Poland Under the Lens

Shaping Poland's image in mainstream media
A symposium hosted by the American Polish Advisory Council

The American Polish Advisory Council invites you to a symposium on how Poland, its history and politics are portrayed in mainstream media. Join the conversation and help us establish strategies for how Poland, the Polish American community and key stakeholders can shape Poland's image including the eradication of historical inaccuracies and derogatory remarks. Hear from Polish Senator and Minister for International Dialogue Anna Maria Anders, representatives from Polish and US media and PR experts. Space is limited and early registration is recommended. Cost to participate is $65 per person and includes lunch. Registration is now open via Eventbrite.

Saturday Sept 24, 2016
The Kosciuszko Foundation, 15 E 65th St, New York, NY

9:30am – 10:00am

10:05am – 10:15am
Welcome: The American Polish Advisory Council
  Gen. Edward Rowny – President, American Polish Advisory Council
  Alex Storozynski – Chairman, Kosciuszko Foundation

10:15am – 11:00am
The Honorable Anna Maria Anders, Polish Senator,
Minister for International Dialogue Poland's image abroad: shaping a narrative by Polish diaspora
  followed by Q&A

11:00am – 11:45am
The Honorable Prof. Piotr Glinski – Minister of Culture and National Heritage of Poland
  Politics aside: promoting Poland through culture, history and heritage
  followed by Q&A

11:00pm – 12:15pm
Panel 1: Interests

11:45pm – 12:30pm

12:30pm – 1:00pm
Maciej Swirski – President, Polish League Against Defamation
  For the record: correcting historical inaccuracies and defamation

1:00pm – 1:45pm
Panel 1: Poland and Polonia in the press: success stories
  Nick Sadowski – Executive Vice President, Nowy Dziennik
  Gregory Fryc – President, PANGEA Alliance
  Agata Grenda – Director, Polish Cultural Institute of New York
  Sabina Klimek – Consul, chief of Polish Trade Mission in New York
  Moderator: Darek Barcikowski

1:45pm – 2:30pm
Panel 2: Strategy 2.0: interest groups and their role in shaping Poland's image
  Frank Milewski – Chairman, Polish American Congress Anti Bigotry Committee
  Rafal Szczurowski – Political Columnist and Lecturer at the City College of New York
  Stefan Komar – Polish Media Issues
  Agnes Marczak – Political Director, American Polish Advisory Council
  Moderator: Darek Barcikowski

2:30pm – 2:45pm
The case for a Polish lobby
  Waldemar Biniecki – Owner, Bieniecki Consulting and CEO at Pax Polonica Foundation

2:45pm – 3:00pm
Closing remarks
  Gen. Edward Rowny – President, American Polish Advisory Council
  John Micgiel – President, the Kosciuszko Foundation



Darek Barcikowski, Executive Director at the American Polish Advisory Council
Phone: 617-869-0601, E-mail: barcikowski@americanpolishcouncil.org

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