Speaking Engagements of Krzys' Ostaszewski


The expertise of Dr. Krzysztof Ostaszewski can be utilized for the following topics:

Below is the list of public speaking engagements, continuously under construction:


• December 12-16, 2016: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon Business School in Lyon, France.
• December 8, 2016: Presentations on the actuarial profession to four classes at the Corliss High School in Chicago, Illinois.
• November 22, 2016: Presentation of the paper "Is risk taking beneficial to the society?" authored by Hong Mao, James Carson, and Krzysztof Ostaszewski, at the Southern Risk and Insurance Association 2016 annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia.
• November 21, 2016: Presentation of the paper "Considering Part-time Work after Retirement: Should I Stay or Should I Go?" authored by Hong Mao, James Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Zhongkai Wen, at the Southern Risk and Insurance Association 2016 annual meeting in Savannah, Georgia.
• November 14, 2016: Presentation about Illinois State University Actuarial Program at the Casualty Actuarial Society 2016 Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, where Illinois State University was recognized as one of the four winners of the 2016 Casualty Actuarial Society University Award.
• November 11, 2016: Participated in a meeting of the International Association of Black Actuaries Directors of Actuarial Training and Education in Newark, New Jersey.
• October 26, 2016: Moderator and speaker in the session "Sustainability of Public Finance in the United States" at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• October 26, 2016: Speaker at the "Diverse Risks: Call for Essays" session at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• October 25, 2016: Represented Illinois State University at the Centers of Actuarial Excellence booth in the exhibit part of the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• October 25, 2016: Moderator and speaker in the session "Public versus private sector actuaries" at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• October 24, 2016: Moderator and speaker in the Social Insurance and Public Finance section breakfast at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• October 3, 2016: Represented the Actuarial Program, together with a group of actuarial students, at the Katie School Illinois Insurance Hall of Fame in Chicago, Illinois.
• August 26, 2016: Presentation "Life Insurance as a Human Capital Derivative Security," at the Singapore Actuarial Society 2016 Life Insurance Conference, Singapore.
• August 3, 2016: Presentation on public pensions in the session "Reserving Actuary vs Pricing Actuary: How Different Views Can Spell Trouble," at Zurich Insurance in Itasca, Illinois.
• August 1, 2016: Presentation "What insurance does for the society and the markets and why it matters," joint work with Jim Jones, in the Society of Actuaries session at the Joint Statistics Meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
• July 28, 2016: Participated in a meeting of the International Association of Black Actuaries Directors of Actuarial Training and Education in Las Vegas, Nevada.
• July 26, 2016: Presentation of the paper "Considering Part-time Work after Retirement: Should I Stay or Should I Go?" authored by Hong Mao, James Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Zhongkai Wen, at the Insurance Mathematics and Economics Congress at Georgia State University in Atlanta, Georgia.
• July 17, 2016: Presentation about Illinois State University Actuarial Program to participants of the Redbird Risk Management Challenge in Normal, Illinois.
• July 14, 2016: Presentation about Illinois State University Actuarial Program to participants of the Midwest High School Scholars Actuarial Academy for Underrepresented Groups in Normal, Illinois.
• June 23-24, 2016: Represented Illinois State University at the Society of Actuaries annual Centers of Actuarial Excellence faculty meeting in Chicago, Illinois.
• June 13, 2016: Presentation "Some remarks on history and regulation of insurance in the United States, and comparison with the world" for regulators from Cambodia and Kosovo at the Katie Insurance School.
• May 17 and repeated May 18, 2016: Presentation on public pensions in the session "Reserving Actuary vs Pricing Actuary: How Different Views Can Spell Trouble" at the Casualty Actuarial Society 2016 Spring Meeting in Seattle, Washington.
• March 21-25, 2016: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon Business School in Lyon, France.
• March 11, 2016: Presentations on the actuarial profession to Hubbard High School in Chicago, Illinois and then to Hancock High School in Chicago, Illinois.
• March 8, 2016: Presentations on the actuarial profession to two classes at the UCSN Soccer Academy high school in Chicago, Illinois.
• January 5, 2016: Presentation of the paper "Capital Management for Insurers: Capital Allocation and Product Design," authored by Hong Mao, James M. Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Nan Zhu, at the Western Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Maui, Hawaii.
• January 5, 2016: Presentation of the paper "Optimal Asset-Liability Management of Issuers of Variable Annuities with Guarantees,"authored by Olivier Le Courtois, Li Shen, and Krzysztof Ostaszewski, at the Western Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Maui, Hawaii.


