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Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
 
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
 
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
 
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
 
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
 
Cambridge, MA
December 7-8, 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 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 2017 - 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 2018 - 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's Transition to a Developed Market Economy

Ukraine's Quest For Mature Nation Statehood - Roundtable IV
Ukraine's Transition to a Developed Market Economy

October 7/8, 2003
Washington, DC



Program



TUESDAY - October 7, 2003


Venue: Wyndham Washington


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome Coffee and Registration


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

  • M. Sawkiw, Jr. (Chair, Roundtable Steering Committee)
  • J. Herbst (United States Ambassador to Ukraine)

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

Sponsor:

  • Heritage Foundation of First Federal Savings Bank, Chicago, Illinois

Does Ukraine Have a Market Economy?

Chair:

  • V. Yatsenkivskyi (Charge d'Affair, UA Embassy to the US)

Keynote:

  • V. Yanukovich (Prime Minister of Ukraine)

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM - [I] Ukraine's Business Environment: Referencing Macro-Economic Trends –Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • International Renaissance Foundation

(1) Assessing the Pace of Banking Sector Reforms

Moderator:

  • O. Havrylyshyn (Deputy Director, European II Dept./IMF)

Panelists:

  • A. Yatseniuk (First Deputy Head, National Bank of Ukraine)
  • N. Lee (DAS for Europe and Eurasia, Dept. of Treasury)

Discussant:

  • D. Hartzler (Senior Corporate Governance Officer, IFC)

Suggested Topics:

  • Currency Stability
  • Banking Sector Restructuring
  • Anti-Money Laundering Legislation

(2) Assessing the Pace of Agricultural Sector Reforms

Moderator:

  • A. Bihun (Senior International Trade Specialist, DOC)

Panelists:

  • I. Tomych (Head, VR Committee/Agricultural Policy)
  • N. Cochrane (Internationaarnational Economist, ERS/USDA)

Discussants:

  • J. Costello (President, Citizens' Network for Foreign Affairs)
  • A. Danylenko (Head, UA State Land Resources Committee)

Suggested Topics:

  • Privatization
  • Land Resource Management Policy
  • Commodities Futures Trading

(3) Assessing the Pace of Small and Medium Size Business Development

Moderator:

  • K. Parker (Vice President for Programs, AFPC)

Panelists:

  • Y. Yekhanurov (Head, VR Commit/Entrepreneurial Policy)
  • M. Considine (UA Country Manager, DOC/BISNIS)

Discussant:

  • N. Jaresko (CEO, Western NIS Fund)

Suggested Topics:

  • Regulatory Policy
  • Access to Micro Credits
  • Access to Market Information

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

Sponsor:

  • Poland-America-Ukraine Cooperation Initiative (PAUCI)

Theme: How Will the Next Round of EU Expansion Impact on Polish-Ukrainian Economic Ties?

Chair:

  • J. Micgiel (Executive Director, ISE/Columbia University)

Discussants:

  • V. Yelchenko (First Deputy Foreign Minister, MFA Ukraine)
  • G. Paturalska (Member of the Sejm, Foreign Affairs Comm.)
  • J. Bugajski (Director, Eastern Europe Project, CSIS)
  • K. Boryk-Jozefowicz (Director, Torun Medical Supply Co.)

2:30 PM - 5:30 PM - [II] Ukraine's Busin Business Environment: Referencing Micro-Economic Trends - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • Philip Morris Ukraine

(1) Examining the Market Readiness of Ukraine's Energy Sector

Moderator:

  • G. Laszkiewicz (Vice President, Alliance Technology Group Inc.)

Panelists:

  • A. Klyuyev (Head, VR Energy Committee)
  • V. Pergat (VP for Development/Europe, Northland Power)

Discussants:

  • O. Todiychuk (President, Ukrtransnafta)
  • K. Sep (Chief Advisor to the Chairman, Grupa Lotos)

Suggested Topics:

  • Coal
  • Electricity (Nuclear and Non-nuclear)
  • Oil and Gas

(2) Examining the Market Readiness of Ukraine's Industrial Sector

Moderator:

  • J. Zukoski (President, AmCham Ukraine)

Panelists:

  • A. Kinakh (Head, UA League-Industrialists & Entrepreneurs)
  • K. Peppler (Manager/Partner Relations, Sea Launch Project)

Discussant:

  • A. Honcharuk (VP for External Affairs, Interpipe Corp.)

Suggested Topics:

  • Machine Building
  • Consumer Products
  • Aerospace

(3) Examining the Market Readiness of Ukraine's High Technology Sector

Moderator:

  • W. Courtney (Senior VP, Dyncorp)

Panelists:

  • V. Kyryliov (Head, VR Deputies' Group 'Electronic Ukraine')
  • Y. Utkin (President, Kvazar-Micro)
  • I. Birka (President & CEO, Desomark)

Discussant:

  • E. Candle (Chairman, US-UA Digital Alliance)

Suggested Topics:

  • Electronics
  • Information Technology
  • Medical Technology

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

Sponsor:

  • Self Reliance Ukrainian American Federal Credit Union, Chicago, Illinois

Has Ukraine Pursued the Appropriate Fiscal Policy to Sustain a Developed Market Economy?

