PROGRAMS

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

 

US-UA Security Dialogue XIII
March 3rd, 2022
Washington, DC

US-UA BNS (Forum XII)
April 30th, 2022
New York City

US-UA WG Yearly Summit
June 16th, 2022
New York City
(Webcast)
PROGRAM DETAILS

US-UA Energy Dialogue VIII
August 2022
Washington DC

 

UA HES Special Event:
Ukrainian Experience in 1942/
80th Year Retrospective
September 24, 2022
Ukrainian Institute of America

UA QUEST RT XXIII
October 12, 2022
Washington, DC
(Webcast)

CUSUR HP

HISTORY

Amidst millennial celebrations and expectations two decades ago, Ukraine and the United States began an exchange of increasingly strong signals intimating that their ties should be closer—that, in fact, their relationship should ultimately take on strategic coloration. In December 1999, both the executive and the legislative branches of Ukraine’s government—the Presidential Administration and the Verkhovna Rada—took clear steps to indicate a serious interest in pursuing a course of ‘eventual integration into the structures of the Euro-Atlantic world’.
Their ‘message’ was answered by Secretary of State Madeline Albright during a speech delivered at Johns Hopkins University in January 2000 in which she named Ukraine as one of the four key countries with whom the US had to deepen bilateral economic and security relations. In short order, Ukraine’s Foreign Minister Borys Tarasyuk responded with an energetic embrace of Secretary Albright’s position and proceeded to append a dimension to the envisioned links—coordinated responses to diplomatic issues of common concern. In June 2000, President Clinton, during his final visit to Kyiv, raised the ‘engagement’ bar significantly higher by referring to US-Ukrainian relations as a ‘strategic partnership’.
The Center for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR) has been designed to provide a set of “informational platforms” or venues for senior-level representatives of the political, economic, security and diplomatic establishments of the United States and Ukraine to exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest and to showcase what has been referred to as a “burgeoning relationship of notable geopolitical import” between the two nations.
Five such “platforms”, the UA Quest Roundtable Series, the UA Historical Encounters Series, the US-UA Security Dialogue Series, the UA-US Business Networking Forum Series and the US-UA Energy Dialogue Series—planned as annual events, intend to review everything from joint operations by US and Ukrainian armed forces to the creation of “bilateral strategic plans for energy diversification”.
The Center also hopes to track the progress of Ukraine’s broader professed “Euro-Atlantic” ambitions—or, more precisely, monitor the pace of Ukraine’s NATO and EU accession process, though obviously in the context of the stated US-Ukrainian partnership. To facilitate the tracking, the Center intends to run a sixth conference series, to be held in various Ukrainian cities and at various European venues, entitled Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future.
To widen the base of information dissemination, the Center intends to distribute the complete & annotated proceedings of the various symposia that the institution will organize as well as publish a projected bi-annual “Journal of Ukrainian Affairs”.
As its final ambition, CUSUR intends to form a US-UA Working Group—made up of 20 government and non-government experts from each of the countries involved. The Group’s purpose will be to monitor the existing state of relations between the US and Ukraine and to suggest ways and means to improve the ties. The Group will engage in the mentioned efforts along lines of mutual interest: Diplomatic/Political Issues, Economic Issues, Defense/Security Issues, Humanitarian Issues [4 units with 10 members apiece]. Each year, the WG will gather at an annual Leadership Summit to discuss & evaluate “future trends” in US-UA bilateral links.
CUSUR received Not for Profit status in Summer 2006. In financial terms, the Center’s ultimate goal is to raise 5 million dollar [US] and find the optimal instrument to operate the raised funds in such a way as to cover the basic yearly costs of institution.

MISSION

The Center for US-Ukrainian Relations (CUSUR) has been designed to provide a set of “informational platforms” or venues for senior-level representatives of the political, economic, security and diplomatic establishments of the United States and Ukraine to exchange views on a wide range of issues of mutual interest and to showcase what has been referred to as a “burgeoning relationship of notable geopolitical import” between the two nations.
Five such “platforms”, the UA Quest Roundtable Series, the UA Historical Encounters Series, the US-UA Security Dialogue Series, the UA-US Business Networking Forum Series and the US-UA Energy Dialogue Series—planned as annual events, intend to review everything from joint operations by US and Ukrainian armed forces to the creation of “bilateral strategic plans for energy diversification”.
The Center also hopes to track the progress of Ukraine’s broader professed “Euro-Atlantic” ambitions—or, more precisely, monitor the pace of Ukraine’s NATO and EU accession process, though obviously in the context of the stated US-Ukrainian partnership. To facilitate the tracking, the Center intends to run a sixth conference series, to be held in various Ukrainian cities and at various European venues, entitled Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic Future.
To widen the base of information dissemination, the Center intends to distribute the complete & annotated proceedings of the various symposia that the institution will organize as well as publish a projected bi-annual “Journal of Ukrainian Affairs”.
As its final ambition, CUSUR intends to form a US-UA Working Group—made up of 20 government and non-government experts from each of the countries involved. The Group’s purpose will be to monitor the existing state of relations between the US and Ukraine and to suggest ways and means to improve the ties. The Group will engage in the mentioned efforts along lines of mutual interest: Diplomatic/Political Issues, Economic Issues, Defense/Security Issues, Humanitarian Issues [4 units with 10 members apiece]. Each year, the WG will gather at an annual Leadership Summit to discuss & evaluate “future trends” in US-UA bilateral links.
CUSUR received Not for Profit status in Summer 2006. In financial terms, the Center’s ultimate goal is to raise 5 million dollar [US] and find the optimal instrument to operate the raised funds in such a way as to cover the basic yearly costs of institution.
Five such “platforms”, the UA Quest Roundtable Series, the UA Historical Encounters Series, the US-UA Security Dialogue Series, the UA-US Business Networking Forum Series and the US-UA Energy Dialogue Series—planned as annual events, intend to review everything from joint operations by US and Ukrainian armed forces to the creation of “bilateral strategic plans for energy diversification”.

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

WOE Editor Paul Goble’s featured remarks

 

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

Former US National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski’s featured remarks

US-UA ED III Items of Note

Highlights from US-Ukraine Energy Dialogue III, held in Washington DC
on April 15-16, 2008