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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.
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.
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.
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.
Program - US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue IV

US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue IV:
Aiming for an Energy Self Sufficient Ukraine by 2030

December 11, 2012


Venue: American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine/15 Vul. Amosova

8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9:30 am — Dialogue Opening Remarks: Aiming for an Energy Self Sufficient Ukraine by 2030/Energy Strategy of Ukraine Until 2030


  • B. Havrylyshyn [International Management Institute]

Featured Speaker:

  • A. Kluyev [National Security and Defense Council of Ukraine]
  • M. Pashkevych [Head of the State Agency for Energy Efficiency and Energy Saving of Ukraine]

9:30 am – 10:40 am — Dialogue Session I – Reviewing the State of Ukraine’s Existing Energy Resources


  • K.Savin [Director of Heinrich Boell Stiftung]


  • [US/EU] J. Gratz [ETH Zurich/Center for Security Studies]
  • [UA] I. Plachkov [Ex-Minister of Petroleum and Energy in Ukraine, author of the previous Energy Strategy of Ukraine]
  • [UA] B. Sokolovsky [Member of Kyiv International Energy Club “Q”, former commissioner of the President of Ukraine on energy issues]

Suggested Topics:

  • Coal
  • Oil
  • Natural Gas
  • Hydro
  • Nuclear

10:40 am – 11:50 am — Dialogue Session II – Pondering Ukraine’s Potentially New Energy Assets


  • O. Sushko [Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation]


  • [US/EU] A. Cohen [Heritage Foundation]
  • [UA] V. Makukha [Ministry of Energy and Coal Industry of Ukraine]
  • [UA] G. Geletukha [Bioenergy Association of Ukraine]

Suggested Topics:

  • Shale Gas
  • Coal Bed Methane
  • LNG
  • Alternatives
  • Conservation

11:50 am – 1:00 pm — Dialogue Session III – Evaluating Ukraine’s Role as a Major Energy Transmitter


  • M. Honchar [Director of Energy Programs, NOMOS Center]


  • [UA] O. Chalyi [Grant Thorton Ukraine]
  • [UA] O. Narbut [Independent energy expert]
  • [US/EU] James Sherr [Royal Institute of International Affairs]

1:00 pm – 1:40 pm — Working Lunch – A Special Sub Topic/Pondering the Wisdom of the RF Promoted “South Stream” Project


  • P. Kachur [“New Energy of Ukraine” Alliance]

Featured Speaker:

  • A. Yermolayev [National Institute of Strategic Studies]

Lead Discussant:

  • James Sherr [Royal Institute of International Affairs]

1:40 pm – 2:50 pm — Dialogue Session IV – Optimal Energy Balance for Ukraine's Energy Security Needs


  • L. Polyakov [Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies]


  • [UA] O. Todiychuk [President of Kyiv International Energy Club “Q”]
  • [US/EU] C.Filipowicz [United Oilfield Services Sp. Z. o. o.]
  • [UA] V.Kupchak [Ukrainian Parliament]

2:50 pm – 3:20 pm — Dialogue Closing Remarks: How Can the US Help in Ukraine's Quest for Energy Self Sufficiency?


  • Walter Zaryckyj [CUSUR]

Featured Speaker:

  • Stephen Blank [US Army War College]

3:20 pm – 4:00 pm Buses to Kyiv's European Square

4:00 pm – 6:00 pm – Concert on the Occasion of the Fifth Anniversary of the Q-Club

6:00 pm – 8:00 pm – Dialogue Evening Reception (Buffet)

Last Updated ( Saturday, 01 December 2012 )

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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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