iPoland invited many distinguished speakers from all over the world. Follow their profiles to find more about their research focus and their presentation during the conference.


Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski
Professor

Mieczyslaw B. Biskupski is a Professor of History Stanislaus A. Blejwas Endowed Chair in Polish and Polish American Studies Coordinator, Polish Studies Program at the Central Connecticut State University (CCSU).
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Stacey Fitzgerald
Producer/Director

Stacey Fitzgerald is an independent filmmaker and producer of the feature-length documentary “Saving the Rabbits of Ravensbrück”
This film tells the story of how an international group of women resistance fighters during WWII united to fight back against their Nazi captors in Ravensbrück, the largest women’s only concentration camp in the Third Reich.
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Sean McMeekin
Professor

Sean McMeekin is Francis Flournoy Professor of European History at Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, NY.
He received his Ph.D. and M.A. in History from UC Berkeley and his B.A. from Stanford University. He has previously taught at Koç University, in Istanbul, Turkey; at Yale University; at Bilkent University, in Ankara; and at New York University. He is the author of The Russian Revolution. A New History (2017); The Ottoman Endgame. War, Revolution, and the Making of the Modern Middle East (Penguin, 2015).
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Norman Domeier
Professor

Norman Domeier
is Assistant Professor of Modern European History at the University of Stuttgart/Germany. He studied History, Political Science and Media and Communication in Göttingen, Cambridge and at the European University Institute in Florence/Italy.
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Tadeusz Wolsza
Professor

Tadeusz Wolsza is a Polish historian and social scientist, professor at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN); lecturer at the Casimir the Great University in Bydgoszcz (Poland), and Board member of the Warsaw Institute of National Remembrance since 2011.
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Danusha V. Goska
Professor

Danusha Goska has lived and worked in Africa, Asia, Europe, on both coasts, and in the heartland, of the US. She is the author of Bieganski, the Brute Polak Stereotype; Save Send Delete; God through Binoculars; and chapters in The Impossible Will Take a Little While; Love on the Road 2013; and Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents. Goska received her MA from UC Berkeley and her PhD from Indiana University, Bloomington.
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Marek Kornat
Professor

Marek Kornat
is a director of the Department of the History of the 20th Century and of the Section for the History of Diplomacy and Totalitarian Systems of the Polish Academy of Sciences.
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Christoph Schwarz
Author, Filmmaker

Christoph Schwarz is a teacher, author, filmmaker, and curator of exhibitions. In 2014, he founded “Abducted Children – Forgotten Victims”, an association which deals with the fate and compensation of children abducted during the Second World War. From Poland alone, 200,000 children were forcibly abducted and germanized.
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Grzegorz Berendt
Professor

Grzegorz Berendt
is a Polish historian, professor at the University of Gdańsk, member of the Institute of National Remembrance Gdańsk office, member of the Scientific Council of the Jewish Historical Institute, and deputy director of the Museum of the Second World War (Gdańsk).
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Bogdan Musiał
Professor

Bogdan Musiał is Polish-German historian. In 1985 he left Poland and became a political refugee in Germany, where he obtained German citizenship. In 2010 he returned to Poland and became a professor at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.
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Bruno Wasser
Dr. Ing.

Bruno Wasser is an experienced architect from the German city of Cologne, a city planner, and a researcher of Second World War history. For more than 14 years, Dr. Wasser, together with Professor Czeslaw Madajczyk from Warsaw, and Professor Gerhard Fehl from Aachen, has been researching Germany’s biggest spatial expansion plan in Central Europe – the so-called “Generalplan Ost.”
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Peter Paprzycki
Professor

Peter Paprzycki is a Visiting Professor in the School of Education at the University of Southern Mississippi and a consultant for a Mississippi Center for Clinical & Translational Research (MCCTR) grant. He is also a Senior Research Analyst at Inference, LLC. Peter specializes in statistical modeling and applications of hierarchical linear models, meta-analysis and measurement.
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Tim Holden

Tim Holden was born in Madras (today Chennai), India in 1950 as the son of Piotr Zaniewski, Polish pilot during World War Two, and Betty Irene Holden. He lived in India, Australia, South Africa, Kingdom of Lesotho, and now he is residing in Devon, United Kingdom.
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Kazimierz Braun
Professor

Professor Kazimierz Braun is a scholar, writer, and director. He published more than 50 books on theatre history, as well as novels and dramas. He directed numerous theatre productions in Poland, USA and other countries. He taught at both Polish and American universities.  He became a tenured professor at the University at Buffalo in 1989.
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Daniel Mark Zamoyski

