Projects

2019 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events 2019
US-UA Security Dialogue X
Washington, DC
February 28, 2019
 
UA HES Special Event:
Sobornist' at 100
Ukrainian Museum
May 4, 2019   
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 23, 2019
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 13, 2019

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2019 
 
UA HES Special Event:
UA-AM Community at 125
Princeton Club/NY
September 21, 2019 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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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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Roman Krutsyk Speaks at New York University

Source: UCCA Bulletin Dec. 2011

A UA Historical Encounters Series Special Event

The People's War/National Liberation Struggles in E. Ukraine (1917-1933)

Roman Krutsyk Speaks at New York University



On November 10, at New York University’s Torch Club, scholars, community leaders and the general public had an opportunity to hear, perhaps for the first time, that following WWI an active liberation movement existed not only in western Ukraine but also in the eastern half of the country. The special Ukrainian Historical Encounters Series event, entitled “The People’s War: National Liberation Struggles in Eastern Ukraine (1917-1932)” was opened by Dr. Walter Zaryckyj who provided a brief overview of the Series and then introduced the evening’s guest speaker Mr. Roman Krutsyk, President of the Kyiv Memorial Society and Director of the Museum of Soviet Occupation.

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L to R: Stepan Kaczurak, Walter Zaryckyj, Tamara Olexy, Roman Krutsyk, Yuri Symczyk, Adrian Dlaboha

Accompanied by a slide show presentation, Mr. Krutsyk opened his remarks with the compelling assertion that following renewed independence in 1991 Ukraine began its new life without a political history. He explained that generations of Ukraine’s citizens had been raised on a history that was written by their occupiers, and that most archival materials pertaining to Ukraine’s resistance to Soviet occupation were banned and marked “secret.”

Reviewing thousands of documents convinced Mr. Krutsyk that the armed national liberation movement in eastern Ukraine was proportionally just as large and widespread as the activities of the OUN and the UPA.

Based on years of research and archival material located in the Ministry of Defense of Ukraine, Mr. Krutsyk resolutely refuted the Soviet myth that Ukraine “voluntarily” joined the USSR, stating that “the seizure of Ukraine was carried out exclusively by force.” Concentrating his remarks on insurgency movements in Soviet Ukraine from 1918-1933, Mr. Krutsyk concluded that resistance to Soviet rule in eastern Ukraine was Stalin’s primary motive for ordering the Holodomor of 1932-1933.

The event was sponsored by: American Conference in Support of Ukraine, Organization for the Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine, Women’s Association in Defense of Four Freedoms of Ukraine; Ukrainian American Youth Association, Society of Veterans of UPA, National Tribune, and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.

 

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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