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 [Webcasting]
October 21-22, 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: US-UA Working Group Inaugural Dinner

CUSUR US UA Working Group Inaugural Dinner

Venue Location - University Club/1135 16th Street NW/Washington DC

Time - 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM


Political/Diplomatic Affairs:

  • Borys Tarasyuk US-UA WG Member/UA]
  • William Miller [US-UA WG Chair/US]
  • William Taylor
  • David Kramer
  • Bill Schneider
  • Taylor Ruggles
  • Herman Pirchner
  • Walter Zaryckyj

Economic Affairs:

  • Ariel Cohen [US-UA WG Chair]
  • Jock Mendoza Wilson [US-UA WG Member]
  • Keith Smith
  • Andrew Bihun
  • Morgan Williams
  • Bohdan Kurczak
  • Bohdan Savycky
  • Mykola Hryckowian

Security Affairs:

  • Valeriy Chalyi [US-UA WG Chair/UA]
  • James Greene [US-UA WG Chair/UA]
  • Fran Burwell
  • Stephen Blank
  • Vitalij Garbar
  • Stephen Larrabee
  • Oksana Shulyar
  • Arthur Hryhorowych

Humanitarian Affairs:

  • Yuri Scherbak [US-UA WG Chair/UA]
  • Bohdan Futey [US-UA WG Chair/UA]
  • Steven Nix
  • Kate Fox
  • Bohdan Futey
  • Nadia McConnell
  • Mykhailo Sawkiw
  • Olexandr Oleksandrovyh

Featured Speakers (in order of presentation):

  • Valeriy Chaly (UA WG Security Affairs Chair) [Fmr. UA Dep. Foreign Minister]
  • Jock Mendoza Wilson (UA WG Economic Affairs Member) [Communications Dir.-SCM]
  • Yuri Scherbak (UA WG Humanitarian Affairs Chair) [Fmr. UA Amb. to the US and CA]
  • Borys Tarasyuk (UA WG Diplomatic Affairs Member) [Fmr. UA Foreign Minister]


  • The Overall State of Affairs in Ukraine
  • The First Hundred Days of the VFY Adm.
  • Where is the Yanukovych Adm. Heading From Here?
  • The State of UA-US Relations
  • The State of UA-EU Relations
  • The State of UA-NATO Relations
  • The Emerging UA-RU Entente (its scope and size)
  • What is the State of the Opposition Now?
  • Where will the Opposition be in Six Months?
  • How can the US-UA WG concretely help UA?

Special Guests:

  • Mr. Taylor Ruggles (Special Assistant to the Vice President for Europe and Eurasia)
  • William Schneider (Fmr. Chairman of the US Defense Science Board)

AFPC/CUSUR Organizing Committee

  • Herman Pirchner
  • Jeff Smith
  • Walter Zaryckyj
  • Mykola Hryckowian

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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