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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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.

Are Polish Universities Really Victims of a Chinese Influence Campaign?

The Chinese Influence Campaign can allegedly play a dangerous role at certain Central European universities, as stated in the article ‘Countering China’s Influence Campaigns at European Universities’, (...) However, the text does ignore Poland, the country with the largest number of universities and students in the region. And we argue, the situation is much more complex.

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.

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.

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.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and emerging contractual claims

With China one of the key players in the global supply chain, supplying major manufacturing companies with commodities, components and final products, the recent emerging outbreak of Coronavirus provides for a number of organizational as well as legal challenges.

Not only tests and masks: the history of Polish-Vietnamese mutual helpfulness

On the initiative of the Vietnamese community in Poland and Vietnamese graduates of Polish universities, our country received support from Vietnam - a country that deals with the threat posed by Sars-Cov-2 very effectively.

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.

Are “Climate Refugees” (Just) About Climate?

As the awareness of the scale and pervasiveness of climate impacts on human societies keeps rising, so does the frequency with which the terms “climate refugees” and “climate migrants” are being used in the public discourse “to describe those who are being displaced due to adverse consequences related to climate change” (Atapattu, 2020).

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.

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.

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.

Drug and Road Initiative, that is the Silk Road of drug

This paper deals with the issue of drug business in post-Soviet Central Asia, a region that plays a key role in the trafficking of banned substances from Asia (mainly Afghanistan) to Europe. The study briefly presents the areas that make up the picture of drug business in Central Asia, paying attention to production and distribution.

The dying Mekong and political impasse – an environmental disaster with hydropolitics in the background

The countries of the Indochinese Peninsula are struggling with the problem of the deteriorating state of the Mekong River, which scientists and publicists are increasingly boldly describing as an ecological disaster. Alongside climate change, existing hydropower plants and those under construction in China and Laos are among the greatest threats. These ventures deepen the regional dispute over a river crucial to communities of tens of millions of people.

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.

Book review: “GDR International Development Policy Involvement. Doctrine and Strategies between Illusions and Reality 1960-1990, The example (South) Africa”

Book review of "GDR International Development Policy Involvement. Doctrine and Strategies between Illusions and Reality 1960-1990, The example (South) Africa", written by Ulrich van der Heyden and published by Lit Verlag in 2013.

Not only tests and masks: the history of Polish-Vietnamese mutual helpfulness

On the initiative of the Vietnamese community in Poland and Vietnamese graduates of Polish universities, our country received support from Vietnam - a country that deals with the threat posed by Sars-Cov-2 very effectively.

Book review: “Korean Diaspora in Postwar Japan – Geopolitics, Identity and Nation-Building”

Book review of "Korean Diaspora in Postwar Japan -  Geopolitics, Identity and Nation-Building", written by Kim Myung-ja and published by I.B Tauris in 2017.

Interview with Uki Maroshek-Klarman on “Betzavta” method

Interview with Uki Maroshek-Klarman - Academic Director of the Adam Institute for Democracy and Peace in Israel. Founder of "Betzavta" method, which was created with intention of streghtening people's participation in society and making conflicts easier to solve.

Kyrgyzstan on the Path to Political Stabilisation

On 10 January, early presidential elections were held in Kyrgyzstan, following the resignation of the incumbent, President Zheenbekov. The atmosphere in which the vote was conducted remained tense. This had been the case since the results of the October elections were announced, in which the opposition grouping failed to win a single parliamentary seat.

China’s Social Credit System – How will it affect Polish enterprises in China?

The Social Credit System currently being rolled out in China may pose significant organisational and legal challenges for both foreign and Polish entities operating in China. We invite you to read our report, prepared in cooperation between the Boym Institute and Kochanski & Partners.

Women’s change in Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan, under the leadership of President Shavkat Mirziyoyev, has embarked on a path of reform. Almost daily, the media there report on new initiatives and projects. It is no coincidence that in December 2019 The Economist awarded Uzbekistan the country of the year title.

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.

Chinese work on the military use of artificial intelligence

Intensive modernization and the desire to catch up with the armed forces of the United States made chinese interest in the military application of futuristic technologies grow bigger.