We are pleased to invite you to the third lecture of the American Studies Colloquium Series in the 2023/2024 Spring semester!

Michał Kuź
(Uczelnia Łazarskiego)

American-German Relations: From Partnership in Leadership to War in Ukraine

Thursday, March 21, 2024
at 4:45 p.m.

You can get 3 OZN points for participating in this event.


Dobra 55, room 3.014
(the building features some mobility accommodations: ramp and lift)


Political scientist educated at Louisiana State University, former Fulbright Scholar. Assistant professor at Lazarski University. Analysts and columnist for several outlets. Author of publications in the field of foreign relations and political thought. In the years 2018 – 2021 served as the first secretary in the Polish embassy in Berlin and a project manager for Stiftung Genshagen (a foundation dealing with Weimar cooperation).


The relations between the two largest economies of the West are crucial for global security and stability. Nevertheless, this relationship is fraught with distrust and dissenting voices on both sides. From the American point of view, Germany’s Russian policies have undermined the former model of “partnership in leadership”. From the German point view Donald Trump’s rhetoric and politics have largely undermined USA’s credibility. The lecture will try to outline the historical roots of the complicated relations between the two countries as well as focus on the recent debates surrounding the war in Ukraine. In the final part I will strive to project several likely scenarios for further development of those relations.

Year 2023/2024

April 26: Bad Gays and They/Them Armies: Homonationalism and its Backlash

April 16, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a lecture by Ben Miller and Huw Lemmey, the hosts of Bad Gays, “a podcast about evil and complicated queers in history” and the authors of Bad Gays: A Homosexual History.

Year 2023/2024

April 26-27: Status Quo/Status Queer

April 16, 2024

The aim of the conference is to create an opportunity for MA and BA students at the American Studies Center and Institute of Applied Social Sciences to present their research projects and facilitate an exchange of inspiring ideas.

Year 2023/2024

April 16: Screening of Nostalgia and Elegy in the Streets by Jim Hubbard

April 16, 2024

Join us for a screening of films by Jim Hubbard, who has been making experimental films about lesbian and gay activism and community building since the mid-1970s. The screening will be followed by an audience Q&A with the filmmaker.

Year 2023/2024

15 Kwietnia: Monstrualna Kobieta kontra Patriarchat: Czy “horror ciąża” to nowy wyraz kobiecej siły?

April 15, 2024

Drogie Osoby Studenckie, serdecznie zapraszamy na kolejne wydarzenie Sekcji Studenckiej Pracowni Gender/Sexuality! Na najbliższym spotkaniu dowiemy się, czy dekonstrukcja patriarchalnych wyobrażeń na temat ciąży jest możliwa oraz jak współczesna kultura audiowizualna odbiera dwoistość tożsamości, jaką dotknięte są ciężarne.

American Studies Colloquium Series

April 15: Film, AIDS, Activism: Culture Engagements that Move

April 15, 2024

We are pleased to invite you to a lecture in the American Studies Colloquium Series in the 2023/2024 Spring semester! This talk will look at the structures of feeling that guide notions of kinship in AIDS activist video works from the earliest years of the AIDS epidemic of the United States.