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
October 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-Ukraine's 'Report Card' on the Eve of Parliamentary Elections

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Special Edition Roundtable:
Providing Ukraine with a 'Report Card' Before the 2012 Parliamentary Elections

September 19-20, 2012
Washington, D.C.

Opening Remarks Dinner (Day One): Reagan International Trade Center Rotunda
Roundtable Proper (Day Two): University Club/Embassy Row


Day 1

Venue: Reagan International Trade Center/Rotunda [1300 Pennsylvania Avenue]

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM Roundtable Opening Remarks Dinner


  • Herman Pirchner (American Foreign Policy Council)

Words of Welcome:

  • Oleksandr Motsyk (Ukrainian Envoy to the United States)
  • Richard Lugar [R-IN] (Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee) [Invited]

Featured Speaker:

  • Philip Gordon (Assistant Secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia)

Theme: The Importance of the 2012 Verkhovna Rada Elections to Ukraine’s Future

Day 2

Venue: University Club of Washington DC/Embassy Row [1135 16th Street]

8:00 AM – 8:40 AM Registration

8:40 AM – 9:50 AM Roundtable Plenary Session I

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)


  • Borys Tarasyuk (Verkhovna Rada)
  • Damon Wilson (Atlantic Council)
  • Derek Fraser (Center for Global Studies/University of Victoria)
  • Lauren Jewett (National Democratic Institute)

Issues to Consider:

  • Fair Elections
  • Free Media
  • Respect for Human Rights
  • Strong Civil Society

9:50 AM – 11:00 AM Roundtable Plenary Session II

Theme: Developed Market Economics—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • Morgan Williams (US-Ukraine Business Council)


  • Borys Kushniryk (UNP Economic Council)
  • Oleksandr Sushko (Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)
  • Jorge Zukoski] (UA American Chamber of Commerce)
  • Andrew Bihun (The Washington Group)

Issues to Consider:

  • Sound Fiscal Policy
  • Sound Monetary Policy
  • Appropriate Deregulation/Privatization
  • General Business Transparency

11:00 AM – 11:10 PM Coffee Break

11:10 AM – 12:20 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • William Courtney (Computer Services Corporation)


  • Leonid Polyakov (Center for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies)
  • Steven Larrabee (RAND Corp.)
  • John Herbst (National Defense University)
  • James Sherr (Royal Institute of International Affairs)

Issues to Consider:

  • Secure Borders
  • Modernized Military Industrial Complex
  • Professionalized Armed Forces
  • Reliable Allies

12:20 PM - 12:40 PM Afternoon Highlight Focus Session

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—From a Global Perspective


  • Steven Nix (International Republican Institute)

Featured Speaker:

  • Paula Dobriansky (Foreign Policy Advisor to Governor Mitt Romney)

12:40 PM - 1:10 PM Lunch [Press Interviews available in the Governors’ Conference Room]

1:10 PM – 2:20 PM Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: Ever Greater Energy Security—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • Ilan Berman (American Foreign Policy Council)


  • Oleksandr Todiychuk (Kyiv International Energy Club Q)
  • Steven Blank (US Army War College)
  • Jonas Graetz (Center for Security Studies/ETH Zurich)
  • Keith Smith (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Issues to Consider:

  • Expanding Domestic Production
  • Improving Transport Capacity
  • Enlarging Storage Capacity
  • Increasing Conservation

2:20 PM – 3:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session V

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • Janusz Bugajski (Center for Strategic and International Studies)


  • Oleh Rybachuk (New Citizen)
  • Nadia Diuk (National Endowment for Democracy)
  • Jan Pieklo (Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation/PAUCI)
  • Yevhen Hlibovitsky (The Nestor Group)

Issues to Consider:

  • Stable Inter-Ethnic Relations
  • Stable Inter-Faith Relations
  • Stable Class Relations
  • Manageable Regional Differences

3:30 PM – 3:40 PM Coffee Break

3:40 PM – 4:50 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VI

Theme: Established National Identity—Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  • Lewis Madanick (Open World Program/Library of Congress)


  • Volodymyr Viatrovych (Center for Research on the UA Liberation Movement)
  • Lubomyr Luciuk (Royal Military College of Canada)
  • Andreas Umland (Kyiv Mohyla Academy)
  • William Miller (Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson International Center)

Issues to Consider:

  • A Sense of Common History
  • A Sense of Common Culture
  • A Sense of a Common Future
  • Ability to Assimilate the ‘Other’

4:50 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks Ceremony

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters—From a US Perspective


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

Featured Speaker:

  • Sander Levin (US Representative/MI-D) [Invited]

6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception

Venue: American Foreign Policy Council [509 C Street]


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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