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 12, 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: Modern Ukrainian State at 25

Ukraine's Historical Encounters Series

Special Event:
Commemorating the 25th Anniversary
of the Modern Ukrainian State

September 17, 2016
New York, NY



Forum Venue: Princeton Club of NY/James Madison Room


8:30 am – 9:00 am — Registration

9:00 am – 9:40 am — Focus Session I: A First Word About Modern Ukraine’s 25th Birthday

Chair:

  • Roma Lisovych [Ukrainian National Association]

Featured Remarks:

  • Volodymyr Yelchenko [UA Permanent Representative to the UN]
  • Eliot Engel [US Representative (D-NY)]

9:40 am – 11:05 am — Panel Discussion I: Taking Measure of Ukraine’s Distant Past

Moderator:

  • Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]

Speakers:

  • Frank Sysyn [University of Alberta/CIUS]
  • Mark Von Hagen [Arizona State University]
  • Yuri Shapoval [National Academy of Sciences Of Ukraine]

Suggested Topics:

  • Kyivan State & Hetmanate Ukraine
  • Ukrainian National Republic 1917-1921
  • National Liberation Struggles 1921-1991

11:05 am – 11:10 am — Coffee Break


11:10 am – 12:35 pm — Panel Discussion II: Assessing Ukraine’s Recent Past

Moderator:

  • Adrian Karmazyn [VOA UA Desk Director Emeritus]

Speakers:

  • Alexander Motyl [Rutgers University]
  • James Sherr [Royal Institute of International Affairs]
  • Oleksandr Sushko [Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation]

Suggested Topics:

  • The Granite Rebellion
  • The Orange Revolution
  • Euro-Maidan

12:35 pm – 12:55 pm — Lunch [Served as a buffet in the Alexander Hamilton Room]


12:55 pm – 1:25 pm — Focus Session II: Reflecting on Ukraine’s Current ‘War in the East’

Chair:

  • Anders Corr [Journal of Political Risk]

Featured Speaker:

  • Phillip Karber [Potomac Foundation]

1:25 pm – 2:50 pm — Panel Discussion III: Divining Ukraine’s Near Future

Moderator:

  • William Courtney [RAND Corporation]

Speakers:

  • David Kramer [McCain Institute]
  • Ariel Cohen [Atlantic Council]
  • Volodymyr Vyatrovych [Institute of National Memory of Ukraine]

Suggested Topics:

  • Chances for Building a Developed Democratic Polity
  • Chances for Erecting a Mature Market Economy
  • Chances for Achieving an Established National Identity

2:50 pm – 2:55 pm — Coffee Break


2:55 pm – 4:20 pm — Panel Discussion IV: Contemplating Ukraine’s Further Future

Moderator:

  • Paul Goble [WOE/Jamestown Foundation]

Speakers:

  • Janusz Bugajski [Center for European Policy Analysis]
  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]
  • Yuri Sergeyev [Yale University/Macmillan Center]

Suggested Topics:

  • Chances of Playing on the European Stage
  • Chances of Performing on the Euro-Atlantic Stage
  • Chances of Becoming a ‘Player of Global Note’

4:20 pm – 5:00 pm — A Final Word About Modern Ukraine’s 25th Birthday

Chair:

  • Marianna Zajac [Ukrainian National Women’s League of America]

Featured Speaker:

  • Refat Chubarov [Head of the Crimean Tatar Mejlis]
  • Paul Roderick Gregory [Stanford University/Hoover Institute]

5:00 pm – 7:00 pm — Intercession

Venue: Princeton Club of NY --- Alexander Hamilton Room


5:40 pm — A Talk by Three-Time Oscar Winning Director Mark Harris & Producer Peter Borisow About Their Documentary: "Breaking Point: The War for Democracy in Ukraine"


6:30 pm — The Ukrainian Choir 'Dymka' Performs a Medley of Ukraine’s Folkloric Classics


7:00 pm – 9:00 pm — Speakers and Patrons Banquet

Venue: Princeton Club of NY --- James Madison Room

Host:

  • Tamara Gallo-Olexy [Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Featured Speakers:

  • US Secretary of Homeland Security (2003-2005) Tom Ridge [CONFIRMED]
  • UA Minister of Foreign Affairs (1998-2000, 2005-2007) Borys Tarasyuk [CONFIRMED]
  • US Secretary of State (1997-2001) Madeline Albright [CONFIRMED]
 

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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