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2012

2012
The book "Truth Errors and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" by Professor G. W. Kolodko has been nominated for the Michael Harrington Book Award given for an outstanding book that demonstrates how scholarship can be used in the struggle for a better world.

2012
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 meetings in 2012 (in Polish)
The publisher about the book

Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli

2012
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 Grzegorz W. Kolodko International Book Tour 2012
Columbia University Press about the book




October - December, 2012
At the high-noon, right after the inauguration of the new academic year 2012/13 at the Kozminski University, there is an opening of yet another exhibition of Professor G. W. Kolodko's photographs. After already available on the page www.facebook.com/kolodko two recent expositions, called "The World As It Is..." and "The Neighbors", which have driven a lot of interests and comments, the new set of pictures is shown under the intriguing title "Let's Pray". The exhibition opens at 12:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 3rd, at the Atrium of Kozminski University in Warsaw, 57 Jagiellonska Street, until the end of October. You are encourage to see it!


December 2012
Next number of TIGER Working Papers have been published: On the New Economic Philosophy of Crisis Management in the European Union by  László Csaba. We encourage to read this interesting paper!
We encourage to read this interesting paper!

December 19, 2012, 16:00, room B6
Dr Marcin Piątkowski, Assistant Professor at TIGER, presents the results of this year's World Bank Doing Business 2013 ranking, entitled "Doing Business 2013: Poland in the Global Top 10"
Bio-note: http://www.tiger.edu.pl/piatkowski/

November 2012
The Fall issue of quarterly „THINKTANK” – No. 3 (14), Fall 2012, p. 198-206 – publishes interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Każdy ma taki świat, jaki potrafi zrozumieć” (“Everybody’s Got a World According to His Understanding”) (in Polish).

November 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m. Room B17
TIGER and Department of European Studies at Kozminski University organize conference on “What Lessons Have We Learnt from the Crisis? Economic Policy in Crisis or Crisis in Economic Policy? Academics from leading Polish research institutions will discuss the challenges for contemporary economic policy. The conference open with the TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko lecture on “Economics of Crisis, Crisis of Economics – and What Next?”. You are welcome to join the debate!
Conference agenda (In Polish)

November 7, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
The Warsaw Technology University, PW, hosts the annual scientific book fair. On this occasion Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets with the readers and presents a lecture on "'Truth, Errors, and Lies: Economics and Politics in a Volatile World', or economics for the people". After lecture he answers the readers’ questions and signs his books.

October 17, 2012, 16:00, room B5
At the October TIGER Seminar, Dr Michał Myck, Director of the Centre for Economic Analysis, CenEA, in Szczecin  and a former researcher at the Institute for Fiscal Studies and at the DIW-Berlin, delivers a lecture on "Wages, taxes and financial incentives in the Polish labor market 2005-09".
Bio note

October 8-11, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn will participate in the workshop on “How can the regional level learn from each other on innovation? How can the regional context contribute to smart specialisation?. The workshop is a part of OPEN DAYS 2012 venue, organized by the Committee of the Regions and European Commission in Brussels.

September 28, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to deliver a special speech to the 18th Scientific Conference of the Euro Memo Group, hosted by the Economic University in Poznan. The conference topic is "Deepening crisis in the EU: the need for a fundamental change in policy". The Director of TIGER talks on "Whither Europe? Values, Institutions, Policies".

September 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, known also for his commitment to the long distance running, again has been invited to take a part in the Krynica Running Festival. On this occasion he talks on "The Running World" and signs his bestselling books "Wedrujacy swiat" and "Swiat na wyciagniecie mysli". The former is available in English under the title "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" (www.volatileworld.net).


At the finish line of Krynica Marathon, September 11th, 2011

Septemebr 5, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
“Crisis of Europe as a Crisis of National Institutions?” – such is the title of a panel debate with Professor G. W. Kolodko at the Krynica Economic Forum. The panel is chaired by Professor Maria Jarosz and the other discussants are Prof. Stéphane Portet, International Labor Organization and UNDP, Prof. Klaus Ziemer, Uniwersity of Trewir, and Andrzej Jonas, editor-in-chief of the weekly „The Warsaw Voice”.

