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KF Online Programs

Dear Friends,

As pandemic related lockdown continues, and rules of social distancing redefine our daily activities and interactions, the Foundation's work continues.

It is my pleasure to announce that the Kosciuszko Foundation opens its largest worldwide Chapter, the online platform: Staying Connected, which makes it possible for you to view and participate in our cultural and educational events no matter where you live or work.

I hope that you'll enjoy and learn something new from the conversations with prominent public figures, discussions, and lectures by distinguished scholars, authors, and leading experts, as well as music performances that are to be streamed via Foundation's social media channels.

Please, stay tuned for updates and announcements, and please support the Foundation by becoming a member. Any contribution you can make is greatly appreciated.

Stay well and... Stay Connected with the Kosciuszko Foundation!

Marek Skulimowski

President and Executive Director

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Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 12:00 pm

LEX est REX? The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth - A lecture by Prof. Robert Frost

   

   

In this webinar, Professor Robert I. Frost will analyze the diversity of legal systems across the vast multi-ethnic, multi-religious, and multi-cultural Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth. He will examine the underlying philosophy of the political union, demonstrating why it was able to function for over 200 years. This webinar is based on Professor Frost's forthcoming second volume of "The Oxford History of Poland-Lithuania: Volume I: The Making of the Polish-Lithuanian Union, 1385-1569. "

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Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 3:00 pm

The Ghost of Shakespeare - A conversation: Ross Ufberg - Anna Frajlich

A poet, educator, and scholar Anna Frajlich talks about the decades of reading and writing and her most recent book "The Ghost of Shakespeare" in a conversation with a writer and translator Ross Ufberg.

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Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 4:00 pm

My Country's Other Names': Poland's New Wave Poets of the 1970s. - a talk by Jaroslaw Anders

Jaroslaw Anders, a writer, translator, and editor, talks about the poetic formation known as the "New Wave" or "Generation 68," which dominated the Polish poetic landscape in the late 1960s and 1970s, and emerged in protest against the Polish literary scene that, in their view, neglected its public obligations. The talk will delve into works by Adam Zagajewski, Stanislaw Baranczak, Ryszard Krynicki, and Ewa Lipska.

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

The KF Artists in the Spotlight series - Agata Peszko

We would like to invite you for our next episode of the Artist in the Spotlight Series with Polish-born artist and interior designer - Agata Peszko which is premiering tomorrow, January 15th @ 11 AM EST.
Agata uses the ancient techniques of felting - a way of creating fabric - to bring abstract art painted with silk & wool to modern circumstances with unique authenticity. Agata's textile art creations of large wall hangings, wool sculptures, stylish bags, and hand-made felted pillowcases have been on display at textile museums in the US and in many private collections throughout Europe as well as part of many luxury interiors around the Adriatic Sea, UK, Poland, and the USA.
The Kościuszko Foundation online programs are supported by Krystyna Piorkowska Foundation
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Monday, December 28, 2020

The KF Virtual Caroling Event

Please watch and sing along to the Kosciuszko Foundation Virtual Caroling Event, recorded on Saturday, December 19th at the KF in Washington, D.C.

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Monday, December 21, 2020

Polish and American Christmas Carols singing by Children and Youth

Listen to a concert of Polish and American Christmas carols performed by children and youth. 

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Friday, December 18, 2020 - 11:00 am

The KF Quarantine Jazz - Surreal Players

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Join us on Friday, December 18 at 11 a.m. EST to experience an extraordinary musical journey - The KF Quarantine Jazz - Surreal Players - Krystian Jaworz & Magda Pluta! Due to the pandemic our tour in the US, which was originally planned for spring 2020, is still impossible, so we decided to play for you online. It would not happen without the support of the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and The Kościuszko Foundation.
Subscribe to the Kosciuszko TV YouTube Channel and connect with us for a jazz concert.
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Monday, December 7, 2020 - 11:00 am

A Space Journey with Chopin. Making the Film: Chopin. The Space Concert

Join us to experience an extraordinary journey into outer space while listening to the music by Frederic Chopin. Watch the episode promoting Adam Ustynowicz's film, Chopin. The Space Concert with an astronaut, George Zamka, and pianist Karol Radziwonowicz.

