Poland’s Centennial: An Evening of Reflection and Celebration
- Friday November 16 6:00pm
On Friday, November 16, the Copernicus Program in Polish Studies (CPPS) at the University of Michigan will present “Poland’s Centennial: An Evening of Reflection and Celebration.” The event brings together scholars who will reflect on the significance of the 1918 Polish independence, and the legacy of modern Poland’s founders. A panel discussion will be followed by a brief piano recital.
The CPPS celebration will include historian Paul Brykczyński, who will discuss the political turmoil surrounding the election of the first President of the Polish Republic; Benjamin Paloff, who will talk about the significance of the Młoda Polska (Young Poland) literary movement; and Matthew Bengtson, who will bring to life the music of Ignacy Jan Paderewski, pianist and statesman. The discussion will be moderated by Geneviève Zubrzycki, CPPS director and professor of sociology.
Free - no tickets required