September 4, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
As many times in the past, also this year the TIGER Director contributes to the debate at the Economic Forum in Krynica-Zdroj. It is already the 22nd gathering of this kind, occurring on this occasion under the title "The New Visions for Challenging Times. Europe and the World at the Crisis". Prof. G. W. Kolodko takes a part in a panel co-hosted by the Deutsche Bank Poland. The panel, called "The Future and Perspectives of Banking Sector", is chaired by the Chairman of DB Poland, Professor Krzysztof Kalicki, and attended by Professor Mario D. Nuti, Universita di Roma "La Sapienza", Dr. Jerzy Pruski, President of the Banking Guarantee Fund, and the DB Board Member, Mr. Peter Tils.

July 28, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
"Whither Europe? Whither the World?" Such is the title of keynote speech which Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers to the international conference on "Economic Crisis in Europe. Towards Gender-Equitable Macroeconomic Policy-making and Economic Governance". The event, organized by the Gender and Macro Economics Working Group, IWG, takes place at the Jagiellonian University in Cracow.

July 12, 2012, 8:30 p.m.
For the first time the International Society of Business, Economics, and Ethics Congress (ISBEE) takes place in Poland. The Vth Congress is hosted by Kozminski University. The TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko has been invited to deliver a special lecture at the evening meeting at the Royal Castle in Warsaw. The topic of Professor's speech is "Globalization, Crisis and What Next? Values, Institutions, and Policies".

July 11, 2012, 9:00 a.m.
The annual Summer School of the European Federation of the Financial Analysts Societies, EFFAS, takes place in Madrid. Director of TIGER has been invited to present the keynote speech inaugurating the event. The title of Professor G. W. Kolodko lecture is “Globalization, Crisis – and What Next?”

June 2012
The paper on "Income Disparities in Poland through the Lens of Economic Geography", written by Jesús López-Rodríguez, has been published in our TIGER Working Paper Series (No. 127)

June 27, 2012
Assistant Professor at TIGER - Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn - will participate in the Cluster Energy Round Table Meeting in Brussels. The project is financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007-2013 and has a relation to the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region (EUSBSR).

June 19-23, 2012
At the invitation of Centro de Estudios de la Economia Cubana (CEEC) of the Universidad de la Habana, Professor G. W. Kolodko participates in the conference on "La Actualización del Modelo Económico Cubano". Director of TIGER, former four times deputy prime minister and minister of finance of Poland, talks on the Polish experience with the systemic change and lessons for Cuba transformation.

Uniwersidad de la Habana

June 19-21, 2012
"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 them. In June in Paris takes place research seminar within the project. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz and dr Marcin Piątkowski.

June 3-13, 2012
Continuing interests in Professor G. W. Kolodko book on long-term development, published recently in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (in English "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World"), takes him for the fourth part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. This time he visits Libya and Tunisia with a series of lectures, seminars, conference participations, interviews and consultations in Tripoli, Misrata, Tunis, and Hammamet.

May 2012
The Ukrainian Academy of Sciences has published Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". The book (448 pages) is called in the Ukrainian language "Minlivyi Svit" ("The Changing World"). It is already the tenth language in which the book is availbale.

May 28, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
"The Evening in Garden" – such is the title of two-hours lasting radio broadcast, a joint project of Radio For You, RDC, and the Banker Club of the Association of Polish Banks. The program, with the participation of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko as the special guest, will discuss the issues of culture and nature, economics and politics, sport and travel. The interview can be listened on the radio frequency Warszawa 101 MHz as well as in the Internet at www.rdc.pl.

May 28, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Student Forum of Business Center Club Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Bydgoszcz where at the Faculty of Management of the J. & J. Sniadecki University of Technology and Life Sciences presents lecture on "Whither the World? Whither Poland?" The event takes place at 430, Fordonska Street, and is open for the public, so you’re welcome to join it!

May 26, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
At the Celebration of the Danish Presidency in the Council of European Union, hosted by the Chojnata Palace, the Marshal of the Lodz Province, and the Head of Rawski District, Professor G. W. Kolodko delivers a lecture on "Whither Europe?".

May 23, 2012, 4:00 pm, room A24
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Mr. Marcin Petrykowski, Executive Director at JPMorgan Europe Limited and the Head of Coverage for Russia, CIS and CEE countries, graduate of Kozminski University. Mr. Petrykowski speaks on "The Evolution of Capital Markets and its Impact on Strategies of Financial Institutions".
Notka biograficzna

May 16-19, 2012
"Economic Crisis or Crisis of Economics?" – such is the tile of the paper presented by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko to the Third Session of the World Nobel Congress in Economics hosted by the Alfred Nobel University in Dnepropetrovsk, Ukraine. This year Congress topic is "The World Economy of the XXI Century: Cycles and Crises".

