World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering

world in focusThe European Council on Foreign Relations and the Heinrich Böll Foundation cordially invite you to the POLIN Museum in Warsaw on the 3rd-4th June 2016 to participate in the first edition of the event World in Focus. Warsaw International Gathering, a two day journey through the most important and interesting issues of the modern world in the company of renowned intellectuals, experts and many interesting debaters from various countries.

 

Where is the world heading and what kind of future awaits Europe? How are today’s uncertainties affecting Poland and how will we deal with them? The World in Focus is an invitation to engage in meetings and discussions on international issues. Discussions, films and workshops will allow us to study contemporary challenges from various perspectives. We will discuss Russian propaganda and what the conflicts of the future could look like, how the elections in the USA will affect its foreign policy and whether “Islamistan” could emerge on European soil.

 

We will also meet with reporters and refugees living in Poland. Concluding the event, we will seek an answer to the question of how Poland should act in Europe and beyond in these turbulent times full of multi-faceted challenges.

 

The guest list of World in Focus includes: leading European thinker Ivan Krastev, renowned commentator of Le Monde Sylvie Kauffmann, author of bestselling essays Mark Leonard, as well as Judy Dempsey, who has written the biography of Angela Merkel and has been a contributor to the New York Times for numerous years.

 

The Commissioner for Human Rights of the Republic of Poland, Adam Bodnar, has granted his patronage to the event and both current and former Commissioners will discuss the value of civil rights in our region in the light of current challenges.

 

The World in Focus is for all those who share our fascination with the world and concerns about its future. We kindly ask that you register for the event in advance via this special form. Further information, including profiles of our guests and a range of educational and informational content, is available at: www.swiatpodlupa.eu

Ukrainian Nationalism and the Jews (1920s-1950s)

NaUKMA-logo

The Center for Interethnic Relations Research in Eastern Europe, the Kyiv Mohyla Academy and the Ukrainian Association of Jewish Studies, cordially invite you to a public discussion titled "Ukrainian Nationalism and the Jews (1920s-1950s)".

Read more: Ukrainian Nationalism and the Jews (1920s-1950s)

Europe with a view to the future 2016

europaYou are cordially invited to attend this year’s fourth annual European Reflection Forum “Europe with a View to the Future”. This project aims to bring together experts, journalists, academics and politicians dealing with issues relating to European integration. The concept of the Forum therefore contributes to the need for European reflection in a wider circle of experts. It is not without significance that the Forum is held in Gdansk.

 

 

Date 19-20 May 2016 Thursday-Friday

 

Venue European Solidarity Centre, Gdańsk, pl. Solidarity 1 

 

Participation Free with registration (please contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. )

 

Download the programme here

 

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

/ EUROPEAN REVOLUTIONS 1980 – 1989 – 1991 | guided tour through the permanent exhibition of the European Solidarity Centre
/ VÁCLAV HAVEL – CITIZEN – PRESIDENT | opening of the exhibition
/ EXHIBITION OF PHOTOS: Oldrich Škacha, Alan Pajer i Bohdan Holomiček
/ THE EVENT, Directed By Sergey Loznica | screening
/ AMBASSADOR OF NEW EUROPE 2015 | The award ceremony and announcement of the results of the contest, award presentation and discussion with the laureate

THEMES

/ EUROPE AND THE CULTURE OF HOSPITALITY. MIGRATION AS A TEST OF THE CREDIBILITY OF EUROPEAN VALUES
/ TWENTY-FIVE YEARS IN CENTRAL AND EASTERN EUROPE AFTER THE BREAKUP OF THE SOVIET UNION. THE AFTER-EFFECT OF THE DEMOCRATIZATION PROJECT?
/ NATO IN THE 21ST CENTURY. HOW SAFE ARE EUROPEAN DEMOCRACIES?
/ THE NEW NEIGHBORHOOD POLICY OF THE EUROPEAN UNION?
/ POLAND-GERMANY – A PARTNERSHIP FOR EUROPE. 25 YEARS OF POLISH-GERMAN TREATY ON GOOD NEIGHBORHOOD AND FRIENDLY COOPERATION


PANELLISTS

Li Bennich-Björkman / political scientist, expert on Eastern Partnership, Uppsala
Irina Borogan / Russian investigative journalist, co-author of the portal Agentura.ru, Moscow
Pierre Buhler / ambassador of the French Republic in Poland, Paris, Warsaw
Marek Cichocki / program director of the European Center Natolin
Krzysztof Czyżewski / co-founder of the "Borderland of Arts, Cultures, Nations" Centre, Sejny
Slawomir Dębski / director of the Polish Institute of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw
Aslı Erdogan / Turkish writer, activist for human rights, Istanbul, Krakow
Marzenna Guz-Vetter / acting Director of Representations of the European Commission in Poland
Petr Janyška / director of the Czech Centre in Warsaw, former ambassador of Czech Republic to France, Prague, Warsaw
Seth G. Jones / director of the International Centre for Security and Defense Policy RAND, Chicago, Washington
Aleksander Kaczorowski / writer, author of the biography of Vá clav Havel
Iris Kempe / senior advisor for culture and education, the Council of Baltic Sea States, Stockholm
David Kipp / expert on migration, the Foundation for Science and Politics, Berlin
Paweł Kowal / historian, politician, columnist, former Secretary of State in Polish MFA, Rzeszow, Warsaw
Markus Meckel / former minister of foreign affairs of the GDR, a member of the Foundation for Polish-German
Rolf Nikel / ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to Poland, Berlin, Warsaw
Serhii Plokhii / Ukrainian historian, Harvard University, Kyiv, Boston
Patrycja Sasnal / expert on the Middle East, the Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw
Rita Süssmuth / German politician, former president of the Bundestag, Berlin
Donald Tusk / president of the European Council, Brussels, Gdansk

 

For more information please visit: http://www.ecs.gda.pl/title,Jezyk,pid,636,lang,2.html

Russia Without Nemtsov

baner-russia2

 

Please join us in Warsaw for a discussion on the investigation into Boris Nemtsov’s assassination and the state of Russian opposition

 

Featuring:
Anastasia Sergeeva – For Free Russia
Michał Kacewicz – Journalist, Newsweek Polska
Anton Barbashin – Intersection project

Moderated by Adam Reichardt – New Eastern Europe

Date: 18 April 2016
Time: 18.00 

Location:
Dom Literatury
Krakowskie Przedmiescie 87
Warsaw

 

The discussion will be in English

 

For more information please visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/1041959025843359/ 

Galicia and its multicultural heritage

1-K-8555 galizeinGalicia and its Multicultural Heritage - International Conference with interdisciplinary approach, Krakow, May 13th 2016. 

 

Read more: Galicia and its multicultural heritage

Partners