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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 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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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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Ukraine-EU Relations: Program | Print |

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood

Roundtable VIII—Ukraine-EU Relations

October 16-17, 2007

Washington, DC

Venue: Ronald Reagan International Trade Center

Day I—Oct. 16, 2007

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM—Opening Remarks

Speakers

  • Bob Schaffer (AFMC)
  • John O'Keefe (Director/Library of Congress Open World Program)

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM—Roundtable Focus Session I

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine-EU Relations – The Ukrainian Perspective

Chair

  • Oleh Shamshur (Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States)

Featured Speaker

  • Andrii Veselovsky (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)

10:00 AM – 12:30 PM—Roundtable Plenary Session I

Has Ukraine Met the “Political Requirements” for EU Membership? [Two Panels]

(1) The “Democratic Governance” Standard

Moderator

  • Orest Deychakivsky (CSCE)

Panelists

  • Hryhoriy Nemyria (BUT)
  • Ellen Bos (Andrassy University)
  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)
  • Steven Nix (IRI)

Suggested Topics

  • Guaranteed Personal & Political Rights
  • Free and Fair Elections
  • Accountable Governance
  • Independent Civil Society/Independent Press

(2) The “Common Vision” Standard

Moderator

  • Fred Kempe (Atlantic Council)

Panelists

  • Kostyantyn Hryshchenko (RPU)
  • Borys Tarasyuk (OU/IEAC)
  • Rastislav Kacer (Slovak Ambassador/US)
  • David Kramer (DAS/EEA/DOS)

Suggested Topics

  • Sense of Shared Values
  • Sense of Shared History
  • Strong Ties in Trade
  • Respect for Borders

12:30 PM – 2:30 PM—Working Lunch

Theme:

  • Ukraine and the EU – Contemplating a Common Strategy for Energy Security

Chair

  • Adrian Karatnyckyj (Orange Circle)

Discussants

  • Viewpoint from Kyiv: Oleksandr Todiychuk (MOU/UA-EC)
  • Viewpoint from Warsaw: Igor Chalupec (PKN-Orlen/Fmr. Pres.)
  • Viewpoint from Berlin: Friedemann Muller (Inst. for Int’l & Sec. Affairs)
  • Viewpoint from Washington: Keith Smith (CSIS)
  • Viewpoint from Houston: Tom Spellman (Halliburton)

2:30 PM – 3:00 PM—Roundtable Focus Session II

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine-EU Relations – A Viewpoint from Eastern Europe

Chair

  • John Micgiel (Columbia University)

Featured Speaker

  • Janusz Reiter (Ambassador of Poland to the US)

3:00 PM – 5:30 PM—Roundtable Plenary Session II:

Has Ukraine Met the “Economic & Social Requirements” for EU Membership? [Two Panels]

(1) The “Developed Market Economy” Standard

Moderator

  • Morgan Williams (US-UA Bus. Council)

Panelists

  • Oleksandr Biletsky (European Movement/UA)
  • Krzysztof Bobinski (EU-Polska)
  • Anders Aslund (Peterson Institute)
  • Ron Slimp (TD International)

Suggested Topics

  • Stable Growth of Annual GDP
  • Low Inflation & Limited Budget Deficit
  • Steady Rise in Real Income
  • Transparent Economic Activity

(2) The “Equitable Playing Field” Standard

Moderator

  • Tom Dine (US-Ukraine Foundation)

Panelists

  • Keith Crane (RAND)
  • Volodymyr Kosterin (Green Party/UA)
  • Robert Fielding (AFL-CIO/UA)
  • Jan Neutze (Atlantic Council to the US)

Suggested Topics

  • Access to Proper Education
  • Access to Decent Health Care
  • Access to Decent Housing
  • Strong Measures Against Corruption

5:30 PM – 6:00 PM—Roundtable Focus Session III

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine-EU Relations – A Viewpoint from Western Europe

Chair

  • Jan Bugajski (CSIS)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Klaus Scharioth (Ambassador of Germany to the US)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM—Conference Reception 

  • Hosted by the UA Embassy to the United States

Host:

