Commemoration of March '68 at WNE UW
19 February 2018
The Dean's Board cordially invites to participate in a meeting commemorating events that took place in March 1968. The meeting will be held on March 8th at 16:00 in B002.
In March 1968, at the University of Warsaw, dramatic events took place: student protests have been brutally pacified by the security forces of the PRL. "Events of March 1968" led to suspension of WNE’s activity. The faculty has been transformed into an Institute of Economic Sciences, part of newly created Faculty of Social Sciences. The Institute was located in a building at Nowy Świat 69. Afterwards it has been relocated to Długa Street – its current location.
Prof. Włodzimierz Siwiński and prof. Jerzy Wilkin are expected to be the guests of honour. The meeting will be moderated by prof. Tomasz Żylicz. We invite anyone who wishes to share their memories about March `68 or to listen to the stories of what happened 50 years ago. The meeting will be held in Polish
Prof. Włodzimierz Siwiński, Rector of the University of Warsaw in 1993-1999. He obtained his master's degree at the University of Warsaw in 1961 and began his scientific career accompanying such eminent professors as: Oskar Lange, Czesław Bobrowski, Witold Kula and Edward Lipiński. Seven years later he obtained PhD degree at the University of Warsaw. He started working at the United States (Kent State University) in 1978. After returning to Poland, he held a position of Vice-Dean at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw in 1979-1981. In 1981 he became the chair of the American Studies Center at the University of Warsaw. In 1984 he pursued his career again in the United States (Indiana University), where in 1985 - together with Romuald Kudliński - he published ‘Sketches on the World Economy’. He returned to Warsaw in 1986. In 1992 he became a professor. In 1987 he obtained a position of a prorector of the University of Warsaw and held this position until his election as a rector in 1993. He was a rector for two terms. Between 1996 and 1999 he was a head of the Conference of Rectors of Academic Schools in Poland (CRASP).
Prof. Jerzy Wilkin - he graduated in economics at the Faculty of Economic Sciences at the University of Warsaw in 1970. He obtained his doctoral degrees (1976) and doctor habilitatus degree (1985) at the same Faculty. In 1994 he became a professor. He has been associated with the University of Warsaw for many years. He held a position of a Vice-Dean in 1987-1990 and Dean in 1996-1999. He was also a director of the American Studies Center of the University of Warsaw (1990-1992) and a head of the Chair of Political Economy in 1996-2014. He holds a position of a professor at the Institute of Rural Development and Agriculture at the Polish Academy of Sciences and of a head of the Department of European Integration at this institute.
To commemorate 50th anniversary of the events of March ‘68 and to honour their participants University of Warsaw organises numerous debates, conferences and exhibitions. More about general university events.
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