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
Washington, DC
June 11, 2020

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2020 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukrainians in 1945/75th 
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 19, 2020 
Washington, DC
October 8, 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 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.
Program: Ukraine's Historical Encounters Forum I

UA Historical Encounters Forum I
Polish-Ukrainian Relations

PL-UA “Historical Encounters” Events Calendar

Sponsored by

  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • Ukrainian Institute of America

Co-Sponsored by

  • The European Research Institute, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
  • The First Security Federal Savings Bank of Chicago
  • The Kosciuszko Foundation
  • The Lypynskyi Research Institute
  • The Pilsudski Institute
  • The Polish American Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative, Warsaw
  • The Self Reliance Federal Credit Union of New York
  • The Semper Polonia Foundation
  • The Taras Shevchenko Scientific Society
  • The Ukrainian Congress Committee of America
  • The Ukrainian Free Academy in America

Schedule of Events

Thursday Evening — March 25, 2004

New York University — The “Silverstein Lounge” — Evening Forum/Reception

Speakers: Piotr Naimski (PL), Borys Tarasyuk (UA)

Chair: Walter Zaryckyj

Topic: "Poland, Ukraine and the Concept of ‘New Europe'"

Friday Afternoon — March 26, 2004

Columbia University — First Day of the “PL-UA Relations: Past, Present & Future”Conference at Harriman Institute

Host: John Micgiel (East Central European Center)

Saturday Afternoon — March 27, 2004

Columbia University — Second Day of the “PL-UA Relations: Past, Present & Future”Conference at Harriman Institute

Host: Mark von Hagen (Harriman Institute)

Saturday Evening — March 27, 2004

Ukrainian Institute of America — Gala Reception

Venue: Dzus Pavilion (79th St. and 5th Avenue)

Special Invitees: The PL and UA Delegations to the CU and NYU events

NYU Torch Club Forum
March 25, 2004

Venue: New York University – The ‘Silverstein Lounge’/ Thirty Three Washington Square

Sponsors: New York University

  • NYU History Student Association
  • NYU International Studies Association
  • The Lillian Vernon Center for International Affairs

Date: March 25, 2004
Time: 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Forum Theme: Poland, Ukraine and the Concept of ‘New Europe’

6:15 – 6:30 PM Opening Remarks

Dr. Vera Jelinek (Director/Lillian Vernon Center for Int’l Affairs)

6:30 – 7:15 PM Keynote Remarks

Piotr Naimski (Former National Security Advisor to the PM of Poland )
Borys Tarasyuk (Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine)

Chair: Prof. Walter Zaryckyj (Liberal Arts Program/McGhee Division)

7:15 – 8:00 PM Question and Answer Session

8:00 – 9:30 PM Reception

Remarks - Tamara Gallo (Executive Director/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)
Members of the Polish and Ukrainian Diplomatic Corps in the US

Closing Remarks - Dr. Karen Jewett (Director - Liberal Arts Program/McGhee Division)

Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Past, Present, Future
March 26-7, 2004 Columbia University New York City

Friday, March 26, 2004
School of International Affairs, 420 West 118th St. (Corner of Amsterdam Ave.), New York City

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM Opening Remarks

John S. Micgiel, Director of the East Central European Center, Columbia University

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM [I] Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Past

(1) 16th Century – 18th Century

Moderator: Michal Buchowski
PL: Andrzej Kaminski
UA: Frank Sysyn

(2) World War I and Aftermath

Moderator: Taras Hunczak
PL: Andrzej Nowak
UA: Vladyslav Verstyuk

(3) World War II and Aftermath

Moderator: Andrzej Paczkowski
PL: Rafal Wnuk
UA: Yuri Shapoval, Jaroslav Pelenski

5:30 PM – 7:00 PM Conference Reception

Saturday, March 27, 2004
School of International Affairs, 420 West 118th St.(Corner of Amsterdam Ave.), New York City

1:30 PM - 3:30 PM [II] Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Present

Moderator: Vanessa Brow
PL: Krzysztof Stanowski
UA: Taras Voznyak

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM [III] Polish-Ukrainian Relations: Future

Moderator: John Micgiel
PL: Piotr Naimski
UA: Borys Tarasyuk

4:30 AM - 5:00 PM Closing Remarks

Mark von Hagen, (Professor of History, Columbia University/Head of the International Association of Ukrainianists)

Ukrainian Institute of America

Location: 2 East 79th St. New York, NY
Event: Polish-Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series Gala Reception
Date: March 27th, 2004
Time: 6:15 – 11:00 PM
Events Coordinators: Walter Hoydysh/Roman Czajkowsky

Event Schedule

6:15 – 7:00 Cocktail Hour

7:00 – 8:00 Opening Remarks

Walter Nazarewicz (President of UIA)
Mykhajlo Sawkiw Jr. (President of the Ukr. Congress Comm. of America)
Jacek Galazka (President of the Pilsudski Institute)
Witold Sulimirski (Board Chairman of the Kocziuszko Foundation)

Featured Remarks

Volodymyr Kurylo (Head of the United Ukrainian Organizations of NY)
Dr. Frank Sysyn (Columbia University Visiting Professor of History)
Ms. Beata Peksa Krawiec (Deputy Permanent Rep of Poland to the UN )
Dr. Olexandr Potiekhin (Counsellor/Embassy of Ukraine to the United States)

8:00 – 9:00 Reception

9:00 – 11:00 Light Entertainment/ Desserts and Coffee

Special Invited Guests of Honor Include:
Polish Delegation to the CU/NYU Fora
Ukrainian Delegation to the CU/NYU Fora

Dress Code: Business Attire

Estimated Number of Guests: 125-150


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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