Director: Joanna Niżyńska (Spring 2015 - present)
April 2020: “Virtual Conference: The COVID-19 Pandemic in Europe” (co-sponsored with REEI, EURO, and the Inner Asian and Uralic National Resource Center).
April 2020: Paweł Śpiewak, Director of the Jewish Historical Institute, Warsaw, "Encoding Death: Postcards from the Shoah, 1942,” a talk on the Warsaw Ghetto’s Ringelblum Archive (co-sponsored with the Borns Jewish Studies Program; canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic).
April 2020: 8th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Clare Cavanagh, Frances Hooper Professor of Arts and Humanities and Professor of Slavic Literatures and Comparative Literary Studies at Northwestern University, “Along the Polish-Californian Border: West Coast Miłosz” (co-sponsored with SLAV; canceled in response to the COVID-19 pandemic).
March 2020: Ruta Śpiewak, Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Rural and Agricultural Development and Visiting Scholar to the Ostrom Workshop at Indiana University, “Glimpses of the Countryside – One Hundred Years of the Polish Countryside (History in Pictures)” (co-sponsored with REEI).
February 2020: Screening of Yari Wolinsky’s Raise the Roof (2015), with an introduction and Q&A lead by Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, Director, Core Exhibition and advisor to the Director at the POLIN Museum of Polish Jews (co-sponsored with the Borns Jewish Studies Program, REEI and the Department of Folklore and Ethnomusicology).
February 2020: Dorota Masłowska and translator Ben Paloff, "A bilingual reading and conversation" (co-sponsored with the Departments of English and Comparative Literature).
February 2020: Julia Fiedorczuk and translator Bill Johnston, "A reading and conversation."
February 2020: Mikołaj Herbst, Associate Professor at the University of Warsaw, Centre for European Regional and Local Studies, “The Persistent Legacy of Fallen Empires in Eastern Europe: Assessing the Effects of Poland’s Partitions on Contemporary Norms Towards Education" (co-sponsored with the REEI).
February 2020: A conversation with Dr. Adam Bodnar, Poland’s Commissioner for Human Rights (co-sponsored with EURO and REEI).
December 2019: Annual Holiday Party at the Indiana Memorial Union.
December 2019: Bill Johnston, Professor of Comparative Literature, Indiana University, "A reading from Pan Tadeusz," at the FAR Center for Contemporary Arts in celebration of his ALTA 2019 National Translation Award for Poetry.
November 2019: “Intimate Soundscapes of Poland” (co-sponsored with the Jacobs School of Music and the Fryderyk Chopin Institute).
November 2019: “Writings on the Wall: The End of the Eastern Bloc in Cultural Memory (1989-2019)” (co-sponsored with REEI and EURO).
October 2019: Tomasz Grusiecki, Assistant Professor of Art History, Boise State University, “Ottomanisation as Europeanisation: Poland-Lithuania and the Search for a Shared Past."
September 2019: Gabriel Borowski, Assistant Professor, Department of Portuguese and Translation Studies, Jagiellonian University, “It Gives You Shivers: Translating Polish Holocaust Testimonies into Brazilian Portuguese” (co-sponsored with the Borns Jewish Studies Program and the Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies).
April 2019: Agnieszka Graff, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, "Claiming the Shipyard, the Cowboy Hat and the Anchor for Women: Polish Feminism's Dialogue and Struggle with National Symbolism" (co-sponsored by Gender Studies).
April 2019: Karen Kovacik, Professor of English, IUPUI, "Blessed Virgins, Pokémon Characters, and Psychics: Translating Allusions in Jacek Dehnel's Booklength Poem Chopin's Heart" (presented by the Institute for Advanced Study, co-sponsored by the PSC and the Office of International Affairs).
April 2019: Screening of Maria Sadowska's The Art of Loving. Story of Michalina Wisłocka (co-sponsored by Gender Studies).
April 2019: "Anti-Genderism as Global Phenomenon: Brazil, Hungary, Poland, Romania," a dialogue among visiting scholars and IU faculty (co-sponsored by the College of Arts & Sciences, Gender Studies, REEI, CLACS and CEUS).
March 2019: Graduate Symposium in Memory Studies, including "A Conversation with Darisuz Stola" (presented by SLAV, co-sponsored by PSC and REEI).
