Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2014
Following the successful implementation of the Warsaw Euro-Atlantic Summer Academy 2013, the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), the College of Europe, Natolin, and the Polish American Freedom Foundation decided to continue this essential initiative.
The 2014 edition, held between July 7-18, was devoted to raising qualifications and skills as well as advancing the professional knowledge of experts from the Eastern Partnership countries (Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine).
The program – traditionally encompassing issues of transatlantic relations, European integration, and systemic transformation – comprised of lectures, workshops, study visits, fireside chats, and Oxford-style debates. The WEASA 2014 faculty consisted of outstanding experts with both practical and academic experience including:
Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz, former deputy prime minister and finance minister of Poland;
Daniel Fata, former U.S. deputy assistant secretary of defense for Europe and NATO Policy, vice president , Cohen Group;
Prof. Rey Koslowski, director, Center for Policy Research Program on Border Control and Homeland Security, Albany University;
Prof. Marek Okolski, director, Centre of Migration Research, University of Warsaw;
Bruce Stokes, director of Global Economic Attitudes, Pew Research Center;
Jakub Wisniewski, head, Department of Foreign Policy Strategy, Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The WEASA 2014 closing ceremony featured Jacek Saryusz-Wolski, member of the European Parliament, vice president of the European People’s Party. Mr. Saryusz-Wolski delivered a speech on the importance of energy security in Europe and the role energy union - a project seriously discussed in Brussels - could play in the future.
For more information on WEASA please visit: www.weasa.org