Conferences & Lectures
Slawomir Grunberg’s documentary “Karski and the Lords of Humanity” presents an engaging, multifaceted portrait of the legendary Polish resistance fighter who tirelessly tried to open the eyes of the world to the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis during World War II. Grunberg deftly combines documentary footage of a Karski’s recollection of the events with other interviews, old photographs, and even animated sequences to create a cohesive and persuasive account of how the leaders of the most powerful nations chose to remain deaf to his pleas for an urgent intervention. The nature of this documentary forcefully emphasizes the contrast between Karski’s selfless efforts and the indifference of those who were in a position to affect meaningful change.
Slawomir Greenburg, Tom Wood, Bozena Nowicka McLees, and Zbigniew Banas.
November 13-14th, 2015 : Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference:
The Poles Program
November 18th: When Do Reconciliation and Cooperation Matter?
Film Discussion with Marek Probosz and Zbigniew Banas, photo by bnm
April 15th: Ida Film Screening and Discussion with Zbigniew Banas
March 19th: Śmierć Rotmistrza Pileckiego The Death of Captain Pilecki with guest actor Marek Probosz
September 19-20th: Jan Karski Conference
November 21st: World War II Veterans' Testimonies
November 13th: Film Screening and Discussion with Bożena Garus-Hockuba
November 12th: Modern Language & Literatures Language Fair, Fall 2013
April 13th: John Merchant Lecture - "Polish-American Poetry: Reading Between the Lines"
November 27th: Anna Ferens documentary film maker Anna Ferens Film Screening "Co mogą martwi jeńcy/What Can Dead Prisoners Do"
October 29th: Jan Karski - THE MAN WHO TRIED TO STOP THE HOLOCAUST
September 22nd: John Merchant Inaugural Lecture
April 21st and 22nd: Polish Language Certification Exam
April 18th: Polish Studies Scholarships and Awards Ceremony with Polish Student Alliance and Loyola's Polish American Alumni Network
April 12th: Undergraduate Student FORUM Competition of Undergraduates Students' Papers on Central and Eastern Europe
March 24th: Plocieniak Polish Language Fluency Exam (for upcoming seniors)
March 22nd: Lecture on Jewish Culture in Poland
March 1st: 4 Polish American Poets Reading Poetry
April 19th: FORUM - Competition of Undergraduates Students' Papers on Central and Eastern Europe
April 12th: Polish Resistance AK Foundation Lecture
April 2nd: Plocieniak Scholarship Polish Language Exam
February 22nd: Shana Penn Lecture: Women in the SOLIDARITY Movement
April 28th: Poland and its Performative Democracy
November 12th - 13th: CHOPIN & PADEREWSKI 2010 International Conference
September 27th: The Polish Resistance (AK) Foundation Endowed Scholarship
February 16th: Poetry with Teeth Lecture by Ewa Chruściel, Ph.D.