Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Natalia Aleksiun, Associate Professor of Modern Jewish History at Touro College, Graudate School of Jewish Studies. Seeking to explain the survival of her children and grandchildren, Esther Stermer of Borszczów declared in her memoir: “Our family in particular would not let the Germans have their way easily. We had vigor, ingenuity, and determination to survive. Above all our family would stand together. When one of us was in danger, the others could not cower to escape.
Please join us for a talk with Pavle Levi (Stanford University) about his book Jolted Images: Unbound Analytic (Amsterdam University Press, 2017). The event, sponsored by the Njegos Endowment for Serbian Language and Culture at Columbia University and the Harriman Institute, will be moderated by Aleksandar Bošković and will feature a response by Noam Elcott.
Please join the Harriman Institute and the East Central European Center for a talk with Miriam Schulz (Department of Yiddish Studies, Columbia University) about her German-language book Before The Bow That Was Drawn: The Vilnius Komitet and its documentation of the destruction of Polish Jewry, 1939–1940/41 (Metropol, 2016).
Please join us for a reading with Polish poet, essayist, and critic Tadeusz Dąbrowski as part of his U.S. reading tour for the English translation of his poetry volume POSTS (Zephyr Press, 2017). This event is co-sponsored by the Harriman Institute, the East Central European Center, the Polish Cultural Institute, Zephyr Press, and the City of Gdańsk.
Please join the Columbia University Department of Slavic Languages, the East Central European Center, the Harriman Institute, and the Polish Cultural Institute for a panel presentation and discussion of screen adaptations of the work of Polish science-fiction grandmaster Stanisław Lem (1921-2006).
Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a talk with Wojciech Michnik, Assistant Professor at American University in the Emirates.
Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a two day conference organized by Alan Timberlake and Angela Wheeler.
Please join the East Central European Center and the Harriman Institute for a screening of Karski & The Lords of Humanity, a partially animated documentary about a member of the Polish underground during World War II. The screening will be followed by a Q&A with producer and director Sławomir Grünberg.