Loyola University Chicago

Polish Studies

Conferences & Lectures

Current Events

2015-2016

April 8th: Film screening of Jan Karski and the Lords of Humanity and Panel

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.

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Slawomir Greenburg, Tom Wood, Bozena Nowicka McLees, and Zbigniew Banas.

 

November 11th: Film screening of The Fourth Partition and discussion with director

November 13-14th, 2015 : Chicago Catholic Immigrants Conference:
The Poles Program

CCIC The Poles Poster

 

November 18th: When Do Reconciliation and Cooperation Matter?

 Past Events


Film Discussion with Marek Probosz 
‌and Zbigniew Banas, photo by bnm

2014-2015

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

2013-2014

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

2012-2013

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

2012

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

2011

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

November 17th: An Evening of Poetry and Music with Adam Zagajewski and Sarah Rothenberg

November 7th: Polish film screening and discussion with director Magdalena Lazarkiewicz

2010

April 28th: Poland and its Performative Democracy

November 12th - 13th: CHOPIN & PADEREWSKI 2010 International Conference

September 27th: The Polish Resistance (AK) Foundation Endowed Scholarship

2009

February 16th: Poetry with Teeth Lecture by Ewa Chruściel, Ph.D.

2008

October 15th: ‌

2006

November 14th: ‌