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: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VIII

US-Ukraine Security Dialogue VIII

Securing Ukraine’s Sovereignty: The Road Ahead

February 14-15, 2017


DAY ONE [Feb 14]

Venue: Embassy of Ukraine to the United States, 3350 M Street

6:30 pm – 9:00 pm Evening Dialogue Reception


  • Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States Valeriy Chaly

Guest of Honor:

  • Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine Pavlo Klimkin

Featured Speaker:

  • General Wesley Clark

DAY TWO [Feb 15]

Venue: Room LJ-119, Thomas Jefferson Building, US Library of Congress

8:30 am – 9:00 am Registration

9:00 am – 9:25 am Words of Welcome

  • Brian Fitzpatrick [US Representative R-PA]
  • Sander Levin [US Representative D-MI]

9:25 pm – 9:55 pm Dialogue Opening Remarks Session
Why Ukrainian Security Matters


  • Valeriy Chaly [Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States]


  • Pavlo Klimkin [Minister of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine]

9:55 am – 11:10 am Dialogue Panel Discussion I
Divining Ways to Strengthen Ukraine Militarily


  • John Herbst [EAC Director/Atlantic Council of the United States]


  • Ihor Smeshko [Col. General/Advisor to the President of Ukraine]
  • Phillip Karber [President/Potomac Foundation]
  • James Sherr [Senior Fellow/Royal Institute of International Affairs]

11:10 am – 11:15 am Coffee Break

11:15 am – 12:30 pm Dialogue Panel Discussion II
Assessing Ways to Secure Ukraine on the Diplomatic/Political Front


  • William Taylor [Executive Vice President/US Institute of Peace]


  • Andrii Levus [Chair/Sub Committee on State Security/Rada NS&D Comm.]
  • Vlad Socor [Senior Fellow/Jamestown Foundation]
  • Luke Coffey [Director/Allison Center for Foreign Policy/Heritage Foundation]

12:30 pm – 12:50 pm Lunch Break [Press Interviews]

12:50 pm – 1:35 pm Working Lunch Featured Presesentation
UA Security & the Incoming Administration


  • Glen Howard [President/Jamestown Foundation]


  • John Falk [Principal/Vigilent Inc.]
  • Herman Pirchner [President/American Foreign Policy Council]

1:35 pm – 2:50 pm Dialogue Panel Discussion III
Examining Ways to Bolster Ukraine in Economic/Energy Matters


  • Roman Popadiuk [Chair/World Affairs Councils of America]


  • Anatolii Matios [Chief Military Prosecutor & Deputy Prosecutor General of Ukraine]
  • Anders Aslund [Senior Fellow/Atlantic Council of the United States]
  • Ariel Cohen [Senior Fellow/Institute for the Analysis of Global Security]

2:50 pm – 2:55 pm Coffee Break

2:55 pm – 4:20 pm Dialogue Panel Discussion IV
Contemplating the Means by Which Ukraine Can Withstand
‘Info War/History War’ Assaults


  • William Courtney [BLF Executive Director/RAND Corporation]


  • Oleksandr Skrypnyk [Dep. Chair/Rada Committee on Science & Education]
  • Stephen Blank [Senior Fellow/American Foreign Policy Council]
  • Janusz Bugajski [Senior Fellow/Center for European Policy Analysis]

Special Appearance:

  • Brendon Boyle [US Representative D-PA]

4:20 pm – 5:10 pm Dialogue Closing Remarks Session
UA Security & the Next Congress


  • William Miller [Senior Scholar/Woodrow Wilson International Center]


  • Senator Robert Portman [R-OH] [Invited]
  • Senator Robert Menendez [D-NJ] [Invited]

Lead Discussant:

  • Darrell Owens [National Security Adviser/Sen. Patrick Toomey R-PA]

6:00 pm – 7:00 pm Post Dialogue Patrons Reception

Venue: American Foreign Policy Council

Word of Thanks:

  • 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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