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 18, 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'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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