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Leszek Balcerowicz in Seattle

By Dr. Arista Cirtautas, Visiting Lecturer at the UW Jackson School of International Studies That Professor Leszek Balcerowicz is still very much a man with a mission was clearly in evidence during his lecture on “Post-Communist Transformation in Central Europe,” and his meeting with students at the University of Washington, Nov. 1-2, 2007. While his…
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Jazz on the Cover

Guest Speaker: Rafal Olbinski Date: January 17, 2013 Time: 7:30pm Place: Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall, UW Campus Free and open to the public; reception after the lecture Official opening of the exhibit by Rafal Olbinski Date: January 17, 2013 Time: 6:30PM Place: Allen Library North Lobby,UW Campus Date: January 8-29, 2013 Free and open…
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Bloodlands: Europe between Hitler and Stalin

Timothy Snyder Kane Hall 120, UW Campus May 23, 2012, 7 pm Timothy Snyder is the Bird White Housum Professor of History at Yale University, specializing in the political history of central and eastern Europe. He received his B.A. from Brown University and his doctorate from the University of Oxford, where he was a British Marshall…
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Dr. Henryka Bochniarz

Poland: A New Growth Pole in Europe Thursday, January 12, 2012, 7:30AM-8:30AM Breakfast/Presentation World Trade Center 2200 Alaskan Way, Suite 410, Seattle, WA, 98121 The event is organized by Polish American Chamber of Commerce Pacific Northwest (PACCPN) To register, go to PACCPN website Poland is known to be the only EU member country not to…
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Prof. Robert Faggen

Milosz and the American Poets He Loved. . . and Hated January 11, 2012, 7:30PM Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall, UW Campus Lecture is free and open to the public Czeslaw Milosz lived in the United States for more than four decades, most of them as citizen. Though his cultural and poetic roots were in…
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Maciej Pisarski

The Polish Presidency of the EU:Implications for Europe & Transatlantic Relations Maciej Pisarski,Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Poland November 14,2011 3:30 PM Allen Auditorium, Allen Library Maciej Pisarski is the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington,DC, a post he has held since August 2010. Previously, he worked as the…
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Tom Podl 1938-2011

Tom Podl Tom Podl was a great friend of Poland, renowned Polish art collector, a co-founder of the UWPSEC, a community leader, and a longtime active member of the Polish community in Seattle. A recipient of numerous awards and medals, Tom has been persistent in his support of Polish culture, inspiring Poles to discover their…
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Interview with Małgorzata Walewska

Opera Night with Polish Diva Małgorzata Walewska Following successful performances of two Polish superstars, Ewa Podleś and Mariusz Kwiecień, the Seattle Opera introduced this season Małgorzata Walewska, a fine singing actress with a stunning mezzo-soprano. She appeared in Bela Bartók’s opera Bluebeard’s Castle as Judith, and her performance has received enthusiastic reviews. A group of…
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A Night at the Opera with Małgorzata Walewska

Georges Bizet’s Carmen at Seattle Opera Saturday, October 29, 2011 at 3:00pm – Reception with Ms. Walewska Following successful performances in Don Quixote, Bluebeard’s Castle and Il trovatore, the Polish mezzo-soprano Małgorzata Walewska is returning to Seattle Opera.  This season, Miss Walewska will portray the thrilling but dangerous, seductive and capricious Carmen which has become…
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Report 2011

  Looking back at the past academic year It has been a busy and successful year: four lectures, a discussion panel, two fundraising events, an exhibit… The 2010/11 Distinguished Speakers Lecture Series was inaugurated by Prof. Barbara Romanowicz, the world’s leading seismologist, who gave us a peek into the Earth’s interior from crust to core.…
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Expanding the Imagination

Ryszard Horowitz Lecture May 5, 2011 at 7:30pm at Kane Hall, Room 110, UW Campus Free and open to the public Expanding the Imagination Photo Exhibit May 2 – 31, 2011 at Odegaard Library, Second Floor, UW Campus Free and open to the public Official opening of the exhibit before the lecture on May 5,…
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A night at the opera with Walewska

A night at the opera with the Polish Studies Endowment Committee and Malgorzata Walewska Saturday, March 5, 7:30pm ñ Don Quixote at Seattle Opera Sunday, March 6, 3:00pm ñ reception with the artist Following successful performances in Bluebeardís Castle and Il trovatore, the Polish mezzo-soprano Malgorzata Walewska is returning to Seattle Opera. This season Ms…
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The Energy Challenge of East-Central Europe

Speaker: Piotr D. Moncarz, Ph.D., P.E., SCPM Consulting Professor, Stanford University Chairman, US-Polish Trade Council Thursday, Feb 10, 2011, 7:30pm Place: University of Washington, Walker Ames Room at Kane Hall The relationship between per capita energy consumption and productivity, GDP, and market competitiveness is well-documented in macro- and micro-economical studies. It is not surprising, therefore,…
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Chopin – Mortal Man, Immortal Genius

