Projects

2019 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events 2019
US-UA Security Dialogue X
Washington, DC
February 28, 2019
 
UA HES Special Event:
Sobornist' at 100
Ukrainian Museum
May 4, 2019   
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 23, 2019
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 13, 2019

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2019 
 
UA HES Special Event:
UA-AM Community at 125
Princeton Club/NY
September 21, 2019 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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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-Compelling Bilateral Ties/US-Ukraine & Canada-Ukraine

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood
Roundtable X: Compelling Bilateral Ties/US-Ukraine & Canada-Ukraine

October 21-22, 2009
Washington, DC


Day I

Venue: Library of Congress [Montpelier Room]


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM Registration


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Opening Remarks:

  • John O'Keefe (Director, Open World/Library of Congress)
  • Daniel Russell (Dep. Assistant Secretary of State)

9:30 AM - 10:10 AM Roundtable Focus Session I

Theme: US-Ukrainian Relations – Ukrainian Government Perspective

Chair:

  • Oleksandr Aleksandrovich (M-C, Embassy of Ukraine to the US)

Featured Speaker:

  • Oleh Shamshur (Ambassador of Ukraine to the US)

10:10 AM – 11:30 AM Roundtable Plenary Session I

Theme: US, Canada and Ukraine's Search for Security

Moderator:

  • John Hewko (Public Policy Scholar/WWIC)

Panelists:

  • Celeste Wallander (Dep. Assistant Sec. of Defense)
  • Damon Wilson (Vice President/Atlantic Council)
  • Borys Wrzesnewskyj (Member of Parliament/Canada)
  • Bohdan Sokolovsky (Sen. Advisor /UA Pres. Sec.)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

11:30 PM – 11:40 PM Coffee Break


11:40 AM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Plenary Session II

Theme: US, Canada and Ukraine's Quest for Political Stability

Moderator:

  • Steven Nix (Director/Eurasia Division/IRI)

Panelists:

  • William Taylor (Vice President/US Peace Institute)
  • David Kramer (Senior Transatlantic Fellow/GMF)
  • Bohdan Futey (Judge/US Fed. Claims Court)
  • Ron Chyczij (President/ELRA)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Working Lunch

Theme: A Word or Two from the Ukrainian American "Hromada"

Chair:

  • Peter Borisow (President, Hollywood Trident Foundation)

Featured Speaker:

  • Andrew Bihun (President, The Washington Group)

2:30 PM – 3:10 PM Roundtable Focus Session II

Theme: US-Ukrainian Relations – Ukrainian NGO Perspective

Chair:

  • Olga Fishel (Senior Program Officer, NDI)

Featured Speaker:

  • Nadia McConnell (President, US-Ukraine)

3:10 PM – 4:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: US, Canada and Ukraine's Quest for Prosperity

Moderator:

  • Morgan Williams

Panelists:

  • Anders Aslund (Senior Fellow/Petersen Institute)
  • Mykola Pakhnin (Liaison Director/Kharkiv Olb. Adm.)
  • Slava Johnson (Partner, Chadbourne & Parke)
  • Michael Einhorn (Senior Research Fellow, CITI)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

4:30 PM – 4:40 PM Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


4:40 PM – 6:00 PM Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: US, Canada and Ukraine's Search for Energy Independence

Moderator:

  • Keith Smith (Senior Scholar/CSIS)

Panelists:

  • Pavlo Kachur (Projects Director, Nova Energia Ukrainy)
  • Tom Spellman (Director/Trade & Finance, Halliburton)
  • Bohdan Onyschuk (QC, Gowling, Lafleur, Henderson)
  • George Laszkiewicz (Senior Associate, ATG)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Patrons' Reception
[By Invitation Only]




Day II

Venue: Library of Congress [Montpelier Room]


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM Registration


9:00 AM - 9:40 AM Roundtable Focus Session III

Theme: Canadian-Ukrainian Relations – Ukrainian Government Perspective

Chair:

  • Ihor Kozak (Int'l. Relations Director, League of Ukrainian Canadians)

Featured Speaker:

  • Ihor Ostash (Ambassador of Ukraine to Canada)

9:40 AM – 11:00 AM Roundtable Plenary Session V

US, Canada, Ukraine & EU's Eastern Partnership Initiative

Moderator:

  • Nico Lange (Director, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Panelists:

  • Oleksandr Scherba (Senior FA Advisor to A. Yatseniuk)
  • Angelos Pangratis (DCM, EC Delegation to the US)
  • Leigh Sarty (Director, European Affairs, CA DFAIT)
  • Nadia Diuk (Senior Director, REA, NED)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

11:00 AM – 11:10 AM Coffee Break


11:10 AM – 12:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VI

US, Canada, Ukraine & Russia's 'Near Abroad' Expectations

Moderator:

  • Ariel Cohen (Senior Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation)

Panelists:

  • William Miller (Senior Scholar, Kennan Institute)
  • Yuri Scherbak (President, Inst. for Sustainable Development)
  • Derek Fraser (Director, EastWest Institute of Canada, UV)
  • Gennady Shorokhov (Senior Advisor to Duma Rep. Sablin)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Roundtable Focus Session IV

Theme: Canadian-Ukrainian Relations – Media Perspective

Chair:

  • Taras Paslavsky (UA Liaison Officer, LUC)

Featured Speaker:

  • Yuri Klufas (Producer, Kontakt TV Network/CA)

1:00 PM – 2:30 PM Working Lunch

Theme: A Word or Two from the Ukrainian Canadian "Hromada"

Chair:

  • Orest Steciw (Chair, National Council, LUC)

Featured Speaker:

  • Paul Grod (President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress)

2:30 PM – 3:50 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VII

Theme: US, Canada, Ukraine & Regional 'Frozen Conflict' Issues

Moderator:

  • Vitaly Garber (Director, DOD Inoperability Program)

Panelists:

  • Steven Pifer (FP Visiting Fellow, Brookings Institution)
  • Oleksandr Sushko (Research Director, IEAC)
  • Heather Conley (Director, European Programs, CSIS)
  • David Hutchison (First Secretary, CA Embassy to the US)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

3:50 PM – 4:00 PM Coffee Break


4:00 PM – 5:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VIII

Theme: US, Canada, Ukraine & Belarus' Potential Promise

Moderator:

  • Jan Pieklo (Director, PAUCI)

Panelists:

  • Larry Silverman (Director/UMB Bureau, Dept. of State)
  • Orest Deychakiwsky (Senior Staff Advisor, US CSCE)
  • Borys Parakhonskyj (Senior Researcher, UA NSDC)
  • Andrew Robinson (Distinguished Senior Fellow, Carleton U.)
Suggested Topics:
  • Review of Prevailing Arrangements
  • Analysis of Challenges to Said Framework
  • Recommendations for Future Agreements

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM Concluding Remarks:

  • Lewis Madanick (Senior Program Officer, Open World/LOC)
  • Michael Wilson (Canadian Ambassador to the US) [Invited]

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Conference Reception
Hosted by the UA Embassy to the United States



Last Updated ( Monday, 19 October 2009 )
 

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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