Upcoming Events 2020
US-UA Security Dialogue XI
Washington, DC
March 5, 2020 
New York City
April 30, 2020
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VIII
New York City [Webcasting]
June 17-18, 2020

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 29, 2020 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukrainians in 1945/75th 
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 26, 2020 
Washington, DC
October 22, 2020
PL-LT-UA Relations
Chicago, IL 
November 14, 2020 


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 2019 - 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.
Program: Ukraine-North America Investment Forum

The Ukraine-North America Investment Forum:
"Investing in Eastern Europe's Fastest-Growing Market"

June 4-6 2007

New York Marriott Marquis Times Square

New York City

Monday, June 4

8:30 AM - 9:00 AM


9:00 AM – 10:15 AM

Forum Opening

"Ukraine's Investment Climate: A Macroeconomic Perspective"


  • Jorge Zukoski, President, American Chamber of Commerce in Ukraine


  • Yuri Yekhanurov, Former Prime Minister of Ukraine and Member of the Ukrainian Rada


  • Helena Hessel, Director, Sovereign Ratings Group, Standard and Poor’s
  • Michael Marrese, Managing Director, Head of Economics and Strategy for the CEEMEA, JP Morgan

10:15- 11:15 AM

First Plenary Session:

"Strategies for Raising Capital"


  • Business Ukraine Magazine


  • Lucas Romriell, Head of Equity Sales, Concorde Capital
  • Valentin Zelenyuk, Chief Economist and Strategist, Millennium Capital
  • Borys Chabursky, President, SHI Consulting

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Second Plenary Session:

"Raising Capital: Plans and Perspectives of Ukraine Business Leaders"

Chair and Overview Remarks:

  • Elena Voloshina, Head of International Finance Corporation Operations, Ukraine


  • Jock Mendoza-Wilson, Director of Int’l & Investor Relations, System Capital Management
  • Oleksandr Pylypenko, Vice President, Industrial Group Consortium
  • Aaron Johnson, Head of Transaction Support Services, Ernst & Young Ukraine

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Luncheon Session:

"Ukraine's Emerging Market: North-American Perspectives"


  • Igor Obozintsev, Advisor to the President, State Export-Import Bank of Ukraine


  • Bo Bazylevsky, Managing Director & Head of Emerging Market Credit, JP Morgan
  • Rafael Soeda, Exec. Director, Emerging Markets Special Opportunities Investing

Keynote Address:

  • Roger Kubarych, Henry Kaufman Senior Fellow for International Economics and Finance, Council on Foreign Relations and former Chief Economist of the New York Stock Exchange

2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Third Plenary Session:

"Opportunities for Investment: Views of Leading Ukrainian and International Fund Managers and Analysts"


  • Marianna Kozintseva, Vice President for Global Emerging Markets Equity Strategy, Bear Stearns


  • Natalie Jaresko, Managing Partner, Horizon Capital
  • Roman Kyzyk, Managing Director, Draper Fisher Jurvetson Nexus Fund
  • Noah Gotbaum, Managing Partner, New Spirit Capital

3:15 PM - 4:15 PM

Fourth Plenary Session:

“Investing in and Financing Ukraine's Booming Real Estate Sector"


  • Financial/Mortgage Services: Gregory Krasnov CEO, IMB Group
  • Myron Rabij, Partner, Salans

4:15 PM - 5:45 PM

Fifth Plenary Session

"Opportunities for Public Private Partnerships and Ukraine's Infrastructure Development Needs”


  • Serhiy Rusnak, InvestUkraine


  • Infrastructure Development: Tom Spellman, Trade Finance, Halliburton
  • Infrastructure Financing: Lesia Haliv, Head of Business Development, EBRD
  • Euro 2012 European Football Competition: Vasyl Myroshnychenko, Partner, CFC Consulting
  • Alex Sapojnikov, Head of Corporate Finance Services, Ernst and Young Ukraine

6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

First Day Networking Reception

Tuesday, June 5

9:00 AM - 9:15 AM

Special Forum Session I:

Featured Speaker:

  • Ambassador Yuri Sergeiev, Ukraine’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations

9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Special Forum Session II:

"Ukraine’s Potential: The View of an American Investor


  • Amb. Ronald Lauder, Founder and Chairman, Central European Media Enterprises

10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Sixth Plenary Session:

"IPOs /Private Placements: Ukrainian Corporations Share Experiences"


  • Expert Magazine
  • Viktor Ivanchyk, CEO, Astarta-Kyiv

11:15 AM - 12:30 PM

Forum Focus Session II:

"A Dynamic Legislative/Legal Framework for Ukraine's Economy"


  • Armen Khachaturyan, Partner, Shevchenko Didkovskiy & Partners
  • Alan Bannister, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutchard

12:30 PM - 2:00 PM

Luncheon Session:

"Investing in Ukraine: Economic and Political Perspectives"


  • Stefan Jekel, Managing Director, NYSE Euronext

Keynote Address:

  • Oleksandr Savchenko, Deputy Chairman of the National Bank of Ukraine

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM

A Visit to the New York Stock exchange

  • "A Briefing by NYSE Euronext Representatives for Ukrainian Companies"

8:00 PM

VIP Dinner—By Invitation Only [Four Invited Speakers]

Wednesday, June 6

Venue: Ukrainian Institute of America, 2 East 79th Street, New York, NY

9:00 AM - 11:00 PM

Forum Break-out Sessions

Forum Closing Remarks:

  • The Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • The Orange Circle

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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