Projects

Upcoming Events

Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
 
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
 
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
 
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
 
Washington DC 
December 7-8, 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 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.
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CUSUR 2017 - 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 2018 - 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: Contested Ground

The Zenowia and George Jurkiw
Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series Special Event

Contested Ground: The Legacy of the Second World War for Eastern Europe

October 23-24, 2015
University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta



Day One

Forum Venue: University of Alberta


8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration


9:00 am – 9:40 am — Forum Focus Event I: Looking Back at the 'Peace of 1945' & Serving Historical Memory

Chair:

  • Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]

Featured Speaker:

  • Volodymyr Kravchenko [Director/CIUS-University of Alberta]

9:40 am – 11:05 am — Session I: The Yalta Summit/Expectations & Results [Jan-Feb ‘45]

Moderator:

  • Roman Petryshyn [MacEwan University]

Speakers:

  • Yuri Shapoval [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]
  • Paul Goble [Tartu University/Windows on Eurasia]

11:05 am – 11:15 am — Coffee Break


11:15 am – 12:40 pm — Session II: In the Wake of the War — The Human Cost and the New Postwar Order [Mar-Apr ‘45]

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Harasymiw [CIUS-University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Olexandr Hladun [Institute of Demography and Social Studies/NASU]
  • Valeriy Kuchinsky [Columbia University]

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm — Lunch Break


1:10 pm – 1:50 pm — Forum Focus Event II: Soviet and Post Soviet Remembrances of World War II and Its Aftermath in Russia

Chair:

  • Zenon Kohut [University of Alberta]

Featured Speaker:

  • Yitzhak Brudny [Hebrew University of Jerusalem]

1:50 pm – 3:15 pm — Session III: VE Day—A Triumph Celebrated Twice [May ‘45]

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Harasymiv [CIUS-University Of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Janusz Bugajski [Center for European Policy Analysis]
  • Taras Kuzio [CIUS-University of Alberta]

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm — Coffee Break


3:25 pm – 4:50 pm — Session IV: The Potsdam Gathering [Expectations/Results] [Jul-Aug ‘45]

Moderator:

  • Lori Thorlakson [University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Derek Fraser [University of Victoria]
  • Vlad Socor [Jamestown Foundation/EDM]

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm — Forum Focus Event III: Soviet and Post Soviet Remembrances of World War II and Its Aftermath in Ukraine

Chair:

  • Jars Balan [Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies]

Featured Speaker:

  • George Liber [University of Alabama]

7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Speakers and Patrons Reception [By Invitation Only]

Event ‘Reflection’: "Grappling with Fateful & Painful Memories: From the Holocaust to Katyn Forest"

Chair:

  • Svitlana Krys [MacEwan University]

Featured Speaker:

  • Yaroslav Hrytsak [Ukrainian Catholic University]


Day Two

Forum Venue: University of Alberta


8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration


9:00 am – 9:40 am — Forum Focus Event IV: "Making Sense of the Road from Potsdam to Churchill's Talk in Fulton, Missouri"

Chair:

  • Frank Sysyn [CIUS-University of Alberta]

Featured Speaker:

  • Ariel Cohen [Atlantic Council of the United States]

9:40 am – 11:05 am — Session V: The 'Peace of 1945'/Case Study in Consequences: Ukraine & the Crimean Tatars

Moderator:

  • Myroslav Shkandrij [University of Manitoba]

Speakers:

  • Vladislav Hrynevych [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]
  • Hakan Kirimli [Bilkent University]

11:05 am – 11:15 am — Coffee Break


11:15 am – 12:40 pm — Session VI: The 'Peace of 1945'/Case Study in Consequences: Poland & Baltic States

Moderator:

  • Heather Coleman [University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Janusz Onyszkiewicz [International Center for Democratic Transition]]
  • Marius Laurinavicius [Center For European Policy Analysis]

12:40 pm – 1:10 pm — Lunch Break


1:10 pm – 1:50 pm — Forum Focus Event V: "Post WW II 'Population Transfers': Taking Measure of the Turmoil and the Toll"

Chair:

  • Waclaw Osadnik [University of Alberta]

Featured Speaker:

  • Jan M. Piskorski University of Szczecin]

1:50 pm – 3:15 pm — Session VII: The 'Peace of 1945'/Case Study in Consequences: Moldova & Romania

Moderator:

  • Bohdan Klid [CIUS-University of Alberta]

Speakers:

  • Vlad Spanu [The Moldova Foundation]
  • Aurel Braun [University of Toronto]

3:15 pm – 3:25 pm — Coffee Break


3:25 pm – 4:50 pm — Session VIII: The 'Peace of 1945'/Case Study in Consequences: Austria & Finland

Moderator:

  • David Wineroither [University of Innsbruck]

Speakers:

  • Mark Von Hagen [Arizona State University]
  • Pekka Holopainen [Finnish National Defense University]

4:50 pm – 5:30 pm — Forum Focus Event VI: 'The Peace of '45 and the Current Situation in Ukraine'

Chair:

  • Walter Zaryckyj [Center for US-Ukrainian Relations]

Featured Speaker:

  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]

7:00 pm – 9:45 pm —Post Forum Banquet [By Invitation Only]

Words of Welcome:

  • Paul Grod [President/Canadian Ukrainian Congress]
  • Evhen Czolij [President/Ukrainian World Congress]
  • Senior Representative of the Provincial Government of Alberta

Event ‘Reflection’: "The 'Peace of 1945' and the Current State of World Affairs”

Chair:

  • Oleh Ilnytzkyj [University of Alberta]

Featured Speaker:

  • James Sherr [Royal Institute of International Affairs/Chatham House]
 

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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