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 Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum II

Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future:
International Forum II

June 2-4 2008
Kyiv, Ukraine


Day 1
Venue: Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Conference Registration for Members of the Press

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM Conference Registration for Non Ukrainian Participants

5:00 PM – 6:00 PM Conference Registration for Ukrainian Participants

6:00 PM – 9:00 PM Opening Ceremonies

[Hosted by the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine]

Master of Ceremonies:

  • Dean of the UA Diplomatic Academy Borys Humenyuk

Featured Speakers:

  • Dep. Prime Min. for Euro-Integration Hryhoriy Nemyria
  • Foreign Minister Volodymyr Ohryzko
  • European Parliament Member Elmar Brok
  • Canadian MP Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Day 2
Venue: Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Conference Focus Session I

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – The First Word

  • A Word from the Forum Chair: Borys Tarasyuk
  • From the Forum Steering Committee: Volodymyr Zaryckyj & Nico Lange

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Conference Plenary Session I

Theme: Assessing the Pace of Ukraine’s Accession to NATO Membership

Moderator:

  • Serhiy Dzherdzh [NATO-Ukraine Civic League]

Panelists:

  • Slovak Ambassador to Ukraine Urban Rusnak
  • Anatoliy Hrytsenko [UA Verkhovna Rada]
  • James Greene [NATO Liaison Office]
  • Volker Rühe [Former Minister of Defense of Germany]
Suggested Topics: Speakers' Choice

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Conference Plenary Session II

Theme: Is NATO Membership Still a Valuable Objective for Ukraine?

Moderator:

  • Hryhoriy Perepylytysa [Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine]

Panelists:

  • Borys Tarasyuk [Chair/Euro-Integration Committee/UA VR]
  • Volodymyr Horbulin [UA National Security Studies Institute]
  • William Miller [Woodrow Wilson International Center]
  • Oleh Medvedev [Ukrainian Public Relations League]
Suggested Topics: Speakers' Choice

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Conference Focus Session II

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – Pondering the State of Canadian-Ukrainian Relations

Chair:

  • Bohdan Onyschuk [Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce]

Featured Speaker:

  • Charge d'Affaires of the Canadian Embassy to Ukraine Peter Bates

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch [Press Interviews]

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Conference Focus Session III

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – Pondering the State of US-Ukrainian Relations

Chair:

  • Christina Pendzola-Vitovych [American Council on International Education]

Featured Speaker:

  • United States Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Conference Plenary Session III

Theme: Assessing the Pace of Ukraine’s Accession to EU Membership

Moderator:

  • Oleksandr Biletsky [Ukraine European Movement]

Panelists:

  • Dirk Schuebel [Deputy Head/EC Ukraine]
  • Serhiy Shevchuk [UA Verkhovna Rada]
  • Valeriy Chaliy [Razumkov Center]
  • Marek Matraszek [CEC/Government Relations]
Suggested Topics: Speakers' Choice

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Conference Plenary Session IV

Theme: Is EU Membership Still a Valuable Objective for Ukraine?

Moderator:

  • Jan Pieklo [Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation]

Panelists:

  • Karl-Georg Wellmann [Foreign Relations Committee/Bundestag]
  • Oleh Rybachuk [Suspil'nist]
  • Kostyantyn Hryshchenko [First Dep. Secretary/UA NSDC]
  • Ursala Gacek [European Parliament]
Suggested Topics: Speakers' Choice

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Conference Focus Session IV

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – A Word about Gaining WTO Membership

Chair:

  • Ihor Burakowsky [UA Institute for Economic Research and Policy Consulting]

Featured Speaker:

  • UA Deputy Minister of the Economy Valeriy Pyatnytskiy

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Forum Reception at the US Embassy [Host: Amb. William Taylor]


Day 3
Venue: Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM Conference Focus Session V

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – Turning the Weimar Triangle into the
"Core Four of Europe"/A Contemplation

Chair:

  • Zdzislaw Najder [Weimar Triangle Association]

Featured Speaker:

  • Ambassador of Poland to Ukraine Jacek Kluczkowski

9:30 AM – 10:45 AM Conference Plenary Session V

Theme: Can GUAM Play the Same Role that the Visegrad Forum Played for Members in the 1990s?

Moderator:

  • Iryna Bekeshkina [Democratic Initiatives Foundation]

Panelists:

  • Ambassador of the Czech Rep. to Ukraine Jaroslav Bashta
  • Secretary General of GUAM Valeri Chechelashvili
  • Volodymyr Dubovyk [Odessa National University]
  • Oleksandr Derhachov [Inst. of Political & Ethno-national Studies]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

10:45 AM – 11:00 AM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]

11:00 AM – 12:15 PM Conference Plenary Session VI

Theme: Can Ukraine & the Baltic Council Help Belarus Envision a Euro-Atlantic Future?

Moderator:

  • Slavko Pavlyuk [Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation]

Panelists:

  • Ambassador of Lithuania to Ukraine Algirdas Kumzha
  • Krzysztof Bobinski [EU Foundatzia/PL]
  • Serhiy Vysotsky [Head/Belarusian "Freedom" Party]
  • Yevhen Kaminsky [IWE/UA Nat. Academy of Sciences]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

12:15 PM – 12:45 PM Conference Focus Session VI

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – A Word about UA's Search for Energy Independence

Chair:

  • Oleksander Todiychuk [Coordinator/EU-Ukraine MoU on Energy Issues]

Featured Speaker:

  • Bohdan Sokolovsky [Presidential Plenipotentiary on International Energy Security Issues]

12:45 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch [Press Interviews]

2:15 PM – 2:45 PM Conference Focus Session VII

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – Contemplating a Global Community of Democracies

Chair:

  • Peter Borisow [Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]

Featured Speaker:

  • Brian Mefford [UA Country Director/ Int’l Republican Institute]

2:45 PM – 4:00 PM Conference Plenary Session VII

Theme: Assessing the State of UA's Relations with the Democracies of E. Asia & the Near East

Moderator:

  • Pavlo Zhovnirenko [Center for Strategic Studies/UA]

Panelists:

  • Ambassador of Japan to Ukraine Mutsuo Mabuchi
  • Kim Do-Hyon [First Secretary of the Embassy of Korea]
  • Vyacheslav Shved [UA National Institute for Strategic Studies]
  • Oleksiy Volovich [UA NISS/Odessa Regional Affiliate]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

4:00 PM – 4:15 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]

4:15 PM – 5:30 PM Conference Plenary Session VIII

Theme: The Bucharest Summit in Retrospect/Case Study: NATO MAP for Ukraine & Georgia

Moderator:

  • Nico Lange [Konrad Adenauer Stiftung]

Panelists:

  • Taras Kuzio [George Washington University]
  • Hryhoriy Perepylytsya [Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine]
  • Olexandr Sushko [Institute for Euro-Atlantic Integration]
  • Ilko Kucheriv [Democratic Initiative Foundation]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Conference Focus Session VIII

Theme: Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future – The Final Word

  • From the UA Ministry of Defense: Deputy Defense Minister Valeriy Ivaschenko
  • From the Forum Steering Committee [Mykhailo Ratushny & William Miller]

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Closing Ceremonies [Hosted by the Sponsors of the Conference]


 

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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