March 2019: Screening of Maria Zmarz-Koczanowicz's Gdańsk Railway Station.
March 2019: 7th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Dariusz Stola, Director, POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews and Professor, Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Science, "The 1968 'Anti-Zionist' Campaign in Poland and its Echoes Today" (co-sponsored by the Borns Jewish Studies Program).
February 2019: "Making Sense of Change: Poland 1918 - 2018," a roundtable including participation from visiting scholars and IU faculty (co-sponsored by EURO).
February 2019: Book Promotion: Being Poland: A New History of Polish Literature and Culture Since 1918, coedited by Joanna Niżyńska (IU), Tamara Trojanowska (University of Toronto) and Przemsław Czapliński (Adam Mickiewicz University) (co-sponsored by EURO and CAHI).
January 2019: Izabella Kalinowska-Blackwood, Stony Brook University, "Overcoming Socialist Realism and the Emergence of the Polish School in Polish Post-War Cinema" (co-sponsored by REEI).
December 2018: Annual Holiday Party at the Indiana Memorial Union.
November 2018: Independence Eve Party, celebrating the 100th anniversary of Poland regaining independence.
November 2018: Antonina Łuszczykiewicz, Institute of the Middle and Far East, Jagiellonian University, "A Great Friendship in the Shadow of the Cold War? Indo-Polish Relations under Jawaharlal Nehru."
November 2018: "1918! Show and Tell!," a series of presentations for the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I (co-sponsored by EURO and SLAV).
October 2018: Andrzej Turkowski, PhD candidate in the Robert B. Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw, "The Polish Space of Opinion on Russia: Origins and Structures."
April 2018: Ewa Wampuszyc, Assistant Professor of Polish, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, "Love, Laugher, and (Re-)Construction: Socialist RomComs in 1940s and '50s Poland."
March 2018: 6th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Brian Porter-Szücs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor at the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor, "The Return of National Communism."
February 2018: Poilsh Movie Night featuring Krzysztof Kieślowski's White.
February 2018: Anna Muller, Assistant Professor, University of Michigan-Dearborn, "Poetics and Politics: The Second World War Museum in Gdańsk, Poland."
January 2018: Kyrill Kunakhovich, Assistant Professor of History at the University of Virginia, "Rock and Rule: Socialist Pop Music in Poland and East Germany."
November 2017: Andrzejki (St. Andrew's Eve) celebration.
November 2017: Visit: Krzysztof Penderecki, composer, in conjunction with his receiving the Doctorate Honoris Causa from Indiana University.
October 2017: Polish Movie Night featuring Boryz Lankosz's Rewers (Reverse).
October 2017: "Transatlantic Explorations in Polish and East European Studies," a workshop with Potsdam University and the University of Warsaw.
October 2017: Polish Trivia Night
September 2017: PSC's inaugural event, featuring a performance by Troika.
September 2017: Screenings of Andrzej Wajda's Powidoki (Afterimage) (in collaboration with the Ryder Film Series).
April 2017: “Unforeseen Constellations: Reading Postcolonial Poland with South America."
March 2017: 5th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Agnieszka Graff, American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, “Ebola from Brussels: The Right-Wing War on ‘Gender Ideology’ in Poland and Beyond."
2016/2017: Contemporary Polish Cinema: Lives on the Margins (co-organized with IU Cinema).
November 2016: Dariusz Skórczewski, Catholic University of Lublin, “People’s Republic and Catholicism in Polish Narrative after 1989: The Postcolonial Disavowal."
November 2016: Agata Zborowska, Warsaw University, "The Life of Things in post-war Poland (1944-1956)."
October 2016: Konrad Werner, Jagiellonian University, “From Politics to Metaphysics: Varieties of Antiirrationalism in Poland."
October 2016: Marta Skwara, University of Szczecin, “Polish Literature and Its Languages."
September 2016: Lautari! Performance and folk dance workshop (co-organized with Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and Polish Cultural Institute in New York).
September 2016: Kamil Szafraniec, University of Giessen, Germany “Reshaping Culture in Translation: On Slavic Vulgarities."
April 2016: Julie Buckler, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Harvard University, “The Many Lives of Łódź: How a Post-Industrial Polish City is Re-Inventing Itself."
