Meeting with Nikolay Petrov

Gdansk www 1The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding and the City of Gdańsk invite you to a lecture: “Russia: Empire or National State” which will be delivered by Nikolai Petrov, a professor at the Higher School of Economics in Moscow and columnist with the Moscow Times. Petrov is also a member of scientific board of the Journal of Power Institutions in Post-Soviet Societies.


Between 1990 and 1995 he served as an advisor to the Russian parliament, government and the presidential office. He published countless books and articles dedicated to the economic analysis of the Russian state, transformation and the socio-political development of Russia. He is also the co-author of the book Russia in 2020: Scenarios for the Future.


The lecture will take place on Thursday October 2nd 2014 atpoilsko rosysjki dialog 5:00 pm at ulica Długa 46/47 in Sala Wety of the Ratusz Głównego Miasta Gdańska.


Language: Polish and Russian (simultaneous translation provided)

High-Level Conference on Energy Security

Convenant of Mayors 2On October 9th 2014 the European Commission will host a High-Level Conference on Energy Security, in the context of the Covenant of Mayors initiative. Six EU member states are particularly vulnerable to energy supply disruptions as they import 100% of their gas from Russia. The conference will present opportunities to witness how cities from these most exposed countries are taking action to wean themselves off Russian gas, through smart investments in sustainable buildings and transport, renewable heating networks and an overall more intelligent city planning.


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NEE Invites you to a Lecture on Lviv

zaproszenie 15.07-page-001bNew Eastern Europe, the Royal Castle in Warsaw, the Polish PEN Club and the Ukrainian PEN Club invite you to the lecture titled “de diversis climatibus - Witnessing a Multicultural Lviv through Modern Architecture and Art”.


The lecture will be given by dr hab. Anna Lewicka-Morawska, from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw.


The lecture will be held on Tuesday July 15th at 5:00 PM in the Sala Odczytowa (Kino) of the Royal Castle in Warsaw.


The lecture will be held in Polish.


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Seating is limited. To RSVP, please call Marta Smolińska at tel. 22 35 55 170 or email her atThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. l.



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NEE Events at Krakow’s Jewish Culture Festival

logo skrot nee nowe 2012New Eastern Europe is pleased to share with you several upcoming discussions that we are co-hosting during the Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow Poland. Jewish Culture Festival in Krakow is the oldest presentations of contemporary Jewish culture from all around the world. Held since 1988, it has become one of the largest and most recognised internationally cultural events in Krakow.


For all of our readers who will be in Krakow, we are pleased to invite you to the following events


Polish-Jewish Relations over the past 10 years

Date: June 30th 2014

Time: 17:00

Location: Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18, Kraków

Panelists include:
Konstanty Gebert
Jean-Yves Potel
Sebastian Rejak

The discussion will be moderated by Iwona Reichardt, Deputy Editor of New Eastern Europe

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Relations in the Polish-Ukrainian-Jewish Triangle

Date: July 1st 2014

Time: 12:00

Location: Galicia Jewish Museum, ul. Dajwór 18, Kraków

This discussion will examine cross-border cooperation in Jewish issues; a discussion of Jewish relations in the context of the political situation in Ukraine and the various lessons that can be learnt from the applied from both Poland and Ukraine in the field of Jewish experience in this region from both the past and the present.

Panelists include:
Jan Gebert (Poland)
Anna Susak (Ukraine)

Moderated by Adam Reichardt, editor-in-chief New Eastern Europe

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Meeting with Shana Penn, author of Sekret Solidarności

Date: July 3rd 2014

Time: 14:00

Location: JCC Krakow, ul. Miodowa 24

Please join us for a meeting with Shana Penn, author of Sekret Solidarności (2014) and a preview of Marta Dzido’s film Solidarity According to Women.

Speakers include:
- Shana Penn, American feminist and scholar, author of Sekret Solidarności
- Sławomira Walczewska, Polish feminist, essayist, Fundacja Kobieca eFKa
- Iwona Reichardt, Deputy Editor, New Eastern Europe

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An Unfinished Memory

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The Galicia Jewish Museum, Kraków announces the opening of a new permanent exhibition, An Unfinished Memory: Jewish Heritage and the Holocaust in Eastern Galicia, by photographer and essayist Jason Francisco.  

The new exhibition complements the Museum’s acclaimed core exhibition, Traces of Memory:  A Contemporary Look at the Jewish Past in Poland, by Chris Schwarz and Jonathan Webber.  With the new exhibition, the Museum realizes its long-held goal of extending its thoughtful and provocative approach to the Jewish past to the whole of historical Galicia, including the eastern section that is today in Ukraine.

Read more: An Unfinished Memory