Upcoming Events

Washington, DC
February 14-15, 2017
Washington DC
April 27, 2017
Washington, DC
June 15, 2017
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 30, 2017
Washington, DC
October 12, 2017
Washington DC 
December 7-8, 2017 
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: 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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