March 2016: 4th Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: David Crowley, Critical Writing in Art & Design Programme, Royal College of Art, London, “The Culture of Testimony in Poland after World War II."
March 2016: Magdalena Cabaj, Visiting Scholar from the University of Warsaw and École normale supérieure de la rue d’Ulm in Paris, “Ghost of the Machine: The Post - Human Body, Gender and Free Will"
February 2016: Jody Madeira and Basia Andraka-Christou, Indiana University “In vitro Fertilization: Politics and Law in Poland."
January 2016: “Fighting Poland”: Exhibit by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance (IPN) Lecture and Reception with IPN President Łukasz Kamiński.
January 2016: Łukasz Kamiński, President of Institute of National Remembrance (IPN), “The Legacy of Polish Underground State” and “Popularizing Polish History: From Boardgames to Archives."
December 2015: Jack Bloom, Department of Sociology, IU Northwest “A Party at War with Itself: Inside Poland's Communist Party During its Fight Against Solidarity, 1980-1981."
October 2015: Andrea Bohlman, Department of Musicology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, “Hearing Beyond the Censor: Music and Oppositional Agency in Polish Independent Culture."
September 2015: Karolina Cicha and Bart Pałyga, performance and song workshop (co-organized with Lotus World Music and Arts Festival and Polish Cultural Institute in New York).
April 2015: Tomasz Różycki, a bilingual poetry reading and the launching of English translation of Dwanaście stacji (Twelve Stations) with participation of the author and translator Bill Johnston (co-sponsored with Polish Cultural Institute, New York).
April 2015: Dariusz Stola, Director of the POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews, “POLIN Museum: Reconnecting with a Great, Forgotten Past."
March 2015: 3rd Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Keely Stauter-Halsted, Department of History, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Return Migration and the Creation of a Transatlantic Polish Culture."
March 2015: Julia Fiedorczuk, a bilingual poetry reading (co-sponsored with Polish Cultural Institute, New York)
Director: Padraic Kenney (2010-2015)
Fall 2014: Polish Interiors Film Series.
October 2014: Jane Curry, Santa Clara University, “Why Was Poland’s Democratization First, and What Went Wrong?”
September 2014: Visit: Krzysztof Zanussi, filmmaker.
April 2014: Jacek Żakowski, journalist, author, and political commentator, “The Pendulum of Freedom: Where Are European Ideals Today?"
April 2014: 2nd Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial lecture: Jacek Żakowski, journalist, author, and political commentator, Warsaw, “The Pendulum of Freedom: Where are European Ideals Today."
October 2013: Ryszard Schnepf, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to the United States, “Poland in Today’s World."
September 2013: Janusz Prusinowski Trio, performance and folk dance workshop (co-organized with Lotus World Music and Arts Festival).
September 2013: “Operation AB-Katyń: The Destruction of the Polish Elite at the Beginning of World War II”: Exhibit by the Polish Institute of National Remembrance.
September 2013: Eric Weitz, Department of History, CUNY, "Borderlands and Bloodlands: Rethinking the Mass Violence of the Twentieth Century in Eastern Europe."
January 2013: 1st Annual Timothy Wiles Memorial Lecture: Beth Holmgren, Department of Slavic and Eurasian Studies, Duke University, “Shows of Solidarity: Cabaret in Interwar Warsaw."
Fall 2012: The Cinema of Moral Disquiet, film series.
October 2012: Tomasz Bilczewski, Center for Advanced Studies in the Humanities, Jagiellonian University, “Access to the Past: Memory, Translation, and Polish Literature."
September 2012: Jarosław Kuisz, founding editor of Kultura Liberalna, “The Culture of Amnesia: Poland between the Revolutions of 1989 and the Arab Spring,” “From Cataclysm to Utopia: Law, Film, and Propaganda at the Beginning of Communist Poland."
April 2012: Joanna Tokarska-Bakir, Slavic Institute, Polish Academy of Sciences, “The Jew with a Coin: Analysis of a Contemporary Folkloric Emblem."
Fall 2011: Marcin Zaremba, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences, “Nightmares About War: Social Panic in Poland After World War Two."
September 2011: Ryszard Kapuściński, exhibit of photojournalistic work, Blueline Gallery.
