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.
Ukraine's Transition to a Stable Democratic Polity
Roundtable V: Ukraine's Transition to a Stable Democratic Polity took place on September 13 and 14, 2004 in Washington, D.C. The forum focused on evaluating Ukraine's movement, from both a domestic and an international perspective, toward implementing the political reforms necessary to achieve the country's ultimate stated goal: membership in NATO and the EU. The event was held at a crucial time for Ukraine: one month before the beginning of the 'now legendary' UA presidential elections cycle of 2004.

Speakers included:

James BillingtonWilliam Miller
Irina BekeshkinaDavid Nicholas
Paula DobrianskySteven Pifer
Olexandr FeldmanIvan Plyushch
Bohdan FuteyValeriy Pustovoytenko
John HerbstSerhiy Rakhmanin
Evhen HirnykDan Rosenblum
Richard HolbrookeMykhajlo Reznyk
Idil IzmirliYuri Scherbak
Yevhen KaminskyJames Sherr
Marcy KapturAndrew Shevchenko
Alexandr LebedevChris Smith
Yuri LutsenkoDavid Tkeshelashvili
Anatoliy MatviyenkoVygaudas Usackas
John McCainHenryk Wujec


American Foreign Policy CouncilNew York University/LAP
Columbia University/ISEUkrainian Central Information Service
Congressional Ukrainian CaucusUkrainian American Freedom Foundation
Embassy of Ukraine to the United StatesUkrainian American Youth Association
Harvard University/BSSPUkrainian Congress Committee of America
International Republican InstituteUkrainian National Information Service
Johns Hopkins University/SAISUS Library of Congress
National Democratic InstituteU.S.-Ukraine Foundation


US Embassy Mass Media FundObolon
OMEX CorporationHeritage Foundation at First Security Federal Savings Bank
Khmil UkrainyAmerican Foreign Policy Council
TernopilbudInternational Renaissance Foundation
Agro-TurSelf Reliance [NY] Federal Credit Union

Steering Committee:

Please note the UA Quest Roundtable Steering Committees are listed here.


Note that video webcasts of Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood - Roundtable V are available for streaming in English (both days) and Ukrainian (Sept. 13 only) at the Library of Congress website in the European Reading Room of the Research Center:
RealPlayer® is required for playback of the webcasts.

UK Defence Academy Fellow James Sherr's featured remarks: 'Ukraine and the Culture of Democracy'


Press release entitled McCain-Holbrooke Tandem Engages UA Audience issued upon the conclusion of the event

Reprint of article from Поступ entitled Демократи багато обіцяють (in Ukrainian)

CSCE press release including Rep. Chris Smith's featured remarks


The event's program

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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