University of Rochester

EVENT: Skalny Luncheon Seminar with Professor Andrzej Mania of Jagiellonian University

TIME, DATE, AND PLACE: Noon Friday, Feb. 20, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library on the University of Rochesterís River Campus

ADMISSION: Free and open to the public; lunch will be provided. Reservations for lunch are requested by Feb. 18 to (585) 275-9898.

February 6, 2004

The Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester will host a luncheon seminar with Polish Professor Andrzej Mania at noon Friday, Feb. 20, in the Gamble Room of Rush Rhees Library on the Universityís River Campus. The program is free and open to the public.

Mania, the director of the Center for American Studies at Jagiellonian University, will summarize his research conducted in U.S. presidential libraries and at the National Archives in Washington on the American presidency and its relations with Poland. He also will present the policies of U.S. presidents toward Poland within the broader perspective of U.S. policy toward Eastern Europe during the Cold War. His objective is to discover the place of Poland and Eastern Europe in U.S. foreign policy.

Mania received his masterís degree in history in 1972, his doctoral degree in political science in 1975, and did postdoctoral work in 1983, all at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. His recent travels and seminars have taken him to Georgetown University, Johns Hopkins University, and the U.S. Department of State. Mania is working on a book about the Department of State and its role in shaping U.S. foreign policy.

For more information and to make lunch reservations, contact the center at (585) 275-9898 by Feb. 18.