• November 30, 2015: Presentation of a paper "Random demand increases Marshallian welfare" at the Illinois Institute of Technology in Chicago.
• November 18, 2015: Presentation about actuarial careers at the Katie School Diversity Reception in Chicago.
• November 6, 2015: Presentation about actuarial careers at the Chicago Math and Science Academy.
• October 21, 2015: Presentation about actuarial careers at the Chicago Vocational Career Academy.
• October 13, 2015: Moderator of and speaker in the session "Social Insurance & Public Finance and Health Section Breakfast: Social Security at 80 and Medicare at 50" at the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
• October 12, 2015: Moderator of the session "Profession's responsibility to teh public" at the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.
• September 25, 2015: Presentation about actuarial careers at the William J. Bogan Computer Technical High School in Chicago.
• July 16, 2015: Presentation about actuarial careers of the 2015 Midwest High School Scholars Actuarial Academy for Underrepresented Groups at Illinois State University.
• July 12, 2015: Presentation at the opening ceremony of the 2015 Midwest High School Scholars Actuarial Academy for Underrepresented Groups at Illinois State University.
• June 30, 2015: Presentation "Insurance and economic growth" at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
• June 17, 2015: Presentation "Medicare at 50" at the Society of Actuaries Health Meeting in Atlanta.
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June 2, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk "Insurance and Sustainability" at the Insurance Regulators Training at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services, Illinois State University.
• May 28-30, 2015: Krzys' participated in Teaching Professor Conference in Atlanta, Georgia.
• May 21, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk " Recent Developments U.S. Pension Plans" at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
• May 18, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk "Risk-Based Capital Requirements for Insurance Companies in the United States" at the Insurance Conference in Rydzyna, Poland.
• May 14, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk "Insurance and Sustainability" at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
• May 1, 2015: Krzys' participated in a meeting of the Corpotate Advisory Board of the International Association of Black Actuaries.
• April 23, 2015: Krzys' participated in a meeting of the National Academy of Social Insurance, and participated in a discussion.
• April 17, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk "Risk-Based Capital Requirements for Insurance Companies in the United States" at the University of Ulm in Germany.
• April 14, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk at Institute for Finance and Actuarial Science in Ulm, Germany, entitled: " Recent Developments U.S. Pension Plans."
• April 13, 2015: Krzys' gave a talk "Insurance and Sustainability" at the University of Ulm in Germany.
• April 10, 2015: Krzys' participated in the public defense and discussion of the doctoral dissertation of Ms. Ewa Krajewska at Technical University in Lodz, Poland, as an official reviewer of the dissertation.
• March 17-27, 2015: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon in France.
• March 9-11, 2015: Krzys' made a series of lectures on derivative securities for regulations of the government of Haiti at Illinois State University.
• February 23-24, 2015: Krzys' participated in a Longevity Conference at the Booth Business School at the University of Chicago, organized by the Society of Actuaries.
• January 27-30, 2015: Krzys' participated in the annual meeting of the National Academy of Social Insurance, where he was accepted as a new member, and participated in a discussion.
• January 5-7, 2015: Krzys' participated in the annual meeting of the Western Risk and Insurance Association in Phoenix, Arizona, made a research presentation on insurance and sustainability, together with Katie School Director, Jim Jones.


• December 8, 2014: Presentation "The role of market signals in retirement systems" at a meeting of the Chicago Actuarial Association.
• November 23-25, 2014: Participated in the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association in Charleston, made a research presentation of a paper of capital sufficiency of systemically important financial institutions.
• November 14, 2014: Invited speaker at an actuarial conference at the University of Lodz, made two presentations, one on the role of market signals in retirement systems, and the other one on the Darth Vader Rule.
• November 10-12, 2014: Participated in the Casualty Actuarial Society Annual Meeting and Centennial, speaker in the session about university engagement.
• November 9, 2014: Presentation "The role of market signals in retirement systems" at the University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
• November 9, 2014: Presentation about the actuarial profession at the University of Washington.
• November 8, 2014: Invited speaker at the Seattle Actuarial Club, spoke about the role of actuaries in public pension plans.
• October 29, 2014: Krzys' moderated a session on public pensions at the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida, and made a presentation "It's not actuaries fault!".
• October 27, 2014: Krzys' represented Illinois State University at the Centers of Actuarial Excellence Booth at the Society of Actuaries Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.
• October 24, 2014: Krzys' spoke aboutr the actuarial profession at the Mather High School in Chicago.
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September 4, 2014: Krzys' participated in a panel "Demographic Limitations for CEE Economies Competitiveness in XXI Century" at the Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland.
• September 3, 2014: Krzys' participated in a panel "Who Needs an Ultra-Supervision? - The Pros and Cons of Financial Supervision in Poland" at the Economic Forum in Krynica, Poland.
• August 25, 2014: Presentation on the Actuarial Program to the Actuarial Club at Illinois State University.
• August 5, 2014: Presentation of the paper entitled "Optimal Insurance Pricing, Reinsurance, and Investment for a Jump Diffusion Risk Process under a Competitive Market," joint work with Hong Mao and James Carson, at the annual meeting of the American Risk and Insurance Association. Also, on August 6, 2014, Krzys' made a presenation of joint research with Maochao Xu on capital allocation.
• July 17, 2014: Presentation about the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University for the participants in the Minority High School Scholars Academy, a summer program for high school minority students held at Illinois State University.
• July 15, 2014: Presentation on capital allocation at the Actuarial Research Conference in Santa Barbara, California.
 June 23, 2014: Krzys' participated in a panel on actuaries in public service at the Health Insurance Meeting of the Society of Actuaries in San Francisco, California.
• April 10, 2014: Presentation "It's the real economy, stupid!" at a conference at Vistula University in Warsaw, Poland.
• March 10-14, 2014: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon in France.
• January 6, 2014: Presentation on capital allocation at the Western Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Napa, California.

