Polish Ambassador Piotr Wilczek Presents at Wilkes University

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Polish-American relations will be the topic of discussion when Piotr Wilczek, Ambassador of Poland to the United States, speaks at Wilkes University on Oct. 22. Hosted in cooperation with U.S. Rep. Matt Cartwright, the lecture, “An Overview of Polish-American Relations,” is free and open to the public. It begins at 7 p.m. in the second-floor ballroom of the Henry Student Center, 84 W. South St., Wilkes-Barre.

Wilczek is a literary scholar, intellectual historian, writer and translator. He graduated in 1986 from the University of Silesia in Katowice, where he also received his doctorate and post-doctorate degrees. Recruited by his alma mater, he remained there until 2008 as a professor and faculty dean. His interests include comparative literature, philology, and intellectual history that form the culture and geography of knowledge across time. In 2006, he received the title of professor of the humanities from the President of the Republic of Poland. He has served as the Ambassador of Poland to the United States since 2016.

Questions about the lecture can be directed to Rebecca Van Jura, director of special events, at (570) 408-4306 or rebecca.vanjura@wilkes.edu. More information about upcoming lectures can be found at www.wilkes.edu/wls.

About Wilkes University:

Wilkes University is a private, independent, non-sectarian institution of higher education dedicated to academic and intellectual excellence through mentoring in the liberal arts, sciences and professional programs. Founded in 1933, the university is on a mission to create one of the nation’s finest small universities, offering all of the programs, activities and opportunities of a large university in the intimate, caring and mentoring environment of a small college, open to all who show promise. The Economist named Wilkes 25th in the nation for the value of its education for graduates. In addition to 47 majors, Wilkes offers 25 master’s degree programs and five doctoral/terminal degree programs, including the doctor of philosophy in nursing, doctor of nursing practice, doctor of education, doctor of pharmacy, and master of fine arts in creative writing. Learn more at www.wilkes.edu.