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PIASA World Congress, Warsaw, June 20-23, 2014

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Saturday, June 21 — 9:00 -11:30 am
Opening Ceremonies
Plenary Session — An Appreciation of Jan Karski

Saturday, June 21 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
1 Speaking of the Unspeakable: The Destruction of the Polish Jewry—Israeli, American, German, and Polish Literary and Historical Perspectives
2 Diaspora Reactions to World War and Cold War
3 Medieval and Reformation Poland
4 Crossing Borders: the Transnationalism of Witold Gombrowicz
5 HIV Infection: Treatment, Prevention and Immunology
6 Economics, Politics, Society in Contemporary Poland—the Annual Michael Sendzimir Session

Saturday, June 21 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
7 Commemoration in Exile
8 The Great War
9 Crossing Borders: Witold Gombrowicz’s Kronos
10 Biomedical Engineering and Biomedicine
11 Monetary Policy in Poland and the U.S.: Lessons from the Great Recession
12 Poland and Polonia Since 1989

Reception: 19:00 — 7:00 pm

Sunday, June 22 — 9:30-11:30
13 Cold War Polish Political Emigration – Research Reports – I
14 The Four Year Sejm and the Question of Polish Independence
15 Literature Across Borders
16 Biotechnology to Improve Healthcare
17 The Most Important Challenges for the Polish Economy in the XXI Century
18 Foreign Policy of the Republic of Poland 1919-1939

Sunday, June 22 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
19 Cold War Polish Political Emigration – Research Reports – II
20 Tadeusz Kościuszko in America
21 Trajectories of Seeing and Belonging: U.S. and Poland - I
22 Biochemical and Symbiotic Underpinnings of Evolution and Disease
23 Religion in Post-World War II Europe
24 Katyń Massacre: Source Materials in the USSR/Russia, Great Britain and the United States

Sunday, June 22 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
25 Transnational Migrations
26 Tadeusz Kościuszko in Poland
27 Trajectories of Seeing and Belonging: U.S, and Poland II
28 How Poland is Developing its Space Capabilities
29 The Interwar Era
30 History Through Biographies and Memoirs

Reception: 19:00 (7:00 pm)

Monday, June 23 — 9:30-11:30
31 Reflections of the Polish Diaspora
32 Poland in World War II
33 Józef Retinger: The Polish Man of Mystery and Modern Europe
34 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – I
35 Between Inclusion and Exclusion: Excess, Transgression, and Recycling
36 Crossing Borders in the East Bloc

Monday, June 23 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
37 Crossing Digital Borders—Negotiating Cultural Displacement: International Students in the U.S. and Poland
38 Post-War Commemoration and Documentation
39 Świat malarza, fotografa i architektury
40 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – II
41 A Re-evaluation of the Radziwiłł Family’s Role in the History of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
42 Crossing Borders with Educational Bridges

Monday, June 23 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
43 Crossing Borders: Migration and Cultural Maintenance
44 The Polish 20th Century: Issues of Historical Memory
45 Strategies of Evasion, Flight and Resistance Among the Jews of Poland and the Diaspora
46 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – III
47 The EU in the Financial Framework 2014 -2020 – Implications for the Polish Economy
48 The Ukrainian Crisis: Polish and Czech Perspectives

Banquet
7:00 pm (1800) — Reception
8:00 pm (1900) — Banquet (tickets required)
Guest Speaker - Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz

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Friday, June 20 — Cultural Events
10:00 - 12:30 (Choose one option)
1. Guided Tour of the Stare Miasto (Old Town)
2. Tour of the Copernicus Science Center
3. Tour of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews

14:00 - 17:00 [2:00 pm-5:00 pm] (choose one option)
1. Tour the Royal Castle
2. Tour of the Wilanow Museum

17:00 - 18:30 (5:00 pm -6:30 pm)
Screening of the new film Kosciuszko: A Man Ahead of his Time

Saturday, June 21 — 9:00 -11:30 am
Opening Ceremonies
Aula Hall in the Old Library, Main Campus
Moderator: M. B. B. Biskupski, President, The Polish Institute of Arts & Sciences of America

