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2011

2011
Columbia University Press, New York, has published Professor Kolodko's international bestseller on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The book is accompanied by special Internet portal www.volatileworld.net, with a rich set of continuously corrected data, and the author's blog, where never ending debate on the global issues takes place. You're welcome to join the club!
Professor Kolodko's lectures and book presentations in USA, Canada & Great Britain
Columbia University Press about the book



2011
A new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko titled "The World at the Extent of Thought" has just appeared under the imprint of Prószyński i S-ka Publishing House (in Polish).
Professor G. W. Kolodko's meeting during IX-XII 2011 (in Polish)
The publisher about the book

Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli


2011
Are you in Poland? If so, you don't have to fly to New York or London to get my book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in Volatile World". It's available not only online - including Amazon KINDLE and Barnes & Noble NOOK, but also in the American Bookstore network! In Warsaw: Nowy Swiat 61; Galeria Mokotow, Woloska 12; Arkadia, Jana Pawla II; Sadyba Best Mall, Powsinska 31; and in Krakow: Galeria Krakowska, Pawia 5.

American Bookstore

2011
The two worlds of Professor Kolodko - "Wędrujący świat" as well as "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli" - are already available as the ebooks. Hence, it's enough to click just a couple of times to get "Wędrujący świat": www.eclicto.pl and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli": virtualo.pl.

Dwa światy profesora Kołodko

October-December, 2011
"Gezici Dünya. Geçmişten geleceğe: küresel ekonomi - politik" ("Wandering World. From the Past to the Future: Global Economy and Politics") – such is the title of the Turkish language edition of Professor Kolodko's book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The publisher of the book (474 pages) is ODTÜ Yayincilik, Ankara.

November-December 2011
Giacomo Terenzi from Italian University La Sapienza joins TIGER as a visiting scholar. Mr Terenzi conducts research on welfare structure in transition economies.

November-December, 2011
The Foreign Languages Press has published the Chinese translation of "Truth, Errors and Lies: Politics and Economic in a Volatile World", Professor Kolodko's book published earlier this year by Columbia University Press in English. The Chinese book (386 pages) is called "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji".

December 2011
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko adds to the set of his books (in Polish) available online on the TIGER portal in the PDF format two more titles: "20 lat transformacji. Osiągnięcia, problemy, perspektywy" ("20 Years of Transformation. Achievements, Problems, Prospects"), co-author and editor jointly with Dr. Jacek Tomkiewicz, Wydawnictwa Akademickie i Profesjonalne, Warszawa 2009, p. 389, and "Globalizacja, kryzys i co dalej?" ("Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?"), co-author and editor, Wydawnictwo Poltext, Warszawa 2010, p. 355. Now, under the link tiger.edu.pl/onas/ksiazkiPDF.html, one can find as many as 28 books written by Professor.

November 26 – December 10, 2011
The Lesznowola County Culture Center hosts the exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko photographs. The opening of collection of pictures called "The Neighbors" takes place in the Lazy Auditorium, 8, Przyszlosci Street, on Saturday, November 26th, at 6 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs

December 14, 2011, 16:00, room B5
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski, Resident Scholar at TIGER and Senior Economist at the World Bank office in Warsaw, gives a lecture on "Doing Business 2012 in Poland", which will discuss the results for Poland of the World Bank's "Doing Business" ranking, which measures the quality of the business climate in 183 countries around the world.
Bio-note

December 16, 2011, 10:00 a.m.
"The World Crisis and Development Perspective for Polish Economy" – such is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture presented to the opening session of conference hold at the AGH University of Science and Technology in Krakow. The event occurs at the Main Audytorium, pavilion A-O.

December 16, 2011, 4:30 p.m.
On the occasion of a brief visit to Krakow, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers in the MATRAS bookstore at the Main Market Square in Old Town. One more chance to have the books "Wedrujacy swiat" and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli" signed by the author!

December 21, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
The books with author’s signature as the Christmas gift! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his books on the world affairs - bestselling "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli" (in Polish; the former is available in English as "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World). The event takes place in the coffee room at the Boleslaw Prus Main Scientific Bookstore in Warsaw, 7, Krakowskie Przedmiescie. If you are considering to make a present to somebody close to you, these books with personal dedication of the author, can make it!

December 27, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
And the last this year meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The Zakopane bookstore WITKACY (Krupowki 29) invites the skiers, snowboarders, and everybody else for the event. This is one more - and the very last in 2011! - chance to get an autograph and dedication of the author in his bestselling books "Wędrujący świat" i "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli". For the English speaking readers the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" will be available too.

 

 

Our Past:

December 8, 2011
TIGER hosts group of international scholars on seminar on future of policy making in the next 20 years perspective. Seminar is organized within international project on "World and Europe in 2030" which is conducted by the network of European research institutions.
Conference agenda

November 2011
International research periodicals have published two papers by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. "Rivista di Politica Economica" has published paper on "Neoliberalism, the Global Crisis, and the Ways Out", (No. 3, VII-IX 2011, p. 153-166), a "The European Financial Review" has released essay on "Neoliberalism, World Crisis, and the New Pragmatism" (October-November 2011, p. 2-6).