Speaker: Dr. Steven Lagerberg Piano performance: Fred Kronacher Date: Thursday, January 20, 2011 at 7:00PM Place: Brechemin Auditorium at the School of Music, UW campus For years, Frederic Chopin has been thought to have suffered from the ravages of tuberculosis. A startling new controversy now claims cystic fibrosis and not tuberculosis was the cause of…
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Civic Society and Independent Media in Central Europe

Discussion Panel: Civic Society and Independent Media in Central Europe: 30 Years of the Solidarity Movement in Poland Guests: Henryk and Ludwika Wujec, Zbigniew Pietrzyk and Zbigniew Karwowski Moderator: Dr. Arista M. Cirtautas Time: 7:30PM Date: November 15, 2010 Place: Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall UW Campus Organizer: UW Polish Studies Endowment Committee (UW PSEC);…
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Seismic tomography: a window into the earth’s interior from crust to core

Prof. Barbara Romanowicz October 27, 2010 at 7:30PM at Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall, UW Campus Seismic waves generated by earthquakes travel through the earth’s interior, providing a way to investigate its structure all the way to the center, much as X rays in the medical tomography are used to image the human body .…
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A Night at the Opera with Aleksandra Kurzak

Saturday, October 16, 7:30pm – an opening night of Lucia di Lammermoor at Seattle Opera Sunday, October 17, 3:00pm – reception with the artist After fabulous successes at the most prestigious opera houses, the Metropolitan Opera and the Royal Opera House-Covent Garden, the Polish soprano, Aleksandra Kurzak will bring her ”luminous, impressively focused voice and…
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The Ghost of Shakespeare in Szymborska

Dr. Anna Frajlich Friday, May 21st, 2010 at 7:30PM Kane Hall, Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall Wisława Szymborska is a winner of the 1996 Nobel Prize in Literature for “poetry that with ironic precision allows the historical and biological context to come to light in fragments of human reality.” For Anna Frajlich, a poet herself,…
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A Trip To Nowhere

Historical Introduction by Martha Golubiec, UW PSEC Thursday, April 29, 2010 at 7:30 PM At Kane Hall, Room 210 “A Trip to Nowhere” is 30 minute documentary film written, directed and illustrated by Shannon Hart-Reed and produced by Grazyna Balut Ostrom and Martha Golubiec. The Executive Producer is Polish Home Ladies Auxiliary in Seattle. In…
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Return to Democracy or Constant Crisis? Polish Cinema after 1989

Dr Elżbieta Durys, Lodz University April 14th, 2010. 7pm. Walker Ames Room, Kane Hall During and after the 34th Polish Film Festival, which was held on September 14-19, 2009 in Gdynia, an astonishing thing occurred. In day-to-day reports, journalists were confused by the large amount of quality movies to discuss. People from the surrounding urban…
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The Central European Dimension of the Global Economic Crisis: Prospects for Recovery

Dr. Marek Belka March 5, 2010 at 7:30PM at Kane Hall, Room 220 Prof. Marek Belka is the current Director of the International Monetary Fundís European Department. He studied at the Economics Department at the University of Lodz, where he became Professor of Economics in 1994. He was Polandís Deputy Prime Minister in 1997 and…
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Night with Walewska

A Night at the Opera with Małgorzata Walewska in Verdi’s Il Trovatore at Seattle Opera Saturday, January 16, 2010 at 7:30pm A private reception with Małgorzata Walewska Sunday, January 17, 2010 From Seattle Opera Website: Polish mezzo-soprano Malgorzata Walewska made her Seattle Opera debut as Judith in Bartók’s Bluebeard’s Castle. Since making her debut in…
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Ideology and the Tragedy of East Central Europe in the 20th Century

Daniel Chirot December 10, 2009 at 7:00PM UW Campus, Walker-Ames Room at Kane Hall Professor Chirot will discuss the ideological underpinnings of events which took place in East Central Europe during the 20th century finally leading to the systemic transformation 20 years ago. He will present the larger historical and geo-political context of this European…
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Freedom on the Fence

The University of Washington Polish Studies Endowment Committee invites you to Presentation and screening by producer/director Prof. Andrea Marks Oregon State University Thursday, December 3, 2009, 7pm Kane Hall on the UW campus, room 110 Illust. Mieczysław Górowski Freedom on the Fence is a documentary project about the history of Polish posters and their significance…
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Mariusz Kwiecień is back in Seattle

Polish Studies Endowment fund raising opera event Saturday, May 9, 7:30pm in Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro at the Seattle Opera Sunday, May 10, 6:00pm ‘up close and personal’ at a private reception Mariusz Kwiecień, the Polish baritone, whose Don Giovanni gave the Seattle audience goose bumps, received the 2007 Opera Artist of the Year’s…
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