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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
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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 '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



Program


Day 1


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


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

Chair:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)

Panelists:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • Morgan Williams (US-Ukraine Business Council)

Panelists:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • William Courtney (Computer Services Corporation)

Panelists:

  • 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

Chair:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • Ilan Berman (American Foreign Policy Council)

Panelists:

  • 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

Moderator:

  • Janusz Bugajski (Center for Strategic and International Studies)

Panelists:

  • 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

Moderator:

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

Panelists:

  • 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

Chair:

  • 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]

 

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