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POLAND UNDER THE LENS: Shaping Poland's Image in Mainstream Media by APAC

Saturday, September 24, 2016, at 10:00am

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Examining and Shaping Poland's Image in Mainstream Media is a symposium hosted by the American Polish Advisory Council to discussion on how Poland, its history and politics are portrayed in mainstream media. 

The goal of the symposium is to establish recommendations for how Poland, Polish American community and key stakeholders and influencers can shape Poland's image in mainstream media including eradication of historical inaccuracies and derogatory statements.

The event will feature three panel discussions followed by a question and answer session and will feature the Honorable Anna Maria Anders - Plenipotentiary of the President of the Council of Ministers of Poland for International Dialogue, Member of the Polish Senate as keynote speaker.

Open to public. Tickets:

$65 for public, including lunch

$35 for Kosciuszko Foundation members

$0 for acredited media


The Agenda:

9:30am -10:00am


10:00am -10:15am

Welcome and opening remarks

Gen. Edward Rowny -President, American Polish Advisory Council

Alex Storozynski- Chairman, Kosciuszko Foundation

10:15am -11:00am

The Honorable Anna Maria Anders, Polish Senator,

Minister for International Dialogue

Poland's image abroad: shaping a narrative by Polish diaspora

followed by Q&A

11:00am -11:45am

The Honorable Piotr Glinski -Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland Politics aside: promoting Poland through culture, history and heritage

followed by Q&A

11:45am -12:30m


12:30pm -1:00pm

For the record: correcting historical inaccuracies and defamation Maciej Swirski -President, Polish League Against Defamation

1:00pm -1:45pm

Panel 1: Poland and Polonia in the press: success stories

Nick Sadowski- Executive Vice President, Nowy Dziennik Gregory Frye -President, PANGEA Alliance

Agata Grenda- Director, Polish Cultural Institute of New York Agnes Marczak- Political Director, American Polish

Advisory Council

Moderator: Darek Barcikowski

1:45pm -2:30pm

Panel 2: Strategy 2.0: interest groups and their role in shaping Poland's image

Susan Bysiewicz -former Connecticut Secretary of State

Rafal Szczurkowski - Columnist, Instructor at City College in New York

Waldemar Bienicki- Instructor, U. of Wisconsin, Partner at Bienicki Consulting

Sabina Klimek -Consul, chief of Polish Trade Mission in New York

Moderator: Darek Barcikowski

2:30pm -2:45pm

Next steps: discussion summary and ideas

Darek Barcikowski -Publisher, White Eagle

2:45pm -3:00pm

Closing remarks

Gen. Edward Rowny -President, American Polish Advisory Council

John Micgiel-President, the Kosciuszko Foundation

More information at:

American Polish Advisory Council symposium

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