The idea of the Intermarium conference: Space of Freedom and Order
The conference inaugurates the establishment of Collegium Intermarium – an international university which aims to create a new academic space for integral human development based on classical values and direct cooperation between a student and a teacher.
It is our wish that the inauguration of the university will also provide an opportunity for an in-depth discussion on the future of higher education and the unique development opportunities that currently stand before the Intermarium area. The conference will bring together prominent academics, politicians and social leaders from Central and Eastern Europe, as well as from all over the world. Together they will discuss the place of classical values in today’s education and public debate and the way to promote economic integration and regional development of Central European countries.
We invite everyone interested in Collegium Intermarium and in the discussion on strengthening our region based on the values that unite us to participate in the conference.
About Collegium Intermarium
Collegium Intermarium is a university which was founded as a response to the crisis in academic life. Collegium is to be a space for scientists and students who are not afraid to ask serious questions. At a time when education is becoming mass, one-dimensional and imitative, we are reminding people that the goal of education is always integral human development. In the reality of the university, this development cannot occur without the direct cooperation between a teacher and a student.
What distinguishes Collegium is the fact that it unites the elites of the Intermarium countries, whose nations for decades were deprived of the possibility to create their own academic institutions. It is not only a space for talking about the common culture and diversity of our region’s traditions – but above all about scientific, social and economic cooperation today and in the future.
Our university is also a haven for all those who, in search of freedom and order, are not afraid to refer to the achievements of previous generations, including the foundations of our civilisation – Roman law, the Greek love of truth and the living legacy of Christianity.
Upholding the classical idea of a university, Collegium Intermarium invites you to study and take part in postgraduate courses that develop the knowledge and skills of professionals.
International event dedicated to the challenges and transformations of the contemporary world
Intermarium region development
International dimension of activities and partnerships with foreign entities are essential in the age of global economy and interdependencies between countries.
Key themes of civilization
New perspectives require an innovative approach beyond the current geopolitical model.
Keynote speeches and discussion panels
Participation of renowned members of academia with achievements in the field of law and other social sciences, experts, and think-tank leaders.
We strive to restore the classical idea of the university and to create the academic community founded on European tradition and culture. Graduates of our studies will be equipped not only with specialist knowledge and skills, but also with solid ethical foundations, allowing them to truly influence the public debate and to act for the sake of common good.
Princess Prof. Dr Ingrid Detter de Frankopan
Head of the Department of International Law of Collegium Intermarium
Prof. dr hab. Piotr Gliński
Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport
Prof. Dr Stephen Baskerville
Head of Department of State Studies at Collegium Intermarium
Prof. Dr hab. Przemysław Czarnek
Minister of Education and Science
Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Zybertowicz
Advisor of President Andrzej Duda
Alejandro Chafuen, Ph.D.
Managing Director of Acton Institute
Minister of Finance, Development Funds and Regional Policy
Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Tamás Sulyok, Ph.D.
President of The Constitutional Court of Hungary
Secretary of State at Ministry of Family, Hungary
Prof. Dr Chantal Delsol
French philosopher, political historian and novelist
Lady Caroline Cox
Member of the British House of Lords
Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice
Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Former President and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
Prof. dr David Engels
Institute for Western Affairs
President of the Danube Institute
Prof. Dr Andreas Kinneging
Professor of legal philosophy and political thought
Prof. dr Michael Sommer
Professor of ancient history at Univesity of Oldenburg
Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Ph.D.
Institue of World Politics – Washington
Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego
Former Justice of European Court of Human Rights
Prof. Dr hab. Jan Majchrowski
Supreme Court Justice
Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Government Representative for Youth Policy
Ligia De Jesús Castaldi
Professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law
International Director at Mathias Corvinus Collegium
Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights, Hungary
Strategic Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights, Hungary
Uchenna Ekwo, Ph.D.
President of Center for Media & Peace Initiatives
Patrick Deneen, Ph.D.
Professor of politics at University of Notre Dame
Member of the European Parliament
Prof. dr hab. Maria Gintowt-Jankowicz
Former Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal
Editor in Chief of the weekly “Do Rzeczy”
Economist and publicist
Opinion Editor of Newsweek, USA
Prof. dr hab. Zbigniew Cieślak
Former Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal
American writer and publicist
Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Finance
Dr hab. Katarzyna Smyk
National Institute of Rural Culture and Heritage
Public Relations consultant
Gladden Pappin, Ph.D.
