Events

Short summary of events at the Boym Institute

We want the Boym Institute to become a valuable platform of exchanging views, making valuable acquaintances and, above all, deepening knowledge. Therefore, we undertake the organization of many events: debates, lectures, and conferences.

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In June and July, thanks to the intensive work of our team, we organized many events: lectures, debates, author meetings and conferences. We have a space where every guest can feel comfortable. Traditionally, after each meeting we organize networking. We want our Institute to be a friendly and open place for everyone and become a platform for exchanging views, making valuable acquaintances, as well as for deepening knowledge.

We will be glad to organize conferences and scientific meetings at your request.

Below we present a photo gallery from our June and July events.

Debate “All to the right – how the Indian People’s Party (BJP) of Prime Minister N. Modi won the elections and what does this mean for the world?” (6.06.2019)

 

We organized the debate together with the Asia Research Center. Panelists from the Boym Institute (Krzysztof Zalewski), Asia Research Center (Krzysztof Iwanek) and Polish Institute of International Affairs (Patryk Kugiel) took part in it. Debate was moderated by Patrycja Pendrakowska.

Workshops: Writing analytic texts (21.06.2019)

During the first organized at the Boym Institute workshops participants learned about the secrets of creating and editing good analytical texts. Krzysztof Zalewski, the lecturer, shared with listeners his extensive knowledge gained during his professional career.

Conference with the participation of the China Academy of Governance delegation (24.06.2019)

During the meeting, we discussed the possibilities of cooperation, the current role of China in the world in the context of the contemporary international order and the relations between Poland and the PRC. The CAG delegation was very pleased with the warm reception and the environment conducive to such meetings.

Paweł Behrendt’s lecture “The New Doctrine of Pentagon and the Geopolitical Environment of East Asia” (24.06.2019)

After the lecture there was time for networking and a discussion on the current situation in the Asia-Pacific region. We hosted, among others, Dr. Muhammed Younis from Pakistan, as well as representatives of Russia and Vietnam.

Chinese Renaissance: meeting with professor Bogdan Góralczyk (27.06.2019)

Professor Bogdan Góralczyk is not only a diplomat and a great sinologist, but also the author of the book “The Great Renaissance: Chinese transformation and its consequences”, hailed as the book of the year in the field of world politics. At the author’s meeting, we discussed the consequences of Chinese transformation for world order and other issues related to contemporary China. The meeting was very popular and the discussion after the professor’s lecture lasted until late evening.

North Korean overseas laborers in Poland – meeting with Nicolas Levi (4.07.2019)

We organized the meeting with our analyst and member of the management board, Dr. Nicolas Levi, about North Korea and North Koreans who works in Poland. The main topic was related with his newest book “A statistical analysis of the North Korean overseas laborers in Poland during the period 2000-2017”

Debate “Three years after the verdict of the Permanent Court of Arbitration for the South China Sea – what is the future of the basin?” (11.07.2019)

We organized the debate together with the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw. Speakers from the University of Lodz (Małgorzata Pietrasiak), Polish Institute of International Affairs (Damian Wnukowski) and the Boym Institute (Maksym Gdański, Andrzej Anders) participated in the panel. Our special guest and keynote speaker was Dr. Muhammed Younis from Pakistan.

Debate “Challenges in Asia” (22.07.2019)

By trying to make a balanced contribution to debate about challenges in Asia, we’ve made a report that describes various problems of asian countries. On this occasion, we also organized the debate, in which we talked about report’s conclusions.

What with Hongkong? (28.08.2019)

Whole world (not only Donald Trump) is looking at Hongkong protests. How will it end? Why economic and legal aspects are crucial for every scenario? What is the connection between “year 2047 problem” and these events? Our analyst, Adrian Zwoliński, answered all these questions during the meeting dedicated to this topic.

Economic cooperation between Poland and North Korea (9.09.2019)

We organized meeting with our analyst and member of the management board, Dr. Nicolas Levi, about chances and dangers for polish entrepreneurs, who wants to cooperate with their north korean counterparts.

Visitor’s Day at the Boym Institute (20.09.2019)

We decided to organize less conventional and academic meeting to get you know about our activity, take a part in discussion and see fruits of our work from last months. As always, we ended with time for networking.

Intercultural communication: how to talk, to be understood? (3.10.2019)

In the meeting participated Krzysztof Darewicz (sinologist and journalist), Dr. habil. Grażyna Aniszewska-Banaś (who analyses cultural aspects of international business), Dr. Nicolas Levi (analyst at the Boym Institute) and Dr. Sergiusz Prokurat (scientific worker at the Institute of Economics of Polish Academy of Sciences).

