The lecture by Dr. Samuel Gregg

The US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute, together with the Polish-American Foundation for Economic Research & Education would like to cordially invite you to an open lecture titled The Spirit of Capitalism: Why Weber Was Wrong About the Commercial Society.

The lecture will take place in room 130 on Friday, April 1st at 12:20, and will be given by Dr. Samuel Gregg.
Dr. Gregg is director of research at the Acton Institute in Grand Rapids, Michigan. He has written and spoken extensively on questions of political economy, economic history, ethics in finance, and natural law theory. He holds a Doctor of Philosophy degree in moral philosophy and political economy from the University of Oxford, and is the author of several books, including his prize-winning The Commercial Society (2007), The Modern Papacy (2009), and Wilhelm Röpke’s Political Economy (2010). He has also been published in numerous academic journals and is a regular writer of opinion-pieces which appear in newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal Europe, the Washington Times, the Australian Financial Review, and Business Review Weekly .

Seminar “Sex and Gender in Motion: Views of Women and Men: Three Decades”

We cordially invite you to a lecture by Prof. Deborah L. Best

Faculty of Economics and Management, the U.S. Embassy and the Foreign Language Department invites you to a lecture by Prof. Deborah L. Best “Women and Men – how their perceptions changed over the past three decades,” Sex and Gender in Motion: Views of Women and Men: Three Decades.
The lecture will take place on the 10th of March, 2011, 2. 30 pm, room 130.

Profesor Deborah L. Best
Psychology Department graduate at the Wake Forest University and the first woman appointed dean of the undergraduate college at this university. Professor Deborah Best conducts research in the field of gender studies. She published numerous publications on the problem of male and female stereotypes and the influence it has on functioning of both genders in the modern society. She is also the associate editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Prof. Best is devoted not only to her scientific career: in 1994 she won Schoonmaker Faculty Prize for Community Service. During 2000 – 2002 prof. Best was the head of the Association of Cross-Cultural Psychology.

Seminar “Intellectuals and Contemporary Politics”

The US Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute together with the Department of Economics and Management kindly invite you to visit a seminar with a special guest from USA:

Dr. Richard Wolin

distinguished professor of History at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

The topic of the seminar: “Intellectuals and Contemporary Politics”

Place and Time: Monday 21.02 at 14:45, room #130 (1st floor) Lazarski University

Moderator: prof. dr hab. Wojciech Bienkowski – the Director of the Institute

Additional information:

Dr. Richard Wolin has taught at Reed College, Rice University, and the University of Paris. He is the author of Heidegger’s Children: Hannah Arendt, Karl Löwith, Hans Jonas, and Herbert Marcuse, The Seduction of Unreason: the Intellectual Romance with Fascism from Nietzsche to Postmodernism, and, most recently, The Wind From the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution and the Legacy of the 1960s (all published by Princeton University Press). He frequently writes on political themes for the Nation, Dissent, and the New Republic. His books have been translated into ten languages. He has previously lectured in Lodz, Krakow, and Warsaw.

Patronage: U.S. Embassy Warsaw

International Conference: June 18-19

On the 19th of June, the International Conference „What can we learn by comparing U.S. and EU university education?” has been successfully concluded. More than 120 guests and participants gathered at the Hyatt Regency Warsaw, where the event was organized.

The theme of the conference – comparing American and European university systems to enumerate and analyze the causes of a relatively poor performance or weak competitiveness of the European tertiary system, as well as to asses efforts like the Bologna process and HE reform undertaken in Poland from the point of view of whether they are sufficient to close or at least to narrow the gap with the U.S. university system.

The conference was held under the patronage of the European Parliament and the Polish Ministry of Finance.

More than 40 experts in the fields of education and economics presented their papers throughout the course of 6 Discussion Panels. The top presentations will be published in English and Polish by a renowned International and Polish scientific publisher.

The conference was regarded as being a high quality academic event, with good organization and will be followed by another conference within two years, which will continue the discussion about higher education.


1) Conference Program

2) Our Speakers and Partners

- Our speakers_part 1

Our speakers_part 2

Our speakers_part 3 & Abstracts

Abstracts cont. & Partners

3) Photos

Invitation to conference “Drivers from higher to quality education”

Drivers of Change and Choice: What Can We Learn About Competitiveness By Comparing U.S. and EU Education at the University Level?”

18-19 June 2010 at the Hyatt Regency Warsaw, Poland

The U.S. Economy and Transatlantic Relations Institute at Lazarski University, Polish–U.S. Fulbright Commission, Harvard Club of Poland, and Scholarship Fellows of the Foundation for Polish Science cordially invite you to participate in the forthcoming Conference Drivers from Higher Education to Quality Education:  Drivers of Change and Choice: What Can We Learn About Competitiveness By Comparing U.S. and EU Education at the University Level?” which will take place in Warsaw.  The conference includes noteworthy paper presentations, panel discussions and workshops.