On 9 and 10 July 2019 a symposium was held in Warsaw to inaugurate Concilium Civitas, an independent initiative that brings together distinguished Polish social scientists working leading universities all over the world. Plenary debates with audience participation took place as part of this event. The first Concilium Civitas Almanac, published in Polish and containing articles written by members of Concilium Civitas, was launched at the symposium. The articles provide an overview of global phenomena and trends of special significance for Poland and in Poland. The texts are also available on the website, both in Polish and in English.

Symposium 2019

Panel 2: Challenges of the New Economy

Moderator: Grzegorz Sroczyński (Collegium Civitas, Gazeta.pl)
(brief introduction to the panelists’ articles from the Almanac followed by a panel discussion and questions from the audience)

Beata Javorcik (Oxford, EBRD): Why it is Worth Attracting Direct Foreign Investments
Ania Zalewska (Bath): FinTech, Banks and Stock Markets
Paul H. Dembiński (Fribourg): Humanity at Work
Ladislau Dowbor (São Paulo): Our Common Challenges
Jan Toporowski (London): Populism and Michał Kalecki