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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Press Release: Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum III

Topic: Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum III

Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum III was held in Brussels at the Euro-Parliament's venerable Eastman Building on March 30-31, 2009. The two-day conference heard over 30 government and major non-governmental speakers from Ukraine as well as Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic neighbors and partners, including Canada, the EU, NATO and the US. Nearly 100 members of Brussels' EU & NATO diplomatic corps registered to be participants in the event.

The forum program consisted of eight plenary sessions and three focus sessions. During the eight plenary sessions, featured presenters, all of parliamentary or ambassadorial level diplomatic rank, spoke about Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic future within the context, respectively, of EU-UA, NATO-UA, Baltic Council-UA, Visegrad Forum-UA, Weimar Triangle-UA, Canada-UA and US-Ukrainian relations; among the group were two legendary figures that helped guide post Communist East Central Europe into EU and NATO: Vytautas Landsbergis and Janusz Onyszkiewicz. A highlight 'working lunch' session focused on the "Russian Question" and Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic ambitions; the remarks were delivered by veteran Ukrainian diplomat: [Amb.-Ret.] Yuri Scherbak. An 'opening remarks' event was treated to a special presentation by Ukraine's Ambassador to NATO Ihor Sahach, meant to 'stress' Ukraine's readiness to become a member of the fabled security alliance; a 'closing remarks' event listened to a special evaluation by the League of Ukrainian Canadians' Director of External Relations Ihor Kozak, intended to provide the input and insights of Ukraine's powerful Diaspora.

The forum’s sponsors included the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States, the American Foreign Policy Council, the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations, the European Movement Ukraine, Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, the Mission of Ukraine to the EU, the Mission of Ukraine to NATO, the NATO Information Centre/Ukraine, the Open World Program at the Library of Congress and the Polish-Ukrainian Cooperative Foundation. The forum's patrons included Ukraine Air International, Self Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union, the League of Ukrainian Canadians and the European Movement International.

The event’s origins can be traced to the work that a number of the named sponsors and patrons have done together in the last decade organizing the now traditional Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable Series, held each year during the fall in Washington DC. In late 2006, the RT Series organizers turned to harnessing the resources & momentum created by the DC based Quest Roundtables and channeling the energy into a new internationally based discussion series in Kyiv, Ukraine’s gold domed capital about the single most critical issue facing Ukraine today, i.e. its Euro-Atlantic Future. They succeeded beyond their wildest imagination; Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future Forum I [2007] and II [2008] proved to be remarkable and globally newsworthy events. As a result, a plan was unveiled to run three such events a year: one in Kyiv, a second in Washington (under the Quest moniker) and a final gathering in one of the various capitals of Europe [Berlin, Warsaw, Brussels, London, Paris]. Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future Forum III has now become the first fruit of the " European Capitals" circuit; it has also apparently itself borne a further fruit. At the Brussels gathering, Ukraine's envoy to Canada, Ambassador Ihor Ostash and Canada's envoy to Ukraine, Ambassador Daniel Caron, both pledged to support adding a fourth annual conference to the circuit—a yearly forum in Ottawa.

 

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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