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Irena Grudzińska Gross

Irena Grudzińska Gross

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Irena Grudzińska Gross is a professor at the Institute of Slavic Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences and a 2018 Fellow at the Guggenheim Foundation. Her books include Miłosz and the Long Shadow of War (Pogranicze, 2020), and Czesław Miłosz and Joseph Brodsky: Fellowship of Poets (Yale University Press, 2009).

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  1. The Redemocratization of Poland
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    The Redemocratization of Poland

    Jan 26, 2024 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the challenges of overcoming eight years of populist misrule.

  2. Fear and Loathing in Poland
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    Fear and Loathing in Poland

    Oct 13, 2023 Agnieszka Holland interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about her new award-winning film and the role of the refugee issue in the upcoming election.

  3. The Roots of Polish Populism
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    The Roots of Polish Populism

    Sep 15, 2023 Sławomir Sierakowski interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about Law and Justice's electoral successes and hold on power on the eve of Poland's general election.

  4. The View from Poland
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    The View from Poland

    Jun 9, 2023 Adam Michnik interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about recent domestic and geopolitical developments that will shape the country's future.

  5. Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy
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    Xi Jinping’s Chinese Tragedy

    Mar 24, 2023 Orville Schell interviewed by Irena Grudzińska Gross about the country's increasingly worrisome trajectory, both at home and abroad.

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    Supporting Sexual and Reproductive Health Is Good Business

    Natalia Kanem argues that investing in employees’ well-being will help companies attract and retain top talent.
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    Can Democracy Win in 2024?

    Chris Patten highlights the challenges mainstream parties face as they try to boost growth and improve public services.
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    Finding a New French Majority

    Jean Pisani-Ferry assesses what must happen to form a stable government after an election that produced a hung parliament.
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    Industrial Policy Is Back. Now What?

    How to design effective industrial policies has suddenly become a hot – and divisive – topic among economists and policymakers. Even those who agree that governments should intervene in the economy to bolster productivity, increase competitiveness, and tackle social and environmental challenges differ sharply on the details.

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    The Big Picture

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    The Way Forward for Ukraine’s Economy

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    With sufficient assistance from the West, Ukraine will prevail over its much larger and richer authoritarian neighbor. But to enjoy the fruits of victory, it will have to move faster in its transition from a post-communist oligarchy, while being careful to resist the siren call of free-market fundamentalism.

    offer a roadmap for guiding the country's recovery and reconstruction during and after the war.
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    Rich Countries Must Meet Their Biodiversity Financing Pledges

    Mary Robinson urges international policymakers to use the upcoming COP16 summit to close the nature-finance gap.
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    Inequality Spurs Democratic Backsliding

    Susan Stokes shows that countries with fairer economies are less likely to succumb to authoritarian populism.
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    Bracing for a More Inflationary World

    Raghuram G. Rajan thinks central banks will remain under pressure to maintain tighter policies over the medium term.

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