  • Ambassador Oleh Shamshur

Day II—Oct. 17, 2007

9:00 AM – 9:30 AM—Roundtable Focus Session IV

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine-EU Relations – From the Vantage Point of the EU Presidency

Chair

  • William Pomeranz (Kennan Institute)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Joao De Vallera (Ambassador of Portugal to the United States)

9:30 AM – 11: 45 AM—Roundtable Plenary Session III:

How Might Ukraine Fare as a Member of the EU? [Two Panels]

(1) Pondering the Pluses & Minuses of UA Membership in the EU for UA

Moderator

  • Jan Pieklo (PAUCI)

Panelists

  • Yuri Sergeyev (UA Ambassador/UN)
  • Audrius Brugza (Lithuanian Amb./US)
  • Steve Pifer (CSIS)

Suggested Topics

  • Substantial Rewards
  • Few Rewards
  • Few Burdens
  • Substantial Burdens

(2) Pondering the Pluses & Minuses of UA Membership in the EU for the EU

Moderator

  • Nico Lange (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung)

Panelists

  • Roman Shpek (UA Delegation to EU)
  • Michael Gahler (FRC/Euro-Parliament)
  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)

Suggested Topics

  • Substantial Rewards
  • Few Rewards
  • Few Burdens
  • Substantial Burdens

11:45 AM – 12:15 PM—Roundtable Focus Session IV

Suggested Theme

  • Ukraine-EU Relations – A Viewpoint from the United States

Chair

  • Herman Pirchner (AFPC)

Keynote Speaker:

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski (Senior Counselor/CSIS)

12:15 PM – 1:45 PM—Working Lunch

Theme:

  • Ukraine and the EU – Contemplating Cooperation on Matters of Regional Concern

Chair

  • Robert Bensh (Cardinal Resources)

Discussants

  • General Overview: F. Steven Larrabee (RAND)
  • Baltic Vector [Belarus]: Oleksandr Sushko (CPCFPU)
  • Black Sea Vector [Transdnistria]: Volodymyr Dubovyk (CIS/ONU)
  • Adriatic Vector [Kosovo]: Yuri Scherbak (Kyiv Mohylian University)
  • Caspian Vector [Abkhazia]: Hryhoriy Perepylytysa (Dipl. Acad./UA)

1:45 PM – 2:15 PM—Roundtable Focus Session VI

Suggested Theme

  • The EU - Ukraine Action Plan and the New Enhanced Agreement: Instruments for Reform

Chair

  • Viktor Nikitiuk (Deputy Head of Mission/UA Embassy to the US)

Featured Speaker

  • Angelos Pangratis (Dep. Head of the EC Delegation/US)

2:15 PM – 4:30 PM—Roundtable Plenary Session IV:

What Alternative Relationships Might the EU Offer Ukraine? [Two Panels]

(1) Contemplating the Status of “EU Privileged Partner” for Ukraine

Moderator

  • Lewis Madanick (Open World Program/LOC)

Panelists

  • Bohdan Sokolovski (State Secretariat)
  • Steven Sestanovich (Columbia University)
  • Taras Kuzio (George Washington University)

Suggested Topics

  • Diplomatic Benefits
  • Political Benefits
  • Economic Benefits
  • Social Benefits

(2) Contemplating the Status of “EU Neighbor” for Ukraine

Moderator

  • William Courtney (CSC/Dyncorp)

Panelists

  • Yevhen Kaminsky (IWE/NASU)
  • James Sherr (UK Defence Academy)
  • Celeste Wallander (Georgetown University)

Suggested Topics

  • Diplomatic Benefits
  • Political Benefits
  • Economic Benefits
  • Social Benefits

4:30 PM – 5:00 PM—Concluding Remarks

Speakers

  • William Miller (WWIC)
  • Sen. Joseph Biden (D-DE)

6:30 PM – 8:30 PM—Patrons’ Reception

  • Hosted by the UA Quest RT Series Steering Comm.

Host:

  • Peter Borisow (Hollywood Trident Foundation/CUSUR)
Last Updated ( Sunday, 18 November 2007 )
 

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