Special Guest Lectures

The American Studies Center strives to introduce students to the wider academic world of American studies by inviting special guests. They join us from foreign academic institutions, diplomatic missions, governmental agencies, and non-governmental organizations to share their knowledge and passion related to American history, politics, and culture. You can learn all about the past and upcoming meetings and special guest lectures organized at the ASC on this page.

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2020/2021

Fall Term 2020/2021

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2019/2020

Fall Term 2019/2020

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2018/2019

Fall Term 2018/2019

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2017/2018

Fall Term 2017/2018

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2016/2017

  • May 26, 2017
    Winnifred F. Sullivan (Indiana University at Bloomington)
    Krzysztof Michałek Memorial Lecture: Banning Bibles, Constituting the People
  • May 23, 2017
    Salvatore Barbones
    Meeting and discussion
  • May 18, 2017
    Nabil M. Alawi (An-Najah National University)
    Dehegemonizing American Studies: A Palestinian Perspective
  • May 18, 2017
    Lisa K. Parshall (Daemen College)
    Election 2016: Time and Con(sequence): Reforming America’s Presidential Nominating Process Post-2016
  • April 27, 2017
    Margaret Ohia-Nowak (Wrocław University of Science and Technology)
    Black People in Poland: A Self-Reflective Study of Discourse
  • March 29, 2017
    Stanisław Filipowicz (University of Warsaw)
    Steven Hayward (UC Berkeley)
    Michał Kuź (Lazarski University)
    Peter L.P. Simpson (Graduate Center of CUNY)
    Artur Szutta (Gdansk University)
    Tomasz Żyro (War Studies University, Warsaw)
    Discussion on Clifford Angell Bates Jr’s new book: The Centrality of the Regime for Political Science
  • March 28, 2017
    Paul W. Jones (U.S. Ambassador to Poland)
    Meeting with the U.S. Ambassador to Poland
  • March 23, 2017
    Katarzyna Pisarska
    (Founder and Director of the European Academy of Diplomacy in Warsaw, Poland and the Visegrad School of Political Studies)
    Russia’s Information Warfare in a World of Post-Truths
  • March 9, 2017
    Black History Month at ASC: Remembering African American Music
    A concert by Małgorzata Ziółek-Sowińska (piano, vocal), Karolina Gadomska (vocal) and Dominik Gręda (guitar)
  • March 9, 2017
    Małgorzata Ziółek-Sowińska (Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi)
    Black History Month at ASC: The Soul Music Aesthetics in the Music of Aretha Franklin
  • March 6, 2017
    Elizabeth L. Evans (Eurasia Foreign Area Officer, U.S. Embassy in Warsaw)
    Women’s Career Paths and Challenges in the US Military Forces
  • March 2, 2017
    Małgorzata Ziółek-Sowińska (Akademia Humanistyczno-Ekonomiczna w Łodzi)
    Black History Month in ASC: Jazz and the Blues in the Poetry of Langston Hughes and Sterling A. Brown

Fall Term 2016/2017

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2015/2016

Fall Term 2015/2016

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2014/2015

Fall Term 2014/2015

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2013/2014

Fall Term 2013/2014

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2012/2013

Fall Term 2012/2013

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2011/2012

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2010/2011

Fall Term 2010/2011

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2009/2010

Fall Term 2009/2010

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2008/2009

Fall Term 2008/2009

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2007/2008

Fall Term 2007/2008

  • December 8-9, 2007
    International Conference, organized by School of American Studies – Collegium Civitas and American Studies Center
    Quo Vadis America? 
  • December 7, 2007
    Lawrence R. Chamer
    NATO in the 21st Century – Expectations and Challenges
    Maintaining National Identity Within a Growing NATO
  • December 6, 2007
    Miles White (Charles University in Prague)
    From Hip-Hop to Hardcore: Race, Representation and the New Culture of Masculinity

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2006/2007

  • September 25, 2007
    Ewa Grzeszczyk
    Sebastian Góźdź
    XI Festiwal Nauki: HIP-HOP i elektrofunk w Stanach i nie tylko
  • September 24, 2007
    Agnieszka Graff (ASC UW)
    XI Festiwal Nauki: Rasowe stereotypy w Stanach Zjednoczonych
  • June 2, 2007
    Workshops

    Researching and Teaching American History
  • May 17, 2007
    Cristanne Miller (University at Buffalo)
    Edward H. Butler
    (University at Buffalo)
    Modernism, Sexuality, and Performing the Female Body: Marianne Moore and Else Lasker-Schüler
  • May 11, 2007
    William C. Pratt (University of Nebraska Omaha)
    Place Makes a Difference: Region and Locale in American Culture
  • May 10, 2007
    Magdalena J. Zaborowska (University of Michigan)
    From Baldwin’s Paris to Benjamin’s: The Architectonics of Race/Sex in “Giovanni’s Room”
  • March 24, 2007
    Geert Hofstede (University of Maastricht)
    Culture’s Recent Consequences
  • March 15, 2007
    Robert Faulkner (Boston College)
    Participant Observation and Improvisation: A View From the Band Stand

Fall Term 2006/2007

Special Guest Lectures

Spring Term 2005/2006

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