Fall 2019 Lectures
Eighty years since the German invasion of Poland and 30 years since the Fall of Berlin Wall, the European and Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture and The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, is pleased to invite you to a conference on democracy in Central Europe.
10:00 am Registration & Coffee
10:15 - 10:30 am | Welcome
- John F. Stack, Founding Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, FIU
- David J. Kramer, Director, European & Eurasian Studies Program; Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, FIU
10:30 - 10:45 am | Opening Remarks: Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek
- Documentary: History of Poland
10.45 am -12:15 pm | Panel 1: Marking Anniversaries: The Start of WWII & the Invasion of Poland and the Fall of the Berlin Wall
- Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek
- Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor of History; Director of the Wolfsonian Public Humanities Lab; Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost (2015-2019), FIU
- Martin Palouš, SIPA Senior Fellow, Director of SIPA’s Václav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy initiative
- Suzanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations, FIU
Moderated by Beata Paszyc, Honorary Vice Consul of the Republic of Poland, and Executive Director, The American Institute of Polish Culture
12:15 - 1:30 pm Break
1:30-3:00 pm | Panel 2: State of Democracy Today in the Central Europe
- Ian Brzezinski, American foreign policy and military affairs expert
- Ted Kontek, Former Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
- Tatiana Kostadinova, Professor, Politics & International Relations, SIPA, FIU
Moderated by Markus Thiel, Associate Professor in Politics & International Relations; Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU
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The European & Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, and the European Student Association at FIU, is pleased to invite you to a theatrical evening which will bring many of Herbert's poems to life
Starring esteemed actors Agata Pilitowska, Maria Nowotarska, and Krzysztof Jasińskithe, the dialogue is spoken in Polish with English subtitles projected onto large screen.
Zbigniew Herbert is one of the best known post-war Polish writers and poets. He was nominated several times for a Nobel Prize in literature, and his books have been translated into 38 languages. His poetry is intense yet inspiring with a strong social conscience. They explore the deepest and most personal human emotions, but they also impart a sense of joy and hope, beauty and kindness.
This theatrical evening will bring many of Herbert's poems to life, with the hope that all who hear his wisdom will be encouraged to become more familiar with his work and embrace the great gift of the wise poetic word.
Written and directed by Maria Nowotarska Set Design by Joanna Dąbrowska Music by Jerzy Boski Lighting and sound by Marek Szczerba Recording by Jakub Gaweł of Nomados
Performed by Maria Nowotarska, Agata Pilitowska, and Krzysztof Jasiński
- 7 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. Performance: "Beauty and Kindness: The Poetry of Zbigniew Herbert"
- 8:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Reception with artists and guests
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