September 2011: Mikołaj Kunicki, Department of History, Notre Dame University, “Men for All Seasons: Polish Artists and the Problem of Collaboration During WW2 and After."
Director: Bill Johnston (2001-2010)
October 2010: “The Communist Information Monopoly in Poland, and How Polish Opposition Broke It Up”: Exhibit accompanying symposium “The Solidarities of Communism: Trade Unions and Social Policy in Eastern Europe."
October 2010: “The Solidarities of Communism: Trade Unions and Social Policy in Eastern Europe."
April 2010: Andrzej Stasiuk, a reading with his translator Bill Johnston and publisher Monika Sznajderman (co-sponsored with Polish Cultural Institute, New York).
Spring 2010: 21st-Century Cinema from East-Central Europe (co-sponsored with REEI).
November 2009: “Polish Poetry Now!” Poetry reading with Tomasz Różycki, Bożena Keff, Marzanna Kielar, Tadeusz Dąbrowski with participating translators: Bill Johnston, Bill Martin, and Antonia Lloyd-Jones (co-sponsored by Polish Cultural Institute, New York; Harvard University’s Slavic Department, English Department, and Davis Center).
October 2009: Kazimierz Braun’s Helena: Rzecz o Modrzejewskiej directed by Jerzy Kopczewski (co-sponsored by PSC; Indianapolis Latvian Community Center).
October 2009: Kazimierz Braun, theater director, SUNY-Buffalo, “American and Polish Theater: Mutual Influences, Similarities, and Differences."
September 2009: “The Rebirth Of Polish Democracy: A Twenty-Year Retrospective."
April 2009: Anna Brzyski, Art Department, University of Kentucky, “Who is Contemporary and Who is Not: Historiography and Modernism in East Central Europe."
April 2009: "Remembering the Warsaw Ghetto with ‘the Pianist’: Concert commemorating Holocaust Remembrance Day” (co-organized with Congregation Beth Shalom).
November 2008: Theatre of the Eighth Day (Teatr Ósmego Dnia), Visitors’ Reception (Portiernia) (co-organized with the College Arts and Humanities Institute).
November 2008: Agnieszka Graff, American Studies Center, “Our Innocence, Foreign Perversions: Gender and Sexuality in Polish Nationalist Discourse."
November 2008: Visit: Michał Heller, Polish cosmologist and Catholic priest, 2008 Templeton Prize Winner.
April 2008: “New Directions, New Connections: Polish Studies in Cross-Disciplinary Context."
March 2008: Jakub Tyszkiewicz, Department of History, University of Massachussets/University of Wrocław, “US Policy Toward Gomułka’s Poland 1956-1970."
February 2008: Benjamin Paloff, University of Michigan, “Intersubjectivity and Its Discontents, or: How to Make Fun of Witold Gombrowicz."
October 2007: Andrew Nagorski, editor at Newsweek International, discusses his book The Greatest Battle: Stalin, Hitler and the Desperate Struggle for Moscow that Changed the Course of World War II.
September 2007: Tomasz Różycki, a bilingual poetry reading with his translator Mira Rosenthal.
April 2007: “Polish-German Post/Memory: Aesthetics, Ethics, Politics."
April 2007: Adam Michnik, “Poland and Germany: The Return of Bad Memories."
April 2007: George Gasyna, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, “Burning Man: On the Optics of Suspicion."
March 2007: Karen Kovacik, English Department, IUPUI, “Between Warszawa and Chicago."
Toronto, February 2007: “In Search of (Creative) Diversity: New Perspectives in Polish Literary and Cultural Studies Abroad” (co-organized by U of Toronto and IU Polish Studies Center).
2006: Henryk Grynberg, readings from his poetry and prose.
November 2006: Bożena Shallcross, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago, “Situating the Holocaust Object."
September 2006: Hanna Gosk, Warsaw University, “Narrating Everyday Life in Polish Prose of the Late 20th and Early 21st Century."
April 2006: “Solidarity 25 Years Later."
March 2006: Kris Van Heuckelom, University of Leuven, “The Idolatrous Book: Bruno Schulz on Text and Image."
February 2006: Jerzy Jarzębski, Jagiellonian University, “Objects Inscribed with History: The Case of Contemporary Polish Prose” and “Culture and Literary Life in Today’s Poland."
