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-UA Working Group Yearly Summit V

 US-UA Working Group Yearly Summit V:

Providing Ukraine with an Annual Report Card

June 15, 2017                                           

Washington DC

Venue: US Library of Congress


8:00 AM – 8:45 AM       Registration


8:45 AM – 9:15 AM        The First Word

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters---UA Government Perspective


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

Featured Speaker:

  •  Andrij Parubiy [Speaker of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine] 


9:15 AM – 10:20 AM     Plenary Session I 

Theme: Robust Democratic Politics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Orest Deychakivsky [US Helsinki Commission] 


  •  Steven Nix [International [International Republican Institute]
  •  Katie Fox [National Democratic Institute]
  •  Nile Gardiner [Heritage Foundation]

Issues to Consider:

  • Fair Elections/Programmatic Parties
  • Free Media/Strong Civil Society
  • Respect for Human Rights
  • Impartial Judiciary


10:20 AM – 11:25 AM     Plenary Session II

Theme: Developed Market Economics – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  William Taylor [US Institute of Peace]


  •  Keith Crane [RAND Corp.]
  •  Neil Buckley [Financial Times]
  •  Adrian Karatnycky [Atlantic Council] 

Issues to Consider:

  • Sound Fiscal Policy
  • Sound Monetary Policy
  • Appropriate Deregulation/Privatization
  • General Business Transparency


11:25 AM – 11:30 AM      Coffee Break


11:30 AM – 12:35 PM      Roundtable Plenary Session III

Theme: Ever Greater General Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  William Courtney [RAND Corp.]


  •  Phillip Karber [Potomac Foundation]
  •  Nolan Peterson [Daily Signal]
  • James Kirchick [Foreign Policy Initiative]

Issues to Consider:

  • Secure Borders
  • Modernized Military Industrial Complex
  • Professionalized Armed Forces
  • Reliable Allies


12:35 PM - 1:15 PM   Working Lunch

[Press Interviews During Break]

Theme: Accelerating the Reform Process – What Needs to Be Done?


  •  Andrew Futey [Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]

Featured Speaker:

  •  Ulana Suprun [Acting Minister of Health of Ukraine]


1:15 PM – 2:20 PM       Roundtable Plenary Session IV

Theme: Ever Greater Energy Security – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •   Keith Smith [Center for European Policy Analysis]


  •  Ariel Cohen [Institute for the Analysis of Global Security]
  •  Ilan Berman [American Foreign Policy Council]
  •  Roman Popadiuk [Morgan Lewis]

Issues to Consider:

  • Expanding Existing Production
  • Improving Transport & Storage Capacity
  • Tapping New Sources of Energy
  • Increasing Conservation 


2:20 PM – 2:25 PM      Coffee Break


2:25 PM – 3:30 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session V

Theme: Viable Social Cohesion – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Adrian Karmazyn [US-Ukraine Foundation]


  •   Vlad Socor [Jamestown Foundation]
  •   Lubomyr Hajda [Harvard University]
  •   Yuri Sergeyev [Yale University] 

Issues to Consider:

  • Stable Class Relations
  • Manageable Differences Between State & Civil Society
  • Stable Inter-Ethnic & Interfaith Relations
  • Manageable Regional Differences


3:30 PM – 4:35 PM    Roundtable Plenary Session VI 

Theme: Established National Identity – Assessing Ukraine’s Progress/Regress


  •  Janusz Bugajski [Center for European Policy Analysis]


  • Herman Pirchner [American Foreign Policy Council]
  •  Glen Howard [Jamestown Foundation]
  •  Luke Coffey [Heritage Foundation]

Issues to Consider:

  • A Sense of a Common Past
  • A Sense of a Common Present
  • A Sense of a Common Future
  • Ability to Assimilate the ‘Other’


4:35 PM – 5:05 PM    A Closing Word

Theme: Why a Free, Stable and Prosperous Ukraine Still Matters---US Government Perspective

Chair:     John O’Keefe [Open World Leadership Center]        

Featured Speaker: Senator Roger Wicker [Head of the US Helsinki Commission] 


5:05 PM – 5:15 PM   The Final Tally

Tally-master Remarks:  Tamara Olexy [Ukrainian Congress Committee of America]


6:30 PM – 9:00 PM Patrons’ Reception  

[Venue: American Foreign Policy Council/Center for US Ukrainian Relations DC Bureau] 

509 C Street NE Washington DC 20002


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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