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Conference In Search for a Safer World

The Centennial of the Birth of Senator J. William Fulbright

November 4th. 2005
Warsaw, Poland

The conference will address various aspects of Euro Atlantic relations one and half years after the EU enlargement. Specifically, it will focus on the issues of further EU enlargement; EU policy towards East European countries such as, e.g. Russia, Ukraine and Belarus; the role of the U.S. as EU's partner in shaping the world, etc.

The organizers have invited Prof. Danuta Hübner, EU Commissioner for Regional Policy (former Fulbrighter) and President Lech Wałęsa as key-note speakers. Participants will include PFAA members, U.S. Fulbrighters to Poland, university rectors, high rank representatives of the Polish Parliament and Government as well as the European Commission officials. Proceedings of the Conference will be published including full versions of presentations.



Andrzej Ceynowa
Andrzej Dakowski
Artur Igliński
Józef Kobos
Wojciech Kubiński
Robert Moreń
Janusz Naklicki
Jacek Nieckuła
Elżbieta Pakszys
Tadeusz Sławek


Time November 4th, 2005; 11:00-18:00 hours
Venue Hotel Polonia, Warszawa, Al. Jerozolimskie Street No. 45
Goals • To initiate in-depth discussion on Euro-Atlantic issues with a participation of important figures of Polish and international socio-political life

• To present the Fulbright Program as an important attempt to address crucial problems of the contemporary world .

• To present the Polish Fulbright Alumni Association and the Polish Fulbright Commission as an active organizations that promote the Fulbright agenda.
Main topics • Which direction the EU will take in terms of internal policy?

• To what extend and when further enlargement is possible?

• What role the U.S. have to play in Europe?

• What should be the European policy towards former Soviet countries such as Ukraine, Russia and Belarus?

• To what extend and in what fields does Europe have ability to be a partner for the U.S. in shaping the world of today?

• What challenges and prospects face Fulbright programs in Europe?
The program 10:00 - conference reception opens

11:00 - conference opens:

Andrzej Ceynowa - President of PFAA - opening remarks

Andrzej Dakowski - Director of Fulbright Commission to Poland - introduction

11:10 - 13:00 - 1st panel session : Transatlantic Relations and European Integration.

At the panel (to be confirmed):

Lech Wałęsa - former President of Poland

Danuta Hübner - EU Commissioner for Regional Policy

Timothy Garton Ash - Professor of European Studies, University of Oxford

Jacek Saryusz-Wolski - Vice-President of the European Parliament

Daniel Fried or Christopher Hill - former US Ambassador to Poland

Moderator - Prof. Tadeusz Sławek, University of Silesia

13:00 - 13:30 - a press conference and photo-opportunity

Moderator - Robert Moreń, member of the Board of PFAA

13:00 - 14:00 - lunch

14:00 - 16:00 - 2nd panel session: Fulbright and other educational programs in the XXI century: challenges and prospects

At the panel (to be confirmed):

Marek Belka - Prime Minister

Jan Krzysztof Bielecki - former Prime Minister

Witold Orłowski - economic adviser to the President of Poland

Michał Olszewski - Polish Confederation of Private Employers

Hilary F. Renner - U.S. Embassy

Moderator - Edward Kulakowski, Counselor of Public Affairs, US Embassy

16:00 - 18:00 - a banquet for the conference guests
Conference fee :
Participants are kindly requested to transfer the fee onto PFAA account: XV O. PKO BP W-wa 48 1020 1156 0000 7902 0052 3969 with the remark "Conference Nov. 4th, 2005"
Contact info For further information, please email Ms. Elzbieta Pakszys at pakszyse@main.amu.edu