The East Central European Center
The Polish Studies Program, and
The Institute for the Study of Europe
At Columbia University


An International Conference on

“Polish-German Reconcilation – A Never Ending Story?”

May 3-4, 2007

Thursday, May 3 The Kosciuszko Foundation
 15 East 65th St.
6 pm Welcome by Witold Sulimirski (Kosciuszko Foundation)
John S. Micgiel (Columbia University)

 Keynote speakers:

Marcus Meckel (Bundestag, Berlin)
Pawel Zalewski (Sejm, Warsaw)
Friday, May 4 The School of International And Public Affairs
Columbia University
420 West 118th St. Room 1501
9 am Welcome by Volker R. Berghahn (Columbia University)
  Panel 1 Dealing with the Communist Past
  John S. Micgiel (Columbia University), Chair
Lukasz Kaminski (IPN, Warsaw)
Milowit Kuninski (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
hubertus Knabe (Gedenkstätte Berlin-Hőhenschőnhausen)
Marcus Meckel (Bundestag, Berlin)
11 am Panel 2 Russia and Europe, Ostpolitik
  Andrzej Nowak (Jagiellonian University, Krakow)
Cornelius Ochmann (Bertelsmann Stiftung, Berlin)
Jan Ross (Die Zeit, Berlin)
12:45 pm Lunch
2:30 pm Panel 3 Memory, History and Politics
  Philipp Ther (Viadrina University, Frankfurt/Slubice), Chair
Ulricke Ackermann (Freelance Author, Frankfurt)
Piotr Buras (Center for International Relations, Warsaw)
Dariusz Gawin (Museum of the Uprising, Warsaw)
Basil Kerski (Editor, Dialog, Berlin)
4:30 pm Panel 4 The Place in Europe and Vision of European Integration
  Zdzislaw Krasnodebski (Bremen and Columbia Universities), Chair
Marek A. Cichocki (Natolin European Center, Warsaw)
Hans-Juergen Heimsoth, (German Consulate General, New York)
Krzysztof W. Kasprzyk (Polish Consulate General, New York)
Klaus Ziemer (German Historical Institute, Warsaw)
6:30 pm Reception