November 23, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B6
All are welcome to the next TIGER's seminar. This time we are going to discuss on wealth inequalities in Central and Eastern European countries. Introduction into discussion will be presented by Mr. Giacomo Terenzi from La Sapienza Universrity. Mr Terenzi is visiting fellow at TIGER, he is conducting research on wealth structure in post-socialist economies.
Abstract

November 17, 2011, 2:30 p.m.
After visits to Moscow, London, and Beijing it is time to come to ...Wejherowo! There, at the invitation of the local Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, meets with the businessmen and readers, and presents lecture on "Poland, Europe, and the World - After or Before the Crisis?" as well as answers the questions of the audience.

November 11-13, 2011
And to China again. This time I'm invited to present a keynote speech on the financial crisis at the "2011 Caixin Summit: China and the World". Caixin Media is an independent media company based in Beijing. Its publications include: "Caixan Century", "Caixan Weekly: China Economics and Finance" (in English), "China Reform", "Comparative Studies", as well as "Caixin Online". If you speak Chinese you may read my interview given to the Xinhua Agency on the world economic crisis here.

November 11, 2011, 10:15 a.m.
During Professor Kolodko's visit to Beijing also the embassy of Poland hosts the event at which he presents just published in Chinese book "Zhen Xiang, Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji" (386 pages). The book, published by the Foreign Languages Press, is the Chinese translation of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The event takes place in the cinema hall at the Poland’s embassy in Beijing.

November 7-10, 2011
Almost a week in Moscow. The series of consultations and interviews, but mainly the 20-hours course on "Globalization - Transformation - Development" for the students of Moscow School of Economics at the Lomonosov University keeps Professor Kolodko busy in the Russian capital. It is worth to mention that recently two books by Professor Kolodko have been published by the MAGISTR Publishing House in Russian: "Mir v dvizhenii" and "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - czto dalsze?" (see www.tiger.edu.pl/kolodko/ksiazki.htm).

November 9, 2011, 3:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Vladimir Tretyak, Head of Department of Marketing and Foresight of the R.G. Razumovsky State University of Technologies and Management, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the students and faculty and presents a lecture on "Globalization, transformation, crisis - what next?" (in Russian). Such is also the title of the most recent book published in Russian by Director of TIGER.

Московский Государственный Университет Технологий и Управления

November 2, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
While in London, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents his new book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" and, as the Executive Guest Speaker, delivers lecture on "Globalization, Crisis - and What Next" to the audience of HULT International Business School. The event takes place at Hotel Russel, 1-8 Russell Square, Bloomsbury, London, WC1B 5BE

November 1, 2011, 18:00
November 1, 2011, 6:00 p.m. Yet one more time in London. Professor Kolodko presents a seminar on "Neoliberalism, the World Crisis, and Uncertain Future" at the University College London. The event takes place at room 431-433, the 4th floor, SSEES building, 16 Taviton Street (5 minutes from Euston station WC1H 0BW).

October 2011
The paper on "After The Global Crisis", written by Prof. Domenico Mario Nuti, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 126).
download

October 2011
We are delighted to inform that the new Board of Student Research Centre 'Tygryski' was appointed and consists of following people:
Piotr Ochociński - President
Karol Kudełka - Vice-President
Jakub Babilon - Vice-President
Maja Kaleta
Jakub Staniewski

Congratulations!

Piotr Ochociński
Ochociński Piotr - President SKN Tygryski

September-October, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn is participating in the post-doctoral short-term exchange project within the STRIKE (Science and Technology Research in a Knowledge-based Economy) initiative. Her project entitled "The role of universities in knowledge production and spillovers in the high-tech industries. The case of Flanders Region biotechnology industry" is run under the working group "Science, technology and knowledge creation". The project is supported by the EU RTD Framework Programme. The host person and institution of the project is Professor Michele Cincera from Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium.

October 3-31, 2011
Travelling exhibition. After several shows in different places countrywide, the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko arrives to Gliwice for four weeks. The exposition of over hundred color pictures can be seen from Monday to Friday, since 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., at the Gallery "Zakamarek", 23 Kaszubska Street. You are welcome! Professor Kolodko is visiting the Gallery himself on Monday, October 17th, at 4:00 p.m., and this is just one more opportunity to get his books on the volatile world signed.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs (in Polish)

October 20, 2011
Director of TIGER again in Rzeszow. At the invitation of the Maria Skłodowska-Curie Economic Vocational Schools Professor Kolodko meets the students and teachers of the Schools and presents lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland?"
The event takes place at 10:00 a.m.

In the afternoon, at 2:00 p.m., Professor Kolodko presents a lecture "Crisis Economics and Politics: the Future Challenges" at Rzeszow University. The event occurs at Zalesie Campus, 4, Zelwerowicza Street, room 108.

October 19, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B5
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko invites for the first in the new academic year - and already the 87th in our series of discussions - TIGER's seminar. This time we host Mr. Andrzej Jonas, the Editor-in-chief of weekly "The Warsaw Voice", who speaks on "The Media Business". You are welcome!
CV
Abstract

October 17, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the Silesian University of Technology Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Gliwice and presents lecture on "The Downfall of Neoliberalism - and What Next?". The meeting occurs in Auditorium B in the Education and Congress Center of the University in Gliwice, at 18B Konarski Street.

