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 Transition to a Stable Democracy

Ukraine's Quest For Mature Nation Statehood - Roundtable V
Ukraine's Transition to a Stable Democracy
September 13/14, 2004 Washington, DC

Day I

9:00 - 9:30 AM Opening Remarks

  • M. Sawkiw (Chair/UA Quest RT V Steering Comm.)
  • P. Dobriansky (Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs)

9:30 – 10:00 Roundtable Focus Session I

Suggested Theme

  • The State of Democracy in Ukraine – UA Perspective

Chair

  • Y. Scherbak (Fmr. UA Ambassador to the United States)

Keynote Speaker

  • V. Lytvyn (Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada) [INVITED]

10:00 – 12:45 [I] Rule of Law: Assessing Ukraine’s Progress (Three Panels)

(1)Does the Ukrainian State Possess a Responsible Executive Branch of Governance?

Moderator

  • F.S. Larrabee (European Chair/RAND)

Panelists

  • V. Pustovoytenko (VR Member/Head-UNDP)
  • W. Miller (Senior Scholar/Kennan Institute)

Lead Discussant

  • I. Koliushko (Director/CPLR-UA)

Suggested Topics

  • National Level
  • Regional Level
  • Local Level

(2)Does the Ukrainian State Possess Representative Legislative Bodies?

Moderator

  • R. Shriver (Proctor/ECLA-Berlin)

Panelists

  • I. Plyushch (Verkhovna Rada/OU DF)
  • S. Pifer (Fmr. US Ambassador to UA)

Lead Discussant

  • Y. Kaminsky (Director/IWEIR-NASU)

Suggested Topics

  • National Level
  • Regional Level
  • Local Level

(3) Does the Ukrainian State Possess an Independent Judiciary?

Moderator

  • J. Hewko (VP/Millenium Challenge Corp.)

Panelists

  • A. Matviyenko (VR/Partiya 'Sobor')
  • B. Futey (Judge/US Federal Claims Court)

Lead Discussant

  • W. Slyzynskyj (State Department/OLA)

Suggested Topics

  • National Level
  • Regional Level
  • Local Level

12:45 - 2:45 PM Working Lunch

Suggested Theme

  • 2004 Elections – UA Third Sector/Fourth Estate Speaks Out

Chair

  • N. Ledsky (Director-Eurasia Division/NDI)

Discussants

  • Printed Media Perspective: S. Rakhmanin (Dzerkalo Tyzhnya)
  • Mass Media (TV) Perspective: N. Ligachova (Telekrytyka)
  • Mass Media (CTV) Perspective: A. Shevchenko (5-tij Kanal)
  • Polling Group Perspective: I. Bekeshkina (DIF)
  • Elect. Monitoring Perspective: M. Dotsenko (OSCE/Media and Elections)
  • Think Tank Perspective: O. Haran (UKMA)

2:45 - 5:30 [II] Development of Civil Society: Assessing Ukraine’s Progress (Three Panels)

(1) Well Established Political Parties

Moderator

  • N. Popson (Senior Associate/Kennan Institute)

Panelists

  • N. Diuk (Director/EE&EA/NED)
  • I. Vasiunyk (VR/Institute of Reforms)

Lead Discussant

  • P. D’Anieri (Director/CREAS/U of Kansas)

Suggested Topics

  • Membership Sensitive
  • Program Oriented
  • Unbeholden to Special Interests

(2) Assertive Non Governmental Organizations

Moderator

  • N. K. McConnell (President/USUF)

Panelists

  • D. Rosenblum (Dep. Coordinator/Assist/EEA)
  • I. Pidluska (Pres./Europe XXI Foundation)

Lead Discussant

  • N. Deychakivsky (CSPO/Mott Foundation)

Suggested Topics

  • Political Issues
  • Socio-Economic Issues
  • Ecological Issues

(3) Effective Trade Unions and Trade Associations

Moderator

  • J. Costello (President/CNFA)

Discussants

  • M. Volynets (Head/CITU/UA)
  • A. Bihun (Senior Int’l Trade Specialist/DOC)
  • J. P. Higgins (UA Desk/Econ. Sec./State Dept.)

