Upcoming Events 2020
US-UA Security Dialogue XI
Washington, DC
March 5, 2020 
New York City
April 30, 2020
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VIII
New York City [Webcasting]
June 17-18, 2020

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 29, 2020 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukrainians in 1945/75th 
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 26, 2020 
Washington, DC
October 22, 2020
PL-LT-UA Relations
Chicago, IL 
November 14, 2020 


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.
CUSUR 2019 - 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.
US-Ukraine BNS Special Event: Speaker Bios

Anders Corr

Anders Corr founded Corr Analytics Inc. ( to provide strategic analysis of international politics. He is Publisher of the Journal of Political Risk ( His areas of expertise include global macro analysis, quantitative analysis, and public opinion, and he maintains a global network of regional and subject-specific political risk experts. Dr. Corr has researched Russia and Ukraine for the US Department of Defense, as well as Vietnam, Israel and the Palestinian territories for private clients. He led the US Army Social Science Research and Analysis group in Afghanistan, which oversaw 600 Afghan contract employees on 44 survey projects, and conducted quantitative predictive analysis of insurgent attacks.

Adrian Karatnycky

Adrian Karatnycky is a senior fellow with the Atlantic Council's Program on Transatlantic Relations and managing partner of Myrmidon Group LLC, a New York-based consultancy that works with investors and corporations seeking entry into the complex emerging markets of Ukraine and Eastern Europe. He is a founder and co-director of the Ukrainian-Jewish Encounter. From 1993 to 2004, he was president and executive director of Freedom House, during which time he developed programs of assistance to democratic and human rights movements in Belarus, Serbia, Russia, and Ukraine. At Freedom House he devised a range of long-term comparative analytic surveys of democracy and political reform. Mr. Karatnycky is a frequent contributor to Foreign Affairs, Newsweek, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, the International Herald Tribune, and many other periodicals.

Alexander J. Motyl

Alexander J. Motyl is Professor of Political Science at Rutgers University-Newark. He served as associate director of the Harriman Institute at Columbia University in 1992-1998. A specialist on Ukraine, Russia, and the USSR, Dr. Motyl (Columbia, '84) is the author of Pidsumky imperii, 2009; Puti imperii, 2004; Imperial Ends: The Decay, Collapse, and Revival of Empires, 2001; Revolutions, Nations, Empires: Conceptual Limits and Theoretical Possibilities, 1999; Dilemmas of Independence: Ukraine after Totalitarianism, 1993; Sovietology, Rationality, Nationality: Coming to Grips with Nationalism in the USSR, 1990; Will the Non Russians Rebel? State, Ethnicity, and Stability in the USSR, 1987; The Turn to the Right: The Ideological Origins and Development of Ukrainian Nationalism, 1919-1929, 1980, and the editor of over ten volumes, including The Encyclopedia of Nationalism, 2000.

Andriy Parubiy

Andriy Parubiy is First Deputy Speaker of Ukraine's Verkhovna Rada. Mr. Parubiy was one of the leaders of the Orange Revolution in 2004. In the 2007 parliamentary elections, he was voted into the Ukrainian parliament on an Our Ukraine ticket. In 2012 he was re-elected into parliament on the party list of 'Batkivshychna'. From December 2013 to February 2014 Parubiy served as commandant of Euromaidan. coordinator of the volunteer security corps for the mainstream protesters. In March 2014, He was appointed Secretary of the National Security and Defence Council of Ukraine. As Secretary of the Council, Parubiy oversaw the "anti–terrorist" operation against pro-Russian separatists in eastern Ukraine during the June-August phase, when Ukrainian forces proved capable of effective counter strikes against enemy forces. In October 2014, he returned to the Rada on the Narodnyj Front ticket and was elected to his present position.

Myron B. Rabij

Myron B. Rabij is a Global Partner with Dentons, the world’s largest international law firm, in its Kyiv and New York offices and is the Head of both Dentons Energy and Natural Resources Practice and Real Estate Practice in Ukraine. Myron specialises in corporate/M&A, upstream oil and gas and alternative energy, complex commercial real estate and strategic advising to clients. Myron has been representing international and Ukrainian clients for over 22 years in complex negotiations of joint ventures, cross-border acquisitions, construction and development, hotel management, international arbitration, and on general matters of Ukrainian corporate law. After spending 22 years in Kyiv, he is now based in Dentons New York’s at its dedicated Ukraine Desk, and regularly travels to Kyiv. Myron is widely recognized by international and Ukrainian ratings agencies as one of Ukraine’s premier energy lawyers, real estate lawyers and M&A specialists.

Yuri Sergeyev

His Excellency Yuri Sergeyev is the Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the United Nations. Immediately prior to his current posting, Ambassador Sergeyev served as Ukraine's envoy to France and, concurrently, as the country's permanent representative to UNESCO (2003-2007); earlier, he served as Ukraine 's envoy to Greece and as head of the Directorate General for Foreign Policy of the Administration of the President of Ukraine. In his present situation, Ukraine's voice in the UN has led the country's diplomatic efforts to highlight Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and Russia's continuing "Hybrid War" against Ukraine in UA's industrial heartland---the Donbas region.

Markian B. Silecky

Markian B. Silecky is a Global Partner in Dentons' Kyiv and New York offices, a co-chair of the Dentons Ukraine Desk in New York, and focuses his practice on international corporate transactional work (including mergers and acquisition) and anti-corruption / corporate compliance. Before joining Dentons, Markian was the principal of an international law firm which he founded in 1988. He has been practicing in Ukraine since 1992 counseling various Fortune 500 and international corporation, as well as, various Ukrainian State Agencies, including the Ministry of Transport, State Property Fund, Ministry of Environment and the Cabinet of Ministers, and has also represented the Embassy of the United States, the Canadian Embassy, and various diplomats with regard to their activities in Ukraine.

Olekiy Skrypnyk

Olekiy Skrypnyk is Deputy Head of the Science and Education Committee of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine; his committee will be critical to any process of economic revitalization in Ukraine. Mr. Skrypnyk was third on the party list of 'Self Reliance', a coalition of progress-minded civil society organizations that decided to turn to the political arena for solutions, during the October 2014 parliamentary elections. Once elected to the body, he left behind his previous life as an award winning CEO of ELEKS Software.

Walter Zaryckyj

Walter Zaryckyj is Executive Director of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations. The Center provides "informational platforms" or venues for senior-level representatives of the political, economic, security, diplomatic and cultural/academic establishments of the United States and Ukraine to exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest, and to showcase what has been referred to as a "burgeoning relationship of notable geopolitical import" between the two nations. Dr. Zaryckyj completed his undergraduate and graduate work at Columbia University; he taught political science at NYU for nearly three decades before moving on in recent years to do postdoctoral research work on Eastern Europe.


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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