Presentation: Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction

Center for International Relations and The German Marshall Fund of the United States organized an annual presentation of GMF US survey The Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction 2007.

The presentation was followed by a debate on ‘The Development Interest in Reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy’, with guest panelists: Piotr Serafin, Alan Matthews and Andrzej Dycha. The meeting took place on 21st February.

Perspectives on Trade and Poverty Reduction, a project of the German Marshall Fund, is an annual survey of transatlantic public opinion on international trade, economic development, and poverty reduction, conducted in France, Germany, Italy, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. In addition, the survey, in its third year, also explores views on agricultural subsidies, development aid, immigration, and the impact of freer trade domestically and internationally. [report]

The report was presented by GMF US experts: Joe Guinan and Michał Baranowski.

The presentation was followed by a debate on ‘The Development Interest in Reform of the European Union’s Common Agricultural Policy’, with guest panelists:

MODERATOR:  Joe Guinan – Program Officer, Economic Policy Program, GMF US – Brussels

  • Piotr Serafin – Undersecretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration
  • Alan Matthews – Professor at the Trinity Collage in Dublin
  • Andrzej Dycha – Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

Also present at the debate:
Prof. Jerzy Wilkin – Economist, professor, former dean of the Faculty of Economic Science (1996-1999) and head of the Department of Political Economy, University of Warsaw. Chairman of the Agricultural Economics Committee at the Polish Academy of Sciences;
Anna Darska – Head of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) office in Poland;
Michał Szczerba – Member of the Polish Parliament, Civic Platforme, Member of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee.

The meeting took place on 21st February at Centum Zielna in Warsaw. [pictures – link:  http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=The%20Development%20Interest%20in%20Reform%20of%20the%20European%20Union%27s%20Common%20Agricultural%20Policy&w=9864278%40N03]

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