Chair:

  • K. Jenkins (President, Ukraine-US Business Council)

Keynote:

  • P. Hajdutsky (Director, Econ. Policy/ UA Pres. Administration)

Discussant:

  • V. Asadchev (Member, VR Budget Committee)

7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - Patrons Reception {By Invitation Only}
Corporate Fellowship Reception {For Corporate Participants}

Sponsor:

  • Ukraine International Airlines


WEDNESDAY - October 8, 2003


Venue: Wyndham Washington


8:20 AM - 9:00 AM - Welcome Coffee and Registration


9:00 AM - 9:30 AM - Roundtable Focus Session III

Sponsor:

  • Cleveland Selfreliance Federal Credit Union

Has Ukraine Provided the Proper Legal Infrastructure to Sustain a Developed Market Economy?

Chair:

  • B. Futey (Judge, US Federal Claims Court)

Keynote:

  • S. Shevchuk (Director, ComparativDirector, Comparative Law Center, Min. Just. UA)

Discussant:

  • D. Hryshchenko (Managing Partner, Hryshchenko & Partners)

9:30 AM - 12:30 PM [III] Ukraine and the Global Market Place - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • Polit XXI Stolittya

(1) Taking Measure of U.S.-Ukraine Bilateral Economic Relations

Moderator:

  • H. Pirchner (President, AFPC)

Panelists:

  • S. Osyka (Head, Interparliamentary Group UA-USA)
  • S. Levin (Ranking Member, SC on Trade/HR W&M Comm.)
  • C. Crowley (Director, USAID Ukraine)

Discussant:

  • J. P. Schutte (Economic Officer, Ukraine Desk, State Dept.)

Suggested Topics:

  • FATF
  • PNTR
  • Anti-dumping legislation

(2) Taking Measure of Ukraine's Regional Economic Ties

Moderator:

  • F.S. Larrabee (Senior Political Scientist, RAND)

Panelists:

  • P. Coessens (Head/Political Section, EC Delegation to the US)
  • V. Sidenko (Dir. of Economic Programs, Razumkov Center)

Discussants:

  • A. Taranenko (VP/IR, UL Industrialists & Entrepreneurs)
  • S. Bychko (Deputy Head, VR Committee on Foreign Affairs)

Suggested Topics:

  • EU
  • Balkans
  • Caucasus

(3) Taking Measure of Ukraine's International Economic Priorities

Moderator:

  • R. Murphy (Senior Associate, CSIS)

Panelists:

  • V. Pyatnytskyi (First Deputy Minister/UA Economy & Euro-Integration)
  • C. Pascual (Coordinator/US Assistance, Europe and Eurasia)

Discussant:

  • O. Sushko (Director, CPCFPU)

Suggested Topics:

  • Middle East
  • South and East Asia
  • Latin America

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

Sponsor:

  • Astron Ukrayina

Theme: Can Ukrainian-Russian Economic Ties Move Beyond a 'Metropole-Provinceí Relationship?

Chair:

  • Ariel Cohen (Research Fellow, Heritage Foundation)

Discussants:

  • V. Igrunov (Deputy Head, RF Duma Committee/CIS Affairs)
  • Y. Kaminsky (Director, UA Institute for International Studies)
  • I. Berman (Vice President for Policy, AFPC)
  • A. Karatnycky (Senior Scholar & Counselor, Freedom House)

2:00 AM - 5:00 PM - [IV] Market Economics and Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • SUMA-Yonkers Federal Credit Union

(1) Exploring the Nexus Between Market Economics and a Stable Democratic Polity in Ukraine

Moderator:

  • B. Ruble (Director, Kennan Institute/WWIC)

Panelists:

  • P. Dobriansky (Undersecretary of State for Global Affairs)
  • J. Steinhof (Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland)
  • V. Lanovyj (Former Vice Prime Minister of Ukraine )

Suggested Topics:

  • Economic Transparency
  • Political Transparency
  • Political Parties

(2) Exploring the Nexus Between Market Economics and an Independent Civil Society in Ukraine

Moderator:

  • N. McConnell (President, US-Ukraine Foundation)

Panelists:

  • O. Mazurchak (Mayor of Kamyanets-Podilskyi)
  • Alan Cohen (Mayor of Ithaca, New York)

Discussants:

  • O. Sych (Deputy Mayor of Ivano-Frankivsk)
  • S. Rudyk (Director, Regional Initiatives UA)

Suggested Topics:

  • Independent Media
  • NGO Community
  • Trade Unions

(3) To What Extent Can a Market Economy Help Ukraine Establish a Mature National Identity?

Moderator:

  • A. Lyj (President, Ukrainian World Congressozynskyj (President, Ukrainian World Congress)

Panelists:

  • Y. Shapoval (UA Academy of Sciences)
  • O. Dubas (Publisher, 'Geneza' Press)
  • W. Miller (Senior Scholar, Kennan Institute/WWIC)

Discussant:

  • Y. Pavlenko (VR Member, Head/Youth Party of Ukraine)

Suggested Topics:

  • Patronage of Higher Education
  • Recovery of National Memory
  • General Philanthropy

5:00 AM - 5:30 PM - Roundtable Focus Session IV

Sponsor:

  • Self Reliance (NY) Federal Savings Bank
Will the U.S. Support Ukraine's WTO AccTO Accession Process?

Chair:

  • A. Aslund (Director, Russian & Eurasian Affairs Prog./CEIP)

Keynote:

  • C. Novelli (Asst US Trade Rep, Europe & the Mediterranean)

5:30 AM - 6:00 PM - Concluding Remarks

  • G. Nesterczuk (Vice Chair, RT Steering Comm.)
  • C. Weldon (US Representative from Pennsylvania)

7:00-9:00 - Conference Reception

Host:

  • Embassy of Ukraine to the United States

Featured Speaker:

  • S. Pifer (DAS for Europe & Eurasia, State Dept.) [United States]
 

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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