Plenary Session — An Appreciation of Jan Karski
Andrzej Żbikowski (University of Warsaw) – “The Polish Underground State, the Holocaust, and Karski’s Mission and the Allies”
Maciej Wierzyński (Polish Service of the Voice of America) – “How was Jan Karski Unique?”
Wojciech Białożyt (Jan Karski Education Foundation) – “The Importance of Karski’s Example to the Young Generation of Poles”
Robert Kostro (Polish History Museum) – “An Introduction to the Jan Karski Project”

LUNCH — 11:30-13:00 (11:30-1:00 pm)

Saturday, June 21 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
1 Speaking of the Unspeakable: The Destruction of the Polish Jewry—Israeli, American, German, and Polish Literary and Historical Perspectives

Lucyna Aleksandrowicz-Pędich (SWPS/University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Warsaw) – “Poland as the Land of Death in Jewish-American Fiction After the Holocaust”
Shoshana Ronen (University of Warsaw) – “Post-Holocaust Representations of Poland in Israeli Literature”
Katrin Stoll (German Historical Institute, Warsaw) – “Conscious Engagement and the Holocaust: Jan Karski as a Model for Coming to Terms with the Past in Germany”
Rachel F. Brenner (University of Wisconsin-Madison) – “Witnessing the Destruction: Polish Writers-Diarists Record the Holocaust”
2 Diaspora Reactions to World War and Cold War
Gabriela Pawlus Kasprzak (University of Toronto) – “United We Stand: Polish Canadian Perceptions of World War II”
Jan Lencznarowicz (Jagiellonian University) – “The Changing Image of FDR in the Post-World War Polish Émigré Press, 1945-1956”
Robert Szymczak (The Pennsylvania State University at Beaver) – “Justice for Poland: The Polish American Congress Radio Broadcasts of the 1950s”
Mary Erdmans (Case Western Reserve University) – “Lukomski and Mazewski: The Role of Post-World War II Émigrés in Chicago Polonia, 1960-1990”
3 Medieval and Reformation Poland
Paul Knoll (University of Southern California) – "The University of Cracow in the National Life of Poland in the 15th Century"
Paul Radzilowski (Madonna University) – “Gloriam in ignominiam commutans: Management of Narrative Time in Two Accounts of the Martyrdom of St. Stanislaus by Jan Długosz”
Julia Verkholantsev (University of Pennsylvania) – “Etymology as Historical Artifact: Isidore of Seville’s Etymologiae and the Exposition of Ethnonyms in Medieval Chronicles Written in Poland and Other Central European Lands”
Bryan Kozik (University of Florida) – “Jan Dantyszek as Diplomat? Confessionalization and Concerns Abroad in Royal Prussia”
4 Crossing Borders: the Transnationalism of Witold Gombrowicz
Daniel Balderston (University of Pittsburgh) – “Buenos Aires, 1947: Notes on the Manuscript of the Collective Translation of ‘Ferdydurke.’”
Jean-Pierre Salgas (School of Architecture, Marne-la-Vallée, France) – “Witold Gombrowicz’s Diario Argentino”
Łukasz Tischner (Jagiellonian University) – “Was Gombrowicz Post-Secular?”
Tul'si Bhambry (University College London) – “Gombrowicz’s Models of Authorship”
5 HIV Infection: Treatment, Prevention and Immunology
Andrzej Horban (Warsaw Medical University & Hospital of Infectious Diseases) – “Why Poland Has a Low HIV Prevalence”
Andrzej Wojtczak (Collegium Mazovia Innovative School of Higher Education) – “Preventive Strategies for HIV Infection”
Mirosław Górny (New York University School of Medicine) – “Antibodies to the Variable Regions V2 and V3 Can Play a Protective Role Against HIV-1 Infection”
6 Economics, Politics, Society in Contemporary Poland—the Annual Michael Sendzimir Session
Jan Napoleon Saykiewicz (Duquesne University) – “Poland's 25-years of Transition – the Hopes and Disenchantments”
Krzysztof Bledowski (Manufacturers Alliance) – “The Economics and Politics of Poland’s Euro Adoption”
Tomasz Mroczkowski (American University) – "America, Europe and Asia: The New Race for Innovation Leadership in the Global Knowledge Economy”
Jan Nowak (Tischner European University) – “Internationalization of the Polish Economy”