Watch the episode here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPUCn3c6Xf0&t=35s

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Thursday, December 3, 2020 - 8:00 pm

Maria Sklodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science ? - A panel discussion

A panel discussion: "Maria Sklodowska Curie – A Pioneer for Women in Science?" featuring esteemed speakers Susan Quinn - an award-winning author of biography Marie Curie: A Life, Prof. Maria Siemionow - a world-renowned scientist and microsurgeon and Keiko Kawashima -  Professor at Nagoya Institute of Technology, Japan. The discussion was moderated by Nobel Prize-winning scientist, the Frank H. T. Rhodes Professor of Humane Letters, and a member of the KF Collegium of Eminent Scientists - Prof. Roald Hoffmann


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Wednesday, November 25, 2020 - 11:00 am

Artists in the Spotlight - Jowita Wyszomirska

The next episode of Artists in the Spotlight series - Nature's Movement and Stillness in Jowita Wyszomirska's Art is now available! Please join us on our Kosciuszko TV YouTube Channel and let us know if you liked it in the comments.
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Wednesday, November 11, 2020 - 11:00 am

The Symphony in B minor "Polonia" Ignacy Jan Paderewski


Wednesday, Nov. 11th @ 11 am 

Celebrating Poland's Independence Day: presenting a program about the very first complete recording of the Symphony in B minor "Polonia" by Ignacy Jan Paderewski,

performed by the Lviv National Philharmonic and conducted by Professor Bohdan Boguszewski.

Subscribe to our YouTube Channel ➡️Kosciuszko TV and don't miss it!


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Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Women Fighters of Polish Independence - a talk by Anna Nowakowska-Wierzchos, Ph.D.

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Friday, November 6, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The Transatlantic Lives of Polish American Women at the Turn of the Twentieth Century - A webinar with Marta Cieślak, Ph.D.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 4:00 pm

PIASA Scientific Awards Presentation and a Lecture by Jack Szostak, Ph.D.

The Kosciuszko Foundation Collegium of Eminent Scientists and the Polish Institute of Arts and Sciences of America (PIASA) host webinar featuring the PIASA Scientific Awards Presentation and a Lecture "The Origin of Cellular Life" by Jack W. Szostak, the Nobel Prize Laureate in Physiology or Medicine, 2009.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Artists in the Spotlight: Elzbieta Sikorska

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 1:00 pm

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 2:00 pm

A Polish Mistress of the Brush: Olga Boznańska - A webinar with Ewa Bobrowska, Ph.D.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Szymon Mika & Yumi Ito

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Thursday, September 24, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The Pioneers of Polish Women’s Suffrage Movement - webinar with dr. Dobrochna Kałwa

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Friday, September 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm

The KF Impromptu Series - Ewa Poblocka

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

KF Impromptu Series - A conversation with Piotr Machalica, actor

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Friday, August 28, 2020 - 11:00 am

Beyond the Battle of Warsaw. The Polish-Soviet War of 1919-1920 in Western Geopolitics - a webinar with Piotr Puchalski, Ph.D.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Peter Gabriel Duo

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Friday, July 17, 2020

The KF Impromptu Series - pianist Alexander Kobrin

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Friday, July 10, 2020

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Krzysztof Medyna & Andrzej Winnicki & Michał Winnicki

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Friday, June 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - Conversation with Rafał Olbiński

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Chemistry and Biology of Vision - A webinar with Prof. Krzysztof Palczewski

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Friday, June 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm

The KF Quarantine Jazz: Bogna Kicinska & Kuba Cichocki

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Transatlantic World through Polish and American Eyes - similarities and differences of perspectives - A talk by Prof. Bohdan Szklarski and Amb. Daniel Fried

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Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - Tomasz Konieczny

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Friday, June 5, 2020

KF Quarantine Jazz Series - Surreal Players: Krystian Jaworz & Magda Pluta

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

KF Impromptu Series - Lech Majewski

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Thursday, May 28, 2020 - 1:00 pm

Webinar: Tadeusz Kantor and the Polish Avant-Garde Theater: What They Have to Say to us Today - by Krystyna Iłłakowicz and Kathleen Cioffi

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Tuesday, May 26, 2020

KF Quarantine Jazz Series - Jerzy Maczynski, saxophone

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Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:00 pm

KF Quarantine Jazz - Alexander Debicz, piano

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Wednesday, May 13, 2020 - 12:00 pm

KF Impromptu Series - A conversation with Krzysztof Jablonski

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Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 11:20 am

KF Impromtu Series - A Conversation with Agnieszka Holland