LECTURE: Zbigniew Bujak
Reflections on Democratic Revolutions in Eastern Europe and Beyond: The Task of Intelligentsia, 1976-2012.
Summary: This lecture, with speaker Zbigniew Bujak, will discuss the task of Intelligentia during revolutions and the transformation process. The event is 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: Room 4003, FedEx Global Education Center
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.