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April 23, 2017
Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko finished one more marathon; this time it was Warsaw Orlen Marathon. This is already 48th distance of 26.2 miles run by the TIGER’s Director during last 16 years. Keep going!

Palgrave Macmillan has published the paperback edition of the new book by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled „Whither the World: The Political Economy of the Future”. The work, released in two parts, Vol. I and Vol. II, is published also in Chinese, Russian and Romanian.  Let’s mention that the pictures at the both volumes covers are also made by Professor Kolodko.

The New Pragmatism is spreading ever wider. Yet one more monograph devoted to the economic theory of Professor Kolodko has appeared. This time, the Scientific Publisher PWN has published a collective work entitled "The Economics of the Future. On the New Pragmatism of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" (in Polish). The scientific editor of the work – in which next to the leading Polish economists write such distinguished authors as James K. Galbraith, Alexander Nekipelov and Satoshi Mizobata – is Professor Maciej Baltowski.

April 2017
Another issue in our TIGER Working Papers series has been published. TWP No. 137 presents Professor  Kolodko’s paper on "New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism".
April 27, 2017, 7:00 p.m.
Mayor of Warsaw's Zoliborz District Office, Krzysztof Bugla, who has taken the patronage of the talks "Kamila Dabrowa Guests”, invites to the meeting with Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko. They will discuss not only about the economy but also about his professor’s great passions. His books will be given to the participants asking the most interesting questions. The meeting takes place in the restaurant "Rainbow from the kitchen", 8 Pawła Suzina Street (

May 11 – June 3, 2017
The Art Gallery Lazienkowska 7 in Warsaw invites to the exhibition of photography by Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko entitled WINDOWS. The vernissage with the author's participation is held on May 11 at 1:00 p.m. The earlier photo exhibitions of TIGER Director are here: „The World As It Is…”, “The Neighbors”, “Let’s Pray”, “Next Generation”.

May 18-20, 2017
Professor G. W. Kolodko and Dr Grzegorz Malinowski take part in the XVII International Likhachov Scientific Conference hosted by Saint-Petersburg University of the Humanities and Social Sciences. This year the main discussion will be organized around the topic "Global World: Systemic Changes, Challenges and Profiles of the Future"

May 31 –  June 2, 2017

At the invitation of Professor Robert C. Wolcott, Co-Founder & Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation Network (KIN),  Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko takes a part in the international conference “KIN Global 2017. Foresight:  Where Will We Go?”. The event occurs at The Kellogg School’s New Global Hub, Northwestern University, in Evanston, Illinois, USA. The TIGER Director presents a keynote speech on “The New Pragmatism as an Alternative to the Threat of New Nationalism, Populism, and Neoliberalism”.

Professor G. W. Kolodko with Professor Robert C. Wolcott

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April 11, 2017, 4:30 p.m.
Following the discussion, which flared up after the publication by Professor Kolodko in the daily "Rzeczpospolita” the article called "Will Poland Save Europe?”, the Polish Economic Society organizes debate entitled "Why Euro? For Whom Euro?" The meeting takes place in the House of Economists, 49, Nowy Swiat Street.

April 4-6, 2017
At the 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, hosted by Marmara Group Foundation in Istanbul, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodkospeaks on “Globalization - ideas and reality”. On the same event Dr Grzegorz Malinowski is going to discuss the topic of " Global challenge of migration and security". This year's summit takes place along with the issues “Responding to the global challenge of migration and security. Challenges that the European Union faces with and its future concerns”.

March 2017
The Photo Gallery of TIGER Director, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko, has been enriched of one more series of photographs, this time from Haiti and Dominican Republic. All together in the sections Family, Research, Travel, Nature, Culture, Sport you can see over half a thousand photos from over hundred countries! 

