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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Program: Ukraine and the EuroAtlantic Community

Ukraine's Quest For Mature Nation Statehood - Roundtable III
Ukraine and the EuroAtlantic Community

October 8/9, 2002
Washington, DC



Program



Tuesday, October 8, 2002


Opening Remarks (9:00 AM - 9:30 AM)

  • M. Sawkiw (President/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America)
  • Rep. N. Lowey (Member/Congressional Ukrainian Caucus)

Roundtable Focus Session I (9:30 AM - 10:00 AM)

Suggested Theme: Ukraine's EuroAtlantic Ambitions as State Policy

Chair:

  • K. Hryshchenko (Ukrainian Ambassador to the US)

Keynote:

  • O. Chaliy (State Secretary/Ministry of Foreign Affairs) [Ukraine]

I. Assessing the Progress of Ukraine's Transition to EuroAtlantic Standards—Three Panels (10:00 AM - 1:00PM)


To What Extent Has Ukraine Established a Democratic Polity?

Moderator:

  • S. Nix (Director-Eurasian Division/IRI)

Panelists:

  • W. Taylor (Coordinator for US Assistance to Europe & Eurasia)
  • H. Nemyria (Director-CEIS/Soros Foundation) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • R. Murphy (Senior Associate/CSIS)

Suggested Topics:

  • Rule of Law
  • Free and Fair Elections
  • Independent Civil Society

To What Extent Has Ukraine Implemented a Market Economy?

Moderator:

  • R. Shriver (President/Lviv Initiative Group)

Panelists:

  • A. Aslund (Senior Associate/Carnegie Endowment)
  • Y. Yekhanurov (Head/VR Comm. on Industry & Entrepreneurship) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • J. Berengaut (Director-European II Division/IMF)

Suggested Topics:

  • Privatization
  • Monetary Reform
  • Fiscal Reform

To What Extent Has Ukraine Professionalized/Modernized the Military?

Moderator:

  • W. Courtney (President/DynCorp.)

Panelists:

  • B. Jackson (President/US Committee on NATO)
  • V. Bannykh (State Secretary/Ministry of Defense) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • F. Morgese (Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council)

Suggested Topics:

  • Professionalization
  • Modernization
  • Civilian Control

Working Lunch (1:00 PM - 2:30 PM)

Suggested Theme: Has Enough Been Done to Promote Knowledge of the EuroAtlantic Community in Ukraine?

Chair:

  • I. Chalupa (Radio Liberty/Ukraine)

Discussants:

  • J. Mostova (DT)/O. Derhachov (PD)/A. Shevchenko (NK)/T. Warner (FT)

II. Assessing the State of European Union-Ukraine Relations—Three Panels (2:30 PM - 5:30 PM)


Has Ukraine's Membership in the Council of Europe Borne Significant Fruit?

Moderator:

  • A. Karatnycky (President/Freedom House)

Panelists:

  • Andreas Gross (Member/PACE)
  • I. Ostash (Rada Member) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • I. Pidluska (Director/UCIPR)

Suggested Topics:

  • Internal Political Benefits
  • External Political Benefits
  • Social/Economic Benefits

Should Ukraine Seek Closer Relations with the EU on Security Matters?

Moderator:

  • J. Van Oudenaren (Head of the European Division/LOC)

Panelists:

  • N. Gnessotto (Director/EU-Institute for Security Studies)
  • V. Badrak (Director/Center for Conversion & Disarmament) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • P. D'Anieri (Assoc. Dean for International Programs/U. of Kansas)

Suggested Topics:

  • Joint Training
  • Joint Operations
  • Joint Weapons Development

Will Ukraine Be a Viable Candidate for EU Membership in 2011?

Moderator:

  • J. Hewko (Associate/Carnegie Endowment)

Panelists:

  • J. Wiersma (Member/European Parliament)
  • Y. Pakhomov (Director-IWEIR/National Academy of Sciences) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • J. Tedstrom (VP for Policy/Institute for East-West Studies)

Suggested Topics:

  • Political Requisites
  • Economic Requisites
  • Social Requisites

Roundtable Focus Session II (5:30 PM - 6:00 PM)

Suggested Theme: Referencing the Importance of the EuroAtlantic Community to Ukraine

Chair:

  • A. Lozynskyj (President/Ukrainian World Congress)

Keynote:

  • V. Yushchenko (Fmr. Prime Minister of Ukraine)

Evening Congressional Reception (7:30 PM - 10:00 PM)

A Celebration of the 25th Anniversary of the Ukrainian National Information Service

Featured Speaker:

  • C. Pascual (United States Ambassador to Ukraine)


Wednesday, October 9, 2002


Roundtable Focus Session III (9:00 AM - 9:30 PM)

Suggested Theme: Referencing the Importance of Ukraine to the EuroAtlantic Community

Chair:

  • Rep. M. Kaptur (Co-chair/Congressional Ukrainian Caucus)

Keynote:

  • Senator J. Biden (Chairman/Senate Comm. on Foreign Relations)

III. Assessing the State of US-Ukraine Relations—Three Panels (9:30 AM - 12:30 PM)


Has Ukraine's 'Strategic Partnership' with the US Developed an Operational Form?