February 2006: Michał Paweł Markowski, Jagiellonian University, “A Short History of Stones: Polish Poetry and the Real” and “Literature Meets Media or How Polish Culture Politicizes Itself."
February 2006: Larry Wolff, History Department, Boston College, “Searching for the Saharan Oasis: Galicia in the Age of Metternich and Fredro."
March 2006: Marek Chodaczyński, director of The Impossible Theater, Warsaw, performed Leszek Kołakowski’s “Baalam or the Problem of Objective Evil."
2005: Piotr Sommer, bilingual poetry readings.
November 2005: New Concept Trio recital.
April 2005: “Women, Gender and Post-Communism."
March 2005: Keely Stauter-Halsted, Department of History, Michigan State University, “Women about Whom One Does Not Speak: Prostitution and the Articulation of a National Public Space in 19th Century Poland."
February 2005: Tomasz Basiuk, American Studies Center, Warsaw University, “LGBTQ Movement in Poland and the Case of the Poster Campaign of 2003."
November 2004: A Witold Gombrowicz Centenary Celebration: A reading of the play The Marriage by the audience; a screening of Jan Jakub Kolski’s Pornografia, a reading by Bill Johnston from his new translation of Bacacay and a lecture by Visiting Professor Grzegorz Jankowicz.
November 2004: Bogusław Winid, Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of Poland, Washington DC, “Polish-American Relations after NATO and the EU Enlargement” and “The Plunder of Poland’s Art Treasure During the Second World War and the Restitution Efforts."
September 2004: Warsaw Village Band performance.
Spring 2004: The Good, Bad, and the Vengeful: New Polish Films.
April 2004: Andrzej Paczkowski, Institute for Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences, “Reckoning with the Communist Past: The Case of Poland."
April 2004: “Public Opinion about the EU in East-Central Europe” (co-sponsored by PSC).
April 2004: Timothy Snyder, Department of History, Yale University, “The First Cold War: Polish Espionage in Soviet Ukraine 1928-1933."
March 2004: Anthony Polonsky, the United States Holocaust Museum; Brandeis University, “Poles, Jews, and the Problems of the Divided Memory."
December 2003: Krzysztof Koehler, poet and critic, “Poets and Time: An Unhistorical Approach Towards Polish Poetry."
September 2003: Nathan Wood, Indiana University, “’We Will Make Ourselves into Europe’: The Creation of ‘Wielki Kraków’ and the Discourse of ‘European’ Modernization."
May 2003: Motion Trio, concert of accordion trio combining jazz, rock and folk.
April 2003: Agnieszka Graff, American Studies Center, Warsaw University, “Polish Macho and the Myth of the Supermother: Towards a Diagnosis of Gender Relations after Communism."
April 2003: Przemysław Grudziński, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland, “Poland and the Future of Transatlantic Relations” and “Poland and the United States: Strange or Natural Partners?”
April 2003: Timothy Snyder, Yale University, “The Causes of Ukrainian-Polish Ethnic Cleansing, 1943.”
February 2003: Festival of Films of Stanisław Lem.
2002: Piotr Sommer, bilingual poetry readings.
October 2002: Piotr Sommmer, “Originals and Translations: Polish Poetry and its (Mis)Representation in English."
September 2002): Shimon Redlich, Ben-Gurion University, “Personal Memory in Historical Context: Together and Apart in Brzezany."
February 2002: Teatr Provisorium/Kompania Teatr, performance of Witold Gombrowicz’s Ferdydurke (performances both in Polish and English).
February 2002: “The Other in Polish Theater and Drama"
Director: Bożena Shallcross (1999-2001)
February-March 2001: Andrzej Wajda Film Festival.
January 2001: Louis Begley, writer, “The Bone and Rag Shop of the Heart."
2000: Adam Zagajewski and Clare Cavanagh, “The Poet and His Translator: A Dialogue."
September 2000: “Polonophilia and Polonophobia of the Russians” (co-organized with Russian and East European Institute).
February 2000: Grzegorz Kołodko, Warsaw School of Economics, “The Polish Success and the Russian Menace: The Politics and Economics of the Post-Communist Transition” (co-sponsored by the PSC).
February 2000: Adam Michnik, “The Future of Democracy and the Role of the Democratic Intellectual."
