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Three days of conference, over three hundred debates and four thousand guests from Europe, Central Asia and the USA. Karpacz will for the third time become the centre of the Economic Forum – an event that has been gathering political, economic and social leaders for thirty years. The conference is organized by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies.
On June 30, two experts professionally focused on culture and cultural relations – Sylvie Vůjtková, Theatre dramaturge, PR manager and producer, and Jan Hernik, Editor-in-chief at the Warsaw Institute – discussed Czech–Polish cultural cooperation. They focused especially on what unites and what divides us. Sylvie Vůjtková outlines the main takeaways from the discussion in the following article.
The speakers who took part in this event were: Jan Hernik, editor-in-chief in Warsaw Institute and Finn – Ole Albers associated fellow at the Warsaw Institute. Finn – Ole Albers have written a report about military capabilities among Antarctic climate states. He mentioned the numbers of transport planes, tanker ships, destroyers that he used in his comparison. It is important which weapon system could be engaged in Antarctica. Finn – Ole Albers In his work used global firepower index and available database from 2015-2022 as his source of information. Machines from sea and air are essential for this report. Tactics, technology ,and firepower of single weapon systems as well reconnaissance capabilities gave Finn a broad view on a states’ position in the region. He measured, which country has the biggest chance in conquering Antarctica with their military resources.
The speakers who took part in this event were: Jan Hernik, editor-in-chief in Warsaw Institute and prof. David Jones, the expert on the field of international relations. The event was held before the end of NATO summit in Madrid 2022, so the guest could share his point of view on what is going to happen with united stated allies in future and talk about Chinese – Russian relation that is strongly tightened in times of Ukrainian-Russian war.
The speakers who took part in this event were: Liliana Śmiech, the Vice President of Warsaw Institute; Sylvie Vujtkowa, theatre dramaturge and PR manager, producer and Jan Hernik, editor-in-chief at the Warsaw Institute. The main topic of the program, was Polish – Czech cultural cooperation. Poland and Czechia are neighbors that share common values, have similar Slavic roots. The main goal of the event was to show the similarities as well as differences in common stereotypes of the Polish and Czech. The speakers illustrated how this cooperation looks like and how it would eventually look in the future.
The first round of elections in France did not identify a new president. Incumbent president, Emmanuel Macron and the leader of the National Rally—Marine Le Pen went to the next stage. The second round will take place on April 24 and will ultimately identify the winner. ??
Viktor Orban once again won the parliamentary elections in Hungary. After 99 percent of the votes were converted by the National Electoral Office, 53.1 percent of Hungarians voted for Fidesz, which translates into 135 seats in parliament. The united opposition gained 35 percent of the vote and 56 seats. In this program, we will evaluate the results of the parliamentary elections in Hungary and make predictions for the future of Hungarian politics.
The next episode of the “American Alert” program covered the role of combat fighters in the war in Ukraine, the possibility of arming the Ukrainian army with MiG-29 combat aircraft and NATO’s response to the criminal actions of Vladimir Putin.
The debate was devoted to the foreign policy of Poland and the Czech Republic towards Russia and it was organized thanks to public task financed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland within the grant competition “Polish-Czech Forum 2022”. ?? ??
A joint international conference, organized by the Youth Diplomacy Forum and the Warsaw Institute, was held on February 21, 2022. The main topic of the event was Polish-Pakistani relations. The participants of the meeting included H.E. Mr. Malik Muhammad Farooq, Ambassador of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan to Poland, H.E. Mr. Piotr Andrzej Opaliński, former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Pakistan, Dr. Syed Sibtain Shah from the National University of Modern Languages in Islamabad, and moderator Ms. Liliana Śmiech, Director of Public Relations at the Warsaw Institute.
On the night of February 23-24, 2022, the Russian Federation attacked Ukraine. During this event, we will talk about the current situation in Ukraine and the prospects for the West’s reaction.
“The Future of European Integration” and “Digitization in the European Union” were two events in the framework of the Conference on the Future of Europe, which is an opportunity for European citizens to debate on the bloc’s challenges and priorities. The event was held jointly by the Wacław Felczak Institute of Polish-Hungarian Cooperation and the Sobieski Institute while the Warsaw Institute provided media support. The online debate was attended by experts from Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, and Poland. The working language was English.
On February 18, 2022, the event “Biden’s projection of weakness and the Ukraine Crisis” organized by the Warsaw Institute took place. This event was the second episode of a series of interviews for the American Alert project conducted by the editor-in-chief of the Warsaw Institute and an expert on the United States, Jan Hernik. During the meeting, the issue of the growing threat of a Russian invasion of Ukraine and the actions of the administration of the President of the United States, Joe Biden in connection with the attempt to de-escalate the conflict, was raised. The special guest of the event was Prof. Clifford Angell Bates, political scientist of the University of Warsaw and Norwich University.