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February 14-15, 2017

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April 27, 2017

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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: US-Ukraine Energy-Security Fusion Dialogue V

US-Ukraine Energy-Security Fusion Dialogue V

August 27, 2014
Kyiv



Conference Program



Venue: American Chamber of Commerce/Ukraine [12 Vul. Amosova/Kyiv]


Program


8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration


9:00 am – 9:40 am — Dialogue Opening Remarks

  1. Taking Measure of the Ukraine’s General Security Situation

    Featured Speaker:

    • Herman Pirchner (American Foreign Policy Council)
  2. Secure & Reliable Energy Sources as a Driving Force in Ukraine's Economic Rehabilitation & Development

    Featured Speaker:

    • Igor Kublitskiy (DTEK)

9:40 am – 10:40 am — Energy Security Session I – Assessing the State of UA Oil & Gas Exploration Efforts Under Present Conditions

Chair:

  • Yaroslav Pylynsky (Kennan Institute Kyiv)

Speakers:

  • Mykhailo Honchar (NOMOS Center)
  • Bohdan Sokolovski (Kyiv International Energy Club Q)

10:40 am – 11:40 am — Energy Security Session II – Contemplating the Optimal Ownership Paradigm for UA’s Energy Transport Systems

Chair:

  • Oleksandr Narbut (Kiev Institute of Energy Research)

Speakers:

  • Oleksandr Todiichuk (Naftogaz Ukraina)
  • Oleksandr Sukhodolia (National Institute for Strategic Research)

11:40 am – 11:50 pm — Coffee Break


11: 50 am – 12:50 pm — Energy Security Panel III – Does Nuclear Power Generation Have a Future in Ukraine?

Chair:

  • Anatoli Pinchuk (UP Strategy)

Speakers:

  • David Zhvania (Verkhovna Rada)
  • Oleksii Leshchenko (Gorshenin Institute)

12:50 pm – 1:30 pm — Working Lunch – On ‘Economic Security’ or… Looking to Retrieve Assets Stolen from the UA Treasury

Featured Speaker:

  • Norman Bailey (Potomac Foundation)

1:30 pm – 2:30 pm — Energy Security Session IV – Are Renewables/Alternatives Still An Alternative in Ukraine?

Chair:

  • Mykola Hryckowian (Center for US-Ukrainian Relations)

Speakers:

  • Guerman Ainbinder (DTEK Wind Power)
  • Georgiy Geletukha (Bioenergy Association of Ukraine)

2:30 pm – 3:30 pm — Energy Security Session V – Will the Shale Gas Revolution Reach the Shores of Ukraine?

Chair:

  • Evhen Hlibovitsky (Nestor Group)

Panelists:

  • Roman Nitsovych (DiXi Group/ UAEnergy.org)
  • Pavlo Zahorodnyuk (Nadra Group)

3:30 pm – 3:40 pm — Coffee Break [Press Interviews]


3:40 pm – 4:40 pm — Energy Security Session VI – Does LNG Fit Into the Ukrainian Energy Picture?

Chair:

  • Oleh Garyaha (Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation)

Speakers:

  • Vitaly Radchenko (CMS Cameron McKenna)
  • Ariel Cohen (International Market Research)

4:40 pm – 5:40 pm — Energy Security Session VII – Why Conservation Remains a Powerful Guarantor of UA’s Energy Security

Chair:

  • Pavlo Kachur (Nova Enerhia)

Speakers:

  • Andriy Mokhnyk (Minister of Ecology and Natural Resources)
  • Serhiy Yermilov (Institute of Ecology and Energy Conservation)

5:40 pm – 6:00 pm — Closing Remarks – RU’s Global Information Warfare “Apparat”… What Can Be Done to Counter It?

Featured Speaker:

  • Ariel Cohen (International Market Research)
 

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