End: Friday, March 21, 2014 3:00 PM
You are cordially invited to a lecture on the topic of
Ukraine: What is to be done?
Dr. Sebastian Gorka
Associate Dean of Congressional Affairs and Relations to the Special Operations Community, and
Associate Professor of War and Conflict Studies, College of International Security Affairs, National Defense University
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz
Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies, IWP
Friday, March 21
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036
This lecture is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.
IWP Intermarium experts Dr. Gorka and Dr. Chodakiewicz will explain why the US has a pony in the running in the current Russo-Ukrainian conflict and will propose comprehensive remedies grounded solidly in integrated strategy.
Dr. Sebastian Gorka is an internationally recognized authority on issues of national security, terrorism, and democratization, having worked in government and the private and NGO sectors in Europe and the United States. He was born in the U.K. to parents who escaped Communism during the Hungarian Revolution of 1956. A graduate of the University of London and Corvinus University, Budapest, he was a Kokkalis Fellow at Harvard's John F. Kennedy School of Government and holds a Ph.D. in political science. He is an associate fellow at the Joint Special Operations University (USSOCOM). In addition, he serves as Associate Dean of Congressional Affairs and Relations to the Special Operations Community and Associate Professor of War and Conflict Studies at the College of International Security Affairs at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C.
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz is the current holder of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, which is now here at IWP. He has authored numerous works in both English and Polish. While at the University of Virginia, he edited the Kosciuszko Chair's bulletin: Nihil Novi.
Dr. Chodakiewicz writes weekly columns for popular Polish press and contributes to the SELOUS Foundation internet hub. He has also published on foreign policy in various venues, including The Journal of World Affairs,American Spectator, and National Review Online.
In addition to numerous popular and scholarly articles, Dr. Chodakiewicz authored, co-authored, edited, and co-edited over fifteen scholarly monographs and documentary collections. His latest include Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas (2012), which is a depiction of the Eastern Borderlands of the West on the rim of the former Soviet Union, and On the Right and Left (2013), which is a textbook of intellectual history of modern ideologies. He translated and edited the correspondence of the Ulam family of Lwów to the mathematician Stanislaw Ulam at Harvard from 1936 until after the Second World War and co-edited a selection of Ronald Reagan's speeches published as My Vision of America in Polish.
His interests include the post-Soviet zone, the Second World War and its aftermath, Europe in the 19th and 20th century, Western civilization and its intellectual tradition, extremist movements in history, conspiracy theory and practice, and comparative civilizations.
At IWP, Dr. Chodakiewicz teaches courses on Genocide and Genocide Prevention, Geography and Strategy, and Russian Politics and Foreign Policy. In addition, he leads directed studies.