In October, the “We Are All Equal” social campaign has been launched. It aims to emphasize the diversity of the UW community and equality among its members.

The University of Warsaw is a place where there is no room for any kind of discrimination. We strive to create a friendly, peaceful, and safe atmosphere where everyone, regardless of their nationality, gender, age, disability, sexual orientation, and religion, will feel comfortable.

People who experience discrimination will find support at the university. In 2011, the University of Warsaw appointed its ombudsman, a fully independent and neutral university officer, to whom students, faculty, and administrative staff may turn for assistance in matters related to the university and its community, informally and confidentially. The ombudsman supports the staff and students in problem-solving and sees to it that all members of the academic community are treated fairly and honestly. Since 2016, UW has its Equal Opportunity Chief Specialist who is engaged in anti-discrimination policy, equal treatment, and diversity at our University. This person takes steps to fully respect and implement the principle of equal treatment, and to prevent discrimination. At the University of Warsaw, there is also the Rector’s Committee for Preventing Discrimination. More information >> 

The “We Are All Equal” campaign consists of a set of posters and social media activities. Materials will also appear on university websites and fan pages. Members of our community, representing groups particularly at the risk of discrimination and unequal treatment, featured in a video.

The campaign aims to raise awareness of discrimination, hate speech, mobbingand how to counteract these phenomena.

The campaign was created in cooperation with many university units. The UW Promotion Office, the project coordinator, organised it in close cooperation with Dr. Anna Cybulko (academic ombudsman), Dr. Julia Kubisa (equal opportunity chief specialist), and Magdalena Miksa (anti-mobbing coordinator).

The campaign is part of the activities implementing the European Charter for Researchers and the HR Excellence in Research strategy at the University of Warsaw. The strategy includes the implementation of activities in the area of equal treatment and increasing knowledge and awareness in the field of anti-discrimination.

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Democracy or Authoritarianism? After the US Elections

November 22, 2020

The ASC’s Professor and the former Polish Ambassador to the USA, Ryszard Schnepf will moderate an online debate hosted by the Jagiellonian University and Polish Ambassadors’ Conference. The keynote speaker at this debate will be Donald Tusk.

Year 2020/2021

November 23, 2020 at 5:00pm, Online; Ecological Intimacies in the Anthropocene: Horror, Ethics, and the Shadow of Nonhuman Difference

November 21, 2020

In this talk, Brittany Roberts will argue that the horror genre offers a powerful means of confronting the traumas of the Anthropocene and, concurrently, imagining more ethical ecological futures and rethinking what it means to be human on an environmentally devastated planet.

American Studies Colloquium Series

November 26, 2020 at 4:45pm, Online; Like a Thief in the Night: Pandemic and the Culture of Healing

November 21, 2020

The pandemic is a virus, but it is more than this: it is a dramatic symptom of the malaise of the way of life, a sharp curve which we cannot fail to negotiate. Starting from the 17th century time of the plague, we shall be asking questions how to survive the crisis, how to live on, and how to think the change without which our future is bleak.

Picture: Protestors marching at the Stonewall Riots in New York City in 1969. Diana Davies; New York Public Library, history.com

Year 2020/2021

Friday, November 20, 2020 at 6pm, Online; Q&A with Activist and LGBT Pioneer Mark Segal

November 20, 2020

A live Q&A session in English on ZOOM with Mark Segal – a participant at the Stonewall rebellion, a founding member of Gay Liberation Front and founder of Gay Youth, organized by The U.S. Embassy, InterAlia journal and the ASC.

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Emotions management in epidemic and post-epidemic world – online workshops

November 19, 2020

The coronavirus outbreak is a particularly demanding and stressful time for us all. During the workshops you will learn about emotion regulation strategies and find out how to experience positive emotions more often in the context of Polish culture.