BREAK - 15:00-15:20 (3:00-3:20 pm)

Saturday, June 21 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
7 Commemoration in Exile
Anna Jaroszyńska-Kirchmann (Eastern Connecticut State University) – “‘Dear But Painful Remembrances’: American Polonia’s Commemoration Rituals”
Anna Mazurkiewicz (University of Gdańsk) – “Celebrating Freedom as a Means of Fighting Captivity”
Patryk Pleskot (Institute of National Remembrance) – “Constructing and Deconstructing the Polish Diaspora. The Role of Commemoration in Creating Polish Australian Identities in the 1980s”
Iwona Korga (Józef Piłsudski Institute of America) – “Representations of Poland and Polonia at the 1939 World’s Fair in New York City”
8 The Great War
Robert Blobaum (West Virginia University) – “A City in Flux: Warsaw’s Transient Population During the First World War.”
Katarzyna Sierakowska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Science) – “Wartime Fears: Polish men and Women 1914-1918”
Piotr Szlanta (University of Warsaw) – “Life under Occupation: A Polish Case, 1914-1918”
9 Crossing Borders: Witold Gombrowicz’s Kronos
Jerzy Jarzębski (Jagiellonian University) - “Kronos and the Mystery of Existence”
George Zbigniew Gasyna (University of Illinois) - “Enacting the Self: Reassessing Gombrowicz's Identity Politics in the Context of the Recent Publication of his ‘Intimate Journal,’ Kronos”
Aleksander Fiut (Jagiellonian University) – “Some Remarks on Gombrowicz’s Kronos”
Małgorzata Smorąg-Goldberg (University of Paris-Sorbonne) – “On Gombrowicz’s Kronos”
10 Biomedical Engineering and Biomedicine
Piotr Ładyżyński (Institute of Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering, Polish Academy of Sciences) – “Homecare Today and Tomorrow. A New Chances for Diabetic Patients”
Hieronim Jakubowski (Rutgers University) - "Emerging Cardiovascular Risk Factors: a Personal Account from the US and Poland"
Grzegorz Wegrzyn (The University of Gdansk) - "Treatment of Neuropathic Inherited Metabolic Disease"
11 Monetary Policy in Poland and the U.S.: Lessons from the Great Recession
Ryszard Kokoszczyński (Institute of Economics, Narodowy Bank Polski) –“Choice of Monetary Policy Instruments”
Mateusz Szczurek (Ministry of Finance, Republic of Poland) – “Monetary Policy and Financial Stability”
Timothy Kearney (Misericordia University) – “Monetary Unions: Reverberations from Copernicus' Economic Theories”
12 Poland and Polonia Since 1989
Bogusław Winid (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Poland) – “Poland, the United States and NATO Enlargement, 1992-1997”
Janusz Wróbel (Institute of National Remembrance) – “Chicago's Polonia in the time of Poland's Political Transformation, 1989-1991”
Wiesława Piątkowska-Stępniak (University of Opole) – “The Polish Political Emigration on Behalf of Poland’s Entry into NATO”
Donald E. Pienkos (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) – “Redefining American Polonia's Mission since 1999: Problems and Prospects”

Reception
19:00 — 7:00 pm
Muzeum Powstania Warszawskiego — Museum of the Warsaw Uprising ulica Grzybowska 79

