Intermarium Lecture Series

Intermarium Jagiellonians EnglishThe Intermarium Lecture Series was launched in September 2011 by the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies. The series is dedicated to the history, culture, and geopolitics of the Intermarium - i.e. the large Central and Eastern European region located between the Baltic, Adriatic, and Black Seas -- which Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, the current holder of the Kosciuszko Chair, has dubbed "the eastern borderlands of the West."

The first Intermarium Lecture took place on September 7, 2011, and is summarized here.

Much of the historical background on the Intermarium was provided by Dr. Chodakiewicz in his monograph entitled Intermarium: The Land between the Black and Baltic Seas (Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2012).


Past lectures in this series include:
 

Monte Rosa: Memoir of an Accidental Spy (Book Event)
with Jaroslaw Martyniuk, Former Energy Economist, IEA/OECD
July 11, 2018
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E Pluribus Unum in Ukraine? Reconciling Conflicting National Identity in the Borderland
with James A. Rice, Legislative Director for U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley
June 22, 2018
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Russian Lobby in Belarus: Could Belarus be Next after Ukraine?
with Franak Viacorka, Editor of New Media Radio, Free Europe / Radio Liberty;
May 8, 2018
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8th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium
with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies;
Franak Viacorka, Editor of New Media Radio, Free Europe / Radio Liberty;
Anna Wellisz, White House Writers Group;
Peter J. Obst, Poles in America Foundation, Philadelphia;
Krystyna Piorkowska, Independent Scholar;
& Dr. Otto Fiala, SOCEUR; Matt O’Brien, Federation for American Immigration Reform;
April 7, 2018
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The Many Myths of Marxism
with Dr. Lee Edwards, Distinguished Fellow, The Heritage Foundation
March 12, 2018
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Slovenian War of Independence: Another Perspective
with Tibor Babic, Graduate, The Institute of World Politics
December 6, 2017
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Novorossiya or Intermarium? The Fight for Donbas
with Jarrod McDowell, IWP Class of 2017
November 29, 2017
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How War With Iran Benefits Russia
with Brandon Weichert, Founder, The Weichert Report, IWP Class of 2016
November 14, 2017
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Which Orthodox Church in Ukraine? Kirill and Filaret in the Donbas
with Geoffrey Seroka, Graduate Student, The Institute of World Politics
November 13, 2017
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10th Annual Zdzislaw Zakrzewski Kosciuszko Chair Conference
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Head of the Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics;
Mr. David Satter, Hudson Institute, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS);
Mr. Piotr Trąbiński, IMF, MA candidate at IWP;
Mrs. Maria Juczewska, Associate Director, Kościuszko Chair of Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics;
Professor Jakub Isanski, Sociologist, Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Adam Mickiewicz in Poznan;
& Dr. Tomasz Sommer, Writer, journalist, publisher, and Editor-in-chief of weekly magazine Najwyzszy CZAS
November 4, 2017

Russian Policy in its Neighborhood
with Temuri Yakobashvili, Co-Founder and President of the New International Leadership Institute
October 27, 2017
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Reconnaissance on the Eastern Front in WWI
with Andrew Hariis, Active duty Military Intelligence Officer, IWP Alumnus
October 10, 2017
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The True Ambitions of Russian Foreign Policy Today
with Brandon Weichert, CEO of The Weichert Report: A World News Website, M.A. Candidate, IWP
August 8, 2017
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Islam in the Russian Domain: History, Threats, and Containment
with Erik Khzmalyan, Fellow, Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute
July 24, 2017
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Where is Paris in the Moscow-Berlin Axis?
with Brandon Weichert, CEO of The Weichert Report: A World News Website, M.A. Candidate, IWP
June 21, 2017
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Human Geography of the Caucasus: Identity, Culture, and the Russian Factor
with Erik Khzmalyan, Fellow, Eurasian Research and Analysis Institute
June 20, 2017
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Safety in Tradition: Homeschooling's Unexpected Rise in Post-Soviet Russia
with Lauren Mitchell, Global Outreach Coordinator, Home School Legal Defense Association
June 6, 2017
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Mariupol - The Gates of Donbass
with Geoffrey Seroka, Graduate Student, The Institute of World Politics
May 15, 2017
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Western Sanctions on Russia are Harming Europe
with Brandon Weichert, Former Congressional staffer; Founder, The Weichert Report
April 17, 2017
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7th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Spring Symposium
with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies;
Dr. Caitlin Schindler, Research Professor at The Institute of World Politics;
Dr. Lucja Swiatkowski Cannon, Chairman of Polish-Americans for Trump Advisory Council;
Dr. Alvin M. Fountain II, Honorary Consul the Republic of Poland for Raleigh, North Carolina;
Ms. Orsolya Buzas, Student of National Security and Statecraft at the Institute of World Politics;
Mr. Tibor Babic, Student of International Relations at the Institute of World Politics;
& Mrs. Maria Juczewska, Associate Director of the Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies at the IWP
April 8, 2017

Business as Usual in Belarus: The Alternance Dance
with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, Kosciuszko Chair in Polish Studies, IWP
March 30, 2017
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Georgia at the Crossroads: An Uncertain Future
with Benjamin Fricke, Scientific Associate, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung South Caucasus
March 23, 2017
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Slovenian Political Developments and Slovenian NATO Troop Deployment to the Baltic States
with Tibor Babic, IWP Student
March 16, 2017
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Trump's Russia Policy After Flynn
with Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 9, 2017
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The Art of War in the Age of Digital Disinformation: The Case of Poland
with Anna C. Wellisz, Communications Strategist and Writer
March 2, 2017