October 13, 2011, 6:30 p.m.
At the invitation of Professor Saul Estrin, the Dean of Management Department of the London School of Economics and Political Sciences, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief visit to London where he delivers a public lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: politics and economics in a volatile world". The event takes place in the Sheikh Zayed Theatre in the New Academic Building. After the lecture and Qs & As there will the book signing of Professor Kolodko's international bestseller "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries email events@lse.ac.ukor call 020 7955 6043. You are welcome to join the debate!
Prof. Kolodko’s London School of Economics 2011 lecture

October 12, 2011, 2:00 p.m., room D 304
The Students Scientific Club ‘Little Tigers’ invites for public lecture by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Director of TIGER. After the talk on "Globalization, Crisis and what Next?", there will be occasion to ask questions and take part in the discussion on the perspectives for global economy.

October 11, 2011
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the OPEN DAYS 2011 - Week of Regions and Cities workshop "Do more with less - Case study: The creative sector" in Brussels. The event, at which cities and regions will present best practices from regional programmes delivering smart, sustainable and inclusive growth.

October 6-10, 2011
To Greece for the rescue? Not really, although what Greece must expect Professor Kolodko has written recently on both, the "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" blog and on his profile at. This time the reason for a working trip to Greece is participation in a big international conference on "Dialogue of civilizations". Professor Kolodko speaks on the interdependence between economies, culture, politics, and environment, and their impact on development and stagnation on the worldwide scale, as well as he's outlining the major challenges for the long-term future.
Program

October 3-6, 2011
"World and Europe in 2030" - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers, TIGER is one of the participant of the project. This time scientific workshop takes place in Queen's College of Cambridge University. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

October 1, 2011
The new academic season Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodkostarts not with lecturing at the London School of Economics or at the Moscow's Lomonosov University (everything in due time) but in ...Starachowice and Radom. It is appealing to spread progressive socio-economic thought and interdisciplinary knowledge everywhere, and answer the questions people ask. In Starachowice, at 11:30 a.m., the TIGER Director meets the readers in the Adolf Dygasinski Town Public Library (5, Kochanoski Street) and talks on "Whither the World, Whither Poland", and in the afternoon, at 4:30 p.m., in Radom he is hosted by the Association 'Czarni'. In the Gombrowicz Museum Wsola Professor Kolodko delivers a lecture called "The World at the Extent of Thought". Everybody living nearby is welcome!

September 10-30, 2011
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs, entitled "The Neighbors", is presented at the Culture Center in Krynica-Zdroj. The opening of the show, at which you may enjoy over hundred photographs taken around the world, with the participation of author and signing his book on the global affairs, takes place on Saturday, September 10th, at 5:00 p.m., at Art Gallery "Siedlisko", 19, Pilsudski Street. You're welcome!

September 26-27, 2011
Centre for European Regional and Local Studies (EUROREG) of Warsaw University organizes international conference: "Cities and their Universities for Creation of Knowledge and Innovation". Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the seminar to present paper entitled: "The Innovation Process of European Regions: From Absorption to Knowledge Creation Capacities of European Regions".

September 15-16, 2011
United Nations Development Program, UNDP, and the Committee for Finance and Budgetary Affairs of the National Assembly of Viet Nam organize special conference for the Vietnamese MPs on the fiscal issues. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents opening lecture on "Fiscal Management Reforms in Transition Countries". The conference takes place in Hoi An in central Viet Nam.

September 11, 2011
Marathon uphill is done! Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has concluded his participation in and contribution to the Economic Forum in Krynica by running 26 miles and 200 meters, sometimes quite uphill. This is the TIGER Director's third marathon this year and already the 37th during last ten years. Keep going!


At the finish line with Dr. Zygmunt Berdychowski, the organizer of Economic Forum and Running Festival in Krynica

September 7-9, 2011
As usually at this time of the year, the Economic Forum takes place in Krynica-Zdroj, Poland. It's already 21st edition of such gathering, this time under the title "European Dilemmas: Partnership or Rivalry?" On the first day of meeting a debate, called "Poland, Europe, the World - After or Before the Crisis?", occurs. It's co-hosted by the Transformation, Integration, and Globalization Economic Research, TIGER, and the Deutsche Bank Polska SA. The panel, led by Professor Krzysztof Kalicki, the President of the Board of Deutsche Bank Polska SA, includes also Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, Professor Daniel Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Studies at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, John Hopkins University, Mr. Peter Tils, Executive Director of Deutsche Bank AG, and Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, Rector of Kozminski University.

July 2-5, 2011
On July 3rd there is the historical election in Thailand, which may decide about this country's future. In such hot - politically and literary - atmosphere Professor G. W. Kolodko presents two lectures on the world economy and development policy in Bangkok. On Monday, July 4th, at 1:00 p.m. he talks at the Thammasat Univeristy and the following day, at 6:00 p.m., at the Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University.

Suan Sunandha Rajabhat University

June 2011
"The Warsaw Initiative" - this is the TIGER Director's proposal for GLOBAL action during the POLAND's presidency in the EUROPEAN Union. The World Bank blog "Let's Talk Development" and the Roubini Global Economics portal publish "The Warsaw Initiative", in which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko outlines his project of systemic and long lasting assistance for developing countries.