Associate professor of politics at University of Dallas
Radio and TV journalist
Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Hungary
Legal philosopher and jurnalist
Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Collegium Intermarium
Friday, May 28th, 2021
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10.00 a.m. – 10.45 a.m
Att. Tymoteusz Zych, Ph. D. Prof. CI – Rector of Collegium Intermarium
Prof. Dr hab. Piotr Gliński – Deputy Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, Minister of Culture, National Heritage and Sport
Prof. Dr hab. Przemysław Czarnek – Minister of Education and Science, Poland
Gergely Gulyás – Minister of the Prime Minister’s Office, Hungary
Piotr Mazurek – Secretary of State in the Chancellery of the Prime Minister and the Government Representative for Youth Policy, Poland
Letter from Mateusz Morawiecki, Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland / Assistant Mateusz Rafał
Lady Caroline Cox – Member of the British House of Lords
Tamás Sulyok, Ph.D. – President of The Constitutional Court of Hungary
11.10 a.m. – 11:20 a.m
Prof. Dr Stephen Baskerville – Head of Department of State Studies at Collegium Intermarium
11.20 a.m. – 12.15 p.m
Panel 1 „Academic freedom”
Prof. Dr David Engels – Institute for Western Affairs / moderator
Rod Dreher – American writer and publicist
John O’Sullivan – President of the Danube Institute
Dr Andreas Kinneging, prof. CI – Professor of legal philosophy and political thought
Prof. dr Michael Sommer – Professor of ancient history at Univesity of Oldenburg
12.15 p.m. – 12.30 p.m
Panel 2 „Is there a place for classical values in the postmodern world?”
Introduction – Miklós Szánthó – Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights, Hungary
Prof. Dr Chantal Delsol – French philosopher, political historian and novelist
Prof. Dr hab. Andrzej Zybertowicz – Advisor of Polish President Andrzej Duda
Prof. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Ph. D. – Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies at Institute of World Politics in Washington, D.C.
Gladden Pappin, Ph. D. – Associate professor of politics at University of Dallas
Uchenna Ekwo, Ph. D. – President of Center for Media & Peace Initiatives
Istvan Kovacs – Strategic Director of the Center for Fundamental Rights, Hungary
Stefan Tompson – Public Relations consultant / Moderator
2.00 p.m. – 3.00 p.m.
Presentation of Selected courses of study at Collegium Intermarium
3.15 p.m. – 3.45 p.m.
Václav Klaus, Ph. D. – Former President and Prime Minister of the Czech Republic
3:45 p.m. – 4.00 p.m.
Alejandro Chafuen, Ph. D. – Managing Director of Acton Institute
Patrick Deneen, Ph. D. – Professor of politics at University of Notre Dame
4.15 p.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Panel 3 „Economic integration and regional development of Central European countries”
Josh Hammer – Opinion Editor of Newsweek, USA / Moderator
Introduction – Tadeusz Kościński – Minister of Finance, Development Funds and Regional Policy, Poland
Introduction 2 – Gergely Ekler – Secretary of State at Ministry of Family, Hungary
Dr hab. Katarzyna Smyk – National Institute of Rural Culture and Heritage
Paweł Jabłoński – Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland
Matthew Tyrmand – Economist and publicist
Sviatoslav Yurash – Member of the Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine
Dóra Szűcs – International Director at Mathias Corvinus Collegium
Piotr Patkowski – Undersecretary of State at Ministry of Finance
5.30 p.m. – 5.45 p.m.
Erno Schaller-Baross – Member of the European Parliament, Hungary
5.45 p.m. – 6.05 p.m.
6.05 p.m. – 6.20 p.m.
Princess Prof. Dr Ingrid Detter de Frankopan – Head of the Department of International Law of Collegium Intermarium
6.20 p.m. – 7.50 p.m.
Panel 4 „Legal heritage of Western civilization in contemporary world”
Paweł Lisicki – Editor in Chief of the weekly “Do Rzeczy” / moderator
Introduction – Francisco Javier Borrego Borrego – Former Justice of European Court of Human Rights
Sebastian Kaleta – Secretary of State at Ministry of Justice, Poland
Prof. Dr hab. Jan Majchrowski – Supreme Court Justice, Poland
Prof. Dr hab. Zbigniew Cieślak – Former Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal, Poland
Prof. Dr hab. Maria Gintowt-Jankowicz – Former Justice of the Constitutional Tribunal, Poland
Eva Vlaardingerbroek – Legal philosopher and jurnalist
Record – Ligia De Jesús Castaldi – Professor of law at Ave Maria School of Law
7.50 p.m. – 8.00 p.m.
Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski – Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Collegium Intermarium
The conference will be conducted by Krzysztof Ziemiec – Radio and TV journalist
The conference will take place in one of the largest and most scenic conference halls next to Krakowskie Przedmieście street – the Lecture Hall of the National Institute of Rural Culture and Heritage. The hall was built between 1884-1887 and designed by Wincenty Rakiewicz for the Museum of Industry and Agriculture. After World War II, the hall was reconstructed from 1947 to 1954, based on the design project of Beata Trylińska.
Friday, May 28th, 2021
Krakowskie Przedmieście 66
Due to the restrictions related to the COVID epidemic, passive participation in the conference will only be possible via a dedicated online platform.
Conference speakers will include academics, experts, legal and economic think-tank leaders, media personalities, and internationally recognized statesmen.