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Washington, DC
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Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
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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.
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.
CUSUR 2017 - 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.
CUSUR 2018 - Project IV
Kyiv Seminars for UA Officials

The several visits of young, fresh minded, reform oriented UA military commanders and national security analysts to various top flight foreign policy think tanks and institutes of higher diplomatic or military learning in DC (prompted in good part by CUSUR invitations to its Occasional Briefings) in the latter part of 2014 prompted the UA MOD to propose a slightly different arrangement for similar discussions/conversations in 2015.
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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