Sunday, June 22 — 9:30-11:30
13 Cold War Polish Political Emigration – Research Reports – I
Janusz Wróbel (Institute of National Remembrance) – “Geography and Social Structure of Cold War Polish Political Emigration”
Sławomir Łukasiewicz (Institute of National Remembrance) – “Polish Party System in Exile 1945-1991”
Paweł Ziętara (University of Warsaw) – “Interactions Between ‘Country’ and ‘Exile’”
Małgorzata Ptasińska (Institute of National Remembrance) – “Culture in Exile”
14 The Four Year Sejm and the Question of Polish Independence
Richard Butterwick-Pawlikowski (University College London) – “The Question of Polish Independence, 1788-94”
Ramunė Šmigelskytė-Stukienė (Lithuanian Historical Institute) – “Implementation of the Four-Year Sejm’s Reforms in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania: Process and Problems”
Agnieszka Whelan (Old Dominion University) – “Before the Temple of Sibyl: Republican Rhetoric in the Gardens of Princess Izabela Czartoryska”
15 Literature Across Borders
Silvia G. Dapía (John Jay College, City University of New York and The Graduate Center) – “Two Ways of Thinking About Crime: Gombrowicz's ‘A Premeditated Crime’ and Borges’s ‘Emma Zunz.’”
Adam Kozaczka (Syracuse University) – “Noble Virtues and Warlike Masculinities: The Shared Language of Polish and Scottish Literary Nostalgia in the Long Nineteenth Century”
Christine Kenison (University of North Carolina) – “Borderland or Promised Land: a Comparative Analysis of Gustav Freytag's Soll und Haben [Debit and Credit] and Władysław Reymont's Ziemia obiecana [The Promised Land]”
Krystyna Illakowicz (Yale University) – “Miss America Goes Shopping: Perceptions of American Women in Poland in the 1920s and the 1930s”
16 Biotechnology to Improve Healthcare
Krzysztof Kucharczyk (BioVectis) – “Biotechnology and Life Sciences Sector Development in Poland after 1989 and Potential Future Directions”
Wlodek Mandecki (PharmaSeq) – “From Barcode to Electronic p-Chips: Advanced Tagging Methods for Biomedical Research and Beyond
Agnieszka Sirko (Institute of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Polish Academy of Sciences) – “The Development of Subunit Vaccine Against Bird Flu”
17 The Most Important Challenges for the Polish Economy in the XXI Century
Marzenna Weresa (Warsaw School of Economics) – “Innovation Policy in Poland”
Rafał Wielądek (European Commission) – “Poland in the Economic and Monetary Union”
Michał Szwabe (Warsaw School of Economics) – “Post-accession Migrations of Polish Labor”
Tomasz Napiórkowski (Warsaw School of Economics) – “American FDI in Poland”
18 Foreign Policy of the Republic of Poland 1919-1939
Janusz Cisek (Jagiellonian University) – “The Centenary of World War I: A Discussion of the Responsibility of the European Powers”
Sławomir Dębski (Center for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding) – “Poland and the Powers behind the Versailles system 1919-1925”
Marek Kornat (Polish Academy of Science) – “Polish Foreign Policy 1933-1939 in the works of Professor Anna Maria Cienciała”
Mariusz Wołos (Polish Academy of Science) – “Zombie History – The Black Legend of Minister Józef Beck in Historiography”

LUNCH — 11:30-13:00 (11:30 am-1:00 pm)

