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1980s

EWI History Photos - 1988

Alumni Conference in Talloires, France, September 2 - 4,1988


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewinstitute/5493895637/

 

EWI Picnic, October 2, 1988


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewinstitute/5493897077/

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2000s

My Story - Zdzislaw Nagengast

In 2007 I was working as a business consultant. My partner asked me to join him at a meeting to see how we might be able to help a small non-profit develop a strategic plan. I had to travel to a small town outside of Atlanta, Georgia and had another in a long string of bad travel experiences. I was tired and frustrated. John Mroz met us at my partner’s residence and we proceeded to dinner, a 30 minute drive. I sat in ...more »

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1980s

In the aftermath of Chernobyl, 1986

My first contact with IEWSS was in Salzburg, Austria, in 1986. That January, together with 38 fellows from 24 countries, I attended the Salzburg Seminar, Session 247, on “Changing Patterns on US – European Relations.” At Salzburg Schloss Leopoldskrom, where the Seminar was held, I met, among the 10 lecturers, F. Stephen Larrabee, Vice President and Director of Studies at IEWSS. The picture below shows the group in front ...more »

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2000s

Central Eurasia Leadership Academy - by Vazil Hudak

Some of my best moments when working for EWI in early 2000’s were related to CELA (Central Eurasia Leadership Academy). The original idea of the project was to identify and bring together young leaders from Central Eurasia (all “stans” in Cental Asia + Caucasian republics) for a leadership training, which took place at the Koc University in Istanbul. The main purpose of the whole exercise was to contribute to a better ...more »

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1990s

EWI History Photos - 1999


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewinstitute/5592388606/

 

Henry Kissinger, George H.W. Bush and Helmut Kohl share a laugh at the EastWest Institute's 1999 Awards Dinner Honoring Helmut Kohl as Statesman of the Decade.

 

April 22, 1999

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1990s

EWI History Photos - 1995

EWI Staff

Summer 1995


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewinstitute/5506178643/

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2000s

EWI History Photos - 2002

EWI Staff Picnic / Field Day

2002

 


http://www.flickr.com/photos/ewinstitute/5506164993/

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1990s

Carpathian Euroregion - by Vazil Hudak

I believe one of the most innovative and fascinating projects that EWI did in 1990s was the creation of the Carpathian Euroregion, which later lead to the establishment of the Carpathian Foundation. The whole process started in 1992, at the time when the wars in the Balkans and in the former Soviet Union started to spread. Carpathian region incorporating 5 post-communist countries (Poland, Slovakia, Hungary, Romania, ...more »

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1990s

Friend - Partner - Ally; by Pavol Demes

Pavol Demeš, former EWI Board Member, wrote to share news of his most recent book, which he says recalls EWI's "serious contributions" to the development of U.S. - Slovak relations in the ‘90s. Published last month, Friend - Partner - Ally describes a crucial U.S. governmental visit to Slovakia in the early ‘90s, when U.S. Vice President Dan Quayle's participated at the East-West Summit in Bardejov in June 1991, organized ...more »

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1980s

Who are you really, John Mroz? - 1981

The EastWest Institute was born in the East. It was begun over a beer in a Chinese restaurant with a modest proposal from Co-Founder Ira Wallach. "If you could do anything to make the world a safer place for my grandchildren, John, what would you do?"At the time of this unexpected conversation in 1981, the realities of a deepening Cold War had set in and the possibility of ending the Cold War was amongst the most distant ...more »

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1980s

Why are you Helping the Communists?

When she initiated her partnership with the Institute for East West Security Studies (IEWSS), EWI's former name, on the Academic Board, Dr. Catherine McArdle Kelleher suspected that the Resident Fellows Program had the potential to become something exceptional. The idea of bringing young leaders from Eastern Europe to work in partnership with a new generation of Western leaders inspired a revolutionary idealism. The extent ...more »

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1990s

The Huns in Reverse

The earliest written records of Bardejov come from the yellow parchments found in the Ipatyiev Monastery dating back to 1241. The paved rectangular square and the cobblestone roads leading up to the magnificent ecclesiastical buildings are traced back to 1505, a building period where prosperous merchants laid the foundations of Bardejov's gothic and renaissance architecture. The exceptional Jewish Quarter, with its remarkable ...more »

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