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 
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
LT-PL-UA Relations
November 9, 2019   

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 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.
Roundtable X: Speaker Bios
Article Index
Roundtable X: Speaker Bios
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Oleksandr Aleksandrovych

Oleksandr Aleksandrovych, a veteran Ukrainian diplomat with the rank of Minister-Counselor, currently serves in that capacity at the Embassy of Ukraine to the United States.

Anders Åslund

Anders Aslund is presently a Senior Fellow at the Peterson Institute of International Economics. Dr. Aslund has long engaged in monitoring the transformation of formerly socialist economies to market-based economies. While the central areas of his studies are Russia and Ukraine, he also focuses on the broader implications of economic transition. Prior to his tenure at the Institute, Dr. Åslund was Director of the Russian and Eurasian Affairs Program at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace in Washington, D.C.

Andrew Bihun

Andrew Bihun is currently the President of The Washington Group (TWG). Mr. Bihun recently retired from the US Department of Commerce, where he served in several senior positions. In the 1990s, he held the post of Commercial Attache at the US Embassy to Ukraine.

Peter Borisow

Peter Borisow is the President of Hollywood Trident Foundation, which specializes in attempting to give Ukrainians greater visibility globally in the field of media and entertainment; concurrently, he serves on the Board of Directors of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations.

Ron Chyczij

Ron Chyczij, using his resources as head of the Etobicoke-Lakeshore Federal Liberal Association and as a key member of Ukrainian Canadian Professional and Business Association in Toronto, coordinated the massive Ukrainian Canadian Congress effort to provide 'international observers' for the re-run of the 2004 presidential elections in Ukraine.

Ariel Cohen

Ariel Cohen is a well-known international expert on Ukrainian, Russian, Eurasian, European and Middle Eastern foreign, security and economic affairs; U.S. and global energy security; terrorism; organized crime and other political risk factors. Dr. Cohen is Senior Research Fellow in Russian and Eurasian Studies and International Energy Security at the Davis International Studies Institute at the Heritage Foundation, working closely with Congressmen and Congressional staff members and cabinet-level foreign decision makers. He has over 20 years experience in research project management, government relations/political public relations, journalistic writing, and broadcasting.

Heather Conley

Heather Conley serves as Director and Senior Fellow of the Europe Program at CSIS. Prior to joining CSIS, Ms. Conley served as senior adviser to the Center for European Policy Analysis, an independent, nonpartisan public policy research institute dedicated to the study of Central Europe.

Orest Deychakiwsky

Orest Deychakiwsky is senior staff advisor at the U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) whose country responsibilities currently include Ukraine, Belarus and Bulgaria. He has served as a member of U.S. delegations to numerous OSCE/CSCE meetings and as an international election observer in Ukraine, Belarus, Russia, Bulgaria, Slovakia and Bosnia. Mr. Deychakiwsky has authored or co-authored a sizable number of speeches, statements, resolutions, and articles on issues pertaining to Ukraine or U.S.-Ukrainian relations.

Nadia Diuk

Nadia Diuk currently serves as Senior Program Director for Central and Eastern Europe and the New Independent States at the National Endowment for Democracy, a private nonprofit organization funded by the US Congress to strengthen democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts. Dr. Diuk has supervised NED programs in this complex region since 1987.

Michael A. Einhorn

Michael A. Einhorn is Senior Research Fellow at the Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, where he has been engaged since 1986. Besides work at the CITI, Dr. Einhorn is an economic consultant and testifying expert active in the areas of intellectual property, media, entertainment, licensing, valuation, and antitrust. He has authored the book Media, Technology, and Copyright: Integrating Law and Economics, edited three more, researched over fifty professional articles, and lectured in Canada, Great Britain, France, Holland, Germany, Italy, Sri Lanka, China, and Japan; he has taught at Columbia, Fordham, and Rutgers Law School.

Olga Fishel

Olga Fishel is the Senior Program Officer for Ukraine at the National Democratic Institute and has had a bird's eye view of both UA NGOs and US NGOs working in Ukraine.

Derek Fraser

Derek Fraser is Director of the EastWest Institute of Canada, located at the Centre for Global Studies, University of Victoria. He served as Canada's envoy in Ukraine from 1998 to 2001, in Greece from 1995 to 1998, and in Hungary from 1988 to 1993. Ambassador Fraser has also worked at Canadian missions in Vietnam, Germany, Russia and Belgium. At headquarters, he was variously Acting Director General, Cultural Affairs and Higher Education Bureau, Director at different times of the East and West European Divisions, and Dep. Director of the Latin American Division.

