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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Program: Ukraine's Historical Encounters Forum II

Ukraine's Historical Encounters II
Ukraine-Visegrad Relations

"UA Historical Encounters Series"
Events 2006

Wednesday/March 1 2006
[Limited - By Invitation]
Evening - NYU Torch Club Forum
Theme: From the Baltic to the Black to the Caspian /Building a "Community of Democratic Choice [CDC]"

Thursday/March 2 2006
Open to the Public
Morning & Afternoon - Columbia University Symposium
Theme: Visegrad-Ukraine: A Multi-Relational Perspective


A 'Torch Club' Forum
New York University
March 01, 2006

Venue: New York University Faculty Club - Eighteen Waverly Place
Date: March 01 2006
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:15 PM

Forum Theme: From the Baltic to the Black to the Caspian /Building a "Community of Democratic Choice [CDC]"

Moderator

  • Walter Zaryckyj (Liberal Arts Program/McGhee Division)

Speakers

  • Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Oleh Shamshur
  • Georgian Deputy Chief of Mission to the United States David Soumbadze
  • Polish American Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative (PAUCI) Director Jan Pieklo

Visegrad-Ukraine: A Multi-Relational Perspective
Columbia University - SIPA Blding (118th and Amsterdam)
March 2, 2006

9:30-9:45 Opening Remarks

  • John Micgiel, Director, East Central European Center, Columbia University

9:45-12:00 Morning Session - 2 Panels:

Visegrad-Ukraine Politics: The Diplomatic Dimension

Suggested Theme: Divining a Role for "Central Europe" in The Global Arena

Panelists

  • Petr Kolar, Ambassador of the Czech Republic to the United States
  • Oleh Shamshur, Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States

Moderator

  • Andrzej Harasimowicz, Visiting Professor, Columbia University

Visegrad-Ukraine Relations: The Economic Dimension

Suggested Theme: Contemplating the Near Future of the EU's Eastern Frontier

Panelists

  • Geza Jeszensky, Former Foreign Minister of Hungary
  • Viktor Kapustin, Head/UKREXIMBANK

Moderator

  • Frank Sysyn, Visiting Professor, Columbia University

1:30-4:30 Afternoon Session

Visegrad-Ukraine Relations: The Security Dimension

Suggested Theme: Contemplating the Near Future of NATO's Eastern Frontier

Panelists

  • Adam Towpik (Permanent Representative/Polish Mission to the UN)
  • James Sherr (Fellow/Conflict Studies RC/UK Defence Academy)

Moderator

  • Stephen Sestanovich, Professor, Columbia University

Visegrad-Ukraine Relations: The Energy Dimension

Suggested Theme: Pondering Life Under the Common Shadow of Gazprom

Panelists

  • Elzbieta Dzirba, Vice Director, Gaz System PL
  • Adrian Karatnycky, President, The Orange Circle

Moderator

  • John Micgiel, Director, East Central European Center, Columbia U.

Visegrad-Ukraine Relations: Regional Issues

Suggested Theme: Divining Ways to Help Ailing Neighbors Become Part of "Europe...Whole and Free"

Panelists

  • Mykhailo Ratushny, Member, UA Verkhovna Rada Foreign Affairs Comm.
  • Jan Pieklo, Director, PAUCI

Moderator

  • Robert Legvold, Professor, Columbia University

4:30-4:45 Closing Remarks

  • Mykola Riabchuk, Visiting Professor, Columbia University

From the Sponsors:

  • Columbia University
  • New York University
  • The Center for US-Ukrainian Relations

A Special Note of Thanks to the Following Patrons:

  • Heritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank
  • PAUCI (Polish American Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative)
  • Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms for Ukraine
  • Self-Reliance (NY) Federal Credit Union
 

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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