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Democracy: Past and Present in Central Europe

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11200 Southwest 8th Street

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Conference on democracy in Central Europe.

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The Lady Blanka Rosenstiel Lecture Series on Poland

Democracy: Past and Present in Central Europe

Eighty years since the German invasion of Poland and 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, the European and Eurasian Studies Program at FIU, in collaboration with The American Institute of Polish Culture and The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, is pleased to invite you to a conference on democracy in Central Europe.

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10:00 am | Registration and Coffee

10:15 am | Welcome

  • John F. Stack, Founding Dean, Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, FIU
  • David J. Kramer, Director, European & Eurasian Studies Program; Senior Fellow in the Václav Havel Program for Human Rights and Diplomacy, FIU

10:30 - 10:45 am | Opening Remarks: Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek

10.45 am - 12:15 pm | Panel 1: Marking Anniversaries:The Start of WWII and the Invasion of Poland and the Fall of the Berlin Wall

  • Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek
  • Rebecca Friedman, Associate Professor of History; Faculty Fellow, Office of the Provost, FIU
  • Martin Palous, SIPA Senior Fellow, Director of SIPA’s Václav Havel Center for Human Rights and Diplomacy initiative
  • Suzanne Zwingel, Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations, FIU

Moderated by Beata Paszyc, Honorary Vice Consul of the Republic of Poland; and Executive Director, The American Institute of Polish Culture

12:15 - 1:30 pm | Break

1.30 - 3:00 pm | Panel 2: State of Democracy Today in Central Europe

  • Ian Brzezinski, American foreign policy and military affairs expert
  • Ted Kontek, Former Foreign Service Officer at U.S. Department of State
  • Tatiana Kostadinova, Professor, Politics & International Relations, SIPA, FIU

Moderated by Markus Thiel, Associate Professor, Politics & International Relations, FIU; and Director, Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, FIU

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This event is open and free to the public and all FIU students

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Presented and Co-Sponsored by: The American Institute of Polish Culture, The Honorary Consulate of the Republic of Poland, The Ruth K. Shepard Broad Distinguished Lecture Series, The Steven J. Green School of International and Public Affairs, The European & Eurasian Studies Program, and The Miami-Florida Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, and The Václav Havel Program for Human Rights & Diplomacy.

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