May 15, 2012, 12:00, room B17
Joschka Fischer, former Deputy Chancellor and Minister of Foreign Affairs of Germany, will deliver a lecture on "The Euro Crisis - A Political or Financial Challenge?" as part of the "ALK &TIGER Distinguished Lectures Series". Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko will deliver an introductory speech.
bio-note

Joschka Fischer

May 12, 2012, 3:45 p.m.
One more chance to get the author's autograph and personal dedication! At the Warsaw Book Fair, taking place in the Palace of Culture and Science, at the stand of Publisher Proszynski & S-ka, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko signs his bestsellers, "Wędrujący świat" and "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli".

April 30 – May 6, 2012
Following the publication of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Chinese language ("Xiang, Zhen Miu Wu yu Huang Yan. Duo Bian Shi Jie Zhong de Zheng Zhi yu Jing Ji") Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Taiwan where he presents series of lectures and seminars on development economics and political economy of globalization. The visit of TIGER Director is also a good opportunity to give couple of interview for the media as well as for the conultations on the world economy and systemic changes.

April 2012
And yet another language edition of my book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World". It's published in Arabic, under the title "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (Kalimat Arabia, Cairo 2012, p. 520). It is possible to buy it from the internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com.

April 2012
Professor Kolodko's book "Truth, Errors and Lies: The Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", already published in ten languages, 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 2012 there have been as many as 5518 visits from 64 countries. During four years since the portal was launched, there've been as many as 113 539 visits from 120 countries!



April 25-27, 2012
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz takes part in the seminar organized by The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. The seminar is organized within the research project "World and Europe in 2030". TIGER is a member of the consortium which realizes the project.

April 27, 2012, 2:30 p.m.
At the invitation of rector of the Lviv University Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko presents lecture on "Neoliberalism, Crisis, and the Ways Out". The TIGER Director holds the Honorary Degree of the University. He was awarded with this distinction in 2003 for the contribution to the theory of economic sciences (Doctoris HONORIS CAUSA gradum Leopoliensis Universitatis Frankianae Nationalis pro collatione opulenta in scientiam oeconomicam in condicionibus divulgationis per totum orbem).

April 25, 2012, 4:00 pm, room A24
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Ms. Agata Wacławik-Wejman, Director of Government Relations at Google, former Member of the Management Board of KDPW S.A., the Polish central securities depository, legal counsel at the World Bank in Washington DC and in the Polish Constitutional Tribunal in Warsaw. Graduate of the Harvard Law School. Ms. Wacławik-Wejman speaks on "Internet, Entrepreneurship, Innovations. Google Perspective".
Bio-note

Agata Wacławik-Wejman

April 23-24, 2011
Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz, Research Director at TIGER, presents paper titled "Current Crisis and Local Government Finance – is there Need for Crucial Reform?" during conference on "New Model of Local Government Finance – Lessons from the Crisis". The conference is organized by Marie Curie University in Lublin, Poland.

April 18, 2012, 6:30 p.m.
„'The Arab Spring' and What Next?” – such is the title of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meeting with the Scientific Club of the Warsaw University. The event takes place at the University Library, BUW, room 256.

April 12, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
And in Krakow once again. Foundation NATIONAL PANTEON hosts Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with lecture entitled "Why the Economists Don't Like the Culture and What Is Coming Out of It?" The event takes place in the PAU Aula OF Polish Academy of Sciences and Arts, PAU, at 17, Slawkowska Street.

April 1-4, 2012
The raising interests in Professor G. W. Kolodko book in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", takes him for the third part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. This time the author visits the United Arab Emirates, UAE, to speak at the university and attend the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair for the ceremony of his book signing. It is also an occasion for a series of professional consultations and interviews for the media.

April 3, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to the American University of Dubai to to deliver lecture on "Whither the World? Globalization at the Crossroads".

April 2, 2012, 7:30 p.m.
"Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", same as the subtitle of his book (cup.columbia.edu/book/978-0-231-15068-2/truth-errors-and-lies), is the topic of Professor G. W. Kolodko presentation at the Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research in Abu Dhabi.