November 1999: Polish and Romanian Poster Exhibit.
September 1999: “Monsieur Chopin, the Public Virtuoso,” piano concert with Edward Auer (the first American laureate of Chopin competition in Warsaw).
September 1999: "The Age of Chopin: The Chopin Sesquicentennial Symposium."
Director: Timothy Wiles (1991-1999)
April 1999: Jeffrey Wolin, “Portraits of the Holocaust,” photography exhibit (sponsored by the Polish Studies Center, held at the Warsaw University Museum).
December 1998: “Home/Less: The Polish Experience."
November 1998: Antoni Maczak, Department of History, Warsaw University, “Early Modern Poland as a Paradox."
October 1998: Walter Whipple, exhibit of Polish religious folk art (in celebration of Polish Heritage Month).
October 1998: Lech Wałęsa, “Solidarity and Central Europe in the 21st Century” (co-organized by the Polish Studies Center). Public talk followed by special meetings with the Polish Studies Center.
September 1998: Hanna Gosk, Institute of Literature, Warsaw University, “Polish Prose since 1989” and “The Picture of America in Polish Prose of the 1980s and 1990s."
April 1998: “Central Europe and Russia: Alliances, Business, and Culture” (co-sponsored with REEI and International Resource Center).
April 1998: Zbigniew Lewicki, American Studies Center, Warsaw University, “Americanization in Poland since the Fall of Communism."
March 1998: Mieczysław Rakowski, the Prime Minister of Poland during the 1989 Roundtable negotiations, “Thoughts on Giving up the Communist Monopoly in Poland."
February 1998: Bogdana Carpenter, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Michigan, “Polish Poetry Today."
November 1997: Tomas Venclova, a poetry reading and discussion on “Culture and Politics in Lithuania."
April 1997: Adam Zagajewski, a poetry reading.
April 1997: Jacek Hołówka, Institute of Philosophy, Warsaw University, “Health Care in Poland: Dilemmas of Transformation."
March 1997: Janusz Grzelak, Vice-Rector for International Programs, Warsaw University, “Changes in Higher Education in Poland since 1989."
December 1996: Bożena Shallcross, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Indiana University, “Writing in Mittens: The Artistry of Wisława Szymborska."
October 1996: Jerzy Jarzębski, Jagiellonian University, “Witold Gombrowicz’s Operetta as Wardrobe of the Soul."
October 1996: Annamaria Orla-Bukowska, Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, “Frysztak: Polish Town, Jewish Shtetl."
April 1996: Janine R. Wedel, George Washington University, “Informal Economic Relationships in Eastern Europe” and “The Process of US Assistance in Central and Eastern Europe."
March 1996: “Environmental Protection in Poland and the Region” (co-organized by PSC and IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs).
October 1995: “East Central Europa since the Collapse of Communism” (co-organized with the Indiana Consortium of International Programs).
March 1995: Danuta Kuźnicka, Institute of Art, Polish Academy of Sciences, “Polish Scenography and Theatrical Styles."
1994: Jack Kugelmass, Department of Anthropology, University of Florida, “Why We Go to Poland: An Anthropological Look at Contemporary Jewish Pilgrimages” (co-sponsored with Jewish Studies).
November 1994: Jacek Kuroń, “Freedom and Social Justice at the Crossroads of History."
November 1994: Stanisław Filipowicz, Warsaw University, “Polish Political thought in the Age of Kosciuszko: Conflicting Drives of Ethnicity and Civic Culture."
February 1994: Allen Kuharski, Theater Department, Swarthmore College, “Gombrowicz and Kantor: Dancing with the Corpse."
November 1993: Krzysztof Jasiewicz, Electoral Studies Division of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw, “Toward a Sociology of Elections in New Democracies: The Case of Poland."
September 1993: “In Transition: A Conference on Society Politics, and the Economy of East Central Europe” (with 200 scholars from around the world; this was the largest conference in the history of the PSC).
March 1992: Art Spiegelman, cartoonist, writer, and editor, “Why Mice?” (co-sponsored by the PSC).
February 1992: Antony Polonsky, London School of Economics, “Loving and Hating the Dead: Present Day Attitudes towards the Jews in Poland” and “Stalin and the Poles."
December 1991: “Martial Law in Poland: A Retrospective 10 Years Later."
