The East in Pieces

Date: 2012-07-07
Hour: 11:00
Normal price: admission free
Duration: 2 h
Venue: Culture Pathway


participants: Radosław Pyffel, Justyna Nakonieczna, Grzegorz Stern

host: Maksymilian Ciegielski

Justyna Nakonieczna is a political scientist and Assistant Professor at the Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw. She spent a year in Taiwan where she was Visiting Professor at the National Chengchi University in Taipei, Tamkang University, Tunghai University and the National Chung Hsing University. Her research interests include the region of Southeast and East Asia in the context of globalisation processes. She has co-edited (with Jakub Zajączkowski) Azja Wschodnia i Azja Południowa w stosunkach międzynarodowych. Bezpieczeństwo-gospodarka-cywilizacja (2012), as well as numerous publications regarding the challenges of the modern world in Southeast Asia.

Radosław Pyffel is a journalist, commentator, sociologist and President of Centrum Studiów Polska-Azja (Centre for Poland-Asia Studies); organiser of and consultant to a series of training sessions on Chinese economy. He spent four years working in China and Taiwan. Radosław Pyffel has written a number of features about Asia (published in, for example, Newsweek Polska and Gazeta Wyborcza) and two books: Chiny w Roku Olimpiady-Państwo Środka od Środka (2008) and (with Joanna Kowalska-Iszkowska) Chińska ruletka – Olimpiada
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Grzegorz Stern is an independent journalist and reporter. He has travelled across North Korea, Sri Lanka, East Timor and many other countries. After three years in Asia, he returned to Poland where he hosts the show Azjatyckie Trawy on Radio Wnet. He has published in a variety of press titles, including Polityka, Gazeta Wyborcza and Rzeczpospolita.

Maksymilian Cegielski is journalist, writer, radio and television presenter, cultural animator and traveller. He is currently working for Radio Roxy where he hosts daily shows. He collaborates with the TVP Kultura television channel where he hosts and co-creates the series Korzenie. Accounts of his travels have been published in Gazeta Wyborcza and Newsweek. He has also contributed features to the magazines Machina, Tygodnik Powszechny and Puls Świata. After his journey to India he wrote his first novel Masala (2002), which has been followed by Apokalipso (2004), Pijani bogiem (2007) and Oko świata. Od Konstantynopola do Stambułu (2009).