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An International Conference on "Polish-German Reconciliation: A Never Ending Story?

April 04, 2007

The East Central European Center. The Polish Studies Program and The Institute for the Study of Europe at Columbia University present An International Conference on "Polish-German Reconciliation: A Never Ending Story?" May 3-4, 2007.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 at 6:00 pm.
Conference Opening at the Kosciuszko Foundation 15 East 65th St., New York City, by reservation only. Seating is limited, please reserve by April 15 at 212-854-6525.
6 pm - Welcome by John S. Micgiel (Columbia University). Keynote speakers: Pawel Zalewski (Sejm, Warsaw), Ruprecht Polenz (Bundestag, Berlin).

Friday, May 4, 2007 from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm.
The School of International And Public Affairs, Columbia University, 420 West 118th St. Room 1501
9am - Panel 1 Dealing with the Communist Past. Marcus Meckel (Bundestag, Berlin), Jan Zaryn (IPN, Warsaw), Ryszard Legutko (Polish Senate)
11am - Panel 2, Russia and Europe, Ostpolitik. Karl Schlogel (Viadrina University), Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University), Pawel Kowal (Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw)
3pm - Panel 3, Memory, History and Politics. Ulrike Ackermann (Freelance Author), Piotr Buras (Center for International Relations, Warsaw), Dariusz Gawin (Museum of the Uprising, Warsaw), Basil Kerski (Editor, Dialog).
6pm - Panel 4, The Place in Europe and Vision of European Integration. Johannes Bauch (Stiftung "Erinnerung, Verantwortung und Zukunft"), Marek A. Cichocki (Natolin European Center), Klaus Ziemer (Deutsches Historisches Institut).