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Online Panel Discussions:

The Decline of Democracy and Its Challenges at the Beginning of the Twenty-first Century

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A map of the Ukraine and surrounding region.

Skalny Lecture: The Ukraine Crisis

Thursday, February 10, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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An illustration depicting a skirmish in New York harbor.

Skalny Lecture: What is America? Polish intellectuals in the United States

Tuesday, April 5, 7:30 p.m. Free and open to the public.

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Chopin.

Chopin in Music and Letters

Saturday, April 23, 4:30 p.m. A concert to celebrate the anniversary of Chopin’s birth.

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Research

Our research program welcomes graduate and post-doctoral fellows whose work focuses on Central and Eastern Europe.

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Education

We offer a certificate, coursework, and study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.

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Outreach

Join us for lectures, concerts, our annual film festival, and other programs and events throughout the year.

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Feature Video

The Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022

March 29, 2022

Professor Randall Stone, Chair of the Department of Political Science and Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies discusses the dilemma of intervention and the shadow of nuclear deterrence, the effects and limits of economic sanctions, and the repercussions of this conflict for international society. Moderated by Jane Gatewood, Vice Provost for Global Engagement.

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In the Headlines

November 9, 2021

Polish Film Festival returns to Dryden Theatre

Randall Stone, the Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, joined us on Good Day Rochester to discuss the films presented at this year's festival and what he would like audiences to examine about each film.

November 3, 2021

Polish Film Festival returns to The Little and Dryden Theatres

The University of Rochester Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies will present its Polish Film Festival in two parts beginning November 4.

April 7, 2021

Polish Film Festival: The movies you otherwise wouldn’t see in Rochester

Randall Stone, the Director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, discussed the Polish Film Festival lineup Wednesday during News 8 at Noon.

April 6, 2021

Polish Film Festival goes virtual

Randy Stone, director of the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies at the University of Rochester, joins Fox Rochester to run down the lineup of films.

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Our Mission

Established through a generous grant from the Louis Skalny Foundation, the Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies is housed within the Department of Political Science at the University of Rochester. As an academic meeting place for teaching and research, the Skalny Center brings together faculty and students who wish to study the historical legacy and the current transformations within Central Europe. The Skalny Center maintains a specific focus on Poland because of its size and its success in achieving political and economic change.

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2019 Skalny Center Newsletter