“Instead of a common position on the refugee crisis, I propose a common understanding of it” – Konstanty Geberty
“A deficit of solidarity: Poland and the refugee crisis, or how to defend Europe against itself”
In this lecture a well known Polish journalist Konstanty Gebert will address both the reasons for Poland’s refusal to show solidarity with the refugees, or at least with the country’s EU allies, in coping with the crisis.
Also he will focus on how this policy fits in with the Polish government’s vision of the European past and future.
Don’t miss it!
When: Friday 15th of April 2017
Time: 17-19.30 hours
Registration obligatory: here
Address: Keizersgracht 177, Amsterdam, 1016 DR
Organisator: Humanity in Action
Konstanty Gebert serves as a special advisor on international affairs with “Humanity in Action”. In this capacity, he advises the Humanity in Action international staff, Fellows and Senior Fellows. Gebert is an associate fellow at the European Council for Foreign Relations and an international reporter and columnist (pseudonym Dawid Warszawski) at “Gazeta Wyborcza” Poland’s largest daily publication.
During the 1970s, he was a democratic opposition activist and organizer of the Jewish Flying University, in the 1980s, under martial law, he was an underground journalist. He covered the Bosnian War between 1992 and 1995 for Polish and international media. He is the co-founder of the Polish Council of Christians and Jews and the founder of Midrasz, a monthly Polish Jewish intellectual publication.
Gebert serves as a board member for the Taube Centre for the Renewal of Jewish Life in Poland as well as the Einstein Forum in Potsdam, Germany, and the Advisory Board of the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund in Amsterdam. He has taught across Poland, Israel and the US. He has authored ten books, which examine topics such as: the Polish democratic transformation, French policy toward Poland, the Yugoslav wars, the wars of Israel, Torah commentary and post-war Polish Jewry. His essays have appeared in two dozen publications in Poland and abroad, and his articles have been featured in newspapers around the world.
Published at Polonia.NL 08.04.2016 © Polonia.nl
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