• December 5, 2013: Krzys' participated in a roundtable of insurance industry executives and experts on retirement systems under the auspices of the Geneva Association in New York.
• October 23, 2013: Krzys' lead a training workshop on public and private finance for a delegation of the Ministry of Finance of Ghana visiting Illinois State University.
• October 21, 2013: Represented Illinois State University at the Centers of Actuarial Excellence booth at the annual meeting of the Society of Actuaries in San Diego, California.
• September 24, 2013: Joint presentation with Jim Jones on "Sustainability and Insurance" at a UNESCO conference in Dubrovnik, Croatia.
• August 21, 2013: Presentation on the Actuarial Program to the Actuarial Club at Illinois State University.
• August 8, 2013: Presentation on capital allocation at the American Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Washington, DC.
• June 29, 2013: Presentation about the Actuarial Program at Illinois State University for the Redbird Risk Management program at Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services.
• June 26, 2013: Presentation on capital allocation at the International Actuarial Association conference in Lyon, France.
• June 10, 2013: "Price signals in retirement systems" presentatiuon at the workshop for insurance regulators at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at Illinois State University.
• March 19-29, 2013: Krzys' lead a training workshop on public and private finance for a delegation of the Ministry of Finance of Ghana visiting Illinois State University.

• March 11-15, 2013: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon in France.

• February 5-28, 2013: Krzys' lead a training workshop on public and private finance for a delegation of the Ministry of Finance of Ghana visiting Illinois State University.

• January 3, 2013: Krzys' presented the paper "Optimization of Price, Default Ratio, and Capital under the Regulatory Criterion of Maximizing Social Benefit," by Hong Mao, James Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Nan Zhu, at the annual meeting of the Western Risk and Insurance Association in Las Vegas, Nevada. Krzys' was also the moderator of the session Insurance and consumers on January 4, 2013.


• December 3-4, 2012: Krzys' was the main organizer of the conference of the Geneva Association: The Four Pillars: The Next Twenty Five Years, held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Geneva, Switzerland, was the session chair for sessions on the Third Pillar and on Longevity, and made a presentation entitled: "The Role of Price Signals from the Insurance Industry in the Four Pillars."

• November 18-20, 2012: Krzys' participated in the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association in Savannah, Georgia, and presented two papers: "Optimization of price, default ratio and capital under the regulatory criterion of maximizing social benefit," by Hong Mao, James Carson, Krzysztof Ostaszewski and Nan Zhu, and "Integrated Determination of Capital, Investment and Reinsurance Strategies for Insurers" by Hong Mao, James Carson, Wei Hao, and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.

• October 14, 2012: Represented Illinois State University at the Centers of Actuarial Excellence booth at the annual meeting of the Society of Actuaries in National Harbor, Maryland.

• October 2-6, 2012: Invited speaker at the conference celebrating the 10-th Anniversary of the Foundation of the Institute of Applied Mathematics, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey. Invited lecture: Global Retirement Crisis and the Four Pillars System.

• August 9, 2012: Meeting at Phoenix Insurance in Manila, Philippines, to discuss global regulatory issues.

• July 19-20, 2012: Participated in the Society of Actuaries meeting for Centers of Actuarial Excellence in Chicago, Illinois.

• July 15, 2012: Presentation about the Actuarial Program at Illinois State University for the Redbird Risk Management program at Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services.

• June 6-9, 2012: Participated in the Geneva Association General Assembly meeting in Washington, DC.

• May 23-26, 2012: Participated in the meeting of the International Actuarial Association in Los Angeles, California, taking part in panel discussions on longevity improvement, Solvency II implementation, and insurance accounting and regulation.

• May 22, 2012: Presentation on actuarial capacity development at the International Microinsurance Conference in Accra, Ghana.
• May 21, 2012: Presentation on actuarial education for educators and students in Ghana at the Accra office of Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit.
• April 25, 2012 -- May 4, 2012: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon in France.
• April 18, 2012, Seminar on Risk and Sustainability at the 2012 Enterprise Risk Management by Jim Jones, Kevin Ahlgrim, and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.
• January 5, 2012, Krzys' presented the paper "The determination of the necessary economic capital of insurance companies" by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Wei Hao at the 2012 annual meeting of the Western Risk and Insurance Association. Also presented, together with Jim Jones, "Modigliani, Miller and Microinsurance" by Jim Jones and Krzysztof Ostaszewski.


