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Suppressing truth
Statement by the Australian Institute of Polish Affairs In view of the recently concluded trial in Poland of two Holocaust historians: Prof. Barbara Engelking and Prof. Jan Grabowski, as well as the prosecutorial investigation into articles written by Polish[...]
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AIPA open letter published in Gazeta Wyborcza
On 3 January 2021, Gazeta Wyborcza published the letter of support from AIPA for Mr. Miroslaw Chojecki, an important opposition activist in communist Poland, after the Institute of Polish Remembrance (IPN) rejected the proposal to acknowledge his 'opposition[...]
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Dezaprobata wobec decyzji IPN
28 December 2020, AIPA wyraża dezaprobatę wobec decyzji Instytutu Pamięci Narodowej dotyczącej zasług Pana Mirosława Chojeckiego Australijski Instytut Spraw Polskich (AIPA) przyłącza się do Listu otwartego ws. Mirosława Chojeckiego podpisanego przez[...]
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Elite schools in Poland - AIPA seminar
Dr Alexandra Dunwill presented the findings from her PhD thesis on elite schools in Poland. Poland's elite school options have expanded during its post-communist transformation. It is a relatively new phenomenon in the post-communist space, and research in[...]
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President's annual report 2020
When I was taking over the role of AIPA President last November, I had a number of plans and strategies for AIPA activities in 2020. We all know how it all turned out – from March 2020 basically we all were focused first and foremost on the Covid-19[...]
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Media Release
Large demonstrations in Poland sparked by the constitutional court's anti-abortion ruling Poland, once a symbol of successful transformation from communist oppression to democracy, is in the grip of huge demonstrations following the Constitutional[...]
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Dr Tomasz Woźniak interview on SBS
Dear AIPA members and friends, I would like to draw your attention to the second part of the interview for the SBS radio (Polish section) with Dr Tomasz Woźniak (AIPA member). This time the focus of the conversation is on Australia’s trade with China: SBS[...]
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Edukacja w Australii YouTube
Dr Małgorzata Klatt, Prezes Australijskiego Instytutu Spraw Polskich (AIPA) i wykładowca na the University of Melbourne, przedstawia jak system edukacyjny w Australii radzi sobie ze zdalnym[...]
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Wywiad dla radia SBS
Dear AIPA members and friends, Zachęcam wszystkich do wysłuchania wywiadu udzielonego radiu SBS przez członka AIPA Tomasza Wozniaka na temat gospodarki Australii w czasie pandemii. Link to the interview at SBS.com.au. Dr Gosia Klatt President Australian[...]
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The strategies of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic (in Polish)
Dear AIPA members and friends, I am excited to let you know that a new recorded presentation has been published on the AIPA YouTube channel - https://youtu.be/7k9EpcZzVWE This time Janek Pakulski discussed the strategies of fighting the Covid-19 pandemic[...]
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The AIPA's President Report
June 2020 Dear AIPA members and friends, This report comes in a context of great uncertainty and sadness over the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. This virus has already taken too many lives in Europe, the US and other parts of the world, despite the[...]
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An SBS interview with the new president of AIPA - Dr Małgorzata Klatt
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President's Report
February 2020 Dear AIPA members and friends, As I am traveling through Poland on a new and fresh regional train (co-funded by the European Union) I am reflecting on my three months as the President of AIPA. It has been a very busy three months for AIPA as we[...]
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The Position of a Director of the Polin Museum
Together with Bernard Korbman, the former Co-President of the Association of Polish Jews and their Descendants, we signed a letter to the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in Poland, calling for appointment to the position of a director of the Museum[...]
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100th Birthday Anniversary of Prof. Jerzy Zubrzycki, the Father of Australian Multiculturalism
Jerzy (George) Zubrzycki – a centenary reminiscence Author: Jan Pakulski, MA, PhD, ASSA Jerzy (George) Zubrzycki, AO, CBE (military), who was born in Cracow, Poland, in January 1920 and died in Canberra in May 2009, was among the most prominent Australian[...]
