Upcoming Events 2021
US-UA Security Dialogue XII
Washington, DC [Webcasting]
March 3-4 5, 2021 
US-UA BNS (Forum XI)
New York City [ [Webcasting]
April 15, 2021
US-UA WG Yearly Summit IX
Washington DC [Webcasting]
June 16-17, 2021

US-UA Energy Dialogue SE
Kyiv [Webcasting] 
August 30, 2021 
UA HES Special Event:
Ukraine at 30
Year Retrospective 
Ukrainian Institute of America
September 18, 2021 

Washington, DC
University Club 
October 21, 2021 

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.
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.
Program: ‘Za Samostinist’—Ukraine’s Century of Struggle for Independence

Ukraine's Century of Struggle to Secure Independence


A UA Historical Encounters Series Event:

Taking Measure of Milestones in Modern

Ukrainian Military History




Venue: SHCFR Conference Room/1st Floor

MI-ASU/1777 F Street NW Washington DC


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Registration


12:30 PM - 01:00 PM Focus Session One: Why Measure Must Be Taken

Speaker: Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]


01:00 PM - 3:00 PM Panel Session One: Antecedents to the Struggle (1900-1917)

Moderator: Lubomyr Hajda [Senior Advisor to the Director/Harvard Ukrainian Researcher Institute]


Anna Procyk [Professor of History/KBCC/City University of New York] 

Pavel Podobyed [Deputy Director/Institute for National Military Historical Monuments]                      

Hüseyin Oylupinar [Lecturer/International Relations/Izmir University of Economics]

Suggested Topics:

Ukrainian Sich Rifleman [Austro-Hungarian Empire] 

Ukrainian Military Club [Russian Empire]

Union for the Liberation of Ukraine [Ottoman Vector]


03:00 PM - 05:00 PM Panel Session Two: A First Effort (1917-1923)


Lada Kolomiyets [Fulbright Visiting Scholar/Penn State University | Taras Shevchenko University]


Mark Von Hagen [Professor of History and Interim Director/Melikian Center/Arizona State University] 

Mykhailo Koval’chuk [[Senior Researcher/National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]                            

Hakan Kirimli [Professor of History & CRS Director/Bilkent University]

Suggested Topics:

Ukrainska Narodna Respublikanska Armiya (UNRA)

Ukrainska Halychska Armiya (UHA)

Military Formations in Southern Ukraine/Crimean Tatar Aspirations


5:00 PM - 5:30 PM Focus Session Two: Preparations for a Second Effort (1921-1939) (Abroad

Speaker: Yaroslav Faizulyn [Research Fellow/National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]



Venue: Rockefeller-Petersen Conference Room/2nd Floor

MI-ASU/1777 F Street NW Washington DC


09:30 AM - 10:00 AM     Focus Session Two: Preparations for a Second Effort (1921-1939) (In Country)

Speaker: Serhii Kvit [Stanford University Senior Fellow & Minister of Education of Ukraine 2014-2016]


10:30 AM - 1:30 AM Panel Session Three: A Second Effort (1939-1950)


Jars Balan [Interim Director/Canadian Institute of Ukrainian Studies/University of Alberta]


Oleksandr Pahirya [Senior Researcher/’Prison on Lonsky Street’ National Memorial Museum]

Volodymyr Vyatrovych [Director/Ukrainian Institute of National Memory]

Vladyslav Hrynevych [Senior Researcher/National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine]

Suggested Topics:

Karpatska Sich

Ukrainska Povstann'ska Armiya (UPA) 

Ukrainian Liberators of Auschwitz & Berlin 


11:30 AM - 12:00 AM Focus Session Three: In Preparation for a Third Effort (1986-1991) 

Speaker: Kostyantyn Morozov [Minister of Defense of Ukraine 1991-1993]


12:00 PM - 12:30 PM Lunch


12:30 PM - 02:30 PM Panel Session: The Third Effort (1991-2017) 


Orest Deychakiwsky [Senior Policy Advisor (ret.)/CSCE & BOD Member/US-Ukraine Foundation]


Mariana Budjeryn [Research Fellow/ Belfer Center/JFK School/Harvard University]

Leonid Polyakov [Chairman/Board of Experts/Centre for Army, Conversion and Disarmament Studies] 

Phillip Karber [President/Potomac Foundation]

Suggested Topics:

First Years of the Modern Ukrainian Armed Forces/Budapest Memorandum 

Peacekeeping Duties in West Africa, the Balkans (IFOR-KFOR) & Iraq

The Russo-Ukrainian Conflict


02:30 PM - 04:30 PM Final Panel Session: What the Future May Hold 


Anders Corr [Principal & Chief Editor/Journal of Political Risk]



Gen. Ihor Kolesnyk [Deputy Head/General Staff of the Ukrainian Armed Forces] 

Gen. John Abizaid [Special US Military Advisor to President Poroshenko]

Amb. John Herbst [Director/Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center/Atlantic Council]

Suggested Topics:

 A Successful Conclusion to the Current Anti-Terror Operation (ATO)

The Ability to Fully Contain Future Threats to Ukraine’s Sovereignty

Leadership in the Black Sea Security Zone/Membership in the Euro-Atlantic Community


4:30 PM - 05:00 PM Final Focus Session: An Exercise Worth Remembering

Speaker: Arsen Avakov [Minister of the Internal Affairs of Ukraine][INVITED]


4:30 PM - 05:00 PM     Speakers’ Reception

Venue:  CUSUR/AFPC 509 C Street NE Washington DC

Host: Andrew Futey [President/Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]


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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