Program: US-Ukraine Security Dialogue II

US-Ukraine Security Dialogue II

Conference Program

Capitol Hill
122 Cannon
June 22, 2006
Washington DC


  • Ukrainian Side
    • Members of the UA Ministry of Defense
    • Members of UA National Security and Defense Council
    • Staff/UA Embassy to the United States
  • US Side
    • Members of the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
    • Members/US Department of Defense
    • Staff/Congressional Armed Services Committee


8:20 – 9:00 am – Registration (Continental Breakfast Served)

9:00 – 9:30 am – Dialogue Opening Remarks


  • Representative Curt Weldon (Dialogue Host & Chair/HR Homeland Security Committee)
  • Ambassador Oleh Shamshur (Ukraine’s Envoy to the United States)

9:30 am – Noon – Dialogue Morning Session – Evaluating Past US-UA Security Cooperation


  • Ilan Berman (Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council)

I Theme: Cooperative Threat Reduction


  • James Reid (Director, Office of Cooperative Threat Reduction Policy, U.S. DOD)

II Theme: SFOR and KFOR


  • Col. Volodymyr Shkurat (Information Sec. Head, Main Command Center, UA MOD)

III Theme: War on Terror & Iraq


  • Maj. Gen. Serhiy Bezlushchenko (Chief of Current Ops Center, MCC, UA MOD)
  • Frederic Hof (Chief Exec Officer, AALC Ltd)

IV Theme: US-Ukraine Military to Military Cooperation


  • Jennifer Moroney (Senior Political Scientist, RAND Corp)
  • CDR David Fisher (Ukraine Desk Officer, Joint Staff/J-5, U.S. Department of Defense)

Noon – 1:20 pm – Working Lunch -Assessing Present US-UA Security Cooperation

V Theme: US Assistance with Ukraine’s NATO Accession Process


  • David Kramer (Deputy Asst Sec. of State of Europe and Eurasia)

1:20 – 4:20 pm – Dialogue Afternoon Session – Pondering Future US-UA Security Cooperation


  • Walter Zaryckyj (Exec. Dir., Center for US-Ukrainian Relations)

VI Theme: US-Ukraine Security Cooperation/US Perspective


  • Scott Schless (Principal Director for Eurasia, U.S. Dept of Defense)

VII Theme: US-Ukraine Security Cooperation/UA Perspective


  • Major General Serhiy Bezlushchenko (Chief of Current Ops Center, MCC, UA MOD)
  • Mykhajlo Ratushny (Fmr. Rada Dep. Chair/Committee on Euro-Integration)

VIII Theme: Common Response Planning in Matters of Economic/Energy Security


  • Celeste Wallander (Director, REA Program, CSIS)
  • Serhiy Korsunsky (Acting Director, Economics Dept, UA MFA)

IX Theme: Joint Weapons Development (Case Studies: Strategic Airlift & Missile Defense)


  • Dmytro Kiva (General Designer, Antonov ASTC)
  • Peter Franklin (Missile Defense Business Area, Raytheon)

4:20 – 5:00 pm – Dialogue Closing Remarks

Suggested Theme

  • Pondering the Security Dimension of a US-Ukraine Strategic Partnership/Ukrainian Perspective


  • Volodymyr Horbulin (Acting Secretary, National Security & Defense Council of Ukraine)
  • Steven Pifer (Senior Advisor, Center for Strategic and Intl. Studies)

6:30 – 8:30 pm – Post Dialogue Patrons Reception (UA Embassy to the United States)


  • American Foreign Policy Council
  • Center for US-Ukrainian Relations
  • Congressional Ukrainian Caucus
  • Embassy of Ukraine to the United States


  • Congressman Curt Weldon (R-PA)

Principal Dialogue Patron

  • Delta Airlines