Sunday, June 22 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
19 Cold War Polish Political Emigration – Research Reports – II
Rafał Stobiecki (University of Łódź) – “Humanities in Exile”
Joanna Pyłat (Polish University Abroad) – “Sciences in Exile”
Mariusz Olczak (Archive of New Records) – “Veterans’ Organizations”
Joanna Wojdon and Bożena Szaynok (University of Wrocław) – “Poles in United States After 1945”
20 Tadeusz Kościuszko in America
James S. Pula (Purdue University) – “Kościuszko’s Influence as an American Military Leader”
Magdalena Micińska (Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sceince) – “Kościuszko and Niemcewicz — the Sword and the Pen”
Graham R. Hodges (Colgate University) – “Kościuszko and American Historians”
Michał Burczak (University of Warsaw) – “Creating an Enduring Myth of the National Hero: A Comparison of Tadeusz Kościuszko and George Washington”
21 Trajectories of Seeing and Belonging: U.S. and Poland - I
Maria (Masha) Shpolberg (Yale University) – “Towards ‘Real’ Realism: The Strategies of Polish Documentary Film 1956-1960”
Nadine Schwakopf (Yale University) – “Alea iacta est, Or: How Poetry Takes Place. Constellations of Signs in Stanisław Dróżdż’s Works”
William Schreiber (Yale University) – “Inventing the Intelligentsia: The Other Polish Anthropological Tradition and Moving Beyond Nationalism”
Margaretta Midura (Yale University) – “Lifestyle and its Contribution to Public Health: A Comparison of Poland and the United States.”
22 Biochemical and Symbiotic Underpinnings of Evolution and Disease
Magda Konarska (Rockefeller University) – “The Spliceosome: What It Is, How Does It Work, and Where Did It Come From?”
Barbara Kazmierczak (Yale University School of Medicine) – “Microbiome Acquisition and the Progression of Inflammation and Airway Disease in Cystic Fibrosis”
Thomas Wisniewski (New York University School of Medicine) – “Novel Therapeutic Approaches for Neurodegenerative Disorders”
23 Religion in Post-World War II Europe
Magdalena Nowak (University of Gdańsk) – “Religion and National Integration in Galicia at the Turn of 19th/20th Century”
James E. Bjork (King’s College London) – “Between Identity and Morality: The Catholic Church and National Rehabilitation of Volksdeutsche after the Second World War”
Piotr H. Kosicki (University of Maryland) – “Between Lublin and Louvain: His Holiness John Paul II and Europe’s Catholic Universities”
Mikołaj Kunicki (St. Anthony’s College Oxford) – “Martyrs, Saints and Heroes. The Portrayals of Church Leaders in Polish Contemporary Cinema”
24 Katyń Massacre: Source Materials in the USSR/Russia, Great Britain and the United States
Władysław Stępniak (National Archives, Warsaw) – “Working on the English Language Version of the Soviet Documentation”
Natalia Lebedeva (Russian Academy of Sciences) – “Katyń Materials – The Way to the Truth”
Wojciech Materski (Polish Academy of Science) – “The Katyn Massacre Files in the Archives of the Russian Federation”
Krystyna Piórkowska (Independent Researcher) – “The Unknown Testimonies – U.S. English-speaking Witnesses on Film – The Work of Roy L. Towers, Jr. Video Recordings of Colonels John H. Van Vliet, Jr. and Donald B. Stewart”

BREAK - 15:00-15:20 (3:00-3:20 pm)

Sunday, June 22 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
25 Transnational Migrations

Milosz K. Cybowski (University of Southampton) – “The Polish Great Emigration and the Jewish Question, 1831-1836”
Barbara Cieślińska (University of Białystok) – “Labor Migration and Migrant Lifestyles: The Case of Emigration from the Podlaskie Region to USA”
Pieter De Messemaeker (University of Ghent) – “Bundism Abroad: Transnational Networks in Early 20th Century Belgium, the Case of the Alter Family”
Jannis Panagiotidis (Free University Berlin) – “What is the German’s Fatherland? The GDR and the Resettlement of Ethnic Germans from Socialist Countries (1949-1989)”
26 Tadeusz Kościuszko in Poland
Anna M. Rosner (University of Warsaw) – “Jewish Participation in the Kościuszko Uprising”
Anna Cortes (University of Warsaw) – “Tadeusz Kościuszko and the Defense of Warsaw in 1794”
Jarosław Czubaty (University of Warsaw) – “Republican in a Changing World: The Political Position and Attitudes of Tadeusz Kościuszko 1798-1817”
Joanna Wojdon and Jakub Tyszkiewicz (University of Wrocław) – “The Changing Image of Tadeusz Kościuszko in Postwar Polish Education”
27 Trajectories of Seeing and Belonging: U.S, and Poland II
Damian Weikum (Yale University) – “Rich in Opportunity and Devoid of Absurdity: Polish Film After 1990”
Christel Oropesa (Yale University) – “The Totalizing Machine”
Diana Lech (Yale University) – “Rebellion and the Inescapability of Form: Gombrowicz’s Ivona and Mrozek’s Tango”
Katarzyna Rojek (Yale University) - “Man of Marble, Blind Chance, Snow White Russian Red: Demystifying Inherited Realities”
Robert Juchnicki (Yale University) – “The Fight for Freedom and the Role of Women: the Cinematic Perspective”
28 How Poland is Developing its Space Capabilities
Piotr Wolański (Committee on Space Research, Polish Academy of Science) – “Poland in Space”
Włodzimierz Lewandowski (Committee on Space Research, Polish Academy of Science) – “Poland’s Contribution to the EU Programs COPERNICUS and GALILEO”
Zbigniew Kłos (Space Research Center, Polish Academy of Science) – “The Place of Poland in Worldwide Space Activity”
29 The Interwar Era
Beryl Nicholson (Independent Scholar) – “Hour Zero: Rebuilding Lives and Livelihoods in Eastern Poland, 1920-24”
Michal Kasprzak (Ryerson University) – “The Revolution is Nigh: Why Interwar Polish Communists Could Not Accept the Second Republic“
Paweł Styrna (Institute of World Politics) – “The Wellisz Family: A Case Study in Jewish Assimilation”
30 History Through Biographies and Memoirs
Jan Chroboczek (Institute of Microelectronics, Electromagnetism and Photonics, France) – “What Jan Brożek Found Out About Copernicus in His Travel to Warmia in 1618”
Martin Müller-Butz (Friedrich-Schiller University Jena) – “Imperial Russia in Polish Memoirs and Autobiographies”
Maja Trochimczyk (Moonrise Press, Los Angeles) - “On Fashion, Portraits, and the Professional Image of Maria Szymanowska (1789-1831)”
Aleksandra Gruzinska (Arizona State University), “Franco-Polish Relations: Marie Curie (1867-1934) and Françoise Giroud (1916-2003). The Life Trajectories of Two Prominent Women”