May-June, 2011
200 interviews! So many of them can be found at www.tiger.edu.pl/english/kolodko/interviews.htm. The latest one, given to bi-monthly "Fakty. Magazyn Gospodarczy", is called "Nieźle zeuropeizowani - peryferyjni ze światem" (nr 3 (51), May-June 2011, p. 42-44).
Interview (in Polish)

June 27, 2011 Dr Marcin Piątkowski delivered a lecture on "Raising Poland's Competitiveness: Macro and Sectoral Context" during a seminar on "An Integrated Industrial Policy for the Globalisation Era. Putting Competitiveness and Sustainability at Centre Stage" organized by the European Economic and Social Committee and held at the Warsaw Representative office of the European Commission.
Program
Slides

June 25-26, 2011
And again to Beijing. This time, together with Dr. Henry Kissinger, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on the global economy and aftermath of world economic crisis at the Second Global Think Tank Summit hosted by the China Center for International Economic Exchanges (CCIEE). The Summit consists of a main forum and four parallel sub-forums on June 26. The theme of the main forum is "Global Economic Governance: Common Responsibility". The four sub-forums focus on such themes as "Energy Security and Nuclear Power", "Industrial Relocation and Restructuring", "Capital Flow and Investment Environment", and "Global Economic Governance and the Role of Think Tank".

June 18, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
Just two weeks remain to the Poland's European Union presidency (July 1st - December 31st, 2011). On this occasion the European Center of Warsaw University organizes the European Forum called "Culturally about the Presidency". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, announced as "former twice deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, privately the art admirer and traveller. The member of European Academy of Science, Art and Literature", takes a part in panel discussion on "What to be Pride of? What's Been Chosen and What's Been Forgotten?" The event occurs at the Warsaw Old Town at Lokal Użytkowy, 27/29 Brzozowa St.

June 15, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
With mile steps the historical moment of Poland's presidency of the European Union is approaching. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has proposed "The Warsaw Initiative" - a project in which he's outlining an idea of systemic and long lasting technical assistance for developing countries, especially for the regional integration processes. The World Bank blog "Let's Talk Development" and the portal "Roubini Global Economics" publish "The Warsaw Initiative". On the eve of the beginning of Poland's UE presidency, Professor's Kolodko proposition is debated at the special conference organized by the Polish Economic Association, PTE. Following the introductory lecture, his comments will present Professor Adam Rotfeld, former Minister of Foreign Affairs. The meeting takes place at the venue of PTE in Warsaw, 49 Nowy Swiat Street. Join the debate!
Invitation (in Polish)

June 6-10, 2011
Dr Marcin Piątkowski participates in a seminar in Rio de Janeiro on "Development Impact Evaluation in Finance and Private Sector" organized by the World Bank. As part of the seminar Dr. Piątkowski delivers a lecture on "Public support for Entreprise Innovation Policy".

June 9, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
On the occasion of Jubilee of Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski, the Rector of Kozminski University, the Poltext has published book called "Kozminski - Reactivation" (in Polish). It consists of interesting, multidisciplinary talks conducted with Professor by almost twenty distinguished intellectuals, researches, and managers. The volume includes also the conversation between Rector Kozminski and TIGER's Director, Prof. Kolodko, inter alia on the feedbacks between economics and politics ("Ekonomia i polityka", p. 222-239). You may find on line the fotocast (fotocasty.pl/1680/kozminski-kolodko) with some excerpts of this interview. And now there is just one more chance to meet the Author and his interlocutors at the Warsaw Bookseller Club, at the 22/24 , Old Town Square. You're welcome!

Koźmiński - reaktywacja

May 2011
"Polska - The Times" publishes (May 13th-15th) Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's proposal that the European Union during the time of forthcoming Poland's presidency, launched an initiative to provide extensive technical assistance helping the regional integration processes in less developed part of the world. "The Warsaw Initiative" is presented also at the opinion-leading portals and blogs of the World Bank, "Let's Talk Developmnet" and Professor Roubini's, "Roubini Global Economics".
"The Warsaw Initiative"

April-May, 2011
"How does one become the 'renaissance man' in this modern age?" This is the question asked in Professor Kolodko's interview with the Polish Library in Washington magazine.
Interview

May 31, 2011, 12:15 p.m.
Under the title "Partnership for modernization" the 6th Europe - Russia Forum takes place in Warsaw under the Honorary Patronage of Mr Grzegorz Schetyna, President of the Polish Sejm. The event 'creates a platform for discussion on the current state of cooperation within the Eurasian Continent, in which the modernization programme would be a factor in Russia's construction of the "Common space between the European Union and Russia"'. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, participates in panel debate on "Political and Economic Situation in Russia in 2010", which inaugurates the meeting immediately after the presentation of "Russia 2010. The Transformation Report". The Forum is organized by the Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies.
Forum's Outline

May 23-28, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in The Competition and Innovation Summer School (CISS), organized by The Catholic University of Leuven, ZEW Mannheim and EU STRIKE/COST program in Turunç (Turkey). Dr. Runiewicz-Wardyn will deliver the lecture entitled "The role of clusters in creation and diffusion of knowledge in the EU regions".

