Projects

2018 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events
US-UA Security Dialogue IX
Washington, DC
March 8, 2018
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 10, 2018
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 14, 2018

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 31, 2018 
 
UA HES Special Event:
"Legacy of the UNR" 
New York City
September 22, 2018  
 
UA QUEST RT XIX
Washington, DC
October 18, 2018
 

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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 2018 - 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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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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