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Political Mythology in Central Europe in the 21st Century

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Polish Film Festival Part I: Documentaries

November 4 and 5 at 7:30 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum

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Polish Film Festival Part II: Grand Opening

November 9—Screening of Forbidden Songs (Zakazane Piosenki) at 7 p.m. in the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman House

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Polish Film Festival Part II: Contemporary Cinema

Wednesday, November 10 – Sunday, November 14 at the Little Theatre

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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

Polish Film Festival returns to The Little and Dryden Theatres

November 3, 2021

ROCHESTER, NY (WROC) — The University of Rochester Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies will present its Polish Film Festival in two parts beginning November 4.

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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