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In the Name of Polish-American Friendship: Stephan Mizwa, Roman Dyboski and the Kosciuszko Foundation

Friday, January 4, 2013, at 7:00pm

Join us for a lecture by Dr. Tomasz Pudlocki, a historian and this year's KF Grantee conducting research at Columbia University in New York.

When in 1918, Poland regained its independence; the Polish community in the USA was making a great effort to help the fatherland.

However, only few undertakings were executed and lasted as long as Stefan Mierzwa's idea, the Kosciuszko Foundation.

Dr. Pudlocki will present a short lecture on the role, which the KF played in the promotion of Polish culture in USA; and the American culture in Poland, before 1945. He will also speak about the intellectuals who were liaisons between the "old" and the "new" world. Finally, we will find out why Roman Dyboski, an English Philologist from the Jagiellonian University, was so important in the process of overcoming the internal dissension and bringing the Polonia together. 

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