Difficult transitions:The first year of transformation in Poland 1989/90

Wednesday, March 13, 2013
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB)

Please join the Harriman Institute for a lecture by Joachim von Puttkamer, Co-director of the Imre Kertesz Kolleg in Jena, Germany. 
The transition to parliamentary democracy in Poland was based on a compromise between the communist regime and the opposition. As in other countries of Eastern Europe, the nature of this presumably “unfinished revolution” is highly contested. Based on current research on the reform and the disintegration of the state security apparatus, the talk will address basic problems of political and economic transformation as attempts to reestablish public trust in state institutions. Co-sponsored by the East Central European Center.