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July 5, 2013, 4 p.m.
Does Poland Lie on the Mediterranean?
Center for Jewish Culture, Meiselsa street No. 17

A discussion chaired by Robert Kusek, PhD, with participation by Irith Cherniavsky, PhD (Israel), and Anat Lapidot Firilla, PhD (Israel), the authors of the articles published in Does Poland Lie on the Mediterranean?. The objectives of the meeting are to fill the gap in the perception and understanding of the relationships of our country with the Mediterranean region, and to explain of Poland’s role in one of the most significant EU initiatives in recent years – the Union for the Mediterranean. The meeting will be carried out as part of the 23rd Jewish Culture Festival.

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Irith Cherniavsky – was born in Poland. In 1957, together with her family, she emigrated to Israel. She studied economy, sociology and Jewish history at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Her PhD dissertation entitled The Jews’ Emigration from Poland in the 1930 is now in print. Her research interests include: Jewish life in Poland in the 20th century, Jewish immigration to Palestine/Israel, and everyday life in Palestine and Israel.

Anat Lapidot Firilla – is a senior research fellow and academic director of the Mediterranean Studies programme at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute. She is the editor of the "Journal of Levantine Studies", and teaches Middle Eastern politics and Turkish history at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. She holds a PhD from the Department of Politics at the University of Durham, UK, and has been granted numerous scholarships and awards. In 2002 she was a visiting scholar at Harvard University.

Robert Kusek – is an assistant at the Institute of English Studies at the Jagiellonian University, Krakow. He is a translator and cultural manager. His research interests focus on the poetics of memory, autobiographical writing, post colonialism and intercultural communication. He is the coordinator of the Anna Lindh Euro Mediterranean Foundation for the Dialogue Between Cultures in Poland.
Admission free, debate in English with simultaneous translation into Polish.

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