A Tale of Two Polands? Discussing Polish Politics Before and After the 2015 Elections

Friday, February 26, 2016
12:00 pm
Marshall D. Shulman Seminar Room (1219 IAB, 420 West 118th St.)
Please join the East Central European Center, the CU Central and Eastern European Club (CUCEE) and the Harriman Institute for a talk with Wojtek Michnik, Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Harriman Institute.
Michnik will discuss continuities and changes in Poland's domestic and foreign policies. He will use the context of the 2015 parliamentary elections and their aftermath as a departure point for a broader discussion on Poland's transformation, as well as its growing pains after the end of the Cold War.
Wojciech Michnik is currently serving as a Fulbright visiting scholar at Columbia University’s Harriman Institute. He is also an assistant professor of International Relations and Security Studies at Jesuit University Ignatianum in Krakow. Professor Michnik holds Ph.D. in International Relations from Jagiellonian University. During his career he conducted research and received training in academic and policy-oriented institutions, including Boston University; School of Advanced International Studies of Johns Hopkins University; Western Washington University; NATO; European Commission; Utrecht University; German Ministry of Defense. In 2014 he worked as a foreign and security policy analyst at the Department of Americas, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.