October 1991: “The Bicentennial of the Polish Constitution of 3 May 1791 and the Tradition of Polish Democracy."
Director: Jack Bielasiak (1986-1991)
Fall 1990: Andrzej Rychard, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, “The Old and the New System in Poland in Sociological Perspective,” a lecture series.
October 1990: Marek Dąbrowski, Secretary of State at the Ministry of Finance of Poland, “The Polish Economy: From Plan to Market."
September 1990: Helena Łuczywo, Deputy Editor of Gazeta Wyborcza, “Poland Today: Politics and the News."
August 1990: Lawrence Weschler, Journalist, New Yorker, “Solidarity: Graphics Under Pressure."
Warsaw, May 1990: “Women on the Job in Europe and the USA in the 1980’s: Their Social, Economic, and Cultural Status” (co-sponsored with University of Warsaw).
April 1990: Ernest Bryll, a poetry reading.
March 1990: Eva Hoffman, editor of New York Times Book Review, a reading from Lost in Translation: A Life in a New Language.
February 1990: Concert of Warsaw Philharmonic Orchestra (co-sponsored by the PSC).
October 1989: Karol Jakubowicz, editor of Przekazy i opinie, Polish Radio and TV, “Between Communism and Post-Communism: How Many Theories of Glasnost?”
October 1989: Helmut Wagner, Director of the Institute for Fundamentals and Theory of Politics, Free University of Berlin, “State-Nation-Europe: Current Alternatives for Political Identification in the Process of European Integration."
October 1989: Jerzy Wiatr, Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw, “The Possibilities for Reform in the Communist Party in Poland."
March 1989: Jacek Fedorowicz, satirist, actor, and graphic artist, “Independent Culture in Poland."
October 1988: Piotr Sommer, bilingual poetry readings.
October 1988: Radek Sikorski, Afghanistan correspondent for The Spectator, “Is it Eastern Europe’s Turn to Revolt?"
April 1988: Andrzej Bryk, Faculty of Law and Administration, Jagiellonian University, “Today’s Poland and the Memory of the Holocaust."
Bloomington, March 1988: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “Prehistoric Culture Development in Temperate Woodland: Poland and the Eastern United States."
February 1988: Aleksander Smolar, editor of Aneks, “The Polish Crisis and Dilemmas of Today’s Opposition."
February 1988: Michael Kaufman, New York Times correspondent for Eastern Europe, “Poland: A 19th Century Nation in a 20th Century Europe."
Warsaw, 1987: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “European and American Constitutionalism of the 18th Century."
March 1987: Andrzej Walicki, Department of History, Notre Dame University, “The Three Traditions of Polish Patriotism and Their Contemporary Relevance."
November 1986: Jan Karski, Georgetown University, “Secret Diplomacy Concerning Poland During World War II."
Director: Timothy Wiles (1984-1986)
March 1986: Norman Davies, Oxford University, “Poland’s Multinational Tradition."
February 1986: Kazimierz Braun, Theater Department, Swarthmore College, “The Contributions of the Polish Artist to the Reformation of Theater in 20th Century."
Washington DC, October 1985: “The Polish Economy and Debt: In Search of Solutions” (co-organized with Woodrow Wilson Center of the Kennan Institute).
April 1985: Marek Bieńkowski, a reading from his poetry and prose.
April 1985: Lech Falandysz, Department of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw, “Victimology” and “Crime and Justice."
April 1985: Aleksander Gieysztor, Department of History, University of Warsaw and Polish Academy of Sciences, “The Royal Castle of Warsaw: Reconstruction of a National Monument."
Bloomington, February 1985: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “Poland between the Wars: 1918-1939."
November 1984: Jerzy Kawalerowicz Film Festival, including Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s talk, “On Austeria and Other Films."
October 1984: Aleksander Fiut, Jagiellonian University, “Czesław Miłosz’s Impact on Polish Literature and Culture."
October 1984: Włodzimierz Siwiński, Economics Department, Warsaw University, “A Polish Economist’s View of the Polish Economy of the 1980s."
September 1984: Henryk Grynberg, readings from his poetry and prose.
Director: Mary Ellen Solt (1977-1984)
March 1984: Stanisław Barańczak, a poetry reading.
April 1984: Piotr Wandycz, Department of History, Yale University, “Church, State and Society in Poland."
