You are cordially invited to the ninth annual
Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium
Saturday, April 6th
1:00 PM – 6:00 PM
The Institute of World Politics
1521 16th Street NW
This event is sponsored by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies and the Center for Intermarium Studies.
Speakers and Topics:
Marek Chodakiewicz, Ph.D., Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies, The Institute of World Politics
For the Entente’s Cause in Tsarist Uniforms: Polish Military Formations in Tsarist Russia During WWI (1914–1918)
Wojciech Jerzy Muszyński, Ph.D., Scholar of the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw
Boris Smyslovski: WWII, White Russian, Counterinsurgency and Counterintelligence
Sebastian Bojemski, Ph.D., Independent Scholar
Between Politics and Social Work: A Study of Women’s Activities within the Ranks of the Polish National Movement (1919–1939)
Jolanta Mysiakowska-Muszyńska, Ph.D., Scholar of the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw
3:25 PM- 3:45 PM
The Polish Operation of the NKVD: The Victim Tally
Tomasz Sommer, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Najwyższy CZAS! weekly
The INF Treaty: Adventures in a Late Soviet-Era Town in the Urals
Charles Winkler, Former Department of Defense Civilian Analyst
About the Speakers:
Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz holds The Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics, where he also serves as a Professor of History and teaches courses on Geography and Strategy, Contemporary Politics and Diplomacy, Russian Politics and Foreign Policy, and Mass Murder Prevention in Failed and Failing States. He is the author of Intermarium: The Land Between the Black and Baltic Seas and numerous other books and articles. He holds a Ph.D. from Columbia University and has previously taught at the University of Virginia and Loyola Marymount University.
Dr. Wojciech Jerzy Muszyński is a graduate of The Institute of History of Warsaw University and The Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University of Warsaw. He works as a scholar for the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw and as the editor-in-chief of the semi-annual Glaukopis dealing in history and social issues. He authored books and published numerous articles in the field of history in the scholarly publications. Mr. Muszyńki specializes in the political history of Poland in the period 1900-1990. His topics of interest include Polish-Jewish relations, military history the social and political thought of the Polish National Movement.
Dr. Sebastian Bojemski graduated from the Institute of History of Warsaw University and gained his doctoral degree at The Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw. His main research interest is the history of underground organizations active during WWII within the area of the occupied Polish lands – mostly the Polish anti-Nazi, anti-Soviet underground. He authored Narodowe Siły Zbrojne w Powstaniu Warszawskim and Nim Hitler runie śmierć komunie (just published). Dr. Bojemski also has extensive experience in strategic communication and marketing. For over 15 years he had owned a Warsaw-based communication firm and in 2018-2019 was an executive director for marketing at PKN Orlen – the largest oil company in Central Europe.
Dr. Jolanta Mysiakowska-Muszyńska is a graduate of Warsaw University and The Institute of Polish History of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw. She works as a scholar for the Institute of National Remembrance in Warsaw and as a deputy editor-in-chief of the semi-annual Glaukopis dealing in history and social issues. She is an author of several books and has published numerous articles in the field of history in scholarly publications. Mrs. Muszyńska is an expert on Polish history, particularly the period between 1919–1939, with a special interest in women’s organizations, as well as the social and political thought of the Polish National Movement. She also conducts research on Polish-British relations in the interwar period.
Dr. Tomasz Sommer is a Polish writer, journalist and publisher, and editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine Najwyższy CZAS! He is one of the top Polish experts focusing on the Stalinist activities targeted against the Poles, specifically the Polish Operation of the NKVD. He is the author of three books and several scholarly articles on the subject.
Mr. Charles Winkler was a Department of Defense civilian analyst for more than 30 years. He supported the Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF), Conventional Forces in Europe (CFE), and Strategic Arms Reductions (START) Treaties during his service.
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