WEEC 2018 Program

/updated June, 22/
DAY 1 – Thursday – June 28

11:00 a.m. OPENING CEREMONY
Welcome by:

John S. Micgiel – Conference Director (Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw
Jan Malicki (director, Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw)
Maciej Duszczyk (Vice-Rector for Research and International Relations, University of Warsaw)

Opening Speech Min. Jacek Czaputowicz (Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland)

Keynote Speech – Amb. Boguslaw Winid

(advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland, f. Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in New York) entitled: The role and activities of the Eastern European Group within the United Nations system

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 PM – PANEL SESSION I

Special lecture by: Gordon N Bardos, Southeast European Research & Consulting – Militant Islamism in Southeastern Europe: Infrastructure, Actions, and the Potential Threat Horizon

4:00 p.m. ROUND TABLE I – Building a modern and robust banking system: Poland’s experience after 1989

  • moderator: Piotr Swiecicki (Squire Patton Boggs Święcicki Krześniak sp.k., Michigan, USA)
  • Stefan Kawalec (President, Capital Strategy; former Deputy Minister and Director General, Polish Ministry of Finance)
  • Krzysztof Kalicki (President, Deutsche Bank Polska; former Deputy Minister of Finance)
  • Sławomir Sikora (President, Citibank Poland; former Director, Banking Institutions Department, Ministry of Finance)
  • Hubert A. Janiszewski (Deputy Chairperson, Supervisory Board, Deutsche Bank Polska)

6:00 p.m. Exhibition – “100 Years of Georgia’s First Democratic Republic

Opening Speech by Ilia Darchiashvili (Ambassador of Georgia to Poland)

DAY 2 – Friday – June 29

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – PANEL SESSION I (Special lecture by: Zbigniew Kruszewski, University of Texas, El PasoOpen borders, closed borders)

12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.- PANEL SESSION II

4:00 p.m. ROUND TABLE II – NATO’s Brussels Summit: U.S., German, and Russian Perspectives (co-organized with George C. Marshall Center for Security Studies)

  • moderator: Ray Wojcik (Director, CEPA-Warsaw)
  • Matthew Rhodes (Professor of National Security Studies, GCMC)
  • Igor Zevelev (Professor of National Security Studies, GCMC)
  • Ralf Roloff (Deputy Dean for Resident Programs, College of International and Security Security Studies, Garmisch-Partenkirchen)

6:30 p.m. WEEC SPECIAL MEETING and Marshall Center Poland Alumni Outreach Networking Event

DAY 3 – Saturday– June 30

10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. – PANEL SESSION I (Special lecture by: Andrius Kubilius, f. Prime Minister of LithuaniaChallenges Facing Lithuania Today)

12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ROUND TABLE III – What’s Going on in Central Asia, Ukraine and the Caucasus? (co-organized with the Harriman Institute, Columbia University)

  • moderator: John S. Micgiel – Conference Director (Centre for East European Studies, University of Warsaw)
  • Alex Motyl (Rutgers, Harriman Adjunct Professor; Speciality: Ukraine and nationalities)
  • Julie George (CUNY, Harriman Adjunct Professor and ASN Steering Committee; Speciality: Politics of the Caucasus)
  • Yana Gorokhovskaia (Harriman Post-doc; Speciality: Russian Politics)

4:00 p.m. CLOSING CEREMONY
Closing Lecture – prof. dr hab. Amb. Alfonsas Eidintas  (Ambassador at Large, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Lithuania)

5:00 p.m. Ceremony of Presenting the “Przegląd Wschodni” Award to:

  • Grzegorz Rąkowski, Warsaw (Prize for the Popularization of Eastern Issues, 2017)
  • The Ossoliński National Institute in Wrocław and Vasyl Stefanyk Lviv National Scientific Library of Ukraine (Prize in the category of the History of Poles in the East, 2017)