May 25, 2011, 16:00, room B5
We host Dr. Marek Mazur from DOFEM consulting firm, OECD consultant, and a former advisor to Poland's Deputy Premier and Minister of Finance Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The title of his presentation: "Reform of the Polish pension system. Principles, current status and prospects".
Abstract
Bio-note

Marek Mazur

May, 19-21, 2011
Faculty of Global Studies of the Lomonosov Moscow State University hosts the International Scientific Congress Globalistics-2011. The TIGER's Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to contribute a paper on "Crisis Economics or Economy in Crisis".
The Congress Program

May 14-20, 2011
"Poland's lesson for Greece" - under such title "The Economist" publishes the comments by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the TIGER Director, pointing to the indispensable need of restructuring the public debt of Greece.
Comment

May 18, 2011, 1:45 p.m.
The think-tank IHS Global Insight is hosting in London the World Economic Outlook. The conference theme for 2011 is "Global Rebalancing: Looking Beyond Short-Term Challenges". Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko attends the panel debating the economic outlook and policy challenges facing Emerging Europe.

IHS Global Insight

May 17, 2011
And now two events at the University of Cambridge. Between the Edinburgh lecture on Monday and London conference on Wednesday Professor G. W. Kołodko has a seminar on "Whither the World? Whither Europe? In Quest for New Paradigm of Development", (at 11:00 a.m., room W1.01, Cambridge Judge Business School, Trumpington street) and presents a book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (at 1:00 p.m., room W2.02, Cambridge Judge Business School). The events take place at the invitation of the President of Cambridge Queens College, Lord John Eatwell.
Poster

University of Cambridge

May 16, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Director of TIGER in Edinburgh. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents his book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Scottish Institute for Research in Economics (SIRE). The venue is the Lorimer Room, within the Old College building located on South Bridge, Edinburgh, EH8 9YL. For a map, visit www.ed.ac.uk/maps/builing/old-collge.
Poster

SIRE

May 14, 2011, 12:30 p.m.
As usually at this time of the year, the Warsaw Books Fairs occur in Palace of Culture and Science On this occasion, professor G. W. Kolodko sings his two bestsellers: "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli". The signing takes place at the stand of Proszynski & S-ka Publishing House (No. 174, sector A).

May 11, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
On the occasion of 20th anniversary of the Center for Europe at the University of Warsaw Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers a special lecture on "Globalization, Crisis - and What Next?" The Center, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, was established in 1991 and is one of the oldest academic organization in Poland involved in the European Studies. The event occurs in the conference auditorium in the new Warsaw University Library, BUW, at Dobra Street.

May 5, 2011
Their Majesties King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden pay a State Visit to Poland on 4-6 May at the invitation of President Bronislaw Komorowski. On this occasion Professor Kolodko addresses the accompanying Swedish business delegation and with a talk on "Poland's Economy: Challenges and Prospects". Head of the business delegation is Mr Ulf Berg, CEO of Swedish Trade Council. The event takes place at the premises of Warsaw Stock Exchange. At the evening, at the invitation of Their Majesties, Director of TIGER attends the royal dinner.


Photo: Ewa-Marie Rundquist

May 2-5, 2011
Dr. Marcin Piątkowski and mgr Sylwia Para will participate in 4TH AUGUR WORKSHOP organized by ISMERI in Fara Sabina / Italy.

April 2011
Monthly "Vege" (No. 4/2011, p. 30-39), promoting healthy style of live, publishes an interview with TIGER's Director. The talk, conducted with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko by Ms. Urszula Rzeszutek, is entitled "The Thoughts Are Running Together with Me".
Interview (in Polish)

April 2011
The April issue of FORBES publishes (pp. 36-40) interview "20 questions to Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish) in which I'm discussing the state of world affairs, economic aftermath of Japanese cataclysm, implications of the Arab countries revolutions, incoming great wave of uncontrolled migration, and the risk of an Even Grander Crisis...

FORBES

April 2011
Professor Kolodko's book "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" drives continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. In the 1st quarter of 2011 there have been as many as 7.083 visits from 55 countries. During three years since the blog was launched, there've been as many as 89 476 visits from 105 countries!

April 28, 2011
In Brussels gathers the Scientific Council of Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS). The Council - of which Professor Kolodko is a member - discusses the framework for the "Call to Europe" Conference to be held at end of June also in Brussels. The conference will deliberate on the long-term alternatives and future for the three major issues: Political Europe; Next Social Europe; and Europe in the world.

FEPS

April 20, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
The Students Council of Warsaw Scholl of Economics (SGH) invites for public lecture by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled "The World and Poland: after or before crisis?" (in Polish). The event occurs in the main building of SGH in Aula VII. And, after the lecture and discussion, yet another occasion to get his bestselling books with personal dedication and autograph!