April 1, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Yet one more book signing of the Arabic issue of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", this time at the Abu Dhabi International Book Fair. The Arabic language of Professor Kolodko book is "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel".

April 1, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
The third phase of working visits to the Arab countries Professor Kolodko starts with the lecture at the Abu Dhabi campus of INSEAD, a leading business school. The Professor's talk is called "Globalization, Crisis and What Next?"

March 2012
Columbia University Press has nominated the book written by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" for the Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association. Congratulations!

February – March 2012
The Promotion Department of Kozminski University sends the message:
"Photographs by Profssor Grzegorz W. Kolodko We have got back the pictures from Professor Kolodko's exhibition "The Neighbors". If you are interested in these pictures, please visit room D/128. The photographs are distributed free for the faculty and students of Kozminksi University, yet a voluntary donations for the Kozminski Praga Foundation for Science and Culture are welcome."

March 29, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
The TIGER Director, Professor G. W. Kolodko takes a part in debate on "Economic Uncertainty and Instability" which is organized within the series "Thursday at the Economists" by the Polish Economic Association. The event occurs at the Warsaw Economists House, 49, Nowy Swiat.

March 28, 2012, 4:30 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in discussion with Professor Adam Noga on the world economic crisis and the ways to counteract it. The event, which takes place at the Kozminiski University (aula II) is hosted by the Warsaw Division of the European Law Students Association.

March 27, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
"Time of Chaos", such is the title of the talk which TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, delivers to the Pultusk Academy of Humanity.

March 27, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
During next meeting within Kozminski's Seminar Series we will discuss about Asia. Introductory lecture on "Integration Process in Asia" will be presented by Ambassador Tadeusz Szumowski from Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz from TIGER will be discussant.

March 24, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
Club of the Graduates of PhD Studies at Kozminski University hosts Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko with lecture on "Globalization, Crisis and What Next? Values, Institutions and Policies".

March 23, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of the students of the Warsaw School of Economics, SGH, from the Students Scientific Organization "The Investor Club", Professor G. W. Kolodko participates in the Stock Exchange Conference. While attending the event, he talks on "The World Economic Crisis and Perspectives for Poland's Economy Development".

SGH

March 22, 2012, godz. 11:00
And again Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to Wroclaw, where he delivers an opening speech to the 18th Wroclaw Scientific Book Fair. The lecture – under provoking title "Why the Economists Are So Often Wrong?" – takes place at the Congress Center of Wroclaw Technical University (nearby the Grunwald Square).

XVIII Wrocławskie Targi Książki Naukowej

March 20, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the Executive Education Workshop on the "Successful Outsourcing", organized by The Solvay School of Economics and Management in Brussels.

March 14-16, 2012
Next seminar within the project "World and Europe in 2030" is organized by Italian institute ISMERI Europa. TIGER is represented by dr Jacek Tomkiewicz.

March 14, 2012, 4:00 pm, room B5
The next seminar in TIGER's monthly series will feature Dr. Cezary Stypułkowski, the CEO of BRE Bank, the third largest bank in Poland, and a former CEO of PZU S.A., Bank Handlowy S.A. and a Managing Director for the CEE region at JP Morgan. Mr. Stypulkowski speaks on "„International Financial Regulations – Current Dilemmas”.
Bio-note

ASP

March 3-13, 2012
Following the publication of "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" in the Arabic language, "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", Professor G. W. Kolodko makes the second part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. During his visits to Saudi Arabia and Oman he presents a series of lectures and seminars, gives couple of interviews as well as meets with intellectual, political, and business leaders. Professor Kolodko attends also the International Book Fairs in Riyadh and Muscat for the his book signing.

March 8, 2012, 7:00 p.m.
This time Professor G.W. Kolodko is signing his Arabic book „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel” in the Beirut Bookstore, booth no. A19-21. But don’t get confused! The event occurs in Muscat, the beautiful capital city of Sultanate of Oman, during the annual Muscat International Book Fair.

March 3-8, 2012
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski visits the World Bank in Washington DC to take part in a workshop on "Innovation, Technology and Entrepreneurship Practice Learning and Community Building Day".

March 7, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
At the Riyadh International Book Fair Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his Arabic book: „Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel” in the Afaq Bookstore. If you are nearby, don’t hesitate to join the event!

