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Past Events 2012-2013

Joanna Trzeciak, Ph.D.

Mikolaj Kunicki, Ph.D.

Ed Horowitz, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 29, 2012
Joanna Trzeciak, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Modern and Classical Language Studies
Kent State University
"Reaching for Readers: Polish Poetry and the Moral Economy of Translation."

Thursday, February 28, 2013
Mikolaj Kunicki, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Department of History
University of Notre Dame
"How communist was Polish communism? Nationalism and communism in 20th-century Poland."

Thursday, April 18, 2013
Edward Horowitz, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, School of Communication,
and Director of the Polish Studies Initiative
Cleveland State University
“Running strong or running scared? How the worldwide economic crisis is affecting Polish young adults.”

The research examines how young adults think and feel about the Polish economy and the worldwide economic crisis, specifically focusing on how communication and mass media play a role in their knowledge and perceptions of these problems. The data do show some very specific differences in how they feel about their own economic (mis)fortunes depending on whether they get their news on TV compared to getting news on the Internet. While young adults in Poland are more cosmopolitan than ever, this research suggests that mass media plays a crucial role in how they understand the world around them.

Although a professor in the School of Communication who teaches journalism, media, and political communication classes, Horowitz conducted extensive research in Poland during his graduate studies at the University of Wisconsin, and he lived in Warsaw during the mid-1990s. He has been back to Poland several more times to conduct research and collaborate with other professors, the most recent trip being last year when he presented a paper at an international communication conference in Gdansk. While he was there he visited the historic Gdansk Shipyards, the site of the protests led by Lech Walesa that eventually led to the fall of Communism in Poland and elsewhere. "I hadn't been to Gdansk since the mid-1990s," Horowitz said. "It is still very emotional and inspiring for me to stand in the place where so many Poles took such a huge chance with their own lives by fighting against the Communist government for freedom."


Please join us for a Special Event of the Polish Studies Initiative
featuring the Chief Rabbi of Poland, Michael Schudrich

Monday, April 8, 2013 from 3:00 – 4:00 pm
CSU’s Fenn Tower, Panel Hall (3rd Floor), 1983 East 24th Street, CSU Campus

The Improving State(s) of Catholic-Jewish Relations in Today’s Poland

Since he was appointed Chief Rabbi of Poland in 2004, Michael Schudrich has served on behalf of Poland’s Jewish community as the official interlocutor with both the Polish government and the Catholic Church. Hear his insights and experiences of how he has worked to improve the complex relationship among Catholics and Jews in today’s Poland.

The Polish Studies Initiative is a program of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences.

No RSVP required. Seating is limited.

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