WEEC 2017 Program

DAY 1 – Monday – July 10

11:00 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome by:
John S. Micgiel
– Conference Director (Centre for East European Studies)
Jan Malicki
(director, Centre for East European Studies)
Maciej Duszczyk (Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, University of Warsaw)

Opening Lecture – KRZYSZTOF SZCZERSKI (Chief of the Cabinet of the President of Poland)


Keynote Speech – MATTHEW BRYZA
(Jamestown Foundation / f. U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan)

entitled „Shaking the Foundation:  the Trump Administration and NATO’s East”

4:00 p.m. ROUND TABLE I

Regional Security co-organized with George C. Marshall Center

  • moderator: John S. Micgiel (Centre for East European Studies)
  • Graeme Herd (GCMC, United Kingdom)
  • Matthew Rhodes (GCMC, United States)
  • Pal Dunay (GCMC, Hungary)
  • Col. Tomasz Kowalik (Polish Ministry of Defense)

 

6:30 p.m. WEEC SPECIAL MEETING

Marshall Center Poland Alumni Outreach Networking Event: Germany’s New Partners: Bilateral Security Relations of Europe’s Reluctant Leader

  • Graeme Herd (GCMC, United Kingdom)
  • Matthew Rhodes (GCMC, United States)
  • Pal Dunay (GCMC, Hungary)
  • Marcin Zaborowski (Visegrad Insight)

DAY 2 – Tuesday – July 11

4:00 p.m. ROUND TABLE II

CEE on the New Silk Road co-organized with the Center for Asian Affairs

  • moderator: Bogdan Góralczyk (University of Warsaw)
  • Wang Yizhou (Peking University)
  • Bartosz Kowalski (Center for Asian Affairs of the University of Łódź)
  • Richard Turcsányi (Institute of Asian Studies, Bratislava)

DAY 3 – Wednesday – July 12

4:00 p.m. ROUND TABLE III

Israel/Middle East and CEE/Poland

  • moderator: Laurence Weinbaum (Israel Council on Foreign Relations)
  • Piotr Puchta (Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
  • Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska (f. Ambassador to Israel)
  • Bogdan Grzeloński (f. Ambassador to Canada)


DAY 4
– Thursday – July 13

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Special Meeting with MIROSLAV HROCH (Professor Emeritus, Charles University, Prague)

4:00 p.m. CLOSING CEREMONY

Closing Lecture – DANIEL FRIED (f. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs / f. U.S. Ambassador to Poland)
Defending the Free World