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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.
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: Assessing Ukraine's Post Totalitarian Experience

UA Historical Encounters Series Special Event

Assessing Ukraine's Post Totalitarian Experience

April 15, 2013
Washington, DC


  • American Foreign Policy Council

Venue: 509 C. Street NE Washington, DC 20002

Time: 12:00 PM

Assessing Ukraine's Post Totalitarian Experience

Featured Speaker:

  • Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych

Event Information

For the Soviet empire, Ukraine was a proving ground where the mechanisms of occupation and the construction of a totalitarian system were tested and refined. Later, this system was "successfully" implemented by communists in other countries of Central and Eastern Europe, as well as around the world.

By the time the Soviet Union collapsed, Ukrainians had already experienced more than seventy years of the disastrous consequences of life under totalitarianism: massive loss of life, the destruction of the national culture and the nation’s memory, and the deformation of society. For a considerable period of time after gaining independence, Ukraine did not devote much effort to overcome its tragic past. The Orange Revolution of 2004 promised to change that pattern; it provided the impetus for the formation of a democratic polity as well as a new policy on national memory. Yet eight years later, the country is once again beset by problems. Why and how did this happen? What are the ramifications for scholarly historical research and for society today? These questions and others will be addressed in the lecture by Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych.

Dr. Volodymyr Viatrovych is a historian, researcher, author, and leader in Ukraine’s developing civil society. He is Director of the recently established Center on the History of Ukraine’s Nation-building Movements in the XX Century at the National University of Kyiv Mohyla Academy (NaUKMA). He is founder and currently is Chairman of the Academic Council of the Center for Research on the Liberation Movement (CDVR), a member of The Platform of European Memory and Conscience [1]. He also is a member of the Board of Directors of the “Lonsky Prison” Museum and Memorial to Victims of Occupation Regimes of the Ministry of Culture of Ukraine. [2] He is past Director of the Branch-Wise State Archive of the Security Service of Ukraine. He also is past Director of the Archives Department at the Ukrainian National Memory Institute. [3]

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[1] The Platform of European Memory and Conscience brings together institutions and organizations from the V4 and other EU countries active in research, documentation, and education about the totalitarian regimes which befell the Visegrad region in the 20th century.
[2] In 2009 the CDVR, in cooperation with the Security Service of Ukraine, co-founded the “Lonsky Prison” Museum and Memorial
[3] The Ukrainian National Memory Institute was effectively dismantled by Presidential Decree No1085/2010


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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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