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.

Instytut Boyma 14.07.2019

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: “Managing fear and easing lockdown in Poland”

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

From ‘strategic engagement’ to ‘competition’. Interview with William Yu

Ewelina Horoszkiewicz in conversation with Professor William Yu (UCLA) on USA, China and Europe. Professor William Yu  is an economist with the UCLA Anderson Forecast and specializes in the economies of Los Angeles and China.

Indian dream – interview with Samir Saran

Krzysztof Zalewski: India is a large country, both in terms of its population and its land area, with a fast-growing economy. It is perceived as a major new player on the global stage. What would the world order look like if co-organized by India? Samir Saran: India’s impact on the world order is already significant, but […]

Searching for Japan’s Role in the World Amid the Russia-Ukraine War

The G7 Hiroshima Summit concluded on May 21 with a communiqué reiterating continued support for Ukraine in face of Russia’s illegal war of aggression. Although Japan was perceived at the onset of the war as reluctant to go beyond condemning Russia at the expense of its own interests, it has since become one of the leading countries taking action during the war.

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.

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.

Interview: Why Does Poland Need ‘17+1’?

Interview with Michał Wójcik - Director of the Department of International Cooperation of the Ministry of Marine Economy and Inland Navigation (DWM MGMiŻŚ). In the Ministry, he is leading the  Coordinating Secretariat for Maritime Issues , monitoring the cooperation of Central and Eastern European States with China.

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.

TSRG 2021: The Impacts of the BRI on Europe: The Case of Poland and Germany

It is important to contribute to the understanding of what the New Silk Road can mean in economic, political, leadership and cultural terms for the European countries involved. This analysis should reveal the practical consequences of the Belt and Road Initiative for Europe in the case of Poland and Germany, as well as their respective social effects.

Saudi ‘Vision 2030’. How the Kingdom is using oil to end its economic overdependence on oil.

With the advent of clean energy technologies the Saudis realize they need to end their economic dependency on oil. ‘Vision 2030’ is a vast and complex plan that seeks to preserve Saudi Arabia’s regional power, economic prosperity, and - not the least - authoritarian rule in the post-oil future.

Peace is a precondition for LiFE. How systemic conflicts endanger developmental goals

The G20 can play a pivotal role in dealing with the mounting global challenges by proposing policy coordination and solutions disincentivising armed conflicts.

The North Korean nuclear dismantlement and the management of its nuclear wastes

Evidence suggests that North Korea stores its high-level nuclear waste (HLW) in liquid form in tanks on the same site where it is made, and has not invested in infrastructure to reduce, dentrify, or vitrify this waste. However, this is just the tip of the iceberg, one of many aspects of the North Korean nuclear waste problem.

Join us for the Adam Institute’s Latest Online Course

Conflict resolution models have been primarily crafted and codified by men. The Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace invites you to be part of that much-needed change through an experiential and innovative Online Course "Conflict Resolution in the Context of Gender".

How to deal with gender-based segregation?

Interview on the project Supporting the Economic Empowerment of Afghan Women through Education and Training in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan. Magdalena Sobańska-Cwalina and Krzysztof M. Zalewski (The Boym Institute) in discussion with: Yakup Beris, Johannes Stenbaek Madsen, Maria Dotsenko, Gulnar Smailova,

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.

On conflict in the Middle East: Malik Dahlan’s Letter to President Isaac Herzog

This letter has been included into our Voices From Asia series, as we consider it a significant addition to the ongoing discussion surrounding the ongoing conflict in the Middle East.

The Boym Institute contribution to the Transcultural Caravan project

We are pleased to announce, that our analysts and contributors are among authors of the newest publication - "European Perspectives on the New Silk Roads – A Transcultural Approach".

Charitable activities of the Vietnamese in Poland: their scope and sources

The scale of assistance provided to medics by the Vietnamese community during the 2020 pandemic inspires admiration and gratitude. It stems from the sense of belonging to Poland and deeply rooted in the culture order to help those in need and repay the debt incurred at the time when they themselves needed such help.

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.

Book review: “Unveiling the North Korean economy”

Book review of "Unveiling the North Korean economy", written by Kim Byung-yeon and published by Cambridge University Press in 2016.B. Tauris in 2017.

Krzysztof Zalewski for Observer Research Foundation – “Luxembourg faces the same dilemma as the EU: become a bridge or a fortress”

We would like to inform, that Observer Research Foundation has published article of Krzysztof Zalewski - the Boym Institute Analyst, Chairman of the Board and Editor of the “Tydzień w Azji” weekly.

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.

India, China and the Shades of Grey

"We are at an inflection point in this century. Many of our traditional arrangements are failing. To achieve stability in this century we need to discover new solutions" - Interview with Samir Saran - Senior Fellow and Vice President at the Observer Research Foundation

Dr Krzysztof Zalewski participates in the Kigali Global Dialogue in Rwanda

A short note and photo gallery from the chairman of the Board of the Boym Institute, who stays in Rwanda at the "Kigali Global Dialogue" conference.