Reception
19:00 (7:00 pm)
Dinner On Your Own

Monday, June 23 — 9:30-11:30
31 Reflections of the Polish Diaspora
Arnold Kłonczyński (University of Gdańsk) – “Nationally and Religiously: Commemorations in the Life of the Polish Diaspora in Sweden, 1945-1989”
Anna Brzozowska-Krajka (Maria Curie-Skłodowska University) – “The Private and Public Face of Ethnicity Across Cultural Borders: the Uniqueness of the Góral Diaspora in America”
Thomas J. Napierkowski (University of Colorado-Colorado Springs) – “The Khaki Boys Series: Images of Polish Americans 1918-1920”
Grażyna Kozaczka (Cazenovia College) – “Girling of a Polish American Child: Models of Femininity in Immigrant and Ethnic Adolescent Narratives”
32 Poland in World War II
Bogusław Winid (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) – “Polish Weapons in the September Campaign”
Jarosław Garliński (Independent Scholar) – “The Polish Independent Parachute Brigade and the Warsaw Uprising, 1944”
Michael Peszke (Independent Scholar) – “History of the Polish Special Duties Flight 1586: Defenders of Warsaw”
Anna Topolska (University of Michigan) – “Memory and the Representation of the Second World War in Post-War Poland: the Case of the Museum of Fort VII in Poznań”
33 Józef Retinger: The Polish Man of Mystery and Modern Europe
Jan Pomian (Independent Scholar) – “Introduction”
M. B. B. Biskupski (Central Connecticut State University) – “Retinger, the Mexican Years”
Thierry Grosbois (University of Luxembourg) – “Sikorski, Retinger and the European Idea”
Andrzej Pieczewski (University of Łódź) – “Joseph Retinger and European Integration after WW II: Central and Eastern Europe Question”
Władysław Bulhak (Institute of National Remembrance) – “The Foreign Office, the SOE and Retinger’s Trip to Poland in 1944”
34 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – I
Wojciech Ligęza (Jagiellonian University) – “Szkicowanie Ameryki Północnej (w utworach polskich emigrantów”
Wacław Lewandowski (Mikołaj Kopernik University, Toruń) – “Ameryka Kazimierza Wierzyńskiego”
Józef Olejniczak (University of Śląsk, Katowice) – “Józef Wittlin w nielubianym mieście”
Beata Dorosz (Institute of Literature, Polish Academy of Science) – “Jan Wolny – nieznany pisarz polityczny w ‘Tygodniku Polskim’ Jana Lechonia (1945-1947)”
35 Between Inclusion and Exclusion: Excess, Transgression, and Recycling
Tamara Trojanowska (University of Toronto) – “Reading Polish Culture: Modes of Cultural Transgression”
Lukasz Sicinski (University of Toronto) – “Between Language and Reality: Rubbish in Miron Białoszewski's Prose”
Lukasz Wodzynski (University of Toronto) – “Liquid Borders: Modernity and the Rise of the New Woman in Stefan Zeromski's ‘A Story of Sin’”
Piotr Kajak (University of Warsaw) – “Crossing (pop)cultural borders in teaching Polish as a Foreign/Second Language”
36 Crossing Borders in the East Bloc
Dariusz Stola (University of Warsaw) – “Crossing the Borders of Communist Poland”
Igor Tchoukarine (Macalester College) – “Tito’s Yugoslavia, the Soviet Bloc, and Global Tourism in the 1950s and 1960s”
Mark Keck-Szajbel (European University, Viadrina) – “Poland as Paradise. Finding Freedom in People’s Poland”
Zdeněk Nebřenský (Imre Kertész College, Jena) – “Tourism as a Political Message: Transnational Interaction and the Travelling of Czechoslovak Youth After Stalin’s Death”