• December 7-8, 2011, IEEE International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Engineering Management in Singapore. Moderator of the session "Decision Analysis and Methods" on December 7, 2011. Presented "Insurance Pricing, Reinsurance and Investment Decision Based on the Mutual Benefit of the Insurer and the Customer," written by Hong Mao and Krzysztof Ostaszewski, in the session Decision Analysis & Methods, on December 7, 2011, and then presented "Pricing Annuity Insurance Integrating Mortality Improvement Risk, Interest Rate Risk, Insolvency Risk and Insurance Demand," by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, in the session Decision Analysis & Methods on December 8, 2011.
• November 14, 2011: Moderator of the session on economic aspects of dementia at the 8th Geneva Association Health and Ageing Conference -- Insurance and Dementia, Toronto, Canada.
• October 29-30, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
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October 20, 2011: Presented "Optimal Decision on Dynamic Insurance Price and Investment Portfolio of An Insurer in A Competitive Market," by Hong Mao and Krzysztof Ostaszewski, also presented "Dynamic Models for Valuation of Wrongful Death Compensation," by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Youyu Zhang, and discussed "A Flexible Negative Binomial Mixture Distribution with Applications in Actuarial Statistics," by E. Gómez-Déniz (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria), J.M. Pérez-Sánchez (University of Granada), F.J. Vázquez-Polo (University of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) and A. Hernández-Bastida (University of Granada), as well as "A sensitivity analysis of delta and vega," Susana Alvarez Diez (University of Murcia), J. Samuel Baixauli Soler (University of Murcia) and María Belda Ruiz (University of Murcia) at the RISK 2011 conference in Carmona/Sevilla, Spain.

• October 17, 2011: Presentation about the Dodd-Frank Act in the session "Systemic Risk: What Lies Ahead" at the annual meeting of the Society of Actuaries in Chicago, Illinois.

• October 8-9, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• October 4-5-6, 2011: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on October 3, 2011.

• September 3-4, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• August 20-21, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• August 2, 2011: Presentation of paper "Valuation of pension assets and liabilities and determination of optimal contribution rate by optimizing investment portfolio," by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, at the 2011 annual meeting of the Asia-Pacific Risk and Insurance Association held at the Meiji University in Tokyo, Japan. Also, on the same day, presented "Determining the optimal investment and reinsurance strategy of insurance company based on stochastic differential game," by Hong Mao and Krzysztof Ostaszewski, at the same conference.

• July 9-10, 2011: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.
• June 23-25, 2011 and June 27-29, 2011: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon.
• June 18-19, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• June 11-12, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• May 5, 2011: Presentation to the Academy of Seniors at Illinois State University on the history and culture of Poland.
• April 30 and May 1, 2011: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.
• April 12-14, 2011: Workshop on insurance derivative securities at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland, in Warsaw, Poland.
• March 26-27, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• March 19-20, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• March 11-12, 2011 and March 14, 2011: Workshop on models for risk-based capital for banks and insurance firms at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland, in Warsaw, Poland.
• February 27-28, 2011 and March 1, 2011: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on February 26, 2011.
• February 19-20, 2011: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.
• January 8-9, 2011: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.


• December 7, 2010: Session leader and moderator at the 2010 IEEM Meeting in Macau. Presentation of joint paper with Hong Mao: "“Pricing Insurance Contracts and Determining Optimal Capital of Insurers.”
• December 3, 2010: Participant in a panel discussion after the lecture of Vernon Smith, 2002 Nobel Prize Winner in Economics, organized by the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland, in Warsaw, Poland.
• December 2 and December 6, 2010: Workshop on the Black-Scholes Equation and Ito's Lemma at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland, in Warsaw, Poland.
• November 27-28, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• November 22, 2010: Presentation of "Modligliani, Miller and Microinsurance" paper, written jointly with James Jones, at the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance in Charleston, South Carolina.
• October 13-15, 2010: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on October 16, 2010.
• October 9-10 , 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• August 16-20, 2010: Participated in the 2010 Swiss Actuarial Society Summer School on stochastic methodologies in reserving.
• August 12-13 , 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
•  July 29, 2010: Presentation of a research paper "Pricing of Deposit Insurance Under a Safety-first condition," by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, at the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress 2010 in Singapore.
•  July 27, 2010: Discussion of paper "Is the Design of Bonus-Malus Systems Influenced by Insurance Maturity or National Culture?" by Sojung Park, Jean Lemaire and Choong Tze Chua, and then presentation of a research paper "Determination of Optimal Cap on Claim Settlements Based on the Criterion of Social Welfare," by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, at the World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress 2010 in Singapore.
•  July 10-11, 2010: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.
•  July 3-4, 2010: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.
•  June 21-25, 2010: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon.
•  June 12-13, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• June 5-6, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
•  May 10, 2010: Lecture on risk-based capital at the University of Ulm, Germany.

• May 6, 2010: Lecture on the U.S. pension system at the University of Ulm, Germany.

• May 3, 2010: Lecture on principles-based reserving and fair value accounting at the University of Ulm, Germany.

• April 24-25, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• April 13-14, 2010: Workshop on pension systems worldwide and modeling of longevity improvement at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• April 10-11, 2010: Series of lectures on mathematical models for derivative securities at Technical University of Lodz in Lodz, Poland.

• April 6, 2010: Lecture on The Darth Vader Rule at Northern Illinois University.

• March 30, 2010 -- April 1, 2010: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on March 29, 2010.

• March 20-21, 2010: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Woodbridge Place Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey.

