Global Conference 2011

Global Conference 2011

The Economy and Culture of the New Poland<br>
<i>By invitation only</i>

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 / 9:30 am - 10:45 am


One of the most stable democracies and economies in Europe today, Poland is due to assume the EU's rotating presidency in mid-2011, while former Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek is the current speaker of the European Parliament. Against this diplomatic backdrop, Poland's advocacy of Israel and the Jewish people has fostered a remarkable, full-fledged cultural renaissance. As testament, the stunning Museum of the History of Polish Jews is being erected opposite the memorial to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. In this session, leaders will discuss the economic, political and cultural outlook for a country that has garnered global respect for its success in building a market economy, a more open society and strong alliances with both Israel and the U.S.

Moderator

Shana Penn

Executive Director, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

Speakers

Arnold Eisen

Chancellor, The Jewish Theological Seminary

Aleksander Kwaśniewski

Former President, Republic of Poland

Irene Pletka

Founder and Chairman, Kronhill Pletka Foundation

Tad Taube

President, Koret Foundation


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