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's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood

Ukraine's Quest For Mature Nation Statehood
A Roundtable

September 19–20, 2000
Washington, DC



Program



Tuesday – September 19th

Venue: Library of Congress/Montpelier Room - Floor 6


8:30 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. — Welcome Coffee and Registration


9:00 A.M. - 9:30 A.M. — Opening Remarks

Speakers:

  • Michael Sawkiw – Director/Ukrainian National Information Service
  • James Billington – Librarian of Congress
  • Sander Levin – Congressman/Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

9:30 A.M. – 12:30 P.M. — [I] Assessing Ukraine's Progress: The Political Dimension (Three panels)


(1) Ukraine and the Rule of Law

Moderator:

  • Adrian Karatnycky – President/Freedom House

Panelists:

  • William Taylor – Coordinator/U.S. Assistance to the NIS
  • Petro Martynenko – Justice/Constitutional Court [Ukraine]

Discussants:

  • Ronald McNamara – CSCE
  • Michael Conway – Int'l. Foundation for Election Systems
  • Patience Huntwork – Commercial Law Project/Ukraine

Suggested Issues for Discussion: open elections & responsible government


(2) Ukraine and Human Rights

Moderator:

  • Adrian Karatnycky – President/Freedom House

Panelists:

  • Vyacheslav Pikhovshek – Director/UCIPR [Ukraine]
  • Thomas Dine – President/Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty

Discussants:

  • George Joseph Rees – Int'l. Ops. & Human Rights SC/HR
  • Orest Deychakivsky – CSCE
  • Wendy Silverman – State Department

Suggested Issues for Discussion: the general record & free press


(3) Ukraine and Its Neighbors

Moderator:

  • Mark von Hagen – Director/Harriman Institute/Columbia U.

Panelists:

  • Ihor Ostash – Chairman of the Foreign Affairs Comm./Parliament [Ukraine]
  • Daniel Fried – Special Advisor to the Secretary of State on the NIS

Discussants:

  • Ian Brzezinski – Senate Foreign Relations Committee
  • Mark Gage – House International Relations Committee
  • John Micgiel – Harriman Institute/Columbia U.

Suggested Issues for Discussion: cross border peace & security


12:30 P.M. – 1:50 P.M. — First Day Working Lunch

Sponsor:

  • Shell International Gas

Speaker:

  • Oleh Rybachuk – Chief of Staff to the Prime Minister [Ukraine]

Discussants:

  • Michael Waller – American Foreign Policy Council
  • Peter Brookes – House International Relations Comm.
  • Scott Carlson – Western N.I.S. Fund
  • Lidia Wolanskyj – Eastern Economist
  • Eugene Iwanciw – EMI

1:50 P.M. – 5:20 P.M. — [II] Assessing Ukraine's Progress: The Social Dimension (Three panels)


(1) Ukraine and the Marketplace

Moderator:

  • Michael Kostiw – Director of Government Relations/Texaco

Panelists:

  • Victor Penzenyk – Former Deputy Prime Minister [Ukraine]
  • Jan Kalicki – Trade and Investment Chair/Gore Kuchma Commission
  • Kempton Jenkins – President/Ukraine-U.S. Business Council

Discussants:

  • Jim McCracken – Ukraine Desk/State Department
  • Yaroslav Voitko – Embassy of Ukraine to the United States
  • Myron Wasylyk – The PBN Company

Suggested Issues for Discussion: microeconomic & macroeconomic conditions


(2) Ukraine and Social Stability

Moderator:

  • Nadia Diuk – Senior Program Officer/National Endowment for Democracy

Panelists:

  • Jaroslaw Dutkevych – Fmr. Country Head of U.S. Peace Corps/Ukraine
  • Ivan Bilas – Chairman of the Law Enforcement Comm./Parliament [Ukraine]

Discussants:

  • Mary Warlick – NIS Office/Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova
  • Michael McFaul – Carnegie Endowment
  • Jaroslav Bilinsky – U. of Delaware

Suggested Issues for Discussion: class factor & national minorities


(3) Ukraine and 'Civil Society'

Moderator:

  • Nadia Diuk – Senior Program Officer/National Endowment for Democracy

Panelists:

  • Nelson Ledsky – Regional Director/National Democratic Institute
  • Judy Van Rest – Regional Director/International Republican Institute
  • Mykhailo Ratushnyi – MP/Former Trade Union Activist [Ukraine]

Discussants:

  • Paul Goble – RFE/RL
  • John Fox – Open Society
  • Stephan Klingelhofer – Int’l Center for Not-for-Profit Law

Suggested Issues for Discussion: viable political parties & independent social institutions


