Challenges for Global Peace and Democracy: Legacy and Visions of Profesor Bronisław Geremek
In honor of Professor Bronislaw Geremek, a key anti-communist dissident and former Polish foreign minister, the Warsaw Transatlantic Forum will feature a panel discussion on Challenges for Global Peace and Democracy
Young Atlanticist Day
On March 12th, students and young leaders at the University of Warsaw will discuss and debate central issues of the Atlantic Community during Young Atlanticist Day. Reaching out to other young leaders in Washington DC, Kyiv and Kabul, they will share their perspectives on new security threats and the prospects for a more peaceful and prosperous future.
On March 12th and 13th, leading policy makers from Poland, the United States, and greater Europe converted in Warsaw for the launch of the Warsaw Transatlantic Forum. Recognizing 10 years of NATO membership for Poland as well as 20 years of democratic progress since the fall of the Iron Curtain, the Forum hosted major speakers including Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk, Polish Foreign Minister Radek Sikorski, and NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer.
On March 12th, an Atlantic Youth Day brought together youth from across Poland for a dialogue with political leaders and experts about the importance of the Alliance, its mission in Afghanistan and future challenges. Young leaders in Kabul, Washington DC and Kyiv joined participants in Warsaw via a live videoconference link, broadening the discussion to countries of key importance to the Atlantic Community. During a special panel, participants recognized the crucial work of Bronislaw Geremek, who contributed so much to Poland’s successful transition to an Allied democracy.
On March 13th, the Polish Ministry of Defense sponsored a major conference, in cooperation with the Center for International Relations, the Atlantic Council, and the Community of Democracies that brought together top officials from both Poland and the Alliance, along with top think-tank analysts and opinion leaders from the region.