Upcoming Events 2021
US-UA Security Dialogue XII
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
March 3-4 5, 2021 
US-UA BNS (Forum XI)
New York City [ [Webcasting]
April 15, 2021
US-UA WG Yearly Summit IX
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 16-17, 2021

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Kyiv [Webcasting] 
August 30, 2021 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukraine at 30
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 18, 2021 

Washington, DC
University Club 
October 21, 2021 

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.
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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