Projects

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
 
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
 
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
 
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
 
Cambridge, MA
December 7-8, 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 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 2017 - 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 2018 - 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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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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