• March 13-14, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• March 6-7, 2010: Series of lectures on insurance at Technical University of Lodz in Lodz, Poland.

• February 6-7, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• February 5, 2010: Krzys' made a presentation about current events for the Actuarial Club at Illinois State University.

• February 2, 2010: Invited lecture at the Sixth Asian Conference on Pensions and Retirement Planning held February 1-2, 2010, in Singapore. Dr. Ostaszewski presented an analysis of social, economic, geographic, and biological characteristics of society today, and discussed key factors that affect and shape the policies and plans of government and private sectors.

• January 16-17, 2010: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• January 6, 2010: Presentation of a paper entitled "The Determination of Optimal Retirement Age Using Optimal Control Theory", authored by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, at the annual meeting of the Western Risk and Insurance Association in Napa, California.


• December 12-13, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• December 1-4, 2009: Workshop on asset-liability management at the Shanghai Second Polytechnic University in Shanghai, China.

• November 24, 2009: Presentation of a paper entitled “Market’s Based Valuation of Pension Liabilities and Determination  of Contribution Rate”, authored by Hong Mao, Krzysztof Ostaszewski, and Yuling Wang, at the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association in Orlando, Florida.

• November 9-10, 2009: Workshop on asset-liability management at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• November 4, 2009: Presentation about actuarial careers at Crete-Monee High School.

• October 26, 2009: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• October 24-25, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• October 21, 2009: Presentation about actuarial careers at Team Englewood Opportunity school in Chicago.

• October 17-18, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 29-30 and October 1, 2009: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on September 28, 2009.

• September 10, 2009: Lecture on the welfare effects of demand uncertainty at the Department of Statistics and Actuarial Science of the University of Waterloo.

• August 28, 2009: Presentation about professional actuarial exams for the Actuarial Club at Illinois State University.

• August 22-23, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

July 27-28, 2009: Workshop on Swiss Solvency Test and management of capital for an insurance firm at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• July 27, 2009: Presentation on the financial crisis in the United States for BPI Polska in Warsaw, Poland.

• July 6-17, 2009: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon.

• June 23, 2009: Presentation on the financial crisis at the Ken Smith Financial Regulators Program at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services at Illinois State University.

• June 6-7, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• May 18, 2009: Presentation of "Revisiting Actuarial Science," joint work with James Rizzo and Piotr Krekora, at the Society of Actuaries Public Pensions Finance Symposium in Chicago.

• May 12, 2009: Workshop on mathematical models that may have contributed to the 2008 credit crisis at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• May 8, 2009: Series of lectures on investment markets and insurance at the Technical University of Lodz in Lodz, Poland.

• April 21-22-23, 2009: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on April 21, 2009.

• April 10, 2009: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• April 4-5, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• March 26, 2009: Lecture "Risk-Based Capital for Insurance Companies in Europe and the United States" at the Insurance Congress of Developing Countries in Manila, Philippines.

• March 25, 2009: Lecture "Insurance regulators vs. Impaired and Insolvent Companies" at the Insurance Congress of Developing Countries in Manila, Philippines.

• March 21-22, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• March 14-15, 2009: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Woodbridge Place Hotel in Iselin, New Jersey.

• February 26, 2009: Lecture about the relationship of asset-liability management to the current credit crisis at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University in Shanghai, China.

• February 25, 2009: Lecture about the Modigliani-Miller Theorem and its relationship to the mortgage derivatives market at Shanghai Second Polytechnic University in Shanghai, China.

• February 24, 2009: Lecture about American professional actuarial education system at Fudan University in Shanghai, China.

• February 10, 2009 & February 13, 2009: Workshop on regulatory approach to impaired or failed financial institutons, with case studies in Sweden, Canada, United Kigdom, and the United States, at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• February 10, 2009: Participant in a debate "Human Resources Management in a Financial Crisis" at BPI Polska in Warsaw, Poland.

• January 31, 2009 - February 1, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• January 10-11, 2009: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.


• December 16, 2008: Presentation of a joint research with Hong Mao and Youyu Zhang, "Dynamic Models for Valuation of Wrongful Death Payments," at the Business and Economics Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada.

• November 7, 2008: Workshop on the credit crisis in the United States at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• November 5, 2008: Krzys' was the moderator and discussant in the session on Eastern Europe at the Financial Times European Leadership of Pensions Summit.

• November 3, 2008: Workshop on capital structure and capital management of financial intermediaries at the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• October 30, 2008: Lecture on the welfare effects of demand uncertainty at the University of Iowa.

• October 12, 2008: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• October 4-5, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 20-21, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 16-18, 2008: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on September 15, 2008.

• September 10, 2008: Lecture on the effects of Solvency II on bancassurance at Warta Insurance Co. in Warsaw, Poland.

• August 16-17, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• June 23, 2008: Lecture on the welfare effects of demand uncertainty at EM Lyon.

• June 2008: Series of lectures on insurance firm management and insurance regulation at EM Lyon.

• May 9, 2008: Lecture on the welfare effects of demand uncertainty at the Institute for Finance and Actuarial Science at the University of Ulm.