March 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
The TIGER Director is hosted by the Institute of Diplomatic Studies in Riyadh, where he meets with the faculty and students of this prestigious think-tank. The subject of Professor Kolodko speech is “The Globalization Challenge: In Quest for a New Institutional Order of World Economy”. The event occurs at the ISD venue at King Fahad Road.

March 6, 2012, 1:30 p.m.
"Neoliberalism, Global Crisis, and the Ways Out" – such was the title of Profesor Kolodko lecture presented at the Dar Al Uloom University in Riyadh.

March 5, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
The second part of Middle East and North Africa Book Tour Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko initiates in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia, where he presents his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel”. At the King Faisal Center for Research and Islamic Studies he delivers a lecture on “Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World”. The venue of the meeting is at Olaya Street, Riyadh 11543.

March 1, 2012, 2:00 p.m.
At the invitation of Warsaw Fine Arts Academy, ASP, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the seminar "The Contemporary Challenges" and presents the lecture called "Economics: Science versus Ideology, Politics, and Interests". The event occurs at the Design Faculty, 8, Mysliwiecka Street.

ASP

February 27-28, 2012
Dr. Marcin Piatkowski visits Riga as part of the World Bank delegation to meet, among others, the Latvian Minister of Economy.

February 24, 2012, 12:00 p.m.
Following the publication of Professor Witold Kiezun book on "Patalogia transformacji" (Poltext, Warszawa 2012, p. 433), at the Kozminski University a session, organized within the framework of seminars on Critical Theory of Organization, takes place. The panel discussion with the participations of professors Maria Jarosz, Grzegorz W. Kolodko, Antoni Kaminski, Andrzej Lubbe, and Jerzy Zyzynski is moderated by Professor Andrzej K. Kozminski. The seminar takes place at the university venue, in the senate room, D202.

Patologia transformacji

February 16, 2012
Dr. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn participates in the Urban Forum 2012 organized by the DG Regional Policy of European Commission in Brussels. The Forum is an opportunity for policy makers, academics and professionals to discuss future urban challenges of the EU regions, with especial emphasis on the role of cities in promoting sustainable growth.

Dr Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn

February 15, 2012, 5:00 p.m.
„Poland and the World: After or Before the Crisis?” – this is the title of Professor G. W. Kolodko lecture, followed by discussion, at the Ignacy Daszynski Center in Warsaw. The event occur in room 6, at 20, Ujazdowskie Avenue.

February 15, 2012, 4:00, room B5
Welcome to another meeting in a monthly series of TIGER seminars. This time we host Mr.Michal Jaworski, director of Microsoft's corporate policy of Poland (since 1994). Since 2001 Mr. Jaworski is a member of The Polish Chamber of Information Technology and Telecommunications (PIIT) (he is the vice president of PIIT for information society development). He is a member of The Polish Information Processing Society and InfoStar laureate. Mr. Jaworski speaks on "Risks, opportunities and challenges of the computer industry in Poland and the world."
Bio-note

Michał Jaworski
Michał Jaworski

January 23 – February 12, 2012
Following the Arabic publication of the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World", "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel", Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko makes the first part of his Middle East and North African Book Tour. During his visits to Egypt, Lebanon, and Jordan he presents a couple of academic lectures, has o dozen of seminars and meetings with the readers as well as gives a series of interviews for the media.

February 8, 2012, 11:00 a.m.
At The University of Jordan in Amman Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko delivers public lecture entitled "Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?" and presents his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (available in Internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com).

February 6, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
"Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" - such is the title of Professor Kolodko seminar presented at the American University of Beirut, AUB. The event is hosted by the Department of Economics and Institute of Financial Economics, and takes place at Room 316, Nicely Hall, AUB.

January 2012
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 2011 there have been as many as 24.937 visits from 83 countries. During three years and nine months since the portal was launched, there've been as many as 107 330 visits from 116 countries!



January 31, 2012, 3:00 p.m.
The concluding point of the TIGER's Director stay in Egypt is participation in the 43rd Cairo International Book Fair. Professor Kolodko signs his book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" at the publisher, Kalimat Arabia booth, located at the exhibition grounds, Nasr City, Hall No. 2.

