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February 14-15, 2017

New York, NY
March 30, 2017

Washington, DC
June 21, 2017

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.
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CUSUR 2016 - 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 2016 - 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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CUSUR 2016 - 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.
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UCIS
A Special Word about UCIS

The Ukrainian Central Information Service served as an "administrative midwife" in the creation of the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations and the various fora that the latter has been tasked to run. Any history of the Center must therefore begin with a short synopsis of the said organization.

UCIS/USA was founded as the informational arm of the Ukrainian American Freedom Foundation, a member organization of the consortium which initiated the Roundtable Series and subsequently helped launch CUSUR; it served in that capacity for nearly twenty years. Its varied accomplishments included:

  • The Ukrainian Helsinki Group Informational Newsletter Project (1987-1989)
  • The Living History of Ukraine Project (1988-1992)
  • The NGOs of Ukraine Visitors' Program (1993-1996)
  • The National Democratic Rada Deputies Visitors' Program (1994-2001)
  • The Ukrainian Leadership Program Initiative (2001-2004)

In the UA Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable Series, the role of UCIS was pivotal. Its director, Walter Zaryckyj, served as a program coordinator for each of the eventual Roundtables; its personnel served in various vital preparatory functions associated with staging the said forums. UCIS played an important role in having: (a) the full transcripts of the forums published as monographs and (b) annotated keynote speeches published as articles in journals and newspapers both in Ukraine and the United States. Perhaps most important, UCIS took the lead to expand the scope and format of the RT Series. It led the effort to start up the UA B2B Networking Forum Series in 2003. In March 2004, it helped stage a prototype of the UA Historical Encounters Series; in June 2005, it initiated the US-Ukrainian Security Dialogue and, in November 2005, it ran the first US-Ukraine Energy Conference.

Given the above record, UCIS/USA, which ultimately merged its human and material resources into the CUSUR endeavor, proved to an invaluable 'bridge' between the work that the steering committees of each of the Roundtables accomplished and the broader, more formalized administrative functions that the Center has now been asked to perform.

 
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