Projects

2018 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events
US-UA Security Dialogue IX
Washington, DC
March 8, 2018
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 10, 2018
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 14, 2018

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 31, 2018 
 
UA HES Special Event:
"Legacy of the UNR" 
New York City
September 22, 2018  
 
UA QUEST RT XIX
Washington, DC
October 12, 2018
 

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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: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue III

US-Ukraine Security Dialogue III

Assessing Ukraine/NATO Relations on the Eve of the Chicago NATO Summit
Conference & Banquet

Ukrainian Cultural Center
Chicago, IL
May 19, 2012

Conference Program



Venue: Ukrainian Cultural Center Chicago, Illinois

11:00 - 11:30 AM Registration


11:45 AM Opening remarks by:

  • Conference Steering Committee Chair
  • US Senator Mark Kirk [Invited]
  • US Senator Richard Durbin [Invited]

12:15 AM Roundtable 1: Perceptions of Ukraine in a Strategic Framework

Moderator:

  • Walter Zaryckyj, Executive Director, Center for US-Ukrainian Relations

Panelists:

  • US Perspective - John Herbst (Washington DC), Former Ambassador of the United States to Ukraine, Director of the Complex Operations Center, National Defense University
  • European Perspective - Amanda Paul (Brussels) Policy Analyst & Program Executive, Administrator of EPC Programs on EU's Eastern Neighborhood, Turkey & the Eurasia Region, European Policy Centre
  • Canadian Perspective - Andrew Robinson (Ottawa) Former Ambassador of Canada to Ukraine, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Patterson School of International Affairs, Carelton University
  • Ukrainian Perspective - Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (Kyiv) Chairman, Political Council of “Our Ukraine”;Former Head, Security Service of Ukraine; Former Member, National Security & Defense Council of Ukraine.

Discussant:

  • Russian Perspective - James Sherr (London) Senior Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Program, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) ; Member, Faculty of Social Studies at Oxford University.

2:30 PM Coffee Break


2:45 PM Roundtable 2: Review of Ukraine/NATO cooperation. Whence the breakdown?

Moderator:

  • Ihor Kozak - Canadian NATO Officer (ret.), International Relations Liaison, League of Ukrainian Canadians

Panelists:

  • US Perspective - Steven Larrabbee (Washington DC) European Security Chair, RAND
  • Canadian Perspective - Lubomyr Luciuk (Kingston ON) Professor of Political Geography at the Royal Military College of Canada
  • European Perspective - James Sherr (London) Senior Fellow, Russian and Eurasia Program, Royal Institute of International Affairs (Chatham House) ; Member, Faculty of Social Studies at Oxford University.
  • Ukrainian Perspective – Oleksandr Sushko (Kyiv), Research Director, Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation

Discussant:

  • Russian Perspective - Jan Pieklo, Director, Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation/PAUCI

5:00 PM - 5:15 PM Closing remarks

  • Steering Committee Member

6:00PM Banquet Reception


6:45 PM Banquet

  • Greetings from two members of US Congress, Democrat and Republican, and two members of Canadian Parliament.

7:30 PM Invocation (English and Ukrainian language, respectively)

  • Catholic and Orthodox clergy

7:45 PM Dinner


9:00PM Benediction (English and Ukrainian language, respectively)

  • Catholic and Orthodox clergy

9:15 PM Keynote

Keynote:

  • Volodymyr Ohryzko (Former Foreign Minister of Ukraine) in English and Ukrainian

Topic: Ukraine's Quest for Nation-Statehood: Perceptions of the West from Ukraine's point of view (from Brest Litovsk to NATO/Bucharest)


9:45PM Reading out communique of Conference Steering Committee

 

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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