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Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
 
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
 
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
 
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
 
Cambridge, MA
December 7-8, 2017 
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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 2017 - 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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CUSUR 2018 - Project IV
Kyiv Seminars for UA Officials

The several visits of young, fresh minded, reform oriented UA military commanders and national security analysts to various top flight foreign policy think tanks and institutes of higher diplomatic or military learning in DC (prompted in good part by CUSUR invitations to its Occasional Briefings) in the latter part of 2014 prompted the UA MOD to propose a slightly different arrangement for similar discussions/conversations in 2015.
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Program: US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue I

US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue
Capitol Hill/Dirksen Senate Office Building [G-50]
November 2, 2005, Washington, DC

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM

Registration (Coffee Served)

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM

A Word of Welcome from Senator Lugar/Chair of the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee

(Scheduled Appearance Subject to Time Change)

I. Opening Remarks – Why Begin a US-UA Energy Dialogue?

  • US Ambassador to Ukraine John Herbst
  • DOE Secretary Samuel Bodman [invited]

9:30 AM – 11:45 AM

II. Morning Session – Mini Roundtable I
Theme: Assessing the Present State of UA Energy Policy

Chair

  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)

Production/Overview

  1. UA Oil Exploration & Refining
    • Ihor Palytsya (UKRNAFTA)
  2. UA Gas Exploration & Recovery
    • Ilya Rybchych (UKRHAZVYDOBYVANYA)
  3. UA Coal Mining
    • Viktor Topolov (UA Minister of the Coal Industry)
  4. UA Nuclear Power Generation
    • Mykola Shteinberg (UA Fuel and Energy Ministry)
  5. UA Hydro Power Generation
    • Semen Potashnyk (UKRHYDROENERHO)
  6. UA Alternative Fuels
    • Volodymyr Kasyanov (Alternative Fuels Center/Kyiv)

Distribution/Overview

  1. UA Oil Transit Systems
    • Oleksandr Todyichuk (UKRTRANSNAFTA)
  2. UA Gas Transit Systems
    • Olexiy Ivchenko (UKRNAFTAHAZ)
  3. UA Electric Power Grid
    • Garry Levesley (AES Corporation)

11:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Lunch Served

III. Kyenote Address
Theme: Ukraine’s Energy Strategy

  • Prime Minister of Ukraine Yuri Yekhanurov

IV. Working Lunch – Three Featured Speakers/Themes

Chair

  • Morgan Williams (UA-US Business Council)
  1. “Between a Rock and a Hard Place”: The Politics of Securing UA’s Energy Needs
    • Keith Smith (Center Strategic and International Studies)
  2. “The Little Pipeline That Everyone Has Heard So Much About”: Odessa-Brody
    • Wojciech Tabis (PERN Co)
  3. “Ukraine’s Potential Energy Godsend”: The Black & Azov Sea Shelves
    • Ihor Franchyk (Chornomornaftahaz)

2:00 PM - 4:45 PM

V. Afternoon Session Mini Roundtable II Theme: Pondering the Future of UA Energy Policy

Chair

  • Ilan Berman (American Foreign Policy Council)

Government Players

  1. UA MOE Perspective
    • Serhiy Titenko (Deputy Minister of Energy)
  2. US DOS/DOE Perspective
    • J. Benedict Wolf (Economic Section/Ukraine Desk/US DOS)
    • Michael Cohen (EIA/US DOE)
  3. UA Rada Perspective
    • Oleh Salmin (Member/UA Verkhovna Rada)
  4. US Congress Perspective
    • Eliot Engel (US Representative from New York)

Non-Government Players

  1. UA Energy Industry Perspective
    • V.I. Lapshyn (Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology)
    • Robert Bensh (Carpathy Petroleum/Cardinal Resources)
    • Victor Pergat (Northland Power)
    • Valeriy Borovik (New Energy)
  2. Western Energy Industry Perspective
    • Jim Jennings (Hunt Oil)
    • John Imle (Vanco Energy)
    • Bob Schaffer (Aspect Energy)
    • Michael Kirst (Westinghouse)
  3. UA/Western Capital Resources Perspective
    • Igor Obozinstsev (UKREXIMBANK)
    • Margaret Kostic (US EXIM BANK
    • Marianna Kozintseva (Bear Stearns)
    • Oleksandr Chaly (Industrial Union of Donbas)
  4. UA/Western Alternative Energy-Energy Consulting Perspective
    • Robert McFarlane (Energy and Communications Solutions)
    • Julia Nanay (PFC Energy)
    • George Laszkiewicz (Alliance Technology Group)
    • Susan Lotarski (Ukraine-US Business Council)

4:45 PM -5:00 PM

VI. Closing Remarks: Where Do We Go From Here with the Dialogue?

  • UA Energy Minister Ivan Plachkov



Organizers: American Foreign Policy Council, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, Ukrainian Congress Committee of America, Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

Western firms sending representatives include: Hunt Oil, Vanco, Cardinal Resources, AES, Northland Power, Aspect Energy, Westinghouse, Hitachi America Ltd, ComOxy, Picor, Safeguards Inc., Trident Oil, ComPro, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobil, Halliburton, Citicorp, Bear Stearns, IFC, World Bank, USEXIMBANK, PFC Energy, Energy & Communications Solutions LLC, Alliance Technology Group

Ukrainian firms sending representatives include: UKRATRANSNAFTA, Nova Energia, Forum Ltd, Burova Tekhnika, Chornomornaftogaz, NAFTOGAZ of Ukraine, Alternative Fuels Center/Kyiv, STEK, UKRHYDROENERGO, UKKGAZVYBODYVANNYA, UKRENERGO, Electrovazhmash, Kharkiv Institute of Physics and Technology, Industrial Union of Donbas, UKRNAFTA

 

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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