With the 2017 La Vega Carnival Queen

March 2017
The new research paper in our "TIGER Working Paper Series" has been released. The article on "Evolution of Economics and the New Pragmatism of Grzegorz W. Kolodko" is written by Professor Maciej Bałtowski from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Recently, Scientific Publishing House PWN has published a collective works, under his editorship, entitled "The Economics of the Future. On the Grzegorz W. Kolodko’s New Pragmatism" (in Polish).
March 2017
Not only on Poland, the crisis, president Trump, the euro and the new pragmatism... You’re welcome to watch and listen…
”Trump’s  ‘Patriotism’ Is Economically Unreasonable", “The Morning Interview”, TVN24 BiS, March 1st, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„After the Congress Speech of President Trump”, „Primetime Interview with Jacek Zakowski”, TV SuperStacja, March 1st, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„Will Poland Join the Euro Zone? If Yes, Why?”, Radio TOK FM, March 6th, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
“New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism”), The Professors Debate, Kozminski University, Warsaw, March 8th, 2017 (link) (in Polish)
„The new pragmatism versus new nationalism: a different perspective on the economy”, „High Noon”, Polish Radio, Channel I, March 9th, 2017 (link)

Photo Wojciech Kusinski, Polish Radio

March 30-31, 2017
At the invitation of Academician Ruslan Grinberg, Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the main panel at the plenary session of the major debate of the Russian economists, businessmen and policymakers. The 5th Annual Moscow Economic Forum, which takes place at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, is devoted to the new global economic and geopolitical agenda, and alternative development strategies for Russia and the world. Professor Kolodko speaks on the issue of “The Perspectives of New Pragmatism versus the Threat of New Nationalism”.

March 16-21, 2017

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in the Crans Montana Forum on „Stability, Cohesion and Solidarity for a sustainable Development. The structuring Role of Marocco in Africa” hosted in Morocco. At the conference, which takes place in Dakhla, Western Sahara, the Director of TIGER talks about the economics of the future and social, ecological and economic determinants of sustainable development.

March 14th, 2017, 6:00 pm, room B5
Jerzy Toborowicz, World Bank’s economist and ALK Ph.D. candidate presents results of his research on: “Behavioral economics – can it be useful in social policy?” Everybody is welcome.

March 8, 2017, 4:00 p.m., Senate Room

Professors Grzegorz W. Kolodko and Andrzej K. Kozminski invite you to a debate on the "New Pragmatism versus New Nationalism". Whither the world? Is it unavoidably moving towards a "new nationalism"? Is the greed of those who today have the most resources and power going to win, or will we be able to fairly share the resources and fruits of economic growth? Is the New Pragmatism ( a way to solve the biggest problems of the future world?

Watch the debate here

March 2, 2017

Dr Jacek Tomkiewicz visits University of Texas at Dallas to present lecture on “Emerging European Economies – Opportunities and Challenges”

February 28, 2017
Prof. Małgorzata Runiewicz-Wardyn takes part in the international conference on “How will Brexit impact regional policy in the UK and EU post-2020?”, organized by East of England European Partnership. The conference will take place in the Committee of Regions in Brussels.

February 27, 2017, 4:00 p. m.
Within the series of events 'Stars - Science - Society' Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko visits the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun, where he presents lecture on “For Whom the Welfare?”. The meeting takes place in the Club Od Nowa.

January 30, 2017

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodkohas been awarded with the title of Honorary Citizen of Tczew, his home town, “for ethically exemplary attitude and promotion in the field of economics, the economy and social policy“. The special session of the Town Council at which the distinction has been handed, occurred in the Culture and Art Center, 10 Cardinal Wyszynski Street. 

Photo Jacek Cherek/Public Library in Tczew

January 23, 2017, 3:00 p.m.
“Poland, Europe and the Word: After Crisis or Before the Next One” – such is the title of public lecture presented by Professro G. W. Kolodko in Ottawa. The TIGER’s Director visits Canada at the invitation of Department of Political Sciences at Carleton University. The event takes place in the Alumni Boardroom, 608 Roberson Hall.

January 17, 2017

In recognition "For promoting the idea of organic work" Professor G. W. Kolodko has been awarded by the Hipolit Cegielski Society the medal of "LABOR OMNIA VINCIT '.

January 12, 2017, 3:30 p.m.

Professor Grzegorz W. Kolodko participates in panel debate on „Russia’s Financial Institutions: Quality and Quidity” at the Gaidar Economic Forum in Moscow.

November 27, 2016 – January 6, 2017

„Windows” in Window. A new Professor Kolodko’s foto exhibition entitled “The Windows”– this time 32 pictures taken in over 30 countries – one can see in Gallery Okno (Window) in the Lesznowola County Cultural Center in Stara Iwiczna, 6 Nowa Street. The earlier photo exhibition of TIGER Director are here: „The World As It Is…”, “The Neighbors”, “Let’s Pray”, “Next Generation”.