LUNCH — 11:30-13:00 (11:30 am-1:00 pm)

Monday, June 23 — 13:00-15:00 (1:00-3:00 pm)
37 Crossing Digital Borders—Negotiating Cultural Displacement: International Students in the U.S. and Poland
David Gunkel (Northern Illinois University) – “Negotiating Cultural Difference in the Digital Communication Era: A Pilot Study of International Student Experience in the U.S. and Poland”
Agnieszka Stasiewicz-Bieńkowska (Jagiellonian University) – “Home in the Digital World: The Shifting Meanings of Here and Away—International Student Exchange”
Ann Hetzel Gunkel (Columbia College) – “The Boundary Event: Digital Natives In-between Cultures”
38 Post-War Commemoration and Documentation
Sheila Skaff (Columbia University) – “Ryszard Kapuscinski’s Cold War Photography”
Christopher Garbowski (Maria Curie Skłodowska University) – “The Glorious Dead and Commemoration in Spielberg’s Saving Private Ryan and Wajda’s Katyń”
Piotr Szczypa (Maria Curie Skłodowska University) – “Heroes and the Monstrous Event of the Holocaust in Schindler’s List and Korczak”
Józef Marek Haltof (Northern Michigan University) – “The Last Stage (1948) and the Politics of Commemorating Auschwitz”
39 Świat malarza, fotografa i architektury
Małgorzata Mizia (Tadeusz Kościuszko Kraków University of Technology) – “Sztuka architektury”
Jan Hausbrandt (Independent Scholar) – “Polska—tak jak bylo (lata 1970-1984)”
Rafał Olbiński (Independent Artist) – “Zalety dwuznaczności”
40 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – II
Ewa Kołodziejczyk (Independent Scholar) – “Czesław Miłosz w Biuletynie ‘Poland of Today’ (1946-1950)”
Aleksander Madyda (Mikołaj Kopernik University, Toruń) – “Najnowsze badania życia i twórczości Zygmunta Haupta – tendencje i postulaty”
Grażyna Kubica-Heller (Jagiellonian University) – “Proza etnograficzna Alicji Iwańskiej”
Alicja Szałagan (Polish Academy of Science) – “’American Dream’ Maria Kuncewiczowa w Stanach Zjednoczonych”
41 A Re-evaluation of the Radziwiłł Family’s Role in the History of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth
Karin Friedrich (University of Aberdeen) – “Radziwill’s Self-importance: Communication, Cultural Capital and Ego-documents in the Life of a Lithuanian Magnate”
Lynn Lubamersky (Boise State University) – “Scenes from the Life of Barbara Radziwiłłowa Caught Between a Rock and a Hard Place”
Kristina Sabaliauskaite (Independent Scholar) – “Silva Rerum I, Silva Rerum II, and Silva Rerum III – Between Fact and Fiction: Recreating the Early Modern Culture of the Polish Lithuanian Commonwealth in Contemporary Literature”
Steven Seegel (University of Northern Colorado) – “Mapping Old Poland-Lithuania: Reassessing the Legacy of Loss and Erasure.”
42 Crossing Borders with Educational Bridges
Joanna Król (University of Szczecin) and Teresa Wojcik (Villanova University) – “The Portrayal of the United States in Polish Curricula and Textbooks during the Stalinist Period (1948-1956)”
Mary Kay Pieski (Kent State University) and Teresa Wojcik (Villanova University) – “Exchanging Gifts of Language, Culture, and Friendship: The Kosciuszko Foundation Celebrates Twenty-Four Years of the Teaching English in Poland Program (TEIP)”
Katarzyna Drąg (Pontifical University of John Paul II) and Piotr Drąg (Jagiellonian University) – “Cultural Experiences in Europe: Study Abroad Programs at American Universities”
Dorota Klus-Stańska (University of Gdańsk) – “Cognitive Partnership in School Education as a Condition for Bridging the Generation Gap”

