IWP’s Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies—headed by Dr. Marek Jan Chodakiewicz—has traditionally reached out with great success to the Polish-American community. More recently, the Institute and the KC have been mentioned and praised in two Polish-American venues: the weekly English-language, New-Jersey-based Post Eagle (24 July edition), which just celebrated its 50th anniversary; and the Polish-language Gwiazda Polarna [Polar Star] (27 July edition), the oldest Polish newspaper in America (est. 1908).
The two articles, both written by John Czop, summarize a lecture delivered by Paweł Styrna, a researcher and assistant to the Kościuszko Chair, on 9 June 2013 at the Polish Heritage Festival in Holmdel, NJ. The presentation discussed what Americans—and particularly American policy-makers and strategic thinkers—in the 21st century can learn from the history of the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth, whose institutions and governing philosophy showed many remarkable similarities to ours.
The Power Point presentation may be accessed here: What Americans can learn from the Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth