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: Taking Measure of a U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

Ukraine's Quest For Mature Nation Statehood - Roundtable II
Taking Measure of a U.S.-Ukraine Strategic Partnership

October 30 – November 1, 2001
Washington, DC



Program



Tuesday October 30, 2001

Venue: Embassy of Ukraine


7:30 PM - 9:30 PM — Pre-Conference Receptions

Sponsor:

  • Embassy of Ukraine


Wednesday - October 31, 2001

Venue: Capitol Building/Senate Caucus Room 5


8:20 AM - 8:50 AM — Welcome Coffee and Registration


8:50 AM - 9:00 AM — Opening Remarks

Speaker:

  • B. Potapenko — (Steering Committee/Executive Coordinator)

9:00 AM - 9:30 AM — Roundtable Overview: U.S./Ukraine Relations and the International Community

Sponsor:

  • The Heritage Foundation at the First Security Federal Savings Bank, Chicago, IL

Chair:

  • S. Larrabee (RAND/European Security Chair)

Keynote remarks:

  • P. Dobriansky (Under Secretary of State for Global Affairs)

9:30 AM - 12:20 PM — [I] U.S./Ukraine Strategic Relations: Pondering the General - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • Western NIS Enterprise Fund

(1) Strong U.S./Ukraine Ties and Global Security

Moderator:

  • T. Keaney (Johns Hopkins/SAIS)

Panelists:

  • I. Kharchenko (Deputy Foreign Minister)[Ukraine]
  • D. Feith (Under Secretary of Defense for Policy)

Lead Discussant:

  • W. Courtney (DynCor/President)

Suggested Topics: American View Point · Ukrainian Viewpoint · Global Perspective


(2) Strong U.S./Ukraine Ties and Regional Stability

Moderator:

  • N. Ledsky (NDI/Regional Director)

Panelists:

  • A. Fialko (Head of External Policy/Presidential Adm.)[Ukraine]
  • C. Munter (NSC/Director-European and Eurasian Affairs)

Lead Discussant:

  • J. Tedstrom (Institute of East-West Studies/Vice President)

Suggested Topics: American View Point · Ukrainian Viewpoint · Regional Perspective


(3) Strong U.S./Ukraine Ties and Bilateral Benefits

Moderator:

  • S. Nix (IRI/Regional Director)

Panelists:

  • W. Taylor (Coordinator of US Assistance to Europe & Eurasia)
  • K. Hryshchenko (Ukrainian Ambassador to the US)

Lead Discussant:

  • A. Cohen (Heritage Foundation/Research Fellow)

Suggested Topics: American View Point · Ukrainian Viewpoint · Regional Perspective


12:20 AM - 1:00 PM — Roundtable Overview: The Future of U.S./Ukraine Strategic Relations

Sponsor:

  • SigmaBleyzer

Chair:

  • K. Hryshchenko (Ukrainian Ambassador to the US)

Keynote remarks:

  • A. Kinakh (Prime Minister of Ukraine)

1:00 PM - 2:20 PM — Working Lunch: Poland and the U.S./Ukraine Nexus

Sponsor:

  • Selfreliance Federal Credit Union of New York, N.Y.

Chair:

  • B. Bazylevskyi (Consul General of Ukraine/Chicago)

Keynote remarks:

  • P. Naimski (Former Security Advisor to the Prime Minister) [Poland]

2:20 PM - 5:20 PM — [II] Exploring the Particular: The Economic Dimension - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • Kiev Atlantic Ukraine/Atlantic Farms

(1) Contemplating Expanded Economic Ties Between the U.S. and Ukraine

Moderator:

  • A. Aslund (Senior Associate/Carnegie Endowment)

Panelists:

  • I. Mitiukov (Minister of Finance) [Ukraine]
  • A. Larson (Undersecretary of State for Econ. Bus. and Agric. Affairs)
  • E. Segura (Sigma Bleyzer/Chief Economist)

Lead Discussants:

  • W. Miller (Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine)
  • N. Jaresko (Western NIS Enterprise Fund/President & CEO)

Suggested Topics: NPTR · Quotas · Investment


(2) Envisioning a Role for the U.S. in Ukraine's Relations with Multilateral Financial Institutions

Moderator:

  • L. Kyj (UCCA/Executive Vice President)

Panelists:

  • V. Stelmakh (Head of the National Bank) [Ukraine]
  • M. Shadman-Valavi (IMF/Assistant Director - European II Dept.)
  • N. Lee (Deputy Assistant Secretary of Treasury/Eurasia)

Lead Discussant:

  • T. Solanyk (Alternative Executive Director/World Bank)

Suggested Topics: WTO · IMF/WB · EBRD


(3) Ukraine's Quest for Energy Independence: Can the U.S. Help?