The Zdzislaw R. Zakrzewski 9th Annual Kosciuszko Chair Conference
with Adam Sieminski, Michael V. Szpindor Watson, John Armstrong, Maria Juczewska, & Piotr Trabinski
November 12, 2016

Russia: Hydrocarbons, Autocracy, and Power Politics
with Dr. Yuri Maltsev, Professor of Economics, Carthage College
Ocrtober 25, 2016
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The State of Democracy, Human Rights, and the Rule of Law in Poland - Recent Developments
with Dr. Joanna Banasiuk, Vice-President, Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture
& Dr. Tymoteusz Zych, Member of the Board and Coordinator of the Legislative Analysis Team , Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal
September 16, 2016
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The Changing Balance of Power in the World: Eastern Europe in 2030
with Dr. Thomas Flichy de La Neuville, Professor of International Relations École Spéciale Militaire de Saint-Cyr, France
September 15, 2016

American-Polish Parliamentary Cooperation
with Dr. Marek Kawa, Lecturer, Korczak University
July 20, 2016

Could NATO Centres of Excellence Become a Security Threat?
with Maria Juczewska, Research Assistant, The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies
April 5, 2016
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Glory to Heroes: The Commemorations of Poland's Anti-Nazi and Anti-Communist Insurgents
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 15, 2016
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Lech Walesa in the News: Polish Hero or Communist Informant?
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 8, 2016

Europe's Hypocrisy and the Migrant Crisis
with Benjamin Fricke, IWP Class of 2013
October 22, 2015
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Property Restitution: The Case of Poland After the Nazis and Communists
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
October 8, 2015
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Propaganda and Deception as Tools of Political Influence in Poland
with Maria Juczewska, Research Assistant, The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies
September 29, 2015
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Social Media and the Warsaw Uprising
with Pawel Rybicki
July 31, 2015
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The "Besieged Kremlin": Understanding Moscow's Worldview
with Pawel Styrna, Kosciuszko Chair Research Assistant
June 23, 2015
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Putin and the Russian Orthodox Church
with Paul Coyer, Forbes Foreign Policy Columnist
June 9, 2015
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Intermarium in song, thought, and action: Belarus, Ukraine, and Hungry
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
December 2, 2014
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Russia’s Stake in Ukraine
with David Satter, Former Moscow Correspondent, the Financial Times of London Fellow, Johns Hopkins SAIS; Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
October 1, 2014
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Anti-Communism and Counterintelligence: Poland, 1918-1944
with Dr. Karol Sacewicz & Dr. Tomasz Gajownik, University of Warmia and Mazury, Olsztyn, Poland
September 24, 2014
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Natalie Grant and the Critical Importance of Understanding Disinformation
with Paul Goble, Former Senior Advisor to the Director, Voice of America Adjunct Professor, IWP
September 17, 2014
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Anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising: Why the Poles Commemorate Defeat
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
September 11, 2014
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Ukraine: Summer’s Over
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
September 10, 2014
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Between Extermination and Persecution: Christians in the Post-Ottoman Zone
with Aram Hamparian, Executive Director, Armenian National Committee of America;
Dr. Marek Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies;
and Vilen Khlgatyan, Vice-Chairman, Political Developments Research Center
April 24, 2014
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Ukraine: What is to be done?
with 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
March 21, 2014
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Ukraine: Code Orange
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 7, 2014
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Ukraine: Between Scylla and Charybdis
with Pawe P. Styrna, Research Assistant, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
January 15, 2014
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Between Moscow and Brussels: Ukrainian and Armenian Dilemmas
with Vilen Khlgatyan, Vice-Chairman, Political Developments Research Center
November 20, 2013
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Slovak Political Elites: The nexus between their roots and foreign policy
with Dr. Piotr Bajda, Assistant Professor, Cardinal Wyszynski University in Poland
October 9, 2013
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The Problems of Research in Poland
Case Study: Leopold Wellisz, a major industrialist in pre-war Poland

with Pawel Styrna, Research Assistant, Kosciuszko Chair of Polish Studies
October 9, 2013
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Polish Solidarity: A Historical and Contemporary Viewpoint
with Mr. Andrzej Kolodziej, President, Pomorska Inicjatywa Historyczna Foundation
July 12, 2013
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The Intermarium and Robert Kaplan's The Revenge of Geography
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
November 28, 2012
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Intermarium: The Elite Views and Some Conclusions
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
April 18, 2012
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - The Intermarium at the Grassroots Level
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
April 4, 2012
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - Problems of Methodology and the case of Koniuchy
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 21, 2012
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - Landscapes and Climates
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
March 7, 2012
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Intermarium: The Majorities and the Minorities
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
February 22, 2012
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Intermarium: Geopolitics
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
February 8, 2012
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Intermarium: Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
January 25, 2012
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge – The Baltic States
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
December 14, 2011
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - Post-Communism in the Intermarium
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
November 30, 2011
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - Sovietization and Liberation
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
November 16, 2011
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - The Armageddon: 1939-1989/92
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
November 2, 2011
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - The False Dawn: 1914-1939
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
October 19, 2011
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Intermarium: The Lands on the Edge - From the Golden Age to Catastrophe
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
October 5, 2011
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Intermarium at Dawn: From Its Early History Through the Mongol Conquest
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
September 21, 2011
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What is the Intermarium? Geography and Destiny
with Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz, Professor of History, The Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies
September 11, 2011
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