January 9-31, 2012
One should go not only to New York and Beijing, London and Moscow, Paris and Bangkok, but also to pay a visit to Zawichost! At the invitation of local community, on the onset of new year, the collection of Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko's photographs called "The Neighbors" is exhibited in the Zawichost City & County Culture Center, 33, Zeromski Street. The opening, with the participation of author who will be signing his books "Wędrujący świat" i "Świat na wyciągnięcie myśli", takes place on Monday, January 9th, at 4:00 p.m.
Elzbieta Dzikowska on Prof. Kolodko's photographs

January 30, 2012, 8:00 p.m.
One of the main features of Professor Kolodko working visit to Egypt is his lecture on "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" and the book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" (www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com) presentation at the famous Cairo El Sawy Culturewheel. If you are nearby, don't miss it! If you are far away, jump the airplane and join the party! The event occurs at Zamalek, at the end of 26th of July Street.

January 30, 2012, 4:00 p.m.
Yet one more meeting and book signing by Professor G.W. Kolodko. This time the author is hosted by the Alef Bookstore in Cairo, where he meets the readers and answers their questions. The event takes place at 132 EL Merghany St., Heliopolis.

January 29, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is hosted by the Cairo Shorouk Bookstore where he is signing his book just published in the Arabic language. This is already the 10th language in which the book "Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World" can be read. The event occurs at 17 Hassan Sabry St., Zamalek.

January 29, 2012, 10:30 a.m.
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko meets the readers and signs his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" ("Truth, Errors, and Lies: Politics and Economics in a Volatile World") at the Hindawi Publishing House in Cairo.

January 28, 2012, 3:15 p.m.
While in Cairo, the TIGER Director is interviewed by the NILE CULURE TV channel. Professor Kolodko answers the questions regarding the challenge of world economic crisis and its implications for the Arab Spring as well as talks about his Arabic book "Hkaak w Akhtaa w Akazeeb. AL Siasah W AL Ektsad F Aalam Motahawel" just published by the Kalimat Arabia Publlisher. The book is available in Internet bookstores: www.neelwafurat.com & egypt.souq.com.

January 27, 2012
Victoria! After meeting yesterday with Mr. Ezaat Saad, the Governor of Luxor province, today Professor Kolodko has finished his 38th marathon! This time it was 19th Egyptian Marathon in Luxor. Congratulations! And keep going!


January 25, 2012, 16:00, room B5
TIGER invites for the monthly seminar. This time we host Mr. Tomasz Czechowicz, founder and CEO of the MCI Group, one of the most dynamic private equity groups in the CEE Region, listed on the Warsaw Stock Exchange. He speaks on "How to Make Money on Venture Capital".
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Tomasz Czechowicz

January 24, 2012, 6:00 p.m.
The Middle East and North Africa Book Tour of Professor Kolodko starts in Cairo (where else?), on the day celebrating the first anniversary of Egyptian revolution. The Cairo Press Syndicate (english.al-akhbar.com/tags/cairo-press-syndicate) hosts a seminar at which the Director of TIGER speaks on the world affairs and lessons from Poland transformation for the Arab Spring. Actually, already almost a year Professor Kolodko called it "The Spring of Nations" (see www.economonitor.com/blog/2011/04/the-spring-of-nations/). At the seminar I am accompanied by His Excellency Piotr Puchta, the Poland's Ambassador to Egypt. The event takes place at the venues of the Cairo Press Syndicate.

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January 13, 2012, 1:00 p.m.
Professor G. W. Kolodko visits Wroclaw to present lecture called "Poland in the Changing World" at the conference hosted by the Institute of Social Sciences and Economics of the Wroclaw University of Environmental and Life Sciences. The event takes place at the Sicientific-Teaching Center, John Paul II Auditorium, 24a, Grunwaldzki Square.

January 13, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
One more time Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko pays a visit to the Wroclaw Economic University. This time he speaks on "Globalization, Crisis, and What Next?". The event takes place at Hall P3.

January 7, 2012, 10:00 a.m.
Alike in previous years, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is hosted by the Academy of Young Diplomats. The topic of TIGER’s Director lecture is "Whither the World? Whither Poland?".

December 23, 2011 – January 4, 2012
In the Christmas & New Year issue "The Finance Gazette" (No. 51-52/2011) publishes interview with TIGER Research Center TIGER. The interview with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko is entitled "The Vistula Neoliberalism Doesn't Serve Poland".