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Poland after the 2019 parliamentary elections - a paper by Prof. Jan Pakulski
Please click the link below to download the paper  Poland after 2019 elections.[...]
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Przełamywanie barier - 30 lat dialogu Polsko-Żydowskiego w wielokulturowej Australii (1989 – 2019)
Wykład wygłoszony przez Adama Warzela w Ośrodku Badań nad Migracjami Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego, 27 maja 2019 Niniejszy wykład będzie składał się z 3 części: w pierwszej będę starał się dać odpowiedź na pytanie jakie cele przyświecały[...]
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Statement on the Mosque Shootings, Christchurch, NZ
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLISH AFFAIRS Australijski Instytut Spraw Polskich (AIPA) Statement on the Mosque Shootings, Christchurch, NZ The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) joins all people condemning the barbaric act of terrorism in Christchurch.[...]
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The murder of President Paweł Adamowicz - our voice of condemnation, protest and condolence.
Dear Members / Friends of AIPA, The recent tragic events in Poland with the murder of the Mayor of Gdansk, Pawel Adamowicz has sent shock waves throughout the world. The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs has sent this attached letter to the Embassy of[...]
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Letter to the Editors: Weekend Australian Magazine online; The Australian
AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLISH AFFAIRS Australijski Instytut Spraw Polskich  (AIPA)   24 April 2018   Letter to the Editors: Weekend Australian Magazine online; The Australian Offensive phrase which misleads and misinforms Lee Mylne’s online[...]
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Letter of Commitment to the Jewish Community
  In response to the latest IPN law controversy, President of the Institute, Mr Aleksander M. Gancarz,  has sent a letter of commitment to a number of Jewish organisations in Australia.    AUSTRALIAN INSTITUTE OF POLISH AFFAIRS[...]
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PRESIDENT’S REPORT. ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AIPA, 28 NOVEMBER 2017
PRESIDENT’S REPORT ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF AIPA, 28 NOVEMBER 2017 There is no doubt that fifteen months that have passed since the last Annual General Meeting in August 2016, was the period of particularly intensive work for our Institute. Perhaps its[...]
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Przemówienie Prezesa Instytutu Adama Warzela na V Kongresie Polskich Towarzystw Naukowych w Świecie, Kraków 17 – 21 października 2017
Zanim przejdę do omówienia działalności Australijskiego Instytutu Spraw Polskich, chciałbym pokrótce omówić historyczny kontekst w jakim działa Instytut i przekazać Państwu nieco informacji na temat samej Australii i Polonii Australijskiej.[...]
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AIPA 25th Anniversary in Melbourne
The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs (AIPA) has celebrated its 25th anniversary. On 1 February, over 80 guests gathered at the premises of Sandringham Yacht Club, to mark this important occasion. Among the guests were the Ambassador of Poland to[...]
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AIPA 25 Anniversary Warsaw 22 September 2016
25th Anniversary of AIPA A celebratory function hosted by the Australian Ambassador in Poland. On 22 September 2016, His Excellency Paul Wojciechowski, the Australian Ambassador to Poland, hosted a function at his Warsaw residence to mark the[...]
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AIPA KEY Events 2015
AIPA Key Events 01/09/2014 – 01/11/2015 – a list of events and activities that have either been initiated by AIPA, or with which the Institute has been involved in other ways, both in Australia and in Poland. 3/09/2014 Melbourne -   Adam Warzel,[...]
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AIPA Key Events 2014
AIPA Key Events 01/11/2013 – 11/11/2014 a list of events and activities that have either been initiated by AIPA, or with which the Institute has been involved in other ways, both in Australia and in Poland. 31 /01/2014 Hobart. AIPA President, Prof. Jan[...]
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20th Anniversary of AIPA Booklet
The Australian Institute of Polish Affