Expert Panel on 100th Anniversary of Kennedy’s Birth

The U.S. Embassy’s American Center in Warsaw will host a panel discussion on President John F. Kennedy’s legacy on Monday, May 29, at 5:00 p.m. at the History Meeting House (ul. Karowa 20, Warsaw).

The expert panel will feature former Polish Prime Minister Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, Professor Zbigniew Lewicki of the University of Warsaw and Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, Professor Wawrzyniec Konarski of Jagiellonian University, and former TVP correspondent Piotr Kraśko.

The panelists will discuss President Kennedy’s impact on foreign relations, especially in his dealings with Europe and the Soviet Union during the Cold War.  They will also consider President Kennedy’s vision and influence on domestic issues, in particular the civil rights movement and his relationship with the media.

The panel discussion is being organized as a part of the John F. Kennedy Centennial Celebration and is accompanied with a photo exhibition aimed at inspiring new generations to find meaning in the enduring values that formed the heart of the Kennedy presidency—courage, freedom, justice, service and vision.  The photo exhibit will be on display at the History Meeting House until June 18, after which it will tour Poland.