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March 30, 2017

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June 21, 2017

Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
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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 2016 - 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 2016 - 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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CUSUR 2016 - Project IV
Kyiv Seminars for UA Officials

The several visits of young, fresh minded, reform oriented UA military commanders and national security analysts to various top flight foreign policy think tanks and institutes of higher diplomatic or military learning in DC (prompted in good part by CUSUR invitations to its Occasional Briefings) in the latter part of 2014 prompted the UA MOD to propose a slightly different arrangement for similar discussions/conversations in 2015.
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Program - Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future: International Forum VI

Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future:
International Forum VI

March 7-8, 2012
Ottawa, Canada



Ukraine at the Crossroads

What: An international forum and conference to discuss issues concerning democracy, human rights, the rule of law, economic freedom and foreign policy in contemporary Ukraine

Where: Fairmont Chateau Laurier Hotel

When: 7-8 March, 2012.

Who: Under the patronage of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress, organized by the Canada Ukraine Foundation, the Chair of Ukrainian Studies at the University of Ottawa, and the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR), in cooperation with the Canada-Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, US-Ukraine Business Council, the Ukraine's Euro-Atlantic Future Forum series and various sponsoring organizations and agencies.

Target audience: Politicians, policy makers and business leaders in Canada, the USA, the UK, the EU, and Ukraine; the North American media; Ukrainian community members in Canada and the US, and anyone interested in the situation in Ukraine.

Program: The one and one-half day conference will bring together key government representatives, leading civil society activists, business leaders, expert scholars, media analysts and policy specialists from across North America, Europe and Ukraine to discuss developments in contemporary Ukraine focusing on several key areas of concern.



CONFERENCE PROGRAMME



Day 1


6:00-7:00 pm Reception


7:00-10:00 pm Opening Forum Dinner

An Opening Dinner and panel presentation involving speakers representing Ukraine, the European Union, the US State Department and Canada’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Venue: Chateau Laurier Hotel

Greetings from:

  • Bob Onyschuk, Q.C., Chair, Canada Ukraine Foundation

Keynote Speakers:

  • Borys Tarasyuk (Chair VR Committee on European Integration, former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine)
  • Tom Melia (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, Washington D.C.)
  • Marcin Swiecicki (MP Polish Sejm/Former PL Minister of Foreign Economic Relations, Warsaw)
  • Hon. Peter van Loan (Leader of the Government in the House of Commons, Canada)

Moderator:

  • Chrystia Freeland (Editor, Thompson Reuters Digital)

Theme: “Quo Vadis Ukraine”

Followed by a question period involving the experts who are part of the conference programme


Day 2

Venue: Chateau Laurier Hotel


8:00-8:30 Registration (Coffee, Fruit, Muffins)


8:30-8:50 Official Opening

  • Dominique Arel, Chair of Ukrainian Studies, University of Ottawa
  • Eugene Czolij, President, Ukrainian World Congress
  • Paul Grod, President, Ukrainian Canadian Congress

08:50-09:30 am Plenary Presentation and Discussion I

Opening Keynote Speaker:

  • Oleh Rybachuk (New Citizen, Kyiv)

Theme: The State of Democracy in Ukraine


09:30-10:45 Session I: Democratic Governance, Rule of Law, Human Rights and Media Freedom

Moderator:

  • Andrew Robinson (Former Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine, retired)

Speakers:

  • Mykola Riabchuk (Krytyka, Kyiv)
  • Halyna Koynash (Kharkiv Human Rights Group)
  • Danylo Bilak (CMS-Cameron McKenna, Kyiv)

Discussant:

  • Thomas Melia (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights & Labor, Washington D.C.)

10:45-11:00 Break (Coffee, Muffins, Fruit)


11:00-12:15 Session II: The New Election Law and the 2012 Parliamentary Elections

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Harasymiw (U/Calgary)

Speakers:

  • Alyona Hetmanchuk (Institute of World Policy, Kyiv)
  • Bohdan Futey (Federal Judge, Constitutional Expert, Washington)
  • Markian Shwec (UCC-CUF Observer Mission)

Discussant:

  • Nico Lange (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung Ukraina, Kyiv)

12:15-2:00 Lunch and Plenary Presentation II

Luncheon Keynote Speaker:

  • James Sherr (Royal Institute of International Affairs; Senior Fellow, Russian and Eurasian Programme, Chatham House, London)

Theme: Ukraine and “the Russian Question”

Moderator:

  • Robert Amsterdam (Amsterdam and Peroff, Toronto)

Discussant:

  • Andrei Piontkovsky (Russian Academy of Sciences, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute)

2:00-3:15 Session III: Economic Issues: Energy, Economic Freedom and Corruption

Chair:

  • Morgan Williams (Chair, US Ukraine Business Council)

Speakers:

  • Anders Aslund (Peterson Institute, Washington)
  • Zenon Potoczny (President, Canada Ukraine Chamber of Commerce, Toronto)

Discussant:

  • Serhiy Kudelia (Post Doc Fellow, George Washington University)

3: 15-3:30 Coffee Break


3:30-5:00 Session IV: Geopolitics and National Security

Moderator:

  • Derek Fraser (Former Canadian Ambassador to Ukraine, retired)

Speakers:

  • Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (Nasha Ukraina, Past Head Security Service of Ukraine)
  • Amanda Paul (European Policy Centre, Brussels)
  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation, Washington)
  • Ihor Kozak (former Canadian NATO military officer/diplomat, Toronto)

Discussant:

  • James Sherr (RIIA, Senior Fellow, Chatham House)

5:00-5:15 Conference Summary

  • Walter Zaryckyj (Center for US-Ukrainian Relations)

5:15-5:30 Official Closing Remarks

  • Dominique Arel (University of Ottawa)
  • Bob Onyschuk (President, Canada Ukraine Foundation)

5:30-7:00 Post-Conference Reception and Cash Bar


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