BREAK - 15:00-15:20 (3:00-3:20 pm)

Monday, June 23 — 15:20-17:20 (3:20-5:20 pm)
43 Crossing Borders: Migration and Cultural Maintenance

Pien Versteegh (Windesheim University of Applied Sciences) – “People on the Move: Polish Migration from Germany to the Netherlands and Belgium” (1890-1930)
Wesley Adamczyk (Independent Scholar) – “The Power of Identity: Polish Children in Exile”
Irvin Ungar (Historicana) – “Building Bridges: The Legacy of Polish-Jewish Artist Arthur Szyk, Fighter for Justice and Freedom”
Donald E. Pienkos (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) and Angela Pienkos (Polish Center of Wisconsin) – “An Enduring Tie: One Family's Century-long Connection Linking its Branches in Poland and America”
44 The Polish 20th Century: Issues of Historical Memory
Patrice M. Dabrowski (University of Vienna) – “Manipulating Memory of the Great War and Its Aftermath in the Eastern Carpathians”
Neal Pease (University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) – “Not a Stone Upon a Stone: The Demolition of St. Alexander Nevsky Cathedral, Warsaw”
Piotr Wróbel (University of Toronto) – “Triple Memory: Poles, Ukrainians, Jews, and the Pogrom of Boryslav, Eastern Galicia/Western Ukraine, in July 1941”
Stephan Lehnstaedt (German Historical Institute, Warsaw) – “‘Remembering’ World War II in Warsaw: German Occupiers in the Face of Legal Persecution after 1945”
45 Strategies of Evasion, Flight and Resistance Among the Jews of Poland and the Diaspora
Chair – Olga Linkiewicz (Polish Academy of Science)
Teresa A. Meade, (Union College) – “From Assimilation to ‘Hidden Jew’: Mia Truskier in Poland and the Diaspora”
Robert Mindelzun (Stanford University School of Medicine) – “Memories of Childhood in the Work Camps of Siberia and Komi SSR, 1939-44”
Daniel J. Walkowitz (New York University) – “Looking for Bubbah: Jewish Heritage Tourism in the Post-89 Era”
Fábio Koifman (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro) – “Making their Way from Europe to Brazil: Contributions of Jewish Poles to the Culture and Arts of Brazil”
46 Polscy pisarze w Stanach Zjednoczonych po II wojnie światowej. Najnowsze badania – III
Janusz Pasterski (Univesity of Rzeszów) – “Problem dwukulturowości w poezji Andrzeja Buszy i Bogdana Czaykowskiego”
Jolanta Pasterska (Univesity of Rzeszów) – “Zakorzenienie w pamięci: przypadek Floriana Śmiei”
Grażyna Borkowska (Polish Academy of Science) – “O twórczości Anny Frajlich”
47 The EU in the Financial Framework 2014 -2020 – Implications for the Polish Economy
Elżbieta Kawecka-Wyrzykowska (Warsaw School of Economics) – “Polish Position on EU Budgetary Policy”
Adam Ambroziak (Warsaw School of Economics) – “Regional State Aid in Poland”
Artur Nowak-Far (Polish Ministry of Foreign Affair) – “EU Legal Framework of Economic Changes in Poland”
48 The Ukrainian Crisis: Polish and Czech Perspectives
Łukasz Jasina (John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin) - “The New Ukrainian National Identity After ‘Maidan’”
Antoni Mironowicz (University of Białystok) - “Internal and External Contexts for a Viable Resolution of the Ukrainian Crisis”
Mitchell Belfer (Metropolitan University Prague) - “V4 Deterrence: A Regional Alternative to NATO?”

Banquet
National Archives (Biblioteka Narodowa), Aleja Niepodległości 213
7:00 pm (1800) — Reception
8:00 pm (1900) — Banquet (tickets required)
Guest Speaker - Prof. Leszek Balcerowicz