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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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    Carbon Credits Hold the Key to Combating Deforestation

    Roselyn Fosuah Adjei explains how nature-based offsets could help reduce emissions and benefit local communities.
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    Alexei Navalny Did Not Die for Nothing

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    The Russian opposition leader faced a dilemma that all dissenters in authoritarian states must grapple with: live in exile and fade into obscurity, or confront an oppressive regime and risk imprisonment and torture. Navalny’s choice – and the price he paid for making it – will inspire dissidents for generations to come.

    highlights the crucial role of political martyrs in inspiring resistance to oppressive regimes.
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    The Submergence of Emerging Markets

    Andrés Velasco worries that major middle-income economies are facing a prolonged slowdown, jeopardizing global convergence.
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    How AI Could Reshape Medicine

    Junaid Nabi highlights the new technology’s potential to transform how we diagnose, treat, and prevent diseases.
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    Making Bretton Woods Work for Africa

    Hippolyte Fofack envisions a reformed global financial architecture that provides equal access to long-term patient capital.
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    Making Sense of Society

    Michael Spence considers why a healthy civil society is crucial to good governance and inclusive prosperity.
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    Shock Therapy Killed Navalny

    Antara Haldar argues that while Vladimir Putin bears responsibility, so do the economic policies that put him in power.
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    Putin’s Silk Road Around Sanctions

    Robin Brooks & Simon Johnson urge Europe and the G7 to stop the re-export of Western goods to Russia from Central Asia and the Caucasus.
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    To Fight Climate Change, End Fossil-Fuel Subsidies

    Günther Thallinger & Ludovic Subran urge policymakers to recognize the true costs of a policy that harms the planet and does not help the poor.

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