Publication:

The Department of Government Studies of Lazarski University would like to cordially invite you to the academic conference “Intermarium in the 21st Century: Visions, Architectures, and Feasibilities,” which would take place on 6-7 July 2017 at Lazarski University campus, Warsaw.

This international academic conference will bring together Central and Eastern European scholars to examine the diversity of interpretations of the Intermarium concept and assess chances for its various configurations to come into being. The conference will focus on the nature of Intermarium’s concept, as well as embrace feasibility of its geographic, political, economic, cultural, and security dimensions.

The keynote speaker of the conference is Andreas Umland, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Euro-Atlantic Cooperation, Kyiv. Apart from him, there will be 20 other panellists representing 9 universities and 4 research institutions from 6 European and Asian states.

All updates about the conference can be tracked at the facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1403503866326988/

The preliminary programme of the conference is as follows:

6 July 2017, Thursday

9.00-9.30: Registration of participants

9.30-10.30: Conference opening

Greetings from the Lazarski University authorities
Evolution and Implementation of Intermarium Strategy – Historical Insight
Daria Nałęcz, Dr. Hab. Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland

Ukraine's Security Imperative: Why and How East-Central Europe May Contribute to the Survival of the Ukrainian State
Andreas Umland, Ph.D.
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, Ukraine 

10.45-12.15: Panel 1: Contemporary Views on Intermarium: Internal Perspective

Ukraine, Ottoman Empire and Intermarium: the East Mission of Michal Czajkowski (1841-1872)
Volodymyr Poltorak, Ph.D.
I. I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine

What are strategic partnerships good for? Perceptions of Intermarium from the Black Sea flank
Octavian Groza-Milewski, Ph.D. Candidate
Polish Academy of Science, Graduate School of Social Research

The Intermarium in the 21st Century. The Role of Poland
Tomasz Stępniewski, Dr. Hab.
Catholic University of Lublin, Poland

Geopolitical sufficiency of Ukraine-dominated geopolitical alternatives to Intermarium: GUAM and Union of Baltic and Black Sea States.
Ostap Kushnir, Ph.D.
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland

“The program of the millennia”: Intermarium project in Bohdan Osadchuk’s political views
Pavlo Lodyn, Ph.D.
Vasyl Stefanyk Subcarpathian National University in Ivano-Frankivsk, Ukraine

12.30-14.00: Panel 2: Contemporary Views on Intermarium: External Perspective

WWII, Imagined Geography, and Intermarium Security: Space Transformation in Speeches by Russian Presidents (2004-2017)
Nataliia Steblyna, Ph.D.
I. I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine

The Intermarium – a view from Germany
Jan Menzer, Ph.D. Candidate.
Foreign Policy Advisor, Bundestagsbüro Dr. Johann Wadephul, Berlin, Germany
Institute for Euro-Atlantic Cooperation in Kyiv, Ukraine

Intermarium – post-Brexit view from the United Kingdom
Simon Massey, Ph.D.
Coventry University, United Kingdom

Intermarium: Balkan Perspective
Spasimir Domaradzki, Ph.D.
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland

New Life of Intermarium Plan from the perspective of Georgia
Mariam Grigalashvili, Ph.D. Candidate.
Georgian Institute of Politics, Tbilisi State University, Georgia

14:45-16.15: Panel 3: Contemporary Challenges to Intermarium

The Polish Lwów and other neglected problems of the Intermarium area
Dariusz Góra-Szopiński, Prof.
Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, Poland

The issue of leadership in the Intermarium space: the ineffective regional strategies of the political image promotion (the case of Southern Ukraine)
Olga Moiseieva, Ph.D.
I. I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine

The image of cultural hero as a working model for conducting regional policies in Ukraine
Olena Ivanova, Prof.
I. I. Mechnikov National University in Odessa, Ukraine

Human rights in the countries of Intermarium
Wiesław Waclawczyk, Prof.
Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

7 July 2017, Friday

10.00-11.30: Panel 4: Economic and Social Features of Intermarium

Shifting of labor-related comparative advantage forces in Poland as a destination of Foreign Direct Investment: An opportunity for Ukraine
Tomasz M. Napiórkowski, Ph.D.
Warsaw School of Economics, Poland

Sovietization and Post-Soviet Development in the Intermarium: Applying James Mahoney’s Model.
Michał Kuż, Ph.D.
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland

Can Intermarium countries benefit from consumption risk sharing?
Krzysztof Beck, Ph.D.
Lazarski University in Warsaw, Poland

The composition and effectiveness of institutions regulating budgetary process in eastern EU members within the Intermarium area.
Michał Możdżeń, Ph.D.
Cracow University of Economics, Poland

At the crossroads: Where should the Intermarium go?
Anton Dubinskyi, MA.
Robert Schuman trainee in the European Parliament, France

11.45-13.15: Round Table 1: Constructing Intermarium: Real-life Political Experience

Discussions with politicians, journalists, and other activists who reflected ideas of Intermarium in their activities

14.00-15.30: Round Table 2: Concluding the conference

After the Intermarium: Futurological Speculations on East European Cooperation with a Democratic Russia

Andreas Umland, Ph.D.