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POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and the Politics of History in Today’s Poland. CCPS Lectuure by Dariusz Stola, professor of history, Institute of Political Science, Polish Academy of Sciences. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Department of History, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Weiser Center for Europe & Eurasia. October 24, 2019. video

Space and Spirit, or How to Make a Historical Atlas of Hasidism. CCPS/Frankel Lecture by Marcin Wodziński, professor of Jewish history and literature, University of Wrocław. Sponsors: CCPS, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Department of History. April 2, 2019. video

The Polish Athens: Zakopane as a Center of Polish Culture. CREES Noon Lecture by Maciej Krupa, journalist and mountain guide. Sponsors: CREES, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Adam Mickiewicz Institute. February 6, 2019. video

100 Years of Polish Independence: Zakopane 1918. CCPS Lecture by Maciej Krupa, journalist and mountain guide, to open the exhibition by the same name. Sponsors: CCPS, Adam Mickiewicz Institute. February 4, 2019. video

Poland’s Centennial: An Evening of Reflection and Celebration. CCPS Panel & Recital with Matthew Bengtson, assistant professor of music, U-M; Paul Brykczynski (PhD History ‘13), historian; Benjamin Paloff, associate professor of Slavic languages & literatures and comparative literature, U-M. Moderator: Geneviève Zubrzycki, CCPS director. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. November 16, 2018. video

Contemporary Poland Fighting for Democracy. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Barbara Nowacka, politician and progressive activist; former leader of Poland’s United Left coalition. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. October 15, 2018. video

Poland, the EU, and Illiberal Democracy. Conversations on Europe lecture by Krzysztof Śmiszek, human rights lawyer, activist, and managing editor of The Anti-Discrimination Law Review; WCEE Distinguished Fellow, U-M. Sponsors: Center for European Studies, CREES, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, International Policy Center, Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Weiser Center for Europe and Eurasia. September 11, 2018. video

European Regions: Ethnopolitical Mobilization in Upper Silesia. CREES Noon Lecture by Magdalena Dembinska, associate professor of political science, Université de Montréal. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. January 10, 2018. video

The West’s Democratic Challenge: Central Europe’s Variant and What America Can Do. WCED Lecture by Daniel Fried, Distinguished Fellow, Atlantic Council; and former National Security Council Senior Director, Ambassador to Poland, and Assistant Secretary of State for Europe. Sponsors: Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies, Center for European Studies, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. January 9, 2018. video

Problematizing Populism: The Polish Radical Right and the Return of National Communism. CREES Noon Lecture by Brian Porter-Szűcs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, U-M. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. September 20, 2017. video

The Glory and Poverty of the ’68 Generation. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Adam Michnik, historian and editor-in-chief, Gazeta Wyborcza. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. April 3, 2017. video  

Sexual Minorities and Civil Rights in Poland. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Robert Biedroń, LGBT activist and mayor of Słupsk, Poland. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. November 2, 2016. video

Polish Towns? Jewish Towns? Urban Development in Interwar Eastern Poland. CREES Noon Lecture by Kathryn Ciancia, assistant professor of history, University of Wisconsin. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. September 28, 2016. video

Breaking Boundaries before and after Censorship: A Personal Story of When and How You Should Say No. Annual Copernicus Lecture by Ewa Wójciak, actor and director, Theatre of the Eighth Day. Sponsors: U-M’s Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Department of Theatre and Drama, Penny W. Stamps School of Art & Design; Culture.pl. March 21, 2016. video

Women, Class, Performance: Helena Modjeska as Understudy and Impresario. CCPS Lecture by Beth Holmgren, professor of Slavic and Eurasian studies, Duke University. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. February 18, 2016. video

Mrożek on Trial: On the Short Plays of Sławomir Mrożek. CCPS Lecture by Joanna Trzeciak Huss, associate professor of modern and classical language studies, Kent State University. Sponsor: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. February 4, 2016. video

Rising from the Rubble: Creating the Museum of the History of the Polish Jews. Frankel/CCPS Lecture by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, chief curator, Core Exhibition, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; university professor emerita and professor emerita of performance studies, New York University. Sponsors: Frankel Center for Judaic Studies, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. January 13, 2016. video

Supply-Side Socialism: Conceptualizing Consumption in the Polish People’s Republic. CREES Noon Lecture by Brian Porter-Szűcs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, U-M. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. September 30, 2015. video

A Country with No Exit? Migrations from Poland 1949-89. CCPS/Frankel Lecture by Dariusz Stola, professor of history, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 21, 2015. video

POLIN: The New Museum of the History of Polish Jews. CCPS/Frankel Lecture by Dariusz Stola, director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews; professor of history, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Sponsors: Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Frankel Center for Judaic Studies; Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. April 20, 2015. video

Globalizing Knowledge with Michigan, Polish, Kosovar, and Ukrainian Accents. CREES Noon Lecture with Michael D. Kennedy, professor of sociology and international studies, Brown University. Sponsors: Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Center for European Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies. February 25, 2015. video

Interview with Tomasz Stańko. Annual Copernicus Lecture with Tomasz Stańko, jazz trumpeter; interviewed by Piotr Michałowski, George G. Cameron Professor of Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations, U-M. Sponsors: U-M’s Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies, Center for World Performance Studies, UMS; Adam Mickiewicz Institute. February 4, 2015. video

Pluralism from Below: Negotiating Religious Diversity in Catholic Poland. CREES Noon Lecture by Agnieszka Pasieka, assistant professor of anthropology, Institute of Slavic Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences. Sponsors: Center for European Studies; Center for Russian, East European, and Eurasian Studies; Copernicus Center for Polish Studies; Weiser Center for Emerging Democracies. December 3, 2014. video

Enlightened Memory? On Remembering the Jewish Past in Contemporary Germany and Poland. CREES Noon Lecture by Michael Meng, assistant professor of history, Clemson University. Sponsors: CREES, Center for European Studies, Copernicus Center for Polish Studies, Frankel Center for Judaic Studies. October 8, 2014. video