1983-84: Jacek Hołówka, Department of Philosophy and Sociology, Warsaw University, “Polemics between Marxists and Logical Positivists in the Early Fifties in Poland” (January 1984) and a series of seven discussions on “New Books on Poland."
Kazimierz, 1983: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “The Pathology of Urbanization."
November 1983: Wojciech Marczewski, filmmaker, presented and discussed his film Zmory (Nigthmares).
November 1983: Georgy Gömöri, Cambridge University, “Hungarian and Polish Poets of the Holocaust: Pilinszky-Miłosz-Różewicz."
May 1983: The First International Conference on Turkic Studies (co-sponsored by PSC).
May 1982: Regional Development and Planning Conference (co-sponsored with SPEA).
Bloomington, May 1982: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “The Polish Renaissance in its European Context."
April 1982: Ryszard Knauff, co-founder of the Solidarity Film Agency, “Solidarity: Past, Present, and Future” and a presentation of the documentary Workers’ 80.
December 1981: Jerzy Tomaszewski, “The Plight of the Jewish People Under German Occupation,” photography exhibit.
November 1981: Piotr Szulkin, filmmaker, presented and discussed his film The War of the Worlds—Next Century.
November 1981: “Poland’s Solidarity Trade Union” (exhibit co-sponsored with the Center for University Ministry).
April 1981: Tymoteusz Karpowicz and Anna Frajlich-Zając, poetry readings during Polish Poetry Day (co-sponsored with Artful Dodge Publications).
April 1981: Kamil Dziewanowski, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, “An East European Federalist: Joseph Piłsudski 1918-1922."
March 1981: International Conference on Multinational Corporations in Latin America and Eastern Europe (co-sponsored by PSC).
February 1981: Wojciech Wierzewski and Ellen Mary Wierzewska, Warsaw University, “Polish Cinema 1895-1989."
February 1981: Lillian Vallee, translator, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Wisconsin, Madison, a reading and discussion of Czesław Miłosz’s early poetry with the translator.
October 1980: Visit from Henryk Krzeczkowski, editor of Tygodnik Powszechny.
April 1980: Georgy Gömöri, Cambridge University, “On Witold Gombrowicz."
April 1980: Agnieszka Wróblewska, editor of Kobieta i życie, presents “Women in Contemporary Poland” (co-sponsored with Women’s Studies).
April 1980: Jazz Quintet Extra Ball concert in honor of Professor Alan P. Merriam who died in the tragic plane crash in Warsaw on March 14, 1980 while enroute to participate in Indiana University-Warsaw University exchange and lecture on ethnomusicology and jazz at Warsaw University.
March 1980: Jerzy Gąssowski, Department of Archeology, Warsaw University, “Biskupin—The Origin of Polish Civilization."
February 1980: Jerzy Gąssowski, Department of Archeology, Warsaw University, “Medieval Archeology in Poland."
November 1979: Feliks Falk, filmmaker, presents and discussed his film Top Dog (Wodzirej).
October 1979: Zygmunt Krauze, composer, presents “A Composer’s Experiences."
October 1979: Zygmunt Krauze, composer, gives a recital of Polish contemporary and avant-garde music.
October 1979: Ewa Pokas, actor, presents “Polish Avant-garde Theater (Szajna’s Studio Theater)."
October 1979: Ewa Pokas, actor, performs songs from Brecht-Weil’s Three Penny Opera.
Bloomington, October 1979: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “Semiotic Systems and Their Functions."
April 1979: Anna Czekanowska, Institute of Musicology, Warsaw University, “Current Ethnomusicological and Folk Music Studies in Eastern Europe."
April 1979: Krzysztof Zanussi, filmmaker, presented and discussed his film The Spiral.
March 1979: Czesław Miłosz, “The Influence of Thomas Mann’s The Magic Mountain on Contemporary Writing."
February 1979: Maja Komorowska, actor, presented and discussed Krzysztof Zanussi’s Behind the Wall and Family Life.
1978: Jerzy Kawalerowicz, filmmaker presented and discussed his film Death of the President.
Warsaw, 1978: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “The Family and Social Change in the Modern World”
Warsaw, 1978: Indiana University/University of Warsaw Conference, “Culture and Cognition”