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March 6, 2014

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April 24, 2014

US-UA WG Yearly Summit II
Washington DC
June 19, 2014

Washington, DC
Fall 2014
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CUSUR 2013 - Project I
The US-Ukraine “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
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CUSUR 2013 - Project II
The Journal of Ukrainian Affairs

Recognizing the urgent need to set up proper channels for maximum dissemination of the information CUSUR had at its disposal, the Center has long considered its anticipated biannual Journal of Ukrainian Affairs a priority.
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CUSUR 2013 - Project III
The US-UA WG Yearly Summit

As originally contemplated, the US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit (initially named the US-UA Leadership Summit) was intended as a venue for focusing attention on the four categories of interest named in the US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership Charter
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CUSUR 2013 - Project IV
The DC Occasional Papers/Briefings Series

CUSUR spent much time looking into acquiring appropriate office space in Kyiv. It did not turn its attention to having a DC presence until summer 2012.
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Program—UA HES Special Event: Taking Measure of the Holodomor

The Zenowia and George Jurkiw
Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series

A Special Event: Taking Measure of the Holodomor

November 5-6, 2013
Princeton Club
15 West 43th Street
New York City



Day One

Forum Venue: Nassau Room/PC


8:00 am – 8:30 am — Registration/Breakfast


8:30 am – 9:00 am — A First Word Concerning the ‘Great Ukrainian Famine of 1932-33’

Chair:

  • Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]

Featured Speaker:

  • Mark von Hagen [Arizona State University]

9:00 am – 10:10 am — Session I: Why Did the Holodomor Happen?

Moderator:

  • Frank Sysyn [University of Toronto]

Speakers:

  • Ludmila Hrynevych [UA National Academy of Sciences]
  • Roman Serbyn [University of Quebec in Montreal]

10:10 am – 11:20 am — Session II: How Did the Holodomor Happen?

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Klid [University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Stanislav Kulchytsky [UA National Academy of Sciences]
  • Andrea Graziosi [Università di Napoli]

11:20 am – 12:30 pm — Session III: Where did the Holomodor Happen?

Moderator:

  • Serhii Plokhii [Harvard University]

Speaker:

  • Gennadi Poberezny/Kostyantyn Bodnarenko [Harvard University]
  • Joseph Livesey [New York University]

12:30 pm – 1:00 pm — Break

Lunch served in the JMR-BA


1:00 pm – 1:30 pm — Forum Focus Event I: Contextualizing the Holodomor

Chair:

  • John Micgiel [Columbia University]

Featured Speaker:

  • Anne Applebaum [Pulitzer Prize Winning Author of 'Gulag' and 'Iron Curtain']

1:30 pm – 2:40 pm — Session IV: Who Carried Out the Holodomor?

Moderator:

  • Jars Balan [University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Yuri Shapoval [UA National Academy of Sciences]
  • Robert Kusnierz [Pomeranian University]

2:40 pm – 3:50 pm — Session V: Who Suffered from the Holodomor?

Moderator:

  • Marta Baziuk [University of Toronto]

Speakers:

  • Nicolas Werth [Institut d'Historie du Temps Présent/CNRS]
  • Hennadi Yefimenko [UA National Academy of Sciences]

3:50 pm – 5:00 pm — Session VI: How Many Suffered from the Holodomor

Moderator:

  • Andrij Makuch [University of Toronto]

Speakers:

  • Oleh Wolowyna {University of North Carolina]
  • Natalia Levchuk [UA National Academy of Sciences]

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm — Speakers and Patrons Reception [By Invitation Only]

Venue: Ukrainian Museum

Event Host:

  • Valentina Kuryliw [Canadian Ukrainian Congress Holodomor Committee]/li>

Highlight Theme: Holodomor’s Impact on General Political Discourse Over the Decades

Featured Speaker:

  • Herman Pirchner [President of the American Foreign Policy Council]/li>

A Tribute to the Pioneers of Holodomor Studies:

  • Viktor Rud [Veteran of the ‘Firing Line Broadcast’ Campaign]