Suggested Topics

  • Heavy Industry
  • Light Industry
  • Agriculture

5:30 - 6:00 Roundtable Focus Session II

Suggested Theme

  • The State of Democracy in Ukraine – British Perspective

Chair

  • J. Van Oudenaren (Head of the European Division/US LOC)

Keynote Speaker

  • J. Sherr (Fellow/CSRC/RMA Sandhurst)

7:00 - 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception

Featured Speakers

  • M. Kaptur (US Rep. from Ohio/CUC Co-Chair)
  • C. Weldon (US Rep. from Pennsylvania/CUC Co-Chair)

Day II

9:00-9:30 AM Roundtable Focus Session III

Suggested Theme

  • The State of Democracy in Ukraine –Polish Perspective

Chair

  • J. Micgiel (Director/ECEC/Columbia University)

Keynote Speaker

  • H. Wujec (Head/Polish-Ukrainian Forum)

9:30 -12:15 [III] Protection of Fundamental Rights: Assessing Ukraine’s Progress (Three Panels)

(1) Right to Vote

Moderator

  • E. Rudenshiold (Dir. of Programs-EEA/IFES)

Panelists

  • V. Stretovych (VR /Head of OCC Committee)
  • D. Nicholas (UA OSCE Project Coordinator)

Lead Discussant

  • I Popov (Chair/Committee of Voters)

Suggested Topics

  • Free Elections
  • Fair Elections
  • Transparent Elections

(2) Freedom of Speech, Press, Assembly and Petition

Moderator

  • R. Murphy (Senior Associate/CSIS)

Panelists

  • C. Smith (US Rep. from NJ/CSCE Chair)
  • V. Ivanov(Director/UA FP Academy)

Lead Discussant

  • A. Karatnycky (Senior Counsellor/FH)

Suggested Topics

  • Speech and Press
  • Assembly
  • Petition

(3) Unfettered Practice of Conscience and Confession

Moderator

  • K. Parker (VP for Programs/AFPC)

Discussants

  • J. Wills (Vice-Rector/UA Catholic U.)
  • O. Feldman (Head/ANCU-UA)
  • I. Izmirli (George Mason U.)

Suggested Topics

  • Christian Perspective
  • Jewish Perspective
  • Islamic Perspective

12:15-2:15 PM Working Lunch

Suggested Theme

  • 2004 Elections – UA Political Spectrum Speaks Out

Chair

  • S. Nix (Director-Eurasia Division/IRI)

Discussants

  • Viewpoint from BUTy: A. Matvyenko
  • Viewpoint from Nasha Ukrajina: O. Rybachuk
  • Viewpoint from the Partija Regioniv: R. Bohatyryova
  • Viewpoint from Democratic Initiatives: L. Suprun
  • Viewpoint from the SDPU(o): B. Andresyuk
  • Viewpoint from the Socialist Party: Y. Lutsenko

2:15-5:00 PM [IV] Comparing Models of Governance in the Post Soviet Space (Three Panels)

(1) Does the Russian Federation’s Experience With Democratic Development Provide Any Form of Instruction for Ukraine?

Moderator

  • A. Cohen (Research Fellow/Heritage Foundation)

Panelists

  • I. Berman (VP for Policy/AFPC)
  • A. Lebedev (Dep. Chair/CIS Comm./RU Duma)

Lead Discussant

  • P. Carter (UA Desk/Pol. Sec./State Dept.)

Suggested Topics

  • On the Level of State Affairs
  • On the Level of Civil Society
  • In Matters of Individual Rights

(2) Can Ukraine Learn From the Experience With Democratic Development in the Caucasus and Central Asian Republics?

Moderator

  • W. Courtney (Senior VP/CSC)

Panelists

  • J. Moroney (Political Scientist/RAND)
  • D. Tkeshelashvili (Georgian Parliament)

Lead Discussant

  • Y. Pavlenko (VR-Congress Working Group)

Suggested Topics

  • On the Level of State Affairs
  • On the Level of Civil Society
  • In Matters of Individual Rights

(3) What Lessons Can Ukraine Draw From the Experience With Democratic Development in the Baltic States?

Moderator

  • L. Madanick (Prog. Officer/Open World LDC)

Panelists

  • J. Tefft (DAS/European Affairs/State Dept.)
  • V. Usackas (Lithuanian Amb. to the US)

Lead Discussant

  • P. Goble (Senior Adv./Int’l Broadcasting Bur.)

Suggested Topics

  • On the Level of State Affairs
  • On the Level of Civil Society
  • In Matters of Individual Rights

5:00-5:30 Roundtable Focus Session IV

Suggested Theme

  • The State of Democracy in Ukraine – US Perspective

Chair

  • H. Pirchner (President/American Foreign Policy Council)

Keynote Speaker

  • J. McCain (US Senator from Arizona/Chairman of IRI)

5:30-6:00 Concluding Remarks

  • T. Hunczak (Rutgers U/Editor – Ukrainian Quarterly)
  • R. Holbrooke (Fmr. US Ambassador to the UN/CEO-GBC)

7:00-9:00 PM Conference Reception

  • Hosted by Freedom House

Featured Speakers

  • J. Herbst (United States Ambassador to Ukraine)
  • M. Reznik (Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States)
 

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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