Reflections on Democratic Revolutions in Eastern Europe and Beyond: The Role of Women, 1980-2012
Apr 08, 2013
from 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
|Where||Nelson Mandela Auditorium, GEC|
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Summary: This lecture, with speaker Zbigniew Bujak, will discuss the role of women in democratic revolutions worldwide and specifically in Eastern Europe. Mr. Bujak will present two distinctive lectures on comparative democratic revolutions. Please join us on April 8, at 5:30, in the Mandela Auditorium of the FedEx Global Education Center for a presentation on "The Role of Women." A reception will follow in Room 4003 of the FedEx GEC. Then join us again on April 22, at 5:30, in Room 4003, for "The Task of the Intelligentia." Both events are free and open to the public.
Bio: Zbigniew Bujak was a leader in the formation of Solidarity, the Polish opposition movement to Communism in the 1980s. He avoided arrest for over four years during martial law and ended up as part of the Solidarity negotiating team at Round Table talks that led to the peaceful end of Communism in 1989. He was later a political leader and government official during the transition to democracy. Since 2004, he has applied his knowledge and observations to the Orange Revolution in Ukraine and the Arab Spring in Tunisia and Egypt.
Location: Nelson Mandela Auditorium, FedEx Global Education Center
There will be a reception to follow in room 4003
Sponsors: Center for Slavic, Eurasian and East European Studies
For more information, please contact Dr. Robert Jenkins, Director of the Center for Slavic, Eurasian, and East European Studies, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.