2019 elections: Poland towards Asia, Africa and Latin America (4.10.2019)

Thanks to our team efforts, we have managed to organize the debate about polish strategy towards developing countries right before elections. Our guests were polish politicians: Władysław Bartoszewski (Polish People’s Party), Michał Wawer (Confederation Liberty and Independence), Piotr Gadzinowski (Democratic Left Alliance) and Wojciech Zabłocki (Law and Justice).

Workshops: Writing analytic texts (5.10.2019)

Success of the first edition of workshops about writing analytic texts encouraged us to make a second edition of this helpful for many starting journalists and analysts event. This time in broaden, two days formula.

Changes on the Silk Road: where Central Asia goes? (28.10.2019)

 

In the discussion participated H.E. Margulan Baimukhan (Ambassador of Kazakhstan in Poland), Dr. Andrzej Filipowicz (advisor of government of Uzbekistan in field of law reforms), Dr. Magdalena Sobańska-Cwalina (Central Asia analyst at the Boym Institute), Adrian Malinowski (Chief of Department of Trade and International Cooperation in the Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology), H.E. Bahrom Babaev (Ambassador of Uzbekistan in Poland), Piotr Guzowski (Chief of Polish-Kazakh Chamber of Trade and Industry).

USA-Iran: War or peace? (4.11.2019)

We organized the debate together with the Asia Research Center, in which participated Krzysztof Płomiński (former ambassador of Poland in Iraq and Saudi Arabia, author of “Arabia Incognita” and diplomatic advisor of Polish Chamber of Commerce), Łukasz Przybyszewski (West Asia analyst at the Center for Security Studies) and Antoni Jakubowski (analyst at the Boym Institute).

Boym Urban Studies: China – Chengdu and Guangzhou (29.11.2019)

During the meeting we talked about relations between natural environment and societies of rapidly growing cities, also about role of the urban and regional infrastructure in process of sustainable development. This led us to discussion about general characteristics of urbanization in China.

Central Asia: wheter lasting peace is possible? (2.12.2019)

We discussed about topics related with the newest book of our analyst, Dr. Jerzy Olędzki. Except the author, in the meeting participated prof. Bogdan Góralczyk and Dr. Magdalena Sobańska-Cwalina.

Fake news and troll farms in duty of third world war (17.12.2019)

Debate over undercover journalists’ reports of Anna Sobolewska (“Superwizjer”, TVN) and Katarzyna Pruszkiewicz (Reporters Foundation), in which they showed how organized media groups promoted visions of third world war and fall of the West. We talked about how dezinformation industry influences public opinion.

 

We invite you to follow our pages on social media and the official website of the Institute – we are planning to organize next events in the near future.

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Patrycja Pendrakowska for Observer Research Foundation: “The Polish example: Defending the castle in the European East”

We would like to inform, that Observer Research Foundation has published article of Patrycja Pendrakowska - the Boym Institute Analyst and President of the Board.

Women’s liberation in China: interview with prof. Wu Lijuan

Interview of Ewelina Horoszkiewicz with prof. Wu Lijuan - Associate Professor at the Department of Sociology at Peking University. Her research concentrates on the gender issues and social changes brought about by globalization. She wrote a book “Job Placements and Job Shifts in China: The Effects of Education, Family Background and Gender”.

Central Asia. The winding road to regional integration

The aim of the paper is to present the current stage of integration among the Central Asian republics and to analyze directions and dynamics of this process in the nearest future. This study also attempts to identify factors which can either slow down or strengthen the process of integration as well as its causes and consequences.

Dr. Nicolas Levi with a lecture in Seoul

On May 24 Dr. Nicolas Levi gave a lecture on Balcerowicz's plan in the context of North Korea. The speech took place as part of the seminar "Analyzing the Possibility of Reform and its Impact on Human Rights in North Korea". The seminar took place on May 24 at the prestigious Yonsei University in Seoul, South Korea.

China – USA in the South China Sea

The trade war is just one of the problems of confrontation between the United States and the People's Republic of China. Many aspects of this competition coincide in the South China Sea.

Indonesia – between religion and democracy

Indonesia is the largest Muslim democracy in the world. Approximately 88% of the population in Indonesia declares Islamic religion, but in spite of this significant dominance, Indonesia is not a religious state.

Patrycja Pendrakowska as a participant of Women Economic Forum (WEF) in India

The interactive discussion covers recent projects and collaborations which have contributed to a greener economy in India

Online Course: “Educational tools for addressing the effects of war”

The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace is offering “Betzavta” facilitators, middle school and high school educators, social activists, communal activists and those assisting refugees an online seminar to explore educational issues related to wartime.

