U.S. Speaker Visits Poland to Discuss 100 Years of U.S.-Polish Relations

As part of the Embassy’s U.S. Speaker Program, Neal Pease, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and editor in chief of The Polish Review, is visiting Poland for a series of lectures on the history of Polish-American relations.  His visit is part of the Embassy’s commemorations of the centennials of Poland regaining independence and President Wilson’s 14 Points speech (2018), as well as the establishment of U.S.-Polish diplomatic relations (2019).

Prof. Pease will deliver four lectures in Warsaw that are all open to the public, entitled A Hundred Years of U.S.-Polish Relations: 

Tuesday November 7 at 16:00

American Studies Center, University of Warsaw, 22 Al. Niepodległości, Room 116

Tuesday November 7 at 18:00

Dom Spotkań z Historią, 20 Karowa Street

Thursday November 9 at 11:30

Department of Strategic Studies, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University of Warsaw, Wóycicki Campus, Auditorium Maximum, Room 202, 1/3 Wóycickiego Street

Friday November 10 at 12:00

Institute of Professional and Intercultural Communication, University of Warsaw, 4 Szturmowa Street, Room 8

Lectures will be in English, except for the meeting in Dom Spotkań z Historią, which will be translated into Polish. All are welcome to join!

In his research and publications, Prof. Neal Pease focuses on modern Polish and Central European history.  His book, Rome’s Most Faithful Daughter: The Catholic Church and Independent Poland (Ohio University Press, 2009) won separate awards in the United States as best book of the year in the field of Polish studies, and best book of the year in the field of the history of Catholicism.  A previous book, Poland, the United States, and the Stabilization of Europe, 1919-1933 (Oxford, 1986) also received an award from the Pilsudski Institute of America.  He is past president of the Polish American Historical Association, and received that organization’s Haiman medal in 2015 for sustained contribution to the study of Polish-American history.