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Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
 
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
 
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
 
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
 
Cambridge, MA
December 7-8, 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 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 2017 - 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 2018 - 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-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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