Upcoming Events 2021
US-UA Security Dialogue XII
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
March 3-4 5, 2021 
US-UA BNS (Forum XI)
New York City [ [Webcasting]
April 15, 2021
US-UA WG Yearly Summit IX
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 16-17, 2021

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Kyiv [Webcasting] 
August 30, 2021 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukraine at 30
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 18, 2021 

Washington, DC
University Club 
October 21, 2021 

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.
UA Historical Encounters—Contested Ground/The Legacy of WW2 in E. Eur.
Image An UA HES Special Event entitled Contested Ground/The Legacy of the Second World War in Eastern Europe was run on October 23-24, 2015 at the University of Alberta in Edmonton AB. The conference was dedicated to taking a fresh, critical look at the famed events of 1945: the Yalta Summit, the San Francisco Conference, VE Day (May 8), VE Day (May 9), the Potsdam Gathering (and VJ Day) as well as the legacies that have emerged in the seven decades since their occurrence. In effect, the forum took its cue from a phrase (and sentiment) first coined by historian Norman Davies: “No Simple Victory”.

Speakers included:

Jars BalanValerii Kuchynskyi
Aurel BraunTaras Kuzio
Yitzhak BrydnyMarius Laurinavičius
Janusz BugajskiGeorge O. Liber
Serge CipkoZuzanna Lorek
Ariel CohenJanusz Onyszkiewicz
Heather ColemanRoman Petryshyn
Derek FraserHerman Pirchner
Oleksandr GladunJan M. Piskorski
Paul GobleOmelian Rudnytskyi
Lubomyr HajdaYuri Shapoval
Bohdan HarasymiwJames Sherr
Pekka HolopainenMyroslav Shkandrij
Vladislav HrynewychVladimir Socor
Yaroslav HrytsakVlad Spânu
Robert H. KeyserlingkFrank E. Sysyn
Hakan KirimliLori Thorlakson
Bohdan KlidMark Von Hagen
Zenon E. KohutDavid M. Wineroither
Volodymyr KravchenkoMyroslav Yurkevich
Svitlana KrysVolodymyr Zaryckyj

Organizing Institutions:

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian StudiesCenter for US-Ukrainian Relations

Sponsoring Institutions:

Ukrainian Canadian CongressUkrainian World Congress


Alberta Society for the Advancement of Ukrainian StudiesUkrainian Canadian Civil Liberties Foundation
Alberta Ukrainian Commemorative SocietyUkrainian Credit Union (Toronto)
Alberta Foundation for Ukrainian Education SocietyUkrainian Foundation for College Education
Alberta Ukrainian Self-Reliance LeagueUkrainian National Foundation
Buduchnist FoundationUkrainian Professional Business Association (Calgary)
Caisse Populaire Ukrainienne de MontréalUkrainian Self-Reliance Association (Edmonton)
Center for US-Ukrainian RelationsUkrainian Senior Citizens Association of Boyeslaw (Edmonton)
Franko FoundationUkrainian Youth Association (Edmonton)
Dr. Ehor GaukUkrainian Youth Unity Council (Edmonton)
Koziak Family FoundationWirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies
League of Ukrainian Canadians (Edmonton)World Congress of Ukrainians Education Fund
League of Ukrainian Canadian Women (Edmonton)Ukrainian National Federation (Edmonton)
Dr. Boris and Anna PetriwEmil and Orasia Yereniuk
Servus Credit Union Council (Edmonton)Canada Ukraine Alliance
Ukrainian Benevolent Association of Alberta 


Window on Eurasia Founder/Chief Editor Paul Goble's featured remarks

Academician of Ukraine Dr. Yuri Shapoval's featured remarks

Ambassador Valeriy Kuchynskyi's featured remarks

UA Institute of Demography Dep. Dir. Dr. Oleksandr Gladun's PPT presentation

Academician of Ukraine Dr. Vladslav Hrynewych's featured remarks

CEPA Senior Fellow Janusz Bugajski's featured remarks remarks

Ambassador Derek Fraser's presentation abstract

University of Szczecin Prof. Jan Piskorski's comprehensive summary of topics

University of Toronto Prof. Aurel Braun's presentation abstract

Arizona State University Prof. Mark Von Hagen's PPT presentation

Finnish Army Col. Pekka Holopainen's featured remarks


Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies promotional leaflette

Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies Press Release


The event's program


The event's brochure

Speaker Bios:

Short biographies of the the participants are available.


A CIUS Facebook photo montage


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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