• May 8, 2008: Lecture on the retirement system in the United States at the Institute for Finance and Actuarial Science at the University of Ulm.

• April 19-20, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• April 15. 2008: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• April 2-4, 2008: Workshop on comparative analysis of Solvency II and insurance/pension regulation in the United States for the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• March 15-16, 2008: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.

• March 8-9, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• January 31, 2008: Presentation about actuarial careers at Crete-Monee High School.

• January 12-13, 2008: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.


• November 19-20, 2007: Three presentations at the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association in San Antonio, Texas. Presentations titles: “Demand Uncertainty Reduces Market Power and Enhances Welfare” (joint work with Leslaw Gajek), “Economic Analysis of Cap on Claim Settlements” (joint work with Hong Mao and Yuling Wang), and “Alternative Pricing Models of Deposit Insurance under Capital Forbearance” (joint work with Hong Mao).

• November 7-9, 2007: Workshop on comparative analysis of Solvency II and insurance/pension regulation in the United States for the Commission of Financial Supervision of the Government of the Republic of Poland.

• October 12, 2007: Presentation about the actuarial profession at the Chicago State University.

• October 11, 2007: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• October 6-7, 2007: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 22-24, 2007: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on September 21, 2007.

• July 21-22 , 2007: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• June 26, 2007: Krzys' participated in a mini conference organized around a lecture on economic growth by Robert Lucas, the winner of the 1995 Nobel Memorial Prize in Economics, organized by the Polish Financial Supervision Authority in Warsaw, Poland.

• June 8-10, 2007: Series of lectures "Valuation of bank and insurance products" at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• June 1-3, 2007: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• May 25-27, 2007: Series of lectures "Financial Risk Management of Financial Intermediaries " at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• May 5-6, 2007: Series of lectures "Valuation of bank and insurance products" at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• May 4, 2007: Krzys' made a presentation of joint research with Leslaw Gajek on the welfare effects of randomness of demand, at the research colloquium at the Institute for Finance and Actuarial Studies at the University of Ulm in Germany.

• April 22, 2007: Krzys' gave lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Crowne Plaza Hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.

• April 20-21, 2007: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• April 14-15, 2007: Intensive review seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• April 1, 2007: Lectures on derivative securities at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.

• March 16-18, 2007: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course MLC examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course MLC, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the Poisson and Markov processes portion of it on March 15, 2007.

• March 10-11, 2007: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars seminar for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.

• March 2, 2007: Presentation of joint research with Leslaw Gajek on the welfare effects of randomness of demand, at the research colloquium of the Department of Physics at Illinois State University.

• March 1, 2007: Presentation about the actuarial profession at the Manley Career Academy high school in Chicago.

• January 5, 2007: Presentation of joint researchwith Dr. Hong Mao at the annual meeting of the Western Risk and Insurance Association in San Diego, California. Presentations title: "Application of Game Theory to Pricing of Participating Deferred Annuity."


• December 4-7, 2006: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.

• November 20, 2006: Krzys' made two presentations jointly with Dr. Hong Mao at the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina. Presentations titles were: "Application of Game Theory to Pricing of Participating Deferred Annuity," and "Risk Analysis of Mortality Improvement of Chinese Life Annuity."

• October 24, 2006: Krzys' made a presentation of research on actuarial communication at the ING Insurance in Amsterdam, Netherlands.

• October 18, 2006: Moderator and speaker in the Seminar: "New Thinking on Enterprise Risk Management and Pension Plans: Part 3 – Financial Economics as a Practical Tool," a Professional Development seminar at the 2006 Society of Actuaries annual meeting. Presentation entitled: "Pensions and Financial Economics: Who is Zooming Who?"

• October 7-8, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 30 -- October 1, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• September 15-17, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course M examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course M, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the property/casualty insurance portion of it on September 18-20, 2006.

• August 31, 2006: Lecture on applications of probability in the business of insurance at the Hope College in Holland, Michigan.

• August 14-17, 2006: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts.

• July 10-13, 2006: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Seattle, Washington.

• June 10-11 and June 17, 2006: Series of lectures "Valuation of bank and insurance products" at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• June 13, 2006: Lecture: "Viatical Settlements of Life Insurance in the United States" at the Technical University of Wroclaw in Poland.

• June 3-4 and June 10, 2006: Series of lectures "Financial risk management for financial intermediaries" at the Technical University of Lodz in Poland.

• May 4, 2006: Lecture: "Select birth cohorts and their effect on pricing survivor bonds" at the Institute for Finance and Actuarial Studies at the University of Ulm in Germany.

• May 2, 2006: Lecture: "Viatical Settlements of Life Insurance in the United States" at the Institute for Finance and Actuarial Studies at the University of Ulm in Germany.

• April 26, 2006: A presentation about changes in the actuarial professional examinations system in 2007 for the Illinois State University Actuarial Club.

• April 11, 2006: A presentation about modeling individual retirement under constraints of external factors, such as social insurance, mortality changes, fertility changes, varying economic scenarios and interest rates, etc. at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services Symposium.

