UW-Madison Center for Russia, East Europe and Central Asia (CREECA)
“Who was Thaddeus Kosciuszko and
Why Should We Remember Him
- Two Centuries after his Death”
Professor Emeritus and Chair
of the Polish Studies Committee
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
From the CREECA website: October 15, 2017 marks the two hundredth anniversary of the death of Thaddeus Kosciuszko, the “hero of two continents” and a person called “the purest son of liberty” by his friend, Thomas Jefferson. Just who was Kosciuszko and what did he do in his life that deserves to be remembered, written about, and appreciated today – both in his native Poland and in his adopted country, the United States?
In his remarks Dr. Pienkos will address these two questions and invite comments from his audience and a conversation about Kosciuszko and what he represents today.
As background, the lecture attendees are encouraged to view “Memorializing Kosciuszko,” produced by Milwaukee Public Television in 2014: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LY7rSBGCxA8
Location: UW-Madison Campus
206 Ingraham Hall, 1155 Observatory Dr