Meeting with Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman

It’s a great pleasure for the Boym Institute to organize an open meeting with dr Uki Maroshek who founded the betzavta method. Betzavta is taught across the globe at the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace in Jerusalem as well as in other institutions in Europe and the Middle East.

Development strategies for Ulaanbaatar according to the conception for the city’s 2040 General Development Plan- part 1

In the first part of this analysis of Ulaanbaatar’s winning 2040 General Development Plan Conception (GDPC) I look into the historical preconditions for the city’s planned development as well as present the legislative climate in which works on Ulaanbaatar’s future development strategies have recently found themselves.

Coronavirus outbreak in Poland – General information and recommendations for entrepreneurs

Kochański & Partners and the Boym Institute engaged in delivering information about latest after-effects of COVID-19 pandemia, which has begun to spread in Poland during the past days.

Development Strategies for Ulaanbaatar According to the Conception for the City’s 2040 General Development Plan – Part 2

This is the second part of an inquiry into Ulaanbaatar’s winning 2040 General Development Plan Conception (GDPC). In this part of paper, I look into some of the plans and/or solutions proposed in Ulaanbaatar’s 2040 GDPC.

Asia-Integration – Follow-up Report on Polish Policy Challenges Towards Asian Countries

The debate was the consequence of positive reactions to the open letter that the Boym Institute published in the summer of 2020. Many of its readers pointed out the necessity of broad consultations regarding the principles of the new multidimensional policy in order to reflect the diversity of perspectives, interests and conditions.

Patrycja Pendrakowska for Observer Research Foundation: “Guiding democracy through Covid19: Poland shows us what not to do”

We would like to inform, that Observer Research Foundation has published article of Patrycja Pendrakowska - the Boym Institute Analyst and President of the Board.

WICCI’s India-EU Business Council – a new platform for women in business

Interview with Ada Dyndo, President of WICCI's India-EU Business Council and Principal Consultant of European Business and Technology Centre

Online Course: “Conflict Resolution and Democracy”

The course will be taught via interactive workshops, employing the Adam Institute’s signature “Betzavta – the Adam Institute’s Facilitation Method“, taught by its creator, Dr. Uki Maroshek-Klarman. The award-winning “Betzavta” method is rooted in an empirical approach to civic education, interpersonal communication and conflict resolution.

What connects shamans and generals? On the problem of verification of internal conflicts of North Korea

The number of confirmed executions and frequent disappearances of politicians remind us that in North Korea the rules of social Darwinism apply. Any attempt to limit Kim Jong-un's power may be considered hostile and ruthless.

The strategic imperatives driving ASEAN-EU free trade talks: colliding values as an obstacle

Recently revived talks aimed at the conclusion of an inter-regional free trade agreement between the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) and the European Union (EU) are driven by strategic imperatives of both regions.

To free oneself from the Chinese embrace. On Indo-Russian relations with Nandan Unnikrishnan

Interview with Nandan Unnikrishnan, who has served for many years as a correspondent for Indian media in Russia. Currently he is a research fellow at the Observer Research Foundation in Delhi. The interview was conducted during the Raisina Dialogue 2019 in Delhi.

Patrycja Pendrakowska for Balkan Development Support: “Western European countries have benefited most from the Chinese capital, the benefits are mutual”

We would like to inform, that Financial Intelligence has published interview for Balkan Development Support with Patrycja Pendrakowska.

Voices from Asia – introduction

We would like to cordially invites all to the new series "Voices from Asia" that is devoted to the Asian perspectives on the conflict in Ukraine. In this series, we publish analysis by experts based in Asia or working on Asian affairs who present their positions on this matter.

Globalization of business, education and China: interview with prof. Chiwen Jevons Lee

Interview of Ewelina Horoszkiewicz with prof. Chiwen Jevons Lee on China on globalization of Chinese business education and his thoughts of China’s role in the global marketplace.

Internet, cryptocurrencies & blockchains in North Korea

North Korea is considered as a secretive state, but, paradoxically, the country is developing last trend technologies. With prohibitions restricting the flow of money, the country is turning to bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies to finance their programs, instead of coming under new pressure.

Taiwanese Perceptions of Russia’s Ukraine war

Since the invasion of Ukraine, the Taiwanese government remained committed to its position of condemnation for Russia, humanitarian support for Ukraine, and deep appreciation and admiration for the Ukrainian people’s will to defy power, resist aggression, and defend their nation.