20/10/16 | 17:00 - 20:45

The Opening Night Ceremony

The Marek Edelman Dialogue Center (83 Wojska Polskiego Street, Łódź)

17:00 Reception

17:30 – 18:15 Welcome by the representatives of the Organizers and Partners:

  • Błażej Lenkowski – President of Industrial Foundation;

  • Borek Severa – Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom;

  • Hanna Zdanowska – President of the City of Lodz;

  • Mirosław Michalski – Regional Coordinator for Committee for the Defence of Democracy;

  • Joanna Podolska – Director of the Marek Edelman Dialogue Center.

18:15 – 18:30 “Clash of Cultures”
Inaugural address by Leszek Jażdżewski, Editor-in-Chief of Liberté! magazine

18:30 – 19:15 “How to captures the freedom?” – Speech by Professor Marek Belka, Polish economist, Head of National Bank of Poland, former Prime Minister and Finance Minister of the Republic of Poland

19:15 – 20:00 “Hindu Nationalism: Women’s Rights and the Future of India – Speech by Angana Chatterji of the University of California, Berkeley

20:00– 20:45 “Women’s Rights in Islam” – Speech by Shukria Barakazai, Afghan Ambassador to Norway, Muslim feminist, politician and activist