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From the Director

September 5, 2019

Dear colleagues and students,

Welcome back! I hope you had a refreshing summer and are ready for an exciting academic year ahead.

It is with great joy that I bring important news: After nearly a half-century of cutting-edge programming and dedicated instruction, the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies has been elevated by the University of Michigan College of Literature, Science, and the Arts to the Copernicus Center for Polish Studies (CCPS)! In the years to come, the Copernicus Center will continue to strengthen its relationships with Polish institutions and develop new ones.

CCPS is pleased to present a rich slate of programming in Fall 2019, covering Polish art, history, and contemporary politics. The Annual Copernicus Lecture will be delivered by visual artist Artur Żmijewski on the relationship between his art and political engagement in the context of the past thirty years. CCPS will also feature the artwork of Stasys, through an exhibition of collages by the Lithuanian-Polish artist, and will organize a roundtable to discuss the parliamentary elections. Several events are part of the yearlong celebration of the 60th anniversary of the Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies (CREES). See the full schedule for Fall here or visit our Events Calendar for details.

Do zobaczenia!

Geneviève Zubrzycki
Professor of Sociology
Director, CCPS