2019 marks two important occasions for celebration: the key one being the centennial of the Polish-American relations as the United States officially recognized the newly re-born Poland in early 1919. The US was the first country to adopt a modern and written constitution and Poland was the first such country in Europe to do so (with France being the third one).
2019 also marks the 25 years anniversary of the Philadelphia Chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation.
To celebrate these anniversaries, our Chapter is proud to present a lecture by Elizabeth M. Zechenter (Board member of the Philadelphia Chapter and the President of Jagiellonian Law Society (JLS) and Marian A. Korniłowicz (Trustee of the Kosciuszko Foundation and Vice-president of JLS). The lecture will take place at the Museum of the American Revolution in Philadelphia.
The lecture will discuss the principles of modern democracy and citizens' rights as established by the US and Polish constitutions and will explain historical legal context in which the Polish constitution arose. While both countries had distinct historical roots and underlying legal and constitutional traditions, their written constitutions were grounded in several shared legal principles, many of which survive to this day. The speakers will examine the underlying legal theories and showcase the Polish contribution to the modern international law.
Post lecture, guests are invited to Cross Keys Café (located in the Museum of the American Revolution) for short networking event.
The lecture is free, register here.