Upcoming Events 2021
US-UA Security Dialogue XII
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
March 3-4 5, 2021 
US-UA BNS (Forum XI)
New York City [ [Webcasting]
April 15, 2021
US-UA WG Yearly Summit IX
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 16-17, 2021

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Kyiv [Webcasting] 
August 30, 2021 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukraine at 30
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 18, 2021 

Washington, DC
University Club 
October 21, 2021 

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.
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.

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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