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The Polish American Congress is a National Umbrella Organization, representing at least 10 million Americans of Polish descent and origin. Its membership is comprised of fraternal, educational, veteran, religious, cultural, social, business, political organizations and individual membership.

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  • Lecture “The Last Stands: Poland in 1920 and 1939” by Professor Marek Jan Chodakiewicz

    In his lecture, The Last Stands: Poland in 1920 and 1939, Professor Marek Jan Chodakiewicz from the Institute of World Politics presents the inspiring and harrowing accounts of two different examples of Polish resistance in the face of overwhelming odds; the last stand of Polish volunteers against the Bolsheviks in 1920, and the daring defensive

  • Does the U.S. Still Believe in NATO?

    The North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), which has been around since the end of WW2, was designed to deter the eruption of a third world war on the European continent. However, today, many people wonder whether this organization is still effective in fulfilling its original purpose. There are numerous critics that feel the NATO response

  • Russia’s Ambition or Desperation?

    Since the annexation of Crimea in 2014, the Russian Federation has received renewed attention, given its increased presence in Europe. The annexation was a bold statement made by Russia to make a point of increasing their influence over the former Soviet states, such as Ukraine, Belarus, Moldova, etc.  This was due to increased cooperation by

  • CEPA Event Summary: Zapad 2021

    On August 5, 2021, the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) hosted a virtual event entitled “Zapad 2021: Implications for Defense & Military Mobility in Europe.”  Zapad, the Russian word for west, is the quadrennial Russian war game played in the western parts of the Russian Federation. Its 2021 iteration is set to begin this


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  • Sixty Years of Studying Poland – a conversation with Prof. Norman Davies

    This event will take place on September 23 at 12:00 p.m. (NYC time). Read more about it and register here:

  • The General Walter Jajko Kościuszko Chair Military Lecture

    Please see Professor Marek Jan Chodakiewicz’s coming lecture:  The Last Stands: Poland In 1920 and 1939. Professor Chodakiewicz is the first incumbent and present holder of the Kościuszko Chair in Polish Studies at The Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC, which was founded by Professor John Lenczowski in 1990, who served on President Ronald Reagan’s National

  • Screening of film “Godspeed, Los Polacos” in Wallington, NJ on Aug 15

    Special screening of the film, “Godspeed Los Polacos”, will take place on August 15 at 5:00 p.m. at Polish House CRACOVIA, 196 Main Ave. Wallington, NJ. Tickets:$12 advance booking$15 on entry 973-473-1249 After the screening of the movie, there will be a meeting with its director Adam Nawrot, producer Sonia Szczęsna andthe heroes whose story

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