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Washington DC
February 25, 2016

Cambridge MA
April 28, 2016

Washington, DC
June 19, 2016

Kyiv, Ukraine
August 31, 2016
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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—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
 

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