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
October 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 - Ukraine-US Energy Dialogue III

Ukraine-US Energy Dialogue III

April 15-16, 2008

Energy Policy Forum

April 15, 2008
Venue: Capitol Hill/Hart SOB Ninth Floor Forum Room

12:00 PM

Opening Remarks Luncheon

12:30 PM

Securing Ukraine’s Energy Independence – From the US Perspective


  • Herman Pirchner, President, American Foreign Policy Council


  • Senator Richard Lugar
  • 1:00 PM

    Securing Ukraine’s Energy Independence – From the UA Perspective


    • Adrian Karatnycky, President, Orange Circle


    • Ambassador Oleh Shamshur
    • Ukraine's Deputy Minister of Energy and Fuel Volodymyr Makukha

    1:45 PM

    Energy Exploration & Conservation Priorities


    • Walter Zaryckyj, Exec. Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations


    • Jeff Mitchell, Senior Vice President for Exploration, Vanco Energy
    • Valeriy Borovyk, President, Nova Energia

    Energy Business Forum: Plenary Sessions & Keynote Dinner

    April 15, 2008
    Venue: Hyatt/Regency [Congressional Room A]

    3:00 PM

    Ukraine's Energy Transit Challenges: Some Homegrown/Some Russian


    • Ilan Berman, Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council


    • Keith Smith, Senior Associate, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    3:30 PM

    Paths to an Open Energy Market in Ukraine


    • Taras Kuzio, Research Associate, George Washington University

    Featured Speakers:

    • Ed Chow, Senior Fellow, Energy & National Security Program, CSIS

    4:00 PM

    The Vital Role of Energy Conservation & Energy Renewal/CEE Context


    • George Laszkiewicz, Senior Associate, Allied Technologies Group

    Featured Speaker:

    • Brian Castelli, Executive VP & COO, Alliance to Save Energy

    5:00 PM

    The Nexus Between Energy Policy and the Pace of Industrial Development in Ukraine


    • Karl Kendall, Dep VP for Environment & Engineering, US EXIM Bank

    Featured Speaker:

    • Keith Crane, Senior Economist, RAND Corporation
    • Larry Markel, EE Specialist, Sentech

    6:30 PM

    [Thornton Room]

    Dinner/Dialogue Keynote Addresses: Contemplating "White Stream"


    • Peter Borisow, Senior Counselor, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations

    Featured Speakers:

    • Deputy Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia Matt Bryza

    Energy Business Forum: Investment Opportunity Focus Sessions

    April 16th 2008
    Venue: Hyatt/Regency [Congressional Room A]

    9:00 AM

    Existing Business Opportunities


    • Lev Holubec, Senior Analyst, PricewaterhouseCoopers


    • Tom Spellman, Director of Financial Services, Halliburton
    • Ron Slimp, Partner, TD International
    Themes: Oil & Gas Exploration, Oil & Gas Transit Systems, Power Generation & Transmission Systems

    10:30 AM

    Emerging Business Opportunities


    • Ed Tockman, Managing Director, Harrison Lovegrove


    • R. Singh, President, Holtec
    • Jane Ebinger, Senior Energy Specialist, World Bank
    Themes: Increasing Energy Efficiency, Modernizing Energy Infrastructure, Creating Alternate Energy Sources, New Technologies to Enhance Existing Energy Sources

    12:00 PM

    Closing Remarks/Luncheon

    Key Note Addresses: Ukraine’s Energy Independence & Possible Areas of US Assistance


    • Adrianna Melnyk, Outreach Director, Orange Circle

    Featured Speaker:

    • Principal Dep. Asst. Sec. of Energy/EERE John Mizroch

    Additional Information:

    Patron: Senator Richard Lugar

    Organizers: American Foreign Policy Council, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, The Orange Circle, Trade Mission of Ukraine to the US

    Anticipated Number of Participants: 80-100


    Western Firms: Holtec, AES, Northland Power, Aspect Energy, Vanco, Westinghouse, Hitachi America Ltd, Shell, ExxonMobil, Chevron, Hunt, Picor, ConocoPhillips, Halliburton, Citicorp, IFC, World Bank, USEXIMBANK, ATG

Last Updated ( Thursday, 17 April 2008 )

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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