April 13, 2011, 3:00 p.m., room B5
At the April's TIGER seminar we host Professor Jerzy Osiatynski, Economic Advisor to Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski, Chairman of the Scientific Board of the Institute of Economic Sciences at the Polish Academy of Sciences, lecturer at WSBiF in Bielsko-Biala and Poland's Minister of Finance in 1992-93. The topic of presentation is "Macroeconomic strategy for Poland during the global crisis and forthcoming challenges".
Bio-note

April 11-12, 2011
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Macroeconomic Aspects of Fiscal Adjustment in Poland" during conference on "Economic and Legal Conditions for Reduction Budget Deficit and Public Debt". The conference is organized by Marie Curie University in Lublin, Poland.
Conference agenda (in Polish)

April 10, 2011
Taking the eminent 22,886th position out of 40,000 runners competing in the Marathon de Paris is not that bad, is it?... And this is the place Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has taken after running 26 miles and 300 yards in this gorgeous course. This was already 36th marathon the TIGER Director finished over last ten years.


At the 19th mile. Only 7 to go.

April, 8-10, 2011
Almost 15 years after signing, as then the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, the historical act of Poland's accession to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, OECD, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a working stay in Paris. This time it's a short working visit devoted to the consultations on development policies with the OECD experts.

Polska w OECD!

Poland in OECD!
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Poland's Deputy Prime Minister, with Mr. Donald Johnston, Secretary General of OECD. Paris, July 11th, 1996

March 30 - April 10, 2011
Dr Wojciech Przychodzen - Assistant Professor at TIGER - visits France. At the invitation of the IAE Aix Graduate School of Management he conducts 24-hour seminar on "Financial Aspects of Companies' Sustainable Development".

April 6, 2011
Dr Marcin Piatkowski delivers a lecture on "Central Europe: New Growth Model Needed?" in the Poses Roundtable Series organized by a DC-based think-tank Central European Policy Analysis (CEPA).
More info

March, 2011
The paper on "Do We Need to Protect Intellectual Property Rights?", written by Vladimir Popov, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 125).

March 30, 2011
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski is a keynote speaker during a Hungarian Presidency High Level Economic Policy Seminar in Budapest. Title of his lecture: "Growth Enhancing Structural Reforms".
Conference program
PDF

March 21-27, 2011
Under the title "Lessons of the past" weekly "Warsaw Business Journal" has published the interview with TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko (p. 8-9). The interview was conducted by Alice Trudelle.
Interview

February 19 - March 27, 2011
The exhibition of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs, entitled "The Neighbors", is presented at the Czestochowa City Art Gallery, 64, Najswietszej Marii Panny Ave. The meeting with the author takes place there on Thursday, February 24th, at 6:00 p.m.

March 25, 2011, 10:30 a.m.
"Determinants and Perspectives of Economic Development in Poland" - this is the title of keynote speech (in Polish) by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presented at the openning of the Forum "Investments in Eastern Poland". The event is hosted by Targi Kielce S.A., Kielce, 1, Zakladowa St.
Forum program

March 16, 2011, 4:00 p.m., room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Dr. Wojciech Przychodzen, Assistant Professor at TIGER, who has just returned from a research study at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management. Dr. Przychodzen speaks on "Sustainable development of enterprises and value creation for shareholders".
Bio-note

March 11, 2011
Dr. Malgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the international conference entitled "Statistics for policymaking: Europe 2020", organized by The Statistical Office of the European Communities European in Brussels. The aim of the conference is to discuss the role of statistics in policymaking and political decision-making.
Detailed programme:epp.eurostat.ec.europa.eu

March 9-11, 2011
The TIGER Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko presents a keynote speech on "Whither the World, Whither Europe? Clash of Civilizations or Global Melting Pot?" at the Berlin International Economics Congress 2011: "An International Conference on the Future of Nation Branding, Tourism and International Investment in a Globalized World". The conference is hosted by the Institute for Cultural Diplomacy.

March 3, 2011, 7:00 p.m.
Dr. Marcin Piątkowski delivers a lecture on "The Coming Golden Age of New Europe" in the seminar series "Reform for Poland" organized by the Institute of Economic and Social Studies and International Finance Science Club of the Warsaw School of Economics.
More info

March 1, 2011, 8:00 p.m. (GMT -5)
The interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko for "The Agenda with Steve Paikin" has been aired by the TVO channel, Canada, and now can be seen on the web. The talk, lasting over 23 minutes, is called "Grzegorz Kolodko: Learning From the Past", and was advertised as follows: "A Polish lesson on development. Poland's Former Finance Minister Grzegorz Kolodko and the new rules of the political-economic game."
The interview

TVO

February 25 - March 1, 2011
After the recent publication of the book entitled "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - szto dalsze?" ("Globalization, Transformation, Crisis - What Next?") - the Russian edition of the Polish book called "The World at the Extent of Thought" - the author presents couple of lectures at the Moscow's universities and research institutes. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits, inter alia, the MGIMO (Monday, February 28th, 12:00 p.m.), the Finance University (Tuesday, March 1st, 10:00 a.m.), and the Plekhanov Economic University (Tuesday, March 1st, 1:30 p.m.).
Book review (in Russian)

January - February 2011
Next four numbers (121, 122, 123 and 124) of TIGER Working Papers have been published: "Euro Sovereign Debt: Would a Single European Bond Work?" by Mario Nuti, "To Devalue or not to Devalue? How East European countries responded to the outflow of capital in 1997-99 and in 2008-09" and "Development Theories and Development Experience: Half a Century Journey" by Vladimir Popov and "The Inexorable Rise of Chimerica: The Long-Term Scenario" by Marcin Piatkowski. We encourage to read these interesting papers!