• April 8-9, 2006: January 14-15, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• April 1-2, 2006: January 14-15, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.

• March 20-23, 2006: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Pension Specialty, Washington, District of Columbia.

• March 10-12, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course M examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course M, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the property/casualty insurance portion of it on March 13-15, 2006.

• March 4-5, 2006: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars review for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.

• February 20-23, 2006: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia.

• January 14-15, 2006: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
• January 3-5, 2006: Two presentations of joint research projects with Dr. Hong Mao of the Second Polytechnic University of Shanghai at the Western Risk and Insurance Association annual meeting in Santa Barbara, California.


  • December 5-8, 2005: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • October 15-16, 2005: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
  • September 16-18, 2005: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course M examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University. Krzys' taught the life contingencies portion of Course M, and Dr. Ewa Kubicka of the University of Louisville taught the property/casualty insurance portion of it on September 19-21, 2005.
  • September 9-12, 2005: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars review for the Society of Actuaries Course 8 Examination (Retirement Systems), held at Crowne Plaza O'Hare hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • September 5, 2005: Lecture on the economic aspects of life insurance backdating at Illinois State University, in a mini-conference organized by the Actuarial Program. The other two lecturers in the conference were: Dr. Richard Gorvett of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Dr. hab. Leslaw Gajek of the Technical University of Lodz, Poland.
  • August 20-21, 2005: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
  • August 15-18, 2005: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • August 10, 2005: Presentation of "Mortality improvement select birth cohorts and their effect on pricing of survivor bonds," joint research work with Richard MacMinn, Ranee Thiagarajah and Jan Frederik Weber, at the 2005 World Risk and Insurance Economics Congress, Salt Lake City, Utah.
  • Juy 11-14, 2005: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Seattle, Washington.
  • June 4-5, 2005 and June 11, 2005: Lecture on financial risk management at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, Master of Business Administration for financial institutions program.
  • May 24, 2005: Presentation "Actuarial research illustrated by the study of global mortality improvement" at the Society of Actuaries 2005 Spring Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • May 15-17, 2005: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course FM / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 2 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
  • May 13-15, 2005: Intensive review for the Society of Actuaries Course P / Casualty Actuarial Society Course 1 examination, administered by the Conference Unit of Illinois State University.
  • May 6, 2005: Interview on WGLT radio station in Normal, Illinois, on the Social Security system in the United States.
  • May 2, 2005: Lecture "Social Security system in the United States: Its Financing and Reform," at the Research Event of the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University, held at The Chateau Hotel in Bloomington, Illinois.
  • April 25, 2005: Lecture "Social Security system in the United States: Its Financing and Reform," at the Research Event of the Actuarial Program of Illinois State University, held at the Union League Club of Chicago.
  • April 2-3, 2005: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars review for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.
  • March 21, 2005: "Optimal Portfolio for Individuals with Social Security", presentation at a meeting of the Chicago Actuarial Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • March 16-18, 2005: An intensive review preparing candidates for the Course M. actuarial examination organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • February 28 -- March 3, 2005: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Atlanta, Georgia.
  • February 25, 2005: Presentation on mortality improvement at the San Francisco Actuarial Club in San Francisco, California.
  • January 12, 2005: Presentation "Select birth cohorts in mortality improvement", joint work with Dr. Richard MacMinn, Dr. Ranee Thiagarajah, and Frederik Weber, at the Society of Actuaries Living to 100 conference in Orlando, Florida.
  • January 7, 2005: Presentation about actuarial education at the informal session on actuarial education at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. The main speaker in this session was Dr. Richard London of the University of Connecticut.

  • December 6-9, 2004: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • November 22, 2004: Presentation "Economic Aspects of Life Insurance Backdating" at the annual meeting of the Southern Risk and Insurance Association.
  • November 5, 2004: Presentation about actuarial careers at St. Francis De Sales High School in Chicago, Illinois.
  • October 26, 2004: Workshop "Actuaries Can Communicate", jointly with Dr. Catherine Konsky, at the Society of Actuaries annual meeting in New York.
  • October 18-23, 2004: An intensive review preparing candidates for the actuarial examination No. 2, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • October 15-17, 2004: An intensive review preparing candidates for the actuarial examination No. 1, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • October 5, 2004: Presentation about actuarial careers at Pontiac Township High School in Kankakee, Illinois.
  • September 16, 2004: Presentation about actuarial careers at Kankakee High School in Kankakee, Illinois.
  • August 10, 2004: Presentation "Optimal Reinsurance Contract Structure and Some Comments on the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act", joint with with Leslaw Gajek, Markus Schicht, Dariusz Zagrodny and Hans-Joachim Zwiesler, at the annual meeting of the American Risk and Insurance Association in Chicago, Illinois.
  • August 9, 2004: Presentation "Assessing Communication in the Work of Actuaries" at the CNA Insurance Company in Chicago, Illinois.
  • July 12-15, 2004: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Seattle, Washington.
  • June 7-10, 2004: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 19, 2004: "Assessing Communication in the Work of Actuaries", presentation at the Spring Meeting of the Society of Actuaries in Anaheim, California, jointly with Catherine Konsky.
  • May 10-15, 2004: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 2, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • May 7-9, 2004: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 1, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • April 15, 2004: Mock meeting of a board of a publicly held insurance company at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services Research Conference, participated as a board member.
  • April 1, 2004: "Rising health care expenditures: demand side analysis", joint research with Babu Nahata and P.K. Sahoo, presented at the Katie School of Insurance and Financial Services Board Meeting.
  • March 19-23, 2004: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars reviews for the Casualty Actuarial Society Course 8 Examination (Investments) and the Society of Actuaries Course 3 Examination (Actuarial Models), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.
  • March 12, 2004: Presentation about the actuarial profession at the Career day at the Queen of Peace High School in Burbank, Illinois.
  • February 25, 2004: Lecture on life insurance backdating at the research seminar in applied mathematics at the University of Warsaw, in Warsaw, Poland.
  • February 23-24, 2004: Series of lectures on financial risk management at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
  • January 28, 2004: "Should you be worried about the United States Social Security system?" presentation at the Sigma Xi organization meeting at the Illinois Wesleyan University.
  • January 10, 2004: Presentation about actuarial education at the informal session on actuarial education at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. The main speaker in this session was Curtis Huntington, Actuarial Program Director at the University of Michigan.
  • January 4, 2004: "Some Less Considered Aspects of Tax-Deferral" presentation, jointly with James Carson and Yuluen Ma, at the Western Risk and Insurance Association meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.

