The Chinese phrase May you live in interesting times is not a proverb, but rather a curse. In the United States of America, the new epicentre of COVID-19, even the Great Depression Era may ultimately pale in comparison with the new pandemic aftermath.
In late March 2020, Ms. Julia Grzybowska was appointed the new President of Warsaw Institute, and Mr. Alexander Wielgos was nominated as the Vice-President. Mr. Krzysztof Kamiński, the former President, ended his duties and rejoined Warsaw Institute think tank as a Member of the Foundation Council.
The Warsaw Institute think tank presents a new analytical program regarding the People’s Republic of China.
Representatives of five think tanks from Poland and the Baltic States in the last few months have worked on the concept of establishing a new institution that will strengthen cooperation in the region. The initiator of this geopolitical project is the Polish think tank – Warsaw Institute.
On the 22nd of January 2020, the Board of Warsaw Institute Foundation has appointed Ms Julia Grzybowska as the Vice-President of Warsaw Institute Foundation. Julia has been involved with the Foundation since 2019.
The key aspects raised during the conference were the current challenges in communicating alliance activity, the fight against disinformation, and the use of modern technologies, as well as upcoming DEFENDER EUROPE 2020 manuovers.
On December 19, 2019, the debate titled ‘World War II: Distorted Narratives of History’, organized by the editorial office of The Warsaw Institute Review and the Warsaw Institute.
B9 JACU – the Bucharest Nine Joint Assessment for Common Understanding – saw its initiation take place at an event on Monday 16.12.2019, at Centrum Prasowe Foksal, in Warsaw.
The President of the Warsaw Institute Krzysztof Kamiński presented the main assumptions of the concept of establishing the Baltic Fund directly to the President of Poland Andrzej Duda and the President of Estonia Kersti Kaljulaid during the event “Poland-Estonia, a community of goals in the UN Security Council”.
On the evening of 11 December 2019, at the University of Warsaw’s Faculty of Information Journalism and Bibliology building, a unique and remarkably important event took place, featuring a panellist debate titled “New Polonia: mobility, identity and action in the digital age”. The meeting was organised in accompaniment to the presentation of The Warsaw Institute Review (WIR)’s latest report: “In pursuit of utopia. Poles in the world, Poland in the eyes of the world”. The event was attended and filmed by a team from TVP Polonia.
The Bucharest Nine Joint Assessment for Common Understanding, or B9 JACU, is a daring, unprecedented project bringing together research institutions and think tanks from each of the B9 countries, together with the support from Embassies of each of the B9 countries in Warsaw.
The Warsaw Institute Review’s (WIR) latest expert debate, titled “Message, fake news and disinformation in public space”, took place on December 3 this year in the Main Auditorium of the Old Library of the University of Warsaw.
An international conference on Poland’s partnership with the Baltic States was held on November 28 in Warsaw, Poland as a forum to discuss vital issues pertaining to defense and energy sector. At the event, representatives for five think tanks from Poland, Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia signed a joint declaration on the establishment of the Baltic Fund.
An international conference “NATO Eastern Flank Security; Baltic States and Poland” will take place in Warsaw on November 28, 2019. The objective of this event is a debate with the representatives of the expert community about the strategic relations between Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland in defence and energy aspects.