February, 2011
Columbia University Press publishes the interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, the author of book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", recently released by this publishing house.

February, 2011
The following vendors have already posted "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics in Economics in a Volatile World" by prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko in their ebook: ebrary; Kobo (not available in all countries); Amazon KINDLE, and more will roll out their ebooks in coming weeks

February 28, 2011
While in Moscow Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has given almost 20 his books, published recently in various languages - including "Truth, Errors and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World - to the M. I. Rudomino All-Russian State Library for Foreign Literature (Vserossiiskaya Gosudarstevennaya Biblioteka Inostrannoi Lituratura - VGBIL). This famous store has already a collection of about 40 professor's works, published in dozen languages.

February 27, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the readers in the Moscow Books House at 8, Novy Arbat. During the meeting he presents his newest book in Russian "Głobalizacija, transformacija, krizis - szto dalsze?" ("Globalization, Transformation, Crisis - What Next?"). The event is attended also by Professor Ruslan Grinberg, Director of the Economics Institute of the Russian Academy of Sciences, who has written an Introduction to the book.
Book's contents (in Russian)

February 23, 2011, 9:00 p.m. EST
(3 a.m. on February 24, Central European Time)

The Wilson Center, Washington, DC, airs the interview about the global issues and the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The interview, conducted by John Milewski, is presented within the series "Dialogue". The broadcast will be Re-air (all schedule in EST, i.e., Greenwich -5) at midnight and repeated several times:
• Friday 12:00 PM (Noon)
• Sunday 12:00 PM (Noon)
• Monday 11:00 AM
• Tuesday 5:00 AM
Below you can find a document that describes the various ways to watch "Dialogue".
Where to find "Dialogue"

February 23, 2011, 10:15 a.m., room B5
Student Union 'Tygryski' would like to invite you to the special Xth anniversary conference 'Targets of the Student Unions in the modern university'. Our special guests will be the Rector of Kozminski University prof. Andrzej K. Kozminski and the President of TIGER Reseach Centre prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko.

February 14, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
And the final segment of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko Tour de America, the seminar on "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Political Economy of 21st Century Globalization", takes place at the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS), at the John Hopkins University. The event, hosted by Professor Daniel C. Hamilton, Director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations (CTR), occurs at the Rome Auditorium at SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036. You're welcome to join the debate!

February 14, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
At the conclusion of his Tour de America, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a lecture and seminar at the World Bank. At the invitation of the Senior Vice President & Chief Economist, Professor Justin Yifu Lin, the TIGER Director speaks on "Whither the World? In Quest for a New Paradigm in Development". The event occurs in Washington, DC, at the World Bank, 1818 H Street, NW.


Seminar with Professor Justin Lin,
Senior Vice-president for Development
and Chief Economist of the World Bank

February 14, 2011
During his recent visit to the United Nations headquarter at New York, the TIGER Director was interviewed by the Chinese Xinhua Agency. Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has answered several questions on globalization, the world economy, development economics, and social and economic policies.
Interview

Xinhuanet

February 10, 2011, 5:00 p.m.
"Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - such is the title of Professor Kolodko's Annual Colin Miller Memorial Lecture presented to the Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES) and the Department of Economics at the University of California, Berkeley. The occasion takes place at the Ida & Robert Sproul Room of the International House on the UC Berkeley campus, 2299 Piedmont Avenue.
Lecture presented at the University of California, Berkeley

February 9, 2011, 5:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a brief, working visit to Canada, where he presents a lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies.The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" at the Munk School for Global Affairs at University of Toronto. The event occurs at the George Ignatieff Theatre, 15 Devonshire Place.

February 9, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Kolodko meets in the Consulate General of Poland in Toronto with a group of young Polish professionals and with the media. The meeting (by invitation only) takes place at the office of the Consulate, Lakeshore Blvd., W., M8V 1G5, Toronto, 2603.

February 8, 2011, 4:00 p.m.
Same as his recent book - "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - is called Professor G. W. Kolodko's seminar at Yale University. The event is organized jointly by the Development Studies Seminar at the Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the European Studies Council, Luce Hall, Room Luce 202, 34 Hillhouse Ave., New Haven, CT.

February 6, 2011
During a short break in true marathon of lectures and seminars at North American universities, just between the book presentation at Cornell and Yale, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko run one more marathon! This time it was the Melbourne and Beaches Music Marathon at the Atlantic coast of Florida. Chilly and windy weather, and 4 hours 43 minutes and 29 seconds, what implies the 10th position in his age category.

Floryda

February 4, 2011, 3:00 p.m.
"Whither the World, Whither Europe? How to Govern the Post-Crisis Globalization", this is the title of Professor Kolodko's lecture at the Cornell Institute for European Studies. The event, co-sponsored by the Emerging Markets Institute of Cornell's Johnson Graduate School of Management takes place at the Cornell University campus, at the venue of CIES, the Cornell Center for European Studies, in Ithaca, NY, 120 Uris Hall.

