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.
Program: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue II

US-Ukraine Security Dialogue II

Conference Program

Capitol Hill
122 Cannon
June 22, 2006
Washington DC


  • Ukrainian Side
    • Members of the UA Ministry of Defense
    • Members of UA National Security and Defense Council
    • Staff/UA Embassy to the United States
  • US Side
    • Members of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
    • Members/US Department of Defense
    • Staff/Congressional Armed Services Committee


8:20 - 9:00 am — Registration (Continental Breakfast Served)

9:00 - 9:30 am — Dialogue Opening Remarks


  • Representative Curt Weldon (Dialogue Host & Chair/HR Homeland Security Committee)
  • Ambassador Oleh Shamshur (Ukraine's Envoy to the United States)

9:30 am – Noon — Dialogue Morning Session - Evaluating Past US-UA Security Cooperation


  • Ilan Berman (Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council)

I Theme: Cooperative Threat Reduction


  • James Reid (Director, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction Policy, U.S. DOD)

II Theme: SFOR and KFOR


  • Col. Volodymyr Shkurat (Information Sec. Head, Main Command Center, UA MOD)

III Theme: War on Terror & Iraq


  • Maj. Gen. Serhiy Bezlushchenko (Chief of Current Ops Center, MCC, UA MOD)
  • Frederic Hof (Chief Exec Officer, AALC Ltd)

IV Theme: US-Ukraine Military to Military Cooperation


  • Jennifer Moroney (Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corp)
  • CDR David Fisher (Ukraine Desk Officer, Joint Staff/J-5, U.S. Department of Defense)

Noon - 1:20 pm — Working Lunch -Assessing Present US-UA Security Cooperation

V Theme: US Assistance with Ukraine's NATO Accession Process


  • David Kramer (Deputy Asst Sec. of State of Europe and Eurasia)

1:20 - 4:20 pm — Dialogue Afternoon Session - Pondering Future US-UA Security Cooperation


  • Walter Zaryckyj (Exec. Dir., Center for US-Ukrainian Relations)

VI Theme: US-Ukraine Security Cooperation/US Perspective


  • Scott Schless (Principal Director for Eurasia, U.S. Dept of Defense)

VII Theme: US-Ukraine Security Cooperation/UA Perspective


  • Major General Serhiy Bezlushchenko (Chief of Current Ops Center, MCC, UA MOD)
  • Mykhajlo Ratushny (Fmr. Rada Dep. Chair/Committee on Euro-Integration)

VIII Theme: Common Response Planning in Matters of Economic/Energy Security


  • Celeste Wallander (Director, REA Program, CSIS)
  • Serhiy Korsunsky (Acting Director, Economics Dept, UA MFA)

IX Theme: Joint Weapons Development (Case Studies: Strategic Airlift & Missile Defense)


  • Dmytro Kiva (General Designer, Antonov ASTC)
  • Peter Franklin (Missile Defense Business Area, Raytheon)

4:20 - 5:00 pm — Dialogue Closing Remarks

Suggested Theme

  • Pondering the Security Dimension of a US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership/Ukrainian Perspective


  • Volodymyr Horbulin (Acting Secretary, National Security & Defense Council of Ukraine)
  • Steven Pifer (Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and Intl. Studies)

6:30 - 8:30 pm — Post Dialogue Patrons Reception (UA Embassy to the United States)


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
  • Embassy of Ukraine to the United States


  • Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA)

Principal Dialogue Patron

  • Delta Airlines

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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