it turned to Divining the Outcome of the [November] EP Summit in Vilnius. 2014 saw a ‘situational’ Ouest RT one last time: Divining the Domestic and Foreign Policy/Security of Ukraine’s Next Parliament.

In early October 2015, the UA Quest RT Series returned to its regular structure. It initiated a new trilogy of forums that aim to explore Ukraine's ethnic, religious and social cohesiveness. The topic of the first in the series: Roundtable XVI: Ukraine and the 'National Minorities' Question. In Fall 2016, the Series will run Roundtable XVII: Ukraine and Religious Freedom. In Fall 2017, the trilogy will finish up with UA Quest RT XVIIIUkraine and the Question of Social Cohesion.

* [then] Senator Biden's presentation read by Amb. William Miller at RT VIII


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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