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Poland and the USA in 100 years? Challenges to and prospects for cooperation

According to experts, the cooperation between Poland and the United States over the next 100 years will focus on aspects such as trade, international security and healthcare innovation. The participants in the conference ‘The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it’ – the next 100 years of relations with the US – the case study of Poland, which will take place on September 26 and 27 in Washington, D.C., will discuss the perspectives for developing cooperation in these areas.

 

Nowadays, the Polish-American relations are excellent. In fact, they are as good as never before. There’s a lot of evidence of this blooming alliance, for instance the mutual stimulation of economic growth or steadily expanded security and defense cooperation. The centenary of diplomatic relations between the two nations is a great time to work out a vision of further tightening the ties for the years to come. It is also a good opportunity to initiate a discussion on the perspectives of unlocking the mutual potential stemming from innovation, healthcare and energy projects.

The September conference will provide a platform for the meaningful exchange of ideas, best practices and vision contributing to the strengthening of transatlantic relations. A comprehensive analysis of these issues will be provided by Polish and American decision-makers, key stakeholders, industry representatives, business organizations and NGOs.

The conference will be held at two locations in the heartland of American politics – the Willard Intercontinental Hotel (September 26) and Ronald Reagan Center (September 27), Washington, D.C. The first day of the event will see a series of strategy workshops devoted to Polish and American relations in the areas of energy, defense, battlefield medicine and space exploration. The leading topics of debates held on the conference’s second day will be transatlantic economic cooperation, research and development in healthcare, military cooperation, energy projects and Poland’s role in maintaining and developing relations between the United States and the European Union.

The conference is organized by the Kulski Foundation in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland as part of a grant obtained in the “Public Diplomacy 2019” competition. The event has been officially endorsed by government institutions such as the Ministry of National Defense, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Energy, Ministry of Entrepreneurship and Technology as well as the Ministry of Investment and Development and the National Security Bureau. The partners of the conference are the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in the United States, ACEBA, PAIH, US Poland Business Council, American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and non-governmental organizations: Center for European Policy Analysis, My Space Love Story Foundation, Warsaw Enterprise Institute.