The American Polish Alliance: The Past and its Lessons For Central and Eastern Europe Today


Join us for a discussion with the United Nations Ambassador from Poland,  Krzysztof Szczerski, and the President of the Pilsudski Institute, Iwona Korga, who review the American-Polish alliance during past wars, discuss the lessons learned from that history, and draw implications for the politics in Central and Eastern Europe since Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Their talk covers the story of Marian Cooper, the American pilot who fought in the Polish-Bolshevik War; America’s support in the fight for Polish independence during 1919-1921; the establishment and history of the Pilsudski Institute; and the current conditions in Eastern Europe.

Krzysztof Szczerski
, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the United Nations in New York
Iwona Korga
, Ph.D., President, Pilsudksi Institute

Diane Fener
, Co-Chair, Senior Lawyers Committee

Sponsoring Committee:
Senior Lawyers, Diane Fener and Gertrude Pfaffenbach, Co-Chairs

Co-Sponsoring Committees:
Rule of Law Task Force, Marcy Kahn, Chair
European Affairs, Jonathan Halpern, Chair
Military and Veterans Affairs, Christopher Amore, Chair
United Nations, Catherine van Kampen, Dr. Sophia Murashkovsky, Ervin Nina, Co-Chairs
Council on International Affairs, Mark A. Meyer, Chair
Middle Eastern & North African Affairs, Hon. Elizabeth S. Stong and Robert Eli Michael, Co-Chairs