Moderator:

  • H. Pirchner (President/American Foreign Policy Council)

Panelists:

  • D. Fried (Senior Director-Europe and Eurasia/NSC)
  • H. Udovenko (Head/VR Comm. on Human Rights) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • S. Larrabee (European Security Chair/RAND)

Suggested Topics:

  • Common Global Goals
  • Common Regional Goals
  • Common Bilateral Goals

Will the US Assist Ukraine in the WTO Accession Process?

Moderator:

  • A. Bihun (International Trade Specialist/Commerce Dept.)

Panelists:

  • A. Larson (Undersecretary of State for Eco., Agri. and Bus. Affairs)
  • A. Honcharuk (Dep. State Sec'y/Min. of Economics) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • W. Miller (Fmr. US Ambassador to Ukraine)

Suggested Topics:

  • PNTR Passage as Prelude
  • Indirect Advocacy
  • Direct Advocacy

Has Ukraine Contributed Enough to the US-Led War on Terrorism?

Moderator:

  • J. Lenczowski (Director/Institute of World Politics)

Panelists:

  • D. Feith (DOD/Undersecretary of Defense for Policy)
  • G. Perepelitysya (Head-Dept. of Military-Political Affairs/NISS) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • A. Cohen (Research Associate/Heritage Foundation)

Suggested Topics:

  • Intelligence Sharing
  • Non Military Aid
  • Military Aid

Working Lunch (12:30 PM - 2:00 PM)

Suggested Theme: Has Enough Been Done to Promote Knowledge of Ukraine in the EuroAtlantic Community?

Chair:

  • J. McLaughlin (Producer-Commentator/The McLaughlin Group)

Discussants:

  • P. Tyler (NYT)
  • T. Warner (FT)
  • C. Freeland (FL)
  • J. Mostova (DT)

V. Assessing the State of NATO-Ukraine Relations—Three Panels (2:00 PM - 5:00 PM)


Have Efforts Aimed at NATO-Ukraine Cooperation Produced Tangible Result?

Moderator:

  • J. Micgiel (Executive Director-ISE/Columbia U.)

Panelists:

  • I. Brzezinski (Dep. Asst. Sec'y of Defense/Europe & NATO)
  • S. Pirozhov (Dep. Sec'y/Nat. Security & Defense Council) [Ukr.]

Lead Discussant:

  • N. Krawciw (President/The Dupuy Institute)

Suggested Topics:

  • Peacekeeping
  • Joint Exercises
  • Interoperability

How Will the Upcoming Expansion of NATO Impact Ukraine?

Moderator:

  • S. Konopylov (Executive Director-UNSP/Harvard U.)

Panelists:

  • A. Stent (Director-CREES/Georgetown U.)
  • A. Hrytsenko (President/Razumkov Center) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • R. Legvold (Professor of Political Science/Columbia U.)

Suggested Topics:

  • Prompt Movement West
  • Prompt Movement East or South
  • Prompt Isolationism

Will Ukraine Become a Member of NATO in the Foreseeable Future?

Moderator:

  • T. Keaney (Executive Director-FPI/SAIS Johns Hopkins U.)

Panelists:

  • J. Sherr (Fellow - CSC/Royal Military Academy Sandhurst)
  • B. Tarasyuk (Head/VR Committee on European Integration) [Ukraine]

Lead Discussant:

  • R. Pipes (Professor of History/Harvard U.)

Suggested Topics:

  • Membership Likely
  • Membership Possible
  • Membership Unlikely

Roundtable Focus Session IV (5:00 PM - 5:30 PM)

Suggested Theme: Ukraine's EuroAtlantic Ambitions and US Policy

Chair:

  • Rep. B. Schaffer (Co-chair/Congressional Ukrainian Caucus)

Keynote:

  • R. Armitage (Deputy Secretary of State)

Closing Remarks (5: 30 PM -6:00 PM)

  • Rep. J. Quinn (Member/Congressional Ukrainian Caucus)
  • G. Nesterczuk (Executive Coordinator/Roundtable Steering Committee)

Patrons' Reception (7:00 PM - 8:30 PM)

Venue: Embassy of Ukraine (By Special Invitation)

 

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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