“Yes, we could!”25 years of democracy, 15 years of NATO, 10 years of European union
13th November 2014 – Lisbon, Room J.J. Laginha, ISCTE-IUL
This event is an academic conference that takes place on a timely moment: it started historically in Poland with the first open and democratic elections of Eastern Europe, in September 1989. What unfolded was a broader process of democratic reconfiguration in the region. In 2014 Poland celebrates the 25th anniversary of the democratic transformation, 15 years of NATO integration and 10 years as a member state of the European Union. This International Conference aims at marking these dates, providing a base for debating all the changes that have occurred. More than discussing the past its aim is to be a canvas for sketching possible future trends.
Chair: Sandro Mendonça – Professor and Director of the Bachelor in Economics, ISCTE Business School, and Researcher at BRU-IUL.
Luís Reto – Rector of ISCTE-IUL.
Kinga Redłowska – Regional Programme Manager for the US, Scandinavia and the Baltic States, The Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland.
3.15pm: 1st panel – “ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL CHANGES”
Chair: Monika Köppl – Turyna – Assistant Professor ISCTE.
Luis Fraga – President of the World Stability Observatory.
Miguel Athaíde Marques – Professor of Management in Católica Lisbon and Coordinator of Portugal Economy Probe.
Eurico Brilhante Dias – Professor and director of the Bachelor of Management, ISCTE Business School and former manager at AICEP-Portugal Global.
4.15pm-4.30pm: coffee break
4.30pm: 2nd Panel – “POLAND IN THE EUROPEAN FRAMEWORK”
Chair: Clara Carvalho – Professor of the Department of Anthropology of the ISCTE-IUL and Director of the Centre of International Studies – CEI-IUL.
Bronisław Misztal – Ambassador of Poland.
Maria Raquel Freire – Professor in International Relations and Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Economics of the University of Coimbra and Researcher of the Centre of Social Studies.
Daniel Marcelino Rodrigues – Professor in International Relations at Faculty of Economics, University of Coimbra and Researcher at OBSERVARE, Autonomous University of Lisbon.
5.45pm: Closure and film presentation (10 minutes)
Chair: Cátia Miriam Costa – Researcher, CEI-IUL
Nuno Guimarães – Vice-Rector for Internationalization ISCTE-IUL
Kasia Fossa – Regional Project Manager for Spain, Portugal and Latin America, The Foundation Institute for Eastern Studies, Poland.
We request confirmation of presence until the day 11th November 2014 to firstname.lastname@example.org
This event takes place at ISCTE-IUL and is a product of a partnership between Instituto para as Políticas Públicas e Sociais – IUL, the Centro de Estudos Internacionais – IUL, the Business Research Unit – IUL , the Institute for Eastern Studies and the Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Poland.