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7th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium

Sat, Apr 8, 2017, 1:00pm - 6:00pm

You are cordially invited to the seventh annual

Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium

Saturday, April 8
1:00-6:00 PM

The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
Washington, DC 20036 


This event is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies.

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Speakers and topics:

An Introduction and the Unveiling of the Center for Intermarium Studies

Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz is the holder of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and a Professor of History at IWP. 

A Bear in Sheep’s Skin?
Does Russia use public diplomacy in the same way as the West? How are Russia’s efforts to use public diplomacy undermined by the nation’s use of active measures?

Dr. Caitlin Schindler is a Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics.  Her research focuses on the strategic use of public diplomacy, propaganda, and other elements of strategic communication in statecraft.  She is working on completing her book, Uncovering a Forgotten Tradition: The Origins of Public Diplomacy in US Statecraft.

Polish-American effort in the Trump presidential campaign
Analysis of the organized efforts of Polish-Americans to elect President Trump.

Dr.  Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon is a Chairman of Polish-Americans for Trump Advisory Council.  She worked as Adjunct Fellow at the Center of Strategic and International Studies and other Washington think tanks as well as a consultant and project manager in Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, and former Soviet republics for Deloitte & Touche Emerging Markets, Coopers & Lybrand, Booz-Allen Hamilton, Barents KPMG, the World Bank, and the Asian Development Bank.

Roman Dmowski at Versailles
At the approach of its 100th Anniversary, Roman Dmowski’s presentation at the Paris Peace Conference and signing of the Treaty of Versailles, this talk reviews how his positions were considerably in line with overall Polish aspirations. 

Dr. Alvin M. Fountain II received his Ph.D. at Columbia University in 1976. His dissertation on Roman Dmowski (Deak, Mastny, Rothschild, Erlich, Jelinek) was published in the Columbia/EEQ series. After a career in state government and university teaching (part-time), he was named Honorary Consul of the Republic of Poland for Raleigh, North Carolina, in 2008. He also heads the Paderewski Piano Festival of Raleigh.

Conservatism or Right-Wing Populism?
A discussion of political developments in Post-Communist Hungary.

Ms. Orsolya Buzas is a Hungarian-born student of National Security and Statecraft at The Institute of World Politics. She studied Politics, Philosophy, and Economics at George Mason University and Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. Her past works include analysis of converging economic policies under European Union, democratic transition in post-Soviet states, and the relationship between the size of state and economic freedom.

EU’s Democracy from Above. Europe: Emergence, Development, and a Political Construct
Europe, which developed from the Judeo-Christian tradition from Jerusalem, ancient Greece, and ancient Rome, has now taken shape as democracy from above — the EU.

Mr. Tibor Babic, born in Maribor, Slovenia, graduated from political science in Vienna, Austria, and moved to the capital of the United States to study international relations at the Institute of World Politics. His research areas at IWP concentrate on EU and US relations as well as the world order.

Are Poles free to disagree? Truth versus manipulation in the Polish media
The extent of freedom of speech available to citizens of Poland 26 years after the political transformation remains open to question. How can this freedom be achieved in post-communist systems? What are the most important factors that contribute to it?

Mrs. Maria Juczewska is an Associate Director of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies of the Institute of World Politics. She is a communication specialist with international experience. Her main research interests are topics related to Central and Eastern European affairs with focus on propaganda and disinformation. She also writes journalistic reports for American NGOs’ portals.


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