Bohdan Futey

Bohdan Futey has served as Judge of the United States Court of Federal Claims since 1987. Judge Futey has been actively involved with Democratization and Rule of Law programs organized by the Judicial Conference of the United States, the Department of State and the American Bar Association in Ukraine and Russia.

Vitalij Garber

Vitalij Garber is currently Adjunct Professor and Senior Fellow at the George Mason University International Cyber Center. He retired as Director, Interoperability, Department of Defense, after being in private sector as CEO of Garber International Associates, where he was instrumental in forming international partnerships and joint ventures, particularly focusing on defense conversion in Ukraine. Previously, Dr. Garber was the Assistant Secretary General at NATO, and the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for International Programs and Technology.

Paul Grod

Paul Grod has served as the National President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress since October 2007. Prior to his election as President, Paul served as the Congress’ Vice President and member of the Board of Directors since 2001. During that period Paul also chaired and served on a number of UCC National Committees including Justice, Internment and Canada Ukraine.

John Hewko

John Hewko is presently a Woodrow Wilson International Center Public Policy Scholar. Just prior to the present appointment, he served as Vice-President for Operations and Compact Development at Millennium Challenge Corporation.

David J. Kramer

David J. Kramer joined German Marshall Fund in May 2009 as a Senior Transatlantic Fellow and works on issues related to Russia/Eurasia and Wider Europe as well as democracy and human rights. He came to GMF after more than eight years at the State Department in various capacities, most recently as Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights, and Labor. Before that, he was Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs, responsible for Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, and Belarus, as well as regional nonproliferation issues. He also served in the Office of Policy Planning and as Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs.

Pavlo Kachur

Pavlo Kachur presently serves as Chief Executive of the 'New Energy of Ukraine Alliance' and has been instrumental in the entity's stress on developing alternative sources of energy for Ukraine. Earlier (2005-07), Mr. Kachur held the post of Minister of Building, Architecture and Housing of Ukraine, a position he used effectively to enlighten the country to the need for energy conservation.

Yuri Klufas

Yuri Klufas is the television producer of KONTAKT, an eminently popular 'news & events' program with the sizable Ukrainian Canadian community.

Ihor Kozak

Ihor Kozak currently occupies the position of Director, International Relations, League of Ukrainian Canadians. As a highly decorated military officer of the Canadian Armed Forces, Mr. Kozak took part in such international programs as Reduction of Nuclear Threat, Arms Control and Verification and Partnership for Peace and participated in numerous diplomatic missions in Washington, Vienna and Brussels as well as in Ukraine, Russia and the Caucasus.

Nico Lange

Nico Lange is the Director of the Ukraine Programme and Kyiv Office of the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung. Mr. Lange has proven to be a critical force behind many of the recent forums dedicated to studying Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future.

Lewis Madanick

Lewis Madanick is currently Senior Program Manager for the US Library of Congress’ Open World Leadership Development Center, charged with bringing a new generation of leaders from Lithuania, Ukraine and Uzbekistan to the United States for an “internship in building responsible civil society and democratic government”.

Nadia K. McConnell

Nadia K. McConnell is President of the US-Ukraine Foundation, which she helped found in 1991 to promote democratic development and free market reform in Ukraine. The Foundation's first initiative in Ukraine was the Pylyp Orlyk Institute, a non partisan, locally registered, public policy research organization.

William Miller

William Miller is presently a Senior Scholar at the Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center. Earlier, he served as the second United States Ambassador to Ukraine. During his tenure, Ambassador Miller was eyewitness to some of the most fundamental transformations of the Ukrainian State, including the ratification of Ukraine's Constitution.

John O'Keefe

John O'Keefe is a Career Member of the Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister Counselor. Before assuming his duties as Executive Director of the LOC's Open World Leadership Development Program, he served as Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for the Office of the Director General, Bureau of Human Resources [2004-2006]. Prior to that, Ambassador O'Keefe headed the Office of Career Development and Assignments from July 2003 to April 2004. He served as U.S. Ambassador to Kyrgyzstan from August 2000 to July 2003.


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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