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On September 26-27, 2019, The Kulski Foundation is holding a conference entitled “The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create it” – the next 100 years of relations with the U.S. – the case study of Poland in Washington, D.C. The Kulski Foundation is carrying out the project in partnership with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs under a grant obtained in the competition “Public Diplomacy 2019”.

The current Polish-American relations are the best in decades, especially in trade, security and international policy. The Polish economy has been experiencing a period of great prosperity, with a 5-percent GDP growth last year, which puts Poland among the world leaders of economic development. While experts anticipate a global slowdown this year, the Polish economy will continue to grow rapidly. In 2017, Poland allocated 1.03% of its GDP to research and development and maintains an upward trend in financing innovation.

Economic growth also has a positive impact on defense, which, in terms of international relations, is a guarantee of greater security on NATO’s eastern flank. Polish continues to strengthen NATO’s eastern flank, allocating 2.05% of the GDP (in 2018) to defense capabilities and 26.5% to military equipment upgrades, which ranks us among 7 NATO member states that have achieved or exceeded the 2% spending target.

On the centenary of Polish-American diplomatic relations, it is time for a debate on how to maintain and fuel economic growth, focusing on relations between these two countries. The main goal of the conference is to analyze the challenges and future opportunities for Polish-American trade, energy, defense and political cooperation.

Registration and agenda: http://conference.fundacjakulskich.org.pl/en/

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