PAIDEIA ACADEMIC CONFERENCE “1989 – 2019: JEWS IN POST-COMMUNIST EUROPE” – Konstanty Gebert
Keynote Address: “REVIVAL? REBIRTH? RENAISSANCE? WHAT HAPPENED TO POLISH JEWS OVER THE LAST FOUR DECADES?” by KONSTANTY GEBERT
Konstanty Gebert, born 1953 in Warsaw. Graduate of Psychology Dept, Warsaw Universtity, 1976. Currently international reporter and columnist with leading Polish daily Gazeta Wyborcza. Democratic opposition activist in the Seventies, and underground journalist (pen name: Dawid Warszawski) in the Eighties. Co-founder i.a. of the underground Jewish Flying University, and of the Polish Jewish intellectual monthly Midrasz. Board member i.a. of the Einstein Forum, Potsdam, Paideia, Stockholm, and the Dutch Jewish Humanitarian Fund, The Hague. Has taught i.a. at Hebrew University, Jerusalem, and UC Berkeley and Grinnell College, USA. Author of eleven books in Polish, and translated into English, Italian and Bosnian, i.a. on Poland’s round table negotiations of 1989, on the Yugoslav wars, on Israeli history, as well as commentaries on the Torah. His essays have been published in dozens of collections around the world, and his articles have appeared in media worldwide. Most recent publication: Poland: Living Apart, in: Anders Jerichow and Cecilie Felicia Stockholm Banke: Pre-Genocide. Warnings and Responsibility to Protect, 2018. Most recent award: the American Jewish Press Association Rockower Award, 2018
Paideia Academic Conference: “1989 – 2019: Jews in Post-Communist Europe”, 31.1 – 1.2. 2019 in Stockholm, was made possible with support of Paideia folkhögskola, Swedish History Museum, Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Goethe-Institut Schweden, Södertörn högskola, The Hochschule für Jüdische Studien Heidelberg, Forum for Jewish Studies, Department of Theology, Uppsala University, IRES Institute for Russian and Eurasian Studies, Uppsala University, University of Potsdam – School of Jewish Theology, Czech Embassy Stockholm, Ukrainska Institutet i Sverige, Europe for Citizens Programme of the European Union and Judisk Kultur i Sverige.
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