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Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017

New York, NY
March 30, 2017

Washington, DC
June 21, 2017

Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 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 2016 - 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 2016 - 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 2016 - 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: Ukraine and Religious Freedom

Ukraine’s Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable XVII:
Ukraine and Religious Freedom

October 27, 2016
Washington, D.C.



Venue: 1777 F St, NW, Washington, DC


8:45 AM – 9:15 AM Registration


9:15 AM – 9:30 AM Opening Word

Remarks:

  • Valeriy Chaliy [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States] [Invited]

9:30 AM – 10:00 AM Highlight Focus Session I

Theme: Ukraine’s Record on the Religious Freedom Issue—The UA Government Perspective

Chair:

  • David Kramer [McCain Institute Senior Director For Human Rights and Democracy

Featured Speaker:

  • Andriy Yurash [Head/Dept. of Religious Affairs & Nationalities/Ministry of Culture of Ukraine]

10:00 AM – 12:10 PM Roundtable Panel Discussion I

Theme: Assessments of the Present State of Religious Freedom in Ukraine by Representatives of the Country’s Major Faith Based Communities

Chair:

  • Roman Popadiuk [Chairman of the World Affairs Councils of America]

Panelists:

  • Archbishop Yestratij [Ukrainian Orthodox Church—Kyiv Patriarchy]
  • Rev. Iurii Kovalenko [Open Orthodox University & Former Press Secretary/UOC–MP]
  • Rev. Ihor Shaban [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church]
  • Bishop Vitalii Skomarovskyi [Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine]
  • Pastor Valerii Antoniuk [Baptist Congregations in Ukraine]
  • Bishop Mykhailo Panochko [Pentecostal Congregations in Ukraine]
  • Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Bleich [Jewish Faithful in Ukraine]
  • Ayder Bey Bulatov [Islamic Faithful in Ukraine and RU Occupied Crimea]

Lead Discussant:

  • Liudmila Fylypovych [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]

12:10 PM – 12:30 PM Lunch [Press Interviews]


12:30 PM – 1:00 PM Highlight Focus Session II

Theme: Ukraine’s Record on the Religious Freedom Issue—The US Gov’t Perspective

Chair:

  • William Miller [Senior Fellow/Woodrow Wilson International Center]

Featured Speaker:

  • Tom Malinowski [Asst. Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights & Labor] [Invited]

1:00 PM – 3:10 PM Roundtable Panel Discussion II

Theme: Recommendations for Optimizing the ‘Spirit of Interfaith Cooperation’ in Ukraine from Representatives of the Country’s Major Faith Based Communities

Chair:

  • Ariel Cohen [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council]

Panelists:

  • Archbishop Yestratij [Ukrainian Orthodox Church—Kyiv Patriarchy]
  • Rev. Iurii Kovalenko [Open Orthodox University & Former Press Secretary/UOC–MP]
  • Rev. Ihor Shaban [Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church]
  • Bishop Vitalii Skomarovskyi [Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine]
  • Pastor Valerii Antoniuk [Baptist Congregations in Ukraine]
  • Bishop Mykhailo Panochko [Pentecostal Congregations in Ukraine]
  • Chief Rabbi of Ukraine Yaakov Bleich [Jewish Faithful in Ukraine]
  • Ayder Bey Bulatov [Islamic Faithful in Ukraine and RU Occupied Crimea]

Lead Discussant:

  • Liudmila Fylypovych [National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM Highlight Session Focus Session III

Theme: Divining the Future of Religious Tolerance & Interfaith Dialogue in Ukraine

Chair:

  • Bohdan Futey [Senior Judge/US Court of Federal Claims]

Featured Speakers:

  • Rev. Roman Zaviyskyy [Dean of the Philosophy & Theology Faculty/Ukrainian Catholic University]
  • Eugene Czolij [President of the Ukrainian World Congress] [Invited]

4:00 PM – 4:30 PM Last Word

Remarks:

  • Rep. Andrew Harris (R-MD)


5:30 PM – 7:30 PM Patrons’ Reception

Venue: American Foreign Policy Council, 509 C Street, NE, Washington DC

Host:

  • UA Quest RT Series Steering Committee
 

Latest News

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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