Skalny Lecture—March 2
Dr. Piotr Klodkowski discusses the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the future of Central EuropeLearn More
Music of Krzysztof Komeda—March 25
Dariusz Terefenko, piano, and Stephanie Tateiwa, saxophoneLearn More
Skalny Lecture—March 29
Dr. Rafal Wordliczek discusses the challenges for Central European States in the contemporary international security systemLearn More
Our research program welcomes graduate and post-doctoral fellows whose work focuses on Central and Eastern Europe.
We offer a certificate, coursework, and study abroad opportunities for undergraduate students.
Join us for lectures, concerts, our annual film festival, and other programs and events throughout the year.
March 30, 2023
On Thursday, March 30, Consul General Erin Nickerson opened a virtual debate between Jagiellonian University and University of Rochester students presenting American diplomacy in the face of Russia's full-scale invasion of Ukraine. This is the third debate between students of both universities, this time it was focused on international relations between Central and Eastern Europe.
The debate was moderated by Professor Piotr Kłodkowski, visiting professor at University of Rochester and Dr. Marcin Fatalski from the Institute of American Studies, Jagiellonian University. A heated discussion made the meeting last longer than planned and still all the issues discussed were not exhausted. There will be no shortage of topics, so let's go to the next debates.
In the Headlines
November 7, 2022
Polish Film Festival Part II starts Tuesday, November 8
Randy Stone, director of the University of Rochester's Skalny Center for Polish and Central European Studies, talks about this year's films and the festival's history.
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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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.Learn More