SPECIAL LECTURE / Wilson, Paderewski and the Re-birth of Poland
A lecture by Dr John Radzilowski's concerning the temporary exhibition Paderewski
The lecture will focus on the role of the United States and President Woodrow Wilson in the re-birth of an independent Poland at the end of the First World War. It will discuss Wilson's vision of international relations and the role Poland played in articulating that ideal. It will also discuss the important role Ignacy Paderewski played in Wilson's approach to Poland and his influence on American public opinion. Additionally, the lecture will survey the roles of the Polish American community and American relief efforts in supporting and sustaining Polish independence.
Cinema MUZ / admission free / app. 60 min
Dr John Radzilowski is Associate Professor of History at the University of Alaska. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from Arizona State University. He is author or co-author of 15 books, including; Traveller's History of Poland (2012), Frantic 7: The American Effort to Aid the Warsaw Uprising and the Origins of the Cold War, 1944 (co-authored with Jerzy Szczesniak, 2017), and the forthcoming Poles in Illinois. He is also author of many articles on U.S. and Polish history, with a particular focus on the history of immigration and Polish and other immigrant communities in the USA.