Special Programs - Poland, the United States and Polish Americans: Breaking New Ground
In 1989, Poland played a leading role in bringing an end to Soviet rule in Europe and the Cold War. Today, Poland is a member of NATO and the European Union, and a major European democracy with a population of 40 million. Ten percent of Wisconsin residents claim Polish origin, more than any other U.S. state.
As is often said, the "past is prologue." On October 1, this program will examine U.S.-Poland relations today with an eye to the future, as well. To achieve this, guest experts will take part in an informed and spirited panel discussion, with audience participation a key part of the program.
Registration and refreshments at 9:30 am. Program runs from 10:00 am-12:15 pm featuring a panel discussion and audience participation.
Brief remarks by Donald Pienkos, Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee an President, Wisconsin Division, Polish American Congress .
Panel Discussion featuring remarks by:
Mr. John Katzka, Senior Foreign service Officer, United States Department of State
Mr. Pawel Pietrasinski, Representative of the Consulate General of Poland in Chicago
Mr. Waldemar Biniecki, Educator and Business Consultant in Milwaukee
Atty. Christopher Kurczaba, President, Illinois Division of the Polish American Congress and Past National PAC Vice President for American Affairs
This program is sponsored by the Wisconsin State Division of the Polish American Congress with the support of the University of Wisconsin Institute of World Affairs.
This program is free and open to the public. If you plan to attend, please register before September 30, 2005.