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 12, 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: 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
 

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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