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: 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


  • 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


  • Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]


  • 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


  • Adrian Karmazyn [VOA UA Desk Director Emeritus]


  • 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’


  • 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


  • William Courtney [RAND Corporation]


  • 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


  • Paul Goble [WOE/Jamestown Foundation]


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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