Daniel Mark Zamoyski, MBA, is an international Polish activist and Deputy Leader of the Polish Media Issues (PMI) Group, which began in 2005 to actively and robustly obtain corrections to errors, misrepresentations and lies about Poland and Poles in a range of media, now primarily digital. Dan has been a member of the PMI management team since 2012, also serving as the Press Contact
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Kenneth K. Koskodan

Ken Koskodan graduated from Michigan State University with a degree in Communications. The emphasis of his degree was in Journalism, Advertising and Public Relations. Of Polish descent himself, he has researched Poland’s participation in World War II for many years, and in the course of his research has interviewed many surviving veterans.
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Marcin Makowski

Marcin Makowski

Marcin Makowski is a journalist at the weekly “Do Rzeczy” and Wirtualna Polska, a historian and philosopher by profession. He deals with topics on the border of the media, politics and history. He is an associate of the Stacja7 portal and was a publisher of the portal Deon. He wrote for Onet, Forward, “Rzeczpospolita”, “Dziennik Gazeta Prawna” and “Tygodnik Powszechny”. He runs the program “Night change” in Radio Kraków.
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Krzysztof Kosinski

Krzysztof Kosiński
Professor

Professor Krzysztof Kosiński is a historian and researcher at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, researcher of the history of diplomacy, Polish-French relations, and the history of Poland in the 20th century. He is the author of studies on social history of Communist Poland (the PRL – Polish Peoples Republic). He is currently preparing a monograph on the national movement in occupied Poland during World War II.
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Professor Małgorzata Gmurczyk-Wrońska

Małgorzata Gmurczyk-Wrońska
Professor

Małgorzata Gmurczyk-Wrońska, historian, researcher at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences, researcher of the history of diplomacy, Polish-French relations and the history of Poland in the 20th century. She published, among others, a monograph on Polish-French relations: Poland – France’s Unnecessary Ally? (France towards Poland, 1938 – 1944) [Warsaw 2003] as well as a biography study of a Polish diplomat, MP (envoy) of interwar Poland in Moscow and Stanisław Patek’s ambassador in Washington (2012).
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Professor Mariusz Wołos

Mariusz Wołos
Professor

Mariusz Wołos is a historian, professor at the Pedagogical University in Cracow. He lectured at the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. Historian of the 20th century, history of diplomacy, and Polish-Soviet (Russian) relations. He has published numerous studies on Polish foreign policy in the interwar period. Author, together with professor Marek Kornat, of the upcoming biography of Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, Józef Beck. France towards Poland, 1938 – 1944) [Warsaw 2003] as well as a biography study of a Polish diplomat, MP (envoy) of interwar Poland in Moscow and Stanisław Patek’s ambassador in Washington (2012).
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Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski
Professor

Jan Stanisław Ciechanowski is a historian, lecturer at the Historical Institute of the University of Warsaw, former head of the Office for War Veterans. His research deals with the history of the 20th century, with a particular focus on Polish-Spanish relations. He wrote, among others, a monograph on Poland’s position on the Civil War in Spain, as well as about the contribution of Polish intelligence to the Allied victory in World War II.
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Dr Rafał Łatka

Rafał Łatka
PhD

Rafał Łatka is a historian, graduate of the Jagiellonian University in Cracow, employee of the Institute of National Remembrance. He also collaborates with the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw. His research focuses on the history of the Polish Catholic Church in the realities of the communist regime. He wrote a monograph: The Episcopate on Church-State Relations in the Socio-Political Reality of the Polish People’s Republic 1970-1989 (2019). He is one of the publishers of the multi-volume journals of Cardinal Primate Stefan Wyszyński’s Pro memoria.
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Anu Radha

Anu Radha
Film Producer

Anu Radha is an Indian Film Producer and a Communications Specialist, who has made documentary films which has been screened globally. She believes in films that reflect a compassionate humanitarian issue, connecting each soul of One World without borders.
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Professor Christine Fox

Christine Fox
Professor

Christine Fox, PhD, is a Professor of Research and Measurement at the University of Toledo and one of the managing partners of Inference LLC. Christine is best known for her seminal book on the measurement of perceptions, ‘Applying the Rasch Model: Fundamental Measurement in the Human Sciences’, cited over 6,800 times since its first edition in 2001.
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Svetlana Beltyukova
Professor

Svetlana Beltyukova, PhD, is a Professor in the Research and Measurement Program at the University of Toledo and one of the managing partners of Inference, LLC. Her expertise is in the development of surveys, assessments, benchmarks, and scoring systems for high-stakes decision-making across a variety of settings.
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Alberto Trujillo

Alberto Trujillo
Founder of the Historical and Cultural Association “Poland First to Fight”. Passionate about the history and about Poland.

During the conference “Poland First to Fight” he will give a brief overview of how the role of Poland in the Second World War is generally perceived in the Spanish speaking world.
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