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 Regional Commitments

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood
Roundtable IX: Ukraine's Regional Commitments

October 15-16, 2008
Washington, DC


Day I

Principal Sponsor: Open World Program/US Library of Congress

Venue: Library of Congress, Montpelier Room, James Madison Memorial Building


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Remarks:

  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]
  • John O'Keefe [Director/Open World Program/LOC]

9:30 AM - 10:00 AM Focus Session I


Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – The Ukrainian Perspective

Chair:

  • Oleh Shamshur [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]

Featured Speaker:

  • Ihor Hrushko [Director/EEA Affairs/UA MFA]

10:00 AM – 11:10 AM Plenary Session I

Theme: Taking Measure of Politics-Ukrainian Relations

Moderator:

  • Jan Pieklo [Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative]

Panelists:

  • Pawel Zalewski [Member/Sejm]
  • Borys Tarasyuk [Head/VR Comm. on Euro-Integration]

Lead Discussant:

  • Krzysztof Bobinski [Unia i Polska]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

11:10 PM – 11:20 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


11:20 AM – 12:45 PM Plenary Session II [Expanded Version]

Theme: Taking Measure of Baltic-Ukrainian Relations

Moderator:

  • Jeff Goldstein [Freedom House]

Panelists:

  • Andrejs Pildegovics [Latvian Ambassador to the US]
  • Oleksandr Biletsky [European Movement/UA]

Lead Discussants:

  • Marek Matraszek [CEC Government Relations]
  • Nadia McConnell [US-Ukraine Foundation]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice/Plus a Special Look at BBSA

12:45 PM – 1:15 PM Focus Session II

Theme: EU Policy on Ukraine and Adjacent States

Chair:

  • F. Stephen Larrabee [RAND Corp.]

Featured Speaker:

  • Angelos Pangratis [Dep. Head of the EC Comm. to the US]

1:15 PM – 2:15 PM Lunch [Press Interviews]


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

Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – Securing Regional Energy Diversity

Chair:

  • Keith Smith [Center for Strategic & International Studies]

Featured Speaker:

  • Volodymyr Ignashchenko [Fmr. UA Dep. Min. Econ.]

2:45 PM – 3:55 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Pondering German-Ukrainian Relations

Moderator:

  • Viktor Nikitiuk [Dep. Chief of Mission/UA Emb.-US]

Panelists:

  • Nico Lange [Konrad Adenauer Stiftung]
  • Yuri Scherbak [Institute for Sustainable Development]

Lead Discussant:

  • Celeste Wallander [Georgetown University]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

3:55 PM – 4:05 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


4:05 PM – 5:30 PM Plenary Session IV [Expanded Version]

Theme: Pondering Russian-Ukrainian Relations

Moderator:

  • Ariel Cohen [Heritage Foundation]

Panelists:

  • Stanislav Belkowski [Inst. of National Strategy/RU]
  • Kostyantyn Hryshchenko [UA Ambassador to RU]

Lead Discussants:

  • Andrei Piontkovsky [Hudson Institute]
  • Steven Pifer [Brookings Institution]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice/Plus a Special Look at RU-Georgian Relations

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Focus Session IV

Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – US Perspective

Chair:

  • Lewis Madanick [Open World Program/LOC]

Featured Speaker:

  • US Assistant Secretary of State Daniel Fried
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Conference Reception [Hosted by the UA Embassy to the United States]

Host:

  • Ambassador Shamshur



Day II

Principal Sponsor: Open World Program/US Library of Congress

Venue: Library of Congress, Members Room, Thomas Jefferson Building


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

Theme: NATO Policy in Ukraine's Neighborhood

Chair:

  • Iryna Bekeshkina [Democratic Initiatives Foundation]

Featured Speaker:

  • Michel Duray [NATO HQ]

9:30 AM – 10:40 AM Plenary Session V

Theme: Divining Ukraine's Role in GUAM

Moderator:

  • William Courtney [NAPS/CSC]

Panelists:

  • Vasil Sikharulidze [Georgian Ambassador to the US]
  • Oleksandr Sushko [Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation]

Lead Discussant:

  • Vlad Spanu [Moldova Foundation]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

10:40 AM – 10:50 AM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


10:50 AM – 12:00 PM Plenary Session VI

Theme: Divining Ukraine's Role in BSEC

Moderator:

  • William Pomeranz [Kennan Institute]

Panelists:

  • Nabi Sensoy [Ambassador of Turkey to the US]
  • Volodymyr Makukha [UA Deputy Min. of Energy]

Lead Discussant:

  • Anders Aslund [Petersen Institute]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

12:00 PM – 12:30 PM Focus Session VI

Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – Aiding an Ailing Neighbor/Belarus

Chair:

  • Orest Deychakiwsky [US Helsinki Commission]

Featured Speaker:

  • Robert Boehme [Director/EUR-UMB/US Dept. of State]

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Lunch [Press Interviews]


1:00 PM – 2:10 PM Mini Forum I

Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – Managing Frozen Conflict Zones

Chair:

  • Michael J. Ochs [US Helsinki Commission]

Presenters:

  • Yuri Sergeyev [Ukrainian Ambassador to the UN]
  • Nicolae Chirtoaca [Moldovan Ambassador to the US]
  • Nadia Diuk [National Endowment for Democracy]

2:10 PM – 2:40 PM Final Focus Session

Theme: Contemplating the Future of Ukraine-Weimar Triangle Relations

Moderator:

  • Jan Bugajski [Center for Strategic & International Studies]

Featured Speaker:

  • Francois Rivasseau [Dep. Chief of Mission/FR Emb-US]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

2:40 PM – 2:50 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


2:50 PM – 4:00 PM Mini Forum II

Theme: Ukraine's Regional Commitments – Reviving the "Great Silk Road"

Chair:

  • Ilan Berman [American Foreign Policy Council]

Presenters:

  • Agshin Mehdiyev [Azerbaijani Ambassador to the UN]
  • Andriy Bihun [Global Trade Development]
  • Zeyno Baran [Hudson Institute]
Suggested Topics: Speakers’ Choice

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Concluding Remarks:

  • Celeste Wallander [Senior Foreign Policy Advisor/Obama Campaign]
  • Ian Brzezinski [Senior National Security Advisor/McCain Campaign]
  • William Miller [Woodrow Wilson International Center]

6:00 PM - 8:00 PM Sponsors’ Reception [Hosted by the UA Quest RT Series Steering Committee]

Venue:

  • Churchill Hotel/Dupont Circle

Host:

  • Peter Borisow [Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]


 

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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