Poland's Road to Freedom, 1980-1989
Date and Time
Tuesday, November 17, 2009 from 4 p.m. to 5:20 p.m.
Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice,Room A
"Poland's Road to Freedom, 1980-1989: From Solidarnosc Days to Free Elections" by Malgorzata Cup
In June 2009, Poland celebrated the 20th anniversary of its first semi-free elections.
Poland was the very first of the Warsaw pact countries which freed itself from communism. The speaker, Consul Malgorzata Cup, will delineate the process from the very beginning of the founding of Solidarnosc, a labor union and freedom group, until the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1990. Her talk will emphasize Poland’s relationship with its neighboring countries and the Soviet Union in particular. All students, faculty, staff, and guests are welcome.
Petra Beckmann-Schulz, Ph.D.