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.
EAF II: Speaker Bios
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EAF II: Speaker Bios
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Brian Mefford

Brian Mefford is Country Director for Ukraine of the International Republican Institute.

William Miller

William Miller is presently a Senior Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center. Earlier, he served as the second United States Ambassador to Ukraine.

Zdzislaw Najder

Zdzislaw Najder is a renowned Polish historian and a leading member of the Weimar Triangle Association.

Volodymyr Ohryzko

Volodymyr Ohryzko is the current Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine; he has long been an ardent advocate of Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic ambitions.

Bohdan Onyschuk

Bohdan Onyschuk, a long time distinguished member of the Ukrainian-Canadian community, is Vice President of the Canadian Ukrainian Chamber of Commerce.

Christina Pendzola-Vitovych

Christina Pendzola-Vitovych is the Country Director for Ukraine of the American Council of International Education.

Hryhoriy Perepelytsya

Hryhoriy Perepelytsya is the Director of the Foreign Policy Institute at the Diplomatic Academy of Ukraine, MFA of Ukraine. Concurrently, he is Professor at the Institute of International Relations, Kyiv University; prior to his new appointment, Dr. Perepelytsya was the Deputy Director of Ukraine's National Institute for Strategic Studies.

Jan Pieklo

Jan Pieklo is Director of Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation [PAUCI]. An experienced NGO professional and journalist, Jan has spent many years dedicated to the nurturing of close Polish-Ukrainian relations

Mykhailo Ratushny

Mykhailo Ratushny is Chairman of the Nation State Institute, Kyiv, Ukraine and First Deputy Head of the Ukrainian World Coordinating Council.

Volker Rühe

Volker Rühe served as German Defence Minister from April 1, 1992, succeeding Gerhard Stoltenberg during the first government of a reunified Germany in the fourth cabinet of Chancellor Kohl, to the end of the fifth Kohl Cabinet on October 27, 1998.

Urban Rusnák

His Excellency Urban Rusnak is Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the Slovak Republic to Ukraine; Slovakia is the formal "primary advocate" of Ukraine's NATO candidacy.

Oleh Rybachuk

Oleh Rybachuk, before taking the present position of Head of the NGO "Suspilnist", served in several senior government posts including: Vice Premier for European Integration and Head of the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine.

Dirk Schuebel

Dirk Schuebel is the current Deputy Head of the Delegation of the European Commission to Ukraine.

Serhiy Shevchuk

Serhiy Shevchuk is currently a Member of Parliament, and serves on the Verkhovna Rada Committee on European Integration.

Vyacheslav Shved

Vyacheslav Shved is the current Director of the Dept. of Near East Affairs at Ukraine's National Institute for Strategic Studies.

Bohdan Sokolovsky

Bohdan Sokolovsky currently serves as the Presidential Plenipotentiary on International Energy Security Issues at the Secretariat of the President of Ukraine; Dr. Sokolovsky has long been one of the premier experts on energy related matters facing Ukraine.

Oleksandr Sushko

Oleksandr Sushko is the Research Director for the Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation as well as Director of the Center for Peace, Conversion and Foreign Policy of Ukraine; Dr. Sushko also serves in an advisory capacity at the Foreign Ministry of Ukraine.

Borys Tarasyuk

Borys Tarasyuk is presently the Head of the Verkhovna Rada Committee on Euro-Integration; Deputy Tarasyuk served as the Minister of Foreign Affairs in governments headed by premiers Valeriy Pustovoitenko, Viktor Yushchenko, Yuliya Tymoshenko, Yuri Yekhanurov and Viktor Yanukovych.

William Taylor

His Excellency William Taylor serves as Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador of the United States of America in Ukraine.

Oleksandr Todiychuk

Oleksandr Todiychuk is Coordinator of the EU-Ukraine Memorandum of Understanding on Energy Issues and Lundin Chair in the Field of Energy at the Kyiv International Management Institute.

Yulia Tymoshenko

Yulia Tymoshenko is Prime Minister of Ukraine; concurrently, she is leader of the All-Ukrainian Union "Fatherland" party and the Yulia Tymoshenko Bloc.

Valeriy Pyatnytskiy

Valeriy Pyatnytskiy is presently Deputy Minister of Economy of Ukraine; he is considered to be Ukraine's leading expert on trade policy.

Serhiy Vysotsky

Serhiy Vysotsky is the Head of the "Svobody" Party, one of the major forces for democracy in Belarus.

Karl-Georg Wellman

Karl-Georg Wellman is a Member [CDU] of the Commission on Foreign Affairs of the Bundestag of the German Republic.

Borys Wrzesnewskyj

Borys Wrzesnewskyj is currently a Liberal Member of Canadian Parliament representing the Ontario riding of Etobicoke Centre.

Arseniy Yatseniuk

Arseniy Yatseniuk is the current Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; immediately prior to occupying his present position, Mr. Yatseniuk served as Ukraine’s Minister of Foreign Affairs.

Volodymyr Zaryckyj

Volodymyr Zaryckyj is Executive Director of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations and concurrently holds the rank of Adjunct Associate Professor of Social Sciences at New York University.

Pavlo Zhovnirenko

Pavlo Zhovnirenko is the Chairman of the Board of the Center for Strategic Studies in Ukraine; Dr. Zhovnirenko has served in several advisory posts at the Verkhovna Rada as a specialist in foreign national security issues.


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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