Projects

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017

Washington DC
April 27, 2017

Washington, DC
June 15, 2017

Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 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 2016 - 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 2016 - 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 2016 - 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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US-Ukrainian Security Dialogue Series
In his remarks at the UA Quest Roundtable V Patron Dinner in September 2004, Representative Curt Weldon suggested that a regularly scheduled set of discussions which would track the progress of Ukraine's professed "Euro-Atlantic" ambitions specifically in the realm of "security affairs" was needed. He further suggested that the forums concentrate on two core tasks: (1) examining/evaluating Ukraine's attempts to deepen "strategic" bilateral ties with the United States and (2) monitoring the pace of Ukraine's NATO accession process. He promised to sponsor all such discussions and to provide the venues for the said gatherings on Capitol Hill.

CUSUR, newly formed at the time, and the American Foreign Policy Council, a long time sponsoring organization of the UA Quest Series, took Rep. Weldon at his word and placed upon themselves the responsibility of setting in motion a "dialogue series" for senior-level representatives from each nation's respective military establishments to exchange views on a wide range of defense related issues. The dialogues, planned as annual events, would be geared to review joint operations by US and Ukrainian armed forces from the Balkans to Iraq as well as examine other areas of bilateral "strategic" interest, including what Rep. Weldon fondly hoped would be US-Ukraine cooperation on Missile Defense. And, as envisioned by the good Congressman, the discussions would monitor the pace of Ukraine's NATO accession process.

The US-Ukrainian Security Dialogue Series has now run seven major events:


Speakers have included: US Representative Curt Weldon (Vice Chair/HR Homeland Security Committee), UA Ambassador to the US Oleh Shamshur, Dr. Jennifer Moroney (RAND), Cooperative Threat Reduction Director James Reid (Dept. of Defense), Deputy Assistant Secretary of State David Kramer, US Dept. of State Ukraine Political Officer Dr. Paul Carter, Maj. Gen. Leonid Holopatyuk (UA MOD), General Designer Dmitry Kiva (Antonov Aerospace), Dr. Yuri Alekseyev (UA National Space Agency), Dr. Celeste Wallander (Georgetown University), Deputy [& UA Astronaut] Leonid Kadenyuk (Rada National Security & Defense Committee), Principal Director for Eurasia Scott Schless (US Department of Defense), Maj. Gen. Serhiy Bezlushchenko (UA MOD), Ukraine Desk Officer CDR David Fisher (Joint Staff/J-5, U.S. Department of Defense), Amb. Steve Pifer (Center for Strategic and International Studies), Dr. Steven Larabbee (RAND), Amb. John Herbst (National Defense University), Atlantic Council Vice President Damon Wilson, Former Head of the Security Service of Ukraine Valentyn Nalyvaichenko, Dr. Lumomyr Luciuk (CA Royal Military Academy). Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine Volodymyr Ohryzko, Atlantic Council Senior Fellow & Fmr. DOD DAS for Europe Ian Brzezinski, Senior Fellow James Sherr (Royal Institute of International Affairs/ Chatham House), Policy Analyst and Program Executive Amanda Paul (EPC-EU), Amb. Andrew Robinson (Carelton University), American Foreign Policy Council President Herman Pirchner, First Deputy Minister of Defense of Ukraine Leonid Polyakov, Dr. Norman Bailey (Haifa University)

Early 2017 will see the running of US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VIII in Washington DC.
 

Latest News

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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