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 [Webcasting]
October 21-22, 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—US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit I

US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit I
Providing ‘Ukraine’s Annual Report Card’

June 20, 2013
Washington DC


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

8:30 AM – 9:00 AM Registration

9:00 AM – 10:10 AM Roundtable Plenary Session I

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


  • Bohdan Futey (US Court of Federal Claims)


  • Iryna Bekeshkina (Democratic Initiatives Foundation)
  • Steven Nix (International Republican Institute)
  • Laura Jewett (National Democratic Institute)
  • Orest Deychakiwsky (US Helsinki Commmission)

Issues to Consider:

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

10:10 AM – 11:20 AM Roundtable Plenary Session II

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


  • John O'Keefe (Open World Program)


  • Keith Crane (RAND)
  • Ihor Burakowsky (Institute for Policy Consulting and Economic Research)
  • Edilberto Segura (Blezyer Foundation)
  • Lev Holubec (PriceWaterhouseCooper)

Issues to Consider:

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

11:20 AM – 12:30 PM Roundtable Plenary Session III

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


  • William Courtney (Computer Services Corporation)


  • John Herbst (National Defense University)
  • Steven Blank (US Army War College)
  • Steven Larabbee (RAND Cooperation)
  • James Greene (Effective Engagement Strategies)

Issues to Consider:

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

12:30 PM - 1:10 Working Lunch

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters---US Government Perspective


  • Wayne Merry (American Foreign Policy Council)

Featured Speaker:

  • Thomas Melia (Deputy Assistant Secretary of State/DRL)

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)


  • Ariel Cohen (Heritage Foundation)
  • Keith Smith (Center for Strategic and International Studies)
  • Frank Mermoud (Cub Energy Corp.)
  • Roman Nitsovych (

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


  • Lewis Madanick (Open World Program)


  • Volodymyr Dubovyk (Odessa National University)
  • Steven Pifer (Brookings Institution)
  • Idil Izmirli (George Mason University)
  • Valerii Kuchynskyj (Columbia University)

Issues to Consider:

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

3:30 PM – 4:40 PM Roundtable Plenary Session VI

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


  • William Miller (Kennan Institute/Woodrow Wilson International Center)


  • Alexander Bohomolov (UA Association of Middle East Studies)
  • Nadia Diuk (National Endowment for Democracy)
  • Olena Tregub (Global Education Leadership)
  • Hennadi Poberezny (Harvard University)

Issues to Consider:

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

4:40 PM – 5:00 PM Closing Remarks Ceremony

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


  • Tamara Olexy (Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)

Featured Speaker:

  • Susan Corke (Executive Director for Eurasia/Freedom House)

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception

[Venue: American Foreign Policy Council/Center for US Ukrainian Relations DC Bureau]


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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