First, I wouldlike to introduce myself: myname is Ziemowit Jacek Pietraś, professor and head of the International Relations Departament of Maria Curie-Skłodowska University and the chairman of thecommittee. I would also like to introduce Mr. Andrzej Dumała, the committe;s secretary. The organizational Committee has been craeated at the International Relations Departament and has co-operated with the Chair of Political Science of the Catholic University of Lublin and with the Institute of East-Central Europe in Lublin. This Conference is the third part in the series of international conferences was organized in 1989 on International Ecological Security. The second conference washeld in 1990 on The Transnational Future of Europe, with the participation of 120 scholars, representing 17 countries.