Day Two

Forum Venue: Dickinson Room/PC


8:00 am – 8:30 am — Registration/Breakfast


8:30 am – 9:40 am — Session VII: Political/Socio-Economic Consequences of the Holodomor

Moderator:

  • Alexander Motyl [Rutgers University]

Speakers:

  • Vladislav Hrynevych [UA National Academy of Sciences]
  • Oxana Shevel [Tufts University]

9:40 am – 10:50 am — Session VIII: Cultural/Socio-Psychological Consequences of the Holodomor

Moderator:

  • Myroslava Znayenko [Rutgers University]

Speakers:

  • George Grabowicz [Harvard University]
  • Olya Andriewsky [Trent University]

10:50 am – 12:00 pm — Session IX: The Holodomor Through the Prism of Contemporaneous Mass Media

Moderator:

  • Halyna Hryn [Harvard University]

Speakers:

  • Nigel Colley [Gareth Jones Archives]/Andrew Stuttaford [NRO]
  • Serhii Cipko [University of Alberta]

12:00 pm – 12:30 pm — Break

Lunch served in the JMR-BA


12:30 pm – 1:00 pm — Forum Focus Event II: The Holodomor as Genocide - Legal Developments and Covenants

Chair:

  • Mark Andrycyzk [Columbia University]

Featured Speaker:

  • Bohdan Futey [US Court of Federal Claims]

1:00pm – 2:10 pm — Session X: The Holodomor on the Pages of Contemporaneous Government Archives

Chair:

  • Taras Hunczak [Rutgers University]

Speakers:

  • Volodymyr Vyatrovych [National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy]
  • Lubomyr Luciuk [Royal Military College of Canada]

2:10 pm – 3:20 pm — Session XI: The Holodomor — Responsibility and Redress

Moderator:

  • Yaroslav Bilinsky [University of Delaware]

Speakers:

  • Valerii Vasylyev [UA National Academy of Sciences]
  • Jan Jacek Bruski [Jagiellonian University]

3:20 pm – 4:30 pm — Session XII: The Holodomor — Remorse, Reconciliation, Denial

Moderator:

  • Natalya Pylypiuk [University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Myroslav Shkandrij [University of Manitoba]
  • Vladyslav Verstyuk [Ukrainian Institute of National Remembrance]

4:30 pm – 5:00 pm — Holodomor Studies — Future Challenges and Future Approaches

Chair:

  • Evhen Czoliy [President of the Ukrainian World Congress]

Featured Speaker:

  • Alexander Hinton [President/International Association of Genocide Scholars]
  • Douglas Irwin [Director of Outreach/Center for Study of Genocide/Rutgers U]

6:30 pm – 9:30 pm — Reception/Commemoration of the 80th Anniversary of the Holodomor

Venue: Ukrainian Institute of America

Event Host:

  • Oksana Kulynych [US Holodomor Education Committee]

Featured Reflections:

  • Michael Sawkiw [US National Holodomor Committee]
  • Stefan Romaniw [Ukrainian World Congress Holodomor Committee]
  • Jan Pieklo [Polish Ukrainian Cooperation Foundation/PAUCI]
  • Victor Goldbloom [Canadian Jewish Congress]

Tribute to the Survivors of the Holodomor:

  • Tamara Gallo-Olexy [President of the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]


Host Moderator for Forum: Volodymyr Zaryckyj/Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
 

Latest News

HES SE 2013 Items of Note
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
 
UA RT/UEAF FE Highlights
Highlights from UA Quest/UEAF Forum Fusion Event: Divining the Outcome of the Vilnius Summit, held in Washington DC on Sept 23, 2013
 
US-UA SD IV Items of Note
Highlights from US-Ukraine Security Dialogue IV held in Kyiv on July 17, 2013

  • US AWC Prof. S. Blank's remarks: Is Gazprom in Trouble?
 
UBNF VII Items of Note
Highlights from UBF VII: Invest In Ukraine/Revealing the Potential, held in NYC on June 10-11, 2013
 
RT SE Items of Note
Highlights from UA Quest Special Edition 'Report Card' RT, held in Washington, DC on Sept 19–20, 2012
 
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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