Will the new pragmatism triumph? This was discussed, among others, on 28-29 January 2019 at Kozminski University during a special jubilee scientific conference "IN QUEST OF A BETTER WORLD - ECONOMICS AND POLITICS".
The jubilee conference of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko was attended by over 500 guests, including 50 excellent panelists.
The first day was dominated by hot topics for the world: globalisation, the success of the Chinese economy, internal problems of Europe, especially the "Euro Zone", the defeat of the neoliberal ideology in democratic societies and the proposal of the further development of the global economy towards sustainable levels, which is the idea behind new pragmatism created by Prof. Grzegorz W. Kołodko. Among the panellists there were eminent scholars, Nobel Prize winners in economics, scientists and practitioners involved in projects aimed at equalizing the opportunities of emancipating economies.
On the second day of the conference, the debates were held in Polish, which is why it more often touched upon national problems, albeit in the broad context of global changes, such as threats of new nationalism or customs wars.
Apart from the valuable substantive debates, there were also personal accents, as the wishes addressed to the Professor came from all over the world and from various institutions. The extremely interesting life of Prof. Grzegorz W. Kolodko, rich in political events, but also giving space for the realization of his own passions, was illustrated by an exhibition accompanying the conference, devoted to his publications, travels, photographs and personal accents.
Video from the first day of the conference - WORLD DAY