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Event Series

August Zaleski Memorial Lecture in Modern Polish History


This lecture series was established in 1983 through a generous gift from the estate of August Zaleski's widow, Ewelina Zaleska, to "organize lectures on modern Polish history from the year 1795 to the present time." The lectures remain independent of any other courses or professorships and are known as "The August Zaleski Lectures in Modern Polish History."


Timothy Snyder, Bird White Housum Professor of History, Yale University was the 2016 Zaleski speaker and discussed his book "Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning." View the video of his presentation.


Zaleski Speakers (1989 - 2016)



Series Events Calendar

Dismantling Democracy on the EU's Watch: Poland and Its Constitutional Tribunal The Annual Zaleski Lecture in Modern Polish History — Dismantling Democracy on the EU's Watch: Poland and Its Constitutional Tribunal
April 13, 2017
4:15pm - 6:00pm
  • Andrzej Rzeplinski – Professor of Jurisprudence, Warsaw University; President of the Polish Constitutional Tribunal (2010-2016)
  • Noah Feldman – Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Director, Julis-Rabinowitz Program on Jewish and Israeli Law
  • Kim L. Scheppele – Visiting Professor of Law & John Harvey Gregory Lecturer on World Organization (Spring 2017), Harvard Law School; Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School and the University Center for Human Values, Princeton University
  • Chair Grzegorz Ekiert – Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University; Director, CES, Harvard University; Resident Faculty, CES; Chair, Director's Seminar
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