Tuesday 3 May 5:30pm
Watson Institute senior fellow Tony Levitas will deliver a lecture titled "What is Happening in Poland and Why it Matters." Following the majority win of the Law and Justice Party (PiS) in 2015, the Polish government has experienced a swift and radical turn towards illiberalism. With citizens taking over the streets in protest, Levitas will discuss the origins, prospects and implications of PiS radical rejection of Poland’s post-communist transformation for Poland and for the European Union. Professor Michael Kennedy will comment and lead the discussion afterwards. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. in the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs, Joukowsky Forum, 111 Thayer St.