Projects

2018 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events
US-UA Security Dialogue IX
Washington, DC
March 8, 2018
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 10, 2018
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 14, 2018

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 31, 2018 
 
UA HES Special Event:
"Legacy of the UNR" 
New York City
September 22, 2018  
 
UA QUEST RT XIX
Washington, DC
October 18, 2018
 

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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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Program-Compelling Bilateral Ties/Poland-Ukraine & Turkey-Ukraine

Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XII:
Compelling Bilateral Ties/Poland-Ukraine & Turkey-Ukraine

October 19-20, 2011
Washington, D.C.




Day 1

Venue: Russell Senate Office Building/RM-325


6:30 PM - 10:00 PM Roundtable Opening Remarks Dinner

Chair:

Herman Pirchner (American Foreign Policy Council)

Words of Welcome:

  • Namik Tan (Ambassador of Turkey to the United States)
  • Maciej Pisarski (Deputy Chief of Mission/Polish Embassy to the United States)
  • Oleksandr Motsyk (Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States)

First Featured Speaker:

  • Baxter Hunt (Director of Ukraine, Moldava, Belarus/US State Department)

Theme: ‘Europe Whole, Free and Prosperous’ as a Strategic Interest of the United States


Second Featured Speaker:

  • James Sherr (REA Program Director/Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Theme: Is Europe Still Committed to Being Whole, Free and Prosperous?



Day 2

Venue: Capitol Hill Senate Visiting Center Rooms 210-212


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM Highlight Focus Session I

Theme: Seeking a Europe Whole, Free and Prosperous as a Strategic Goal of Ukraine/A Word from the UA Government

Chair:

  • Vadym Prystaiko (Embassy of Ukraine to the United States)

Featured Speaker:

  • Yevhen Burkat (Deputy Head of the Dept. of Euro-Integration/Administration of the POU)

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM Roundtable Plenary Session I

Theme: Polish-Ukrainian Relations—Reviewing the Past

Moderator:

  • Jan Bugajski (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Panelists:

  • Krysztof Bobinski (Unia & Polska)
  • Serhiy Plokhyi (Harvard University)

Suggested Topics:

  • Speakers' Choice

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM Roundtable Plenary Session II

Theme: Polish-Ukrainian Relations—Assessing the Present

Moderator:

  • John O’Keefe (Open World Leadership Program/LOC)

Panelists:

  • Janusz Onyszkiewicz (Poland-Ukraine Cooperation Forum)
  • Borys Tarasyuk (Verkhovna Rada Committee on Euro-Integration)

Suggested Topics:

  • Trade/Energy Security/Common "European Home" Paradigm

11:30 AM - 12:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Pondering the Future of Polish-Ukrainian Relations

Moderator:

  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)

Panelists:

  • Jan Pieklo (Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Initiative/PAUCI)
  • Oleh Rybachuk (New Citizen)

Suggested Topics:

  • Revisiting the "Baltic-Black Sea Condominium" Notion

12:30 PM - 1:15 PM Highlight Focus Session II

Theme: Seeking a Europe Whole, Free and Prosperous as a Strategic Goal of Ukraine/A Word from the UA Political Opposition

Moderator:

  • Nico Lange (Konrad Adenauer Stiftung/Ukraine)

Featured Speakers:

  • Hryhoriy Nemyria (Deputy Leader of the “BUT-y “ Electoral Bloc)
  • Volodymyr Ariev (Leading Member of the “National Self Defence” Electoral Bloc)
  • Valentyn Nalyvaichenko (Head of the “Our Ukraine” Political Council)

1:15 PM - 1:45 PM Lunch

[Press Interviews Available]


1:45 PM - 2:30 PM Highlight Focus Session III

Theme: The Global Benefits of Achieving a Europe Whole, Free and Prosperous

Chair:

  • Nadia Diuk (National Endowment for Democracy)

Featured Speakers:

  • Former US National Security Advisor Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski

2:30 PM - 3:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: Turkish-Ukrainian Relations—Reviewing the Past

Moderator:

  • F. Steven Larrabee (RAND)

Panelists:

  • Hakan Kirimli (Bilkent University)
  • Lubomyr Hajda (Harvard University)

Suggested Topics:

  • Speakers' Choice

3:30 PM - 4:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session V

Theme: Turkish-Ukrainian Relations—Assessing the Present

Moderator:

  • Keith Smith (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Panelists:

  • Mehmet Samsar (Consul General of Turkey in NY)
  • Serhiy Korsunsky (Ambassador of Ukraine to Turkey)

Suggested Topics:

  • Trade—Energy Security—Common “European Home” Paradigm

4:30 PM - 5:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VI

Theme: Pondering the Future of Turkish-UA Relations

Moderator:

  • William Courtney (CSC)

Panelists:

  • Diba Nigar Göksel (European Stability Initiative/Turkish Policy Quarterly)
  • Oleksandr Sushko (Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)

Suggested Topics:

  • Creating a "New Silk Road"

5:30 PM - 6:00 PM Highlight Focus Session IV/Closing Remarks Ceremony

Theme: Seeking a Europe Whole, Free and Prosperous as a Strategic Goal of Ukraine/A Word from the Global Ukrainian Hromada

Chair:

  • Tamara Gallo-Olexy (President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)

Featured Speaker:

  • Stefan Romaniw (General Secretary of the World Congress of Ukrainians)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Patrons' Reception

Host:

  • UA Quest RT Steering Committee

 

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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