  • December 20-21, 2003: Lecture on financial risk management at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, Master of Business Administration for financial institutions program.
  • December 8-11, 2003: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • December 6, 2003: Lecture on financial mathematics at the Technical University of Lodz, Poland, Master of Business Administration for financial institutions program.
  • November 24, 2003: "The Ups and Downs of Tax-Deferral" presentation, jointly with James Carson and Yuluen Ma, at the Southern Risk and Insurance Association meeting in Clearwater, Florida.
  • November 17, 2003: Lecture "Management of Financial Intermediaries: Risk Avoidance, Hedging and Derivatives Peddling" at the Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
  • November 17, 2003: Presentation "Become an actuary -- actuarial exams" at the Youngstown State University in Youngstown, Ohio.
  • November 17, 2003: Presentation about actuarial profession and actuarial examinations at the Slippery Rock University in Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania.
  • November 5, 2003: Research seminar lecture "Management of Financial Intermediaries: Risk Avoidance, Hedging and Derivatives Peddling" at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
  • November 4-5-6, 2003: A series of lectures on mathematics of life insurance, annuities and pensions at the Warsaw School of Economics in Warsaw, Poland.
  • October 20-25, 2003: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 2, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • October 17-19, 2003: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 1, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • October 10-12, 2003: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars course for the Society of Actuaries Course 3 Examination (Actuarial Models), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.
  • September 19, 2003, Presentation "Making Sense of Duration and Convexity" at the meeting of the San Francisco Actuarial Club.
  • July 31, 2003: Interview in TVN24 Polish Television concerning the welfare effects of a monopoly.
  • June 9-12, 2003: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • May 29, 2003: Presentation (together with Jim Carson) "What is the true value of tax deferral?", joint research with Jim Carson and Yu-luen Ma, at the 2003 Spring Meeting of the Society of Actuaries in Washington, D.C.
  • May 12-16, 2003: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 2, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • May 9-11, 2003: An intensive review for candidates for the actuarial examination No. 1, organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • April 19, 2003: Presentation entitled: Social Security as a Part of Capital Markets, at Florida State University in Tallahassee.
  • April 7-9, 2003: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars review for the Society of Actuaries Course 3 Examination (Actuarial Models), held at Sheraton Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.
  • March 21-22, 2003: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars review for the Casualty Actuarial Society Examination 8 (Investments), held at Sheraton Hotel at Woodbridge Place in Iselin, New Jersey.
  • March 17-20, 2003: Common Core Instructor for the Society of Actuaries Course 7 Examination: Applied Modeling Seminar, Chicago, Illinois.
  • March 10-14, 2003: A course preparing candidates for the Society of Actuaries Course 6 examination organized by the Conferencing Unit of Illinois State University.
  • March 5, 2003: Presentation about the insurance industry in Poland at State Farm Insurance.
  • March 1-2, 2003: Lectures at the New England Actuarial Seminars course for the Casualty Actuarial Society Examination 8 (Investments), held at Holiday Inn hotel in Rosemont, Illinois.
  • February 17, 2003: Asset-liability management workshop at the Faculty of Mathematics and Economics of the University of Ulm, Germany. Lecture on Risk-Based Capital requirements in the United States. Combined with research visit to the University of Ulm.
  • January 18, 2003: Organizer and speaker in the session about actuarial education at the Joint Mathematics Meeting in Baltimore. The main invited speaker was Dr. Stuart Klugman, Professor of Actuarial Science at Drake University.

  • Speaking engagements before 2003 are at: http://math.illinoisstate.edu/krzysio/oldspeak.html. (incomplete and under construction)
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