CORNELL

February 3, 2011, 1:15 p.m.
"Whither the World? Whither Civilization?" - this is the topic of seminar led by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko at the United Nations University in New York. The lecture, hosted by the Rector of UNU, Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud, takes place at Conference Room 6, Temporary North Lawn Building (TNLB) UN Headquarters, at Manhattan. This event will include a simultaneous live, interactive webcast, for those who are not able to attend in person. Register here to access the webcast on the day of the event.
Interview at United Nations Univeristy (part 1, part 2)

February 2, 2011, 6:15 p.m.
His visit to New York the TIGER Director starts with the seminar, chaired by Nobel prize-winning economist, Professor Joseph E. Stiglitz, at Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University, New York. The event takes place at Faculty House, Presidential Room, 3rd Floor, 64 Morningside Dr, New York, NY 10027.
Invitation

February 1, 2011, 6:45 p.m.
The American Polish Forum is pleased to host the LEADERSHIP IN ECONOMIC THINKING AND POLICYMAKING with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, former Deputy Premier and Finance Minister of Poland. The "Leadership In..." series was instituted by the American Polish Forum in order to:
(1) Develop close relationships with current leaders who are friends of the United States and Poland;
(2) Learn about the leadership styles they have used across their careers; and
(3) Discuss leadership "best practices" that you can apply in your own career.
The event (by invitation only) occurs at the Offices of WilmerHale LLP, 18th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, NW, in Washington, DC.

American Polish Forum

February 1, 2011, 2:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko in Washington, DC, presents to the American readers his book "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". While in the USA capital, after an interview for the program Dialogue radio and television he talks at the Woodrow Wilson Center, 5th Floor Conference Room, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave.
Invitation
Lecture

January 2011
The two worlds of Professor Kolodko "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (now avaiable from the Columbia University Press at www.cup.columbia.edu!) and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli" ("The World at the Extent of Tought") drive continuously great interest both in Poland and worldwide. It's confirmed again by the numerous visit at the special website portal, the NAVIGATOR - www.volatileworld.net. So far, since the books were published respectively in April 2008 (and the American edition in January 2011) and in October 2010, there had been as many as 82 370 visits from 98 countries.

August 2010 - January 2011
Dr Wojciech Przychodzen - Assistant Professor at TIGER - conducts postdoctoral research at the Millstein Center for Corporate Governance and Performance at the Yale School of Management as a part of the Postdoctoral Visiting Scholar Programme 2010/2011. Dr. Przychodzen explores the evolution of corporate sustainable growth valuation during U.S. stock market cycle.

Yale

January 31, 2011, 6:00 p.m.
Following the publication of the book on "Truth, Errors, and Lies. Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents a series of lectures, seminars, and book talks at leading American and Canadian universities and research institutes. First come the lecture and book presentation at the School for Public Policy (SPP) at the George Mason University. The meeting is hosted by the Center for Emerging Market Policies (CEMP), MS 3B1, Founders Hall Room 126, 3351 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington, Virginia 22201.
Invitation

January 26, 2011, 1:00 p.m.
The book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko on "The World at the Extent of Thought" has been awarded by the special prize by "Magazyn Literacki KSIĄŻKI" ("The BOOKS. Literature Magazine"). Dr. Tomasz Makowski, Director of the National Library, and Mr. Piotr Dobrolecki, Editor in Chief of the magazine, invite for the ceremony of awarding for the BOOKS of the MONTH and the BOOKS of the YEAR 2010. The event occurs at the National Library, 213, Niepodleglosci Avenue, Sala Darczyncow (entry A).

  1. Grzegorz W. Kołodko, "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli", Prószyński i S-ka
  2. Bertrand M. Patenaude, "Trocki. Upadek rewolucjonisty", tłum. Jerzy Wołk-Łaniewski, Wydawnictwo Dolnośląskie
  3. Estera Żeromska, "Japoński teatr klasyczny. Korzenie i metamorfozy", Trio, teatr
  4. Janusz Głowacki, "Good night, Dżerzi", Świat Książki, proza polska.

January 19, 2011, 16:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Mr. Rafal Juszczak, one of the most accomplished Polish young managers (age 41), Deputy CEO of Prokom Investments S.A., a member of Supervisory Boards of Bioton and Petrolinvest, CEO of PKO BP (2007-08), the largest bank in Poland, and CEO of the First Ukrainian International Bank (2008-10). He speaks on "'The times of chaos create great heroes'. The art of management over complex banking projects".
Bio-note

January 18, 2011
"World and Europe in 2025" - this is a title of the research project which is realized by international consortium of research centers. Leader of the consortium is Paris North University (Université Paris Nord) and TIGER is one of the participant. On January 18th in Paris takes place research seminar within the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

December 31, 2010 - January 16, 2011
From Krakow to Zakopane it's not far away, so first, after over a month show in Krakow, here comes the exposition of the photographs by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. The exhibition, entitled "The Neighbors", is hosted by the Count Wladyslaw Zamoyski Art Gallery, Krupowki 41. The opening, with the attendance of the author, takes place in the New Year eve afternoon, at 4:00 p.m. Your're welcome to join the party!

January 10-14, 2011
Within the program of faculty exchange, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits Riga International School of Economics and Business Administration in Latvia to deliver series of lectures on contemporary economics.