Bohdan Szklarski, professor and vice chair of the Department of Political Science at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw, Poland, will present “The Summer of Poland’s Discontent: Catastrophe, Religion, and Contemporary Politics” on Sept. 9 at West Virginia University.

The lecture, sponsored by the Transatlantic MA Program in East-Central European Studies and the Department of History, will take place in room 118 of Oglebay Hall from 6-7:30 pm. The event is free and open to the public.

In 2009, WVU, Poland’s Collegium Civitas and the University of Tartu in Estonina initiated their collaborative Transatlantic MA Program in East-Central European Studies as part of the U.S. – EU Atlantis project. The Atlantis program is jointly administered and funded by the U.S.’ Fund for the Improvement of Education and the European Commission’s Directorate for Education and Culture.

Each graduate of this Atlantis program will simultaneously be awarded dual master’s degrees from both European and American institutions of higher education.

For more information about the lecture or the Transatlantic MA Program, contact Robert Blobaum, professor of history, at (304) 293-2421 ext. 5241 or



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