5:20 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. — First Day Roundtable Keynote Address

Speaker:

  • Paul Wolfowitz – Dean/Johns Hopkins SAIS

8:00 P.M. - 10:30 P.M. — Dinner Reception (The Chopivsky Family Foundation)

Host Remarks:

  • George Chopivsky

Official Word of Welcome:

  • Ukraine’s Ambassador to the United States Kostyantyn Hryshchenko

Introductory Remarks:

  • New York State Governor Pataki’s Senior Policy Advisor Zenia Mucha

Keynote Remarks:

  • Ukrainian Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk
  • Senator Mitch McConnell


Wednesday – September 20th

Venue: Council on Foreign Relations/Root Conference Room - Floor 2


8:15 A.M. - 9:00 A.M. — Welcome Coffee and Registration


9:00 A.M. – NOON — [III] What Next for Ukraine? (Three Panels)


(1) Does Ukraine Possess the Resources to Create an Entrepreneurial Economy?

Moderator:

  • Herman Pirchner – President/American Foreign Policy Council

Panelists:

  • Anders Aslund – Senior Associate/Carnegie Endowment
  • Daniel Kaufman – Senior Manager/World Bank Institute

Discussants:

  • Charles Flickner – Foreign Ops. SC/Appropriations C (HR)
  • Steven Nix – USAID
  • Gary Litman – Chamber of Commerce/U.S.-Ukraine Working Group

Suggested Issues for Discussion: material & social resources


(2) Should Ukraine Seek Membership in the European Union/NATO?

Moderator:

  • Herman Pirchner – President/American Foreign Policy Council

Panelists:

  • William Courtney – President/DynMeridian
  • Ariel Cohen – Policy Analyst/Heritage Foundation

Discussants:

  • Michael Haltzel – Senate Foreign Relations Comm.
  • Harley Balzer – Georgetown U.
  • Bo Denysyk – Global USA

Suggested Issues for Discussion: EU & NATO membership


(3) Is a 'U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership' Feasible/Desirable?

Moderator:

  • Tom Keaney – Professor/Johns Hopkins SAIS

Panelists:

  • Paula Dobriansky – VP/Council on Foreign Relations
  • John Tedstrom – Senior Economist/RAND

Discussants:

  • Olexander Poteikhin – Embassy of Ukraine to the United States
  • Ted Kontek – Ukraine Desk/State Department
  • John Lenczowski – Institute for World Politics

Suggested Issues for Discussion: feasibility & desirability of close ties


NOON – 1:20 P.M. — Second Day Working Lunch

Sponsor:

  • Sponsored by SUMA (Yonkers) Federal Credit Union

Speaker:

  • Askold Lozynskyj – President/Ukrainian World Congress

Discussants:

  • Karen Sherman – Counterpart International
  • David Merkel – Eurasia Foundation
  • Joyce Warner – IREX
  • Nadia McConnell – U.S.-Ukraine Foundation
  • Brian Rohan – ABA/CEELI (West NIS)

Suggested Theme: ‘What the West Can Do to Facilitate the Quest’


1:20 P.M. – 2:00 P.M. — Second Day Roundtable Keynote Address

Speaker:

  • Zbigniew Brzezinski – Former National Security Advisor to the President

2:00 P.M. – 3:00 P.M. — [IV] One Final Critical Issue (One Panel)


(1) Contemplating the Next Administration's Take On Ukraine and Its Efforts

Moderator:

  • George Nesterczuk – VP/Global US

Panelists:

  • William Schneider – President/International Planning Services
  • Leon Fuerth – National Security Advisor to VPAl Gore

Discussants:

  • Julian Kulas – UCCA
  • Ivan Holowinsky – UAPA
  • Bohdan Watral – SUFCU

Suggested Issues for Discussion: Republican & Democratic perspective


3:00 P.M. – 3:30 P.M. — Concluding Remarks

  • Bohdan Fedorak – Roundtable Chairman
  • Paula Dobriansky – VP/Council on Foreign Relations
  • Benjamin Gilman – Congressman/Co-Chair of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus

3:30 P.M. – 4:00 P.M. — Post Roundtable Press Conference


4:00 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. — A Visit to Capitol Hill by the Roundtable’s Participants from Ukraine


6:00 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. — Evening Congressional Reception In Celebration of Ukraine’s Ninth Year of Independence

Venue: Hart Senate Building, Room 902

Host:

  • Congressional Ukrainian Caucus, Senator Carl Levin

Interpretation Services Sponsored by the Heritage Foundation at the First Security Federal Savings Bank, Chicago Illinois

 

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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