International Conference: Transformation in Central-Eastern Europe 1989-2019: Success & Failures | 24th and 25th of October, 2019

Exhibition: Change the Setting. Polish Theatrical and Social Set Design of the 20th and 21st Centuries
October 16, 2019
Globalism vs regionalism. Political, legal, economic and cultural dimension
October 22, 2019


We kindly invite you to

The Welcome lecture by prof. Elzbieta Matynia

“Is Liberal Democracy Already History?” (10:00-11:30, 24th 2019)

and the Panel with Ambassadors from Central-Eastern European Countries (17:30-19:30, 24th 2019)

which is a part of the International Conference “Transformation in Central-Eastern Europe 1989-2019: Success & Failures”.

Chair: Roman Kuźniar, University of Warsaw

This event will held on 24th October, 2019, in Baszkiewicz Hall, Auditorium Building, University of Warsaw, Krakowskie Przedmieście 26/28 St.

Registration is required:

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Conference description

Year 2019 marks the 30th anniversary of the beginning of major political, social, economic and cultural changes behind the Iron Curtain. Since that day different forms, models, and spheres of both transformaation and transition in Central-Eastern Europe have been reasearched by many academics from perspective of social sciences and humanities. But the open question remains: what is the general balance of successes and failures of last 30 years of changes in the former Eastern Bloc?


Welcome lecture will be held by prof. Elzbieta Matynia. She is Professor of Sociology and Liberal Studies, and founding director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies (TCDS) at the New School for Social Research in New York. Her research in political and cultural sociology focuses on democracy and its challenges, gender and democratic projects, and the public sphere. In both her research and teaching she explores the arts as a site of social reflection and knowledge.


Conference Schedule