Moderator:

  • G. Laszkiewicz (ComPro/Vice President)

Panelists:

  • O. Todiychuk (Chairman/TRANS NAFTA) [Ukraine]
  • I. Colbert (Director of NIS, Russian and Middle East Affairs/Dept. of Energy) (Texaco/Director of Government Relations)
  • J. Elkind (University of Maryland/Joint Global Change Institute)

Lead Discussants:

  • A. Bihun (Intl. Trade Specialist/Commerce Dept.)
  • O. Oliker (RAND/CRE)

Suggested Topics: Infrastructure efficiency · Market reliability · Odessa/Gdansk pipeline project


5:20 PM - 6:00 PM — U.S.-Ukrainian Relations on the Legislative Front: An Overview

Sponsors:

  • Selfreliance Federal Credit Union, Clifton, N.J.
  • The PBN Corporation

Moderator:

  • M. Wasylyk(VP/The PBN Corporation)

Remarks:

  • Rep. M. Kaptur
  • Rep. B. Schaffer
  • MPM. Ratushny [Ukraine]


Thursday - November 1, 2001

Venue: Senate Hart Office Building/Room 902


8:15 AM – 9:00 AM — Welcome Coffee and Registration


9:00 AM - NOON — [III] Exploring the Particular: The Security Dimension - Three Panels

Sponsor:

  • UKREXIMNEFTEPRODUCT

(1) Contemplating Expanded Security Ties Between the U.S. and Ukraine

Moderator:

  • G. Nesterczuk (Global US/Vice President)

Panelists:

  • O. Skipalsky (Former Head/Military Intelligence)[Ukraine]
  • N. Krawciw (President/Dupuy Institute)
  • S. Closson (Policy Analyst/OSD/RUE Department of Defense)

Lead Discussant:

  • W. Grycenko (Razumkov Center/Director) [Ukraine]

Suggested Topics: Direct Relations · PfP/NATO Ops · OSCE/UN Ops


(2) Envisioning a Role for the U.S. in Ukraine's Struggle against Organized Crime

Moderator:

  • B. Futey (Justice/Federal Claims Court)

Panelists:

  • I. Bilas (Chair/Rada Comm. on Law Enforcement)[Ukraine]
  • L. Shelley (Ctr. on Transnat. Crime and Corruption/American U.)
  • M. Waller (AFPC/Vice President)

Lead Discussant:

  • S. Rahmanin (Dzerkalo Tyzhnya) [Ukraine]

Suggested Topics: Indigenous OC· Bilateral OC· Transnational OC


(3) Enhancing Ukraine's National Security Through 'Democracy Building': Can the U.S. Help?

Moderator:

  • J. Dutkewych (Fmr. Country Director for Ukraine/US Peace Corps)

Panelists:

  • I. Zayets (Former Minister of Ecology and Natural Res.) [Ukraine]
  • S. Nix (USAID/Program Officer
  • N. Diuk (NED/Senior Program Officer/Europe and Eurasia)

Lead Discussant:

  • O. Haran (Kyiv-Mohylian University) [Ukraine]

Suggested Topics: NGO Development · Mass Media Development · Economic Transparency


NOON - 12:40 PM — Roundtable Overview: Ukraine's Transformation on the European Model/How the US can assist the process

Sponsor:

  • Ukrainian Cultural Center, Warren, MI

Chair:

  • M. von Hagen (Columbia University/Harriman Institute)

Keynote remarks:

  • B. Hawrylyshyn (Vidrodgenia Foundation)

12:40 - 2:00 PM — Working Lunch: Russia and the U.S./Ukraine Nexus

Sponsor:

  • Ukraine International Airlines

Chair:

  • S. Konopylov (Harvard University/UNSP)

Keynote remarks:

  • S. Pifer (Deputy Asst Secretary of State/Europe and Eurasia)

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM — [IV] Exploring the Particular: The Diplomatic Dimension - Three Panels

Sponsors:

  • Ukrainian Future Credit Union, Warren, MI
  • Ukrainian Selfreliance Michigan Federal Credit Union, Warren, MI

(1) U.S./Ukraine and the Visegrad Group: Strengthening the Links

Moderator:

  • J. Micgiel (Columbia University)

Panelists:

  • H. Udovenko (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs)[Ukraine]
  • G. Jeszynszky (Hungarian Ambassador to the US)
  • I. Brzezinski (Senate/Foreign Relations)/li>

Lead Discussant:

  • B. Winid (Minister Plenipotentiary/Embassy of Poland)

Suggested Topics: Economic Issues · Security Matters · Humanitarian Efforts


(2) U.S./Ukraine and GUUAM: Strengthening the Links

Moderator:

  • J. Moroney (DFI International/Associate)

Panelists:

  • I. Ostash (Chair/Rada Comm. on Foreign Affairs)[Ukraine]
  • A. Pashayev (Azeri Ambassador to the US)
  • G. Peret (State Department/Moldova-Belarus-Ukraine Desk)

Lead Discussant:

  • O. Sushko (CSPCFPU/Director) [Ukraine]

Suggested Topics: Economic Issues · Security Matters · Humanitarian Efforts


(3) U.S./Ukraine and the European Union: Strengthening the Links

Moderator:

  • J. Van Oudenaren (Library of Congress/European Division)/li>

Panelists:

  • B. Tarasyuk (Former Minister of Foreign Affairs)[Ukraine]
  • E. Koelsch (Embassy of Germany to the US/Deputy Head of Mission)
  • A. Stent (Georgetown University/CEREES)

Lead Discussants:

  • M. Haltzel (Senate/Foreign Relations)
  • B. Yaremenko (Foreign Ministry/US Desk Chief) [Ukraine]

Suggested Topics: Economic Issues · Security Matters · Humanitarian Efforts


5:00 PM - 5:40 PM — Roundtable Overview: U.S./Ukraine Relations and the War Against Terrorism

Sponsor:

  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • National Democratic Institute
  • International Republican Institute

Chair:

  • H. Pirchner (AFPC/President)

Keynote remarks:

  • C. Pascual (US Ambassador to Ukraine)

5:00 PM - 5:30 PM — Working Lunch: Russia and the U.S./Ukraine Nexus

Speaker:

  • B. Fedorak — (Steering Committee/Chairman)
 

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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