Projects

2019 CUSUR CALENDAR
 
Upcoming Events 2019
US-UA Security Dialogue X
Washington, DC
February 28, 2019
 
UA HES Special Event:
Sobornist' at 100
Ukrainian Museum
May 4, 2019   
 
US-UA BNS Special Event
Washington DC
May 23, 2019
 
US-UA WG Yearly Summit VI
Washington, DC
June 13, 2019

US-UA Energy Dialogue VI
Kyiv, Ukraine
August 29, 2019 
 
UA HES Special Event:
UA-AM Community at 125
Princeton Club/NY
September 21, 2019 
 
UA QUEST RT XX
Washington, DC
October 10, 2019
 
UA HES Forum VII:
LT-PL-UA Relations
Chicago
November 9, 2019   
 

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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 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.
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CUSUR 2018 - 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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Closing Remarks Ceremony Statement

Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable VIII:
"Ukraine-EU Relations"

CRC Statement

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.

CRC statement from Senator Joseph Biden, Chairman of the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, read during Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood Roundtable VIII: "Ukraine-EU Relations" Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Washington DC, October 17, 2007.

From the United States Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Washington DC
October 17, 2007

To the Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
c/o The Honorable William Miller
Conference on Ukraine's Quest for Mature Nation Statehood
Roundtable VIII: Ukraine-EU relations
Ronald Reagan International Trade Center
Washington DC

Dear Roundtable Attendees:

Thank you for your invitation to address your organization's annual gathering. I regret that my campaign for President takes me to Iowa on the day you are meeting in Washington.

During the thirty five years I have served in the Senate, I have seen a lot of history firsthand. When I met the members of the Politburo in the Kremlin thirty years ago, Ukraine seemed an indivisible part of the Soviet Union. Today, despite its many challenges, it is an important, independent member of the community of nations. Ukraine still has far to go, but it has accomplished a great deal in a relatively short time.

The most effective way to promote democracy in the world is to lead by example, and Ukraine has been such an example. Ukrainians are slow to anger, but in 2004 they reached a breaking point when the people of the country united and took their destiny into their own hands.

Conspiracy theories thrive in that part of the world — there is too much experience with secret policemen and the fear they engender for it to be otherwise. Some have since suggested that the United States was somehow responsible for the Orange Revolution. The credit for what took place in the winter of 2004 belongs to the people of Ukraine , and their actions have inspired oppressed peoples the world over.

In the years since the Orange Revolution, Ukraine has made enormous strides in its efforts to build bridges to the European Union. The historic intellectual and economic exchanges between 'a western' Ukraine and Central Europe have taken on new life. The economy is growing again and, with the successful conclusion of recent voting, Ukraine is establishing a tradition of peaceful and fair elections.

It is important that Europe and the United States do what we can to help Ukraine reach levels of prosperity and stability that will mark the end of its transition. We can support Ukraine's efforts to build a stronger economy by enhancing our trade relationships. If and when the people of Ukraine are ready we can and should encourage their integration into the European Union and NATO. We should also continue to send sincere people to Ukraine to assists Ukrainians with the technical aspects of developing civil society. We have the largest Peace Corps program in the world in Ukraine and a variety of other cultural and educational exchange programs. This is key because we need more ambassadors than any State Department could ever produce.

We must remember that this is Ukraine's journey, and that we cannot take it for them. But we have a moral responsibility to support Ukrainians in their pursuit of freedom and democracy. We must help them realize their potential as a nation and support the creation of a space where individuals can realize their ambitions. This is who and what we are, what we believe in, and as a free and independent nation, Ukraine has a share in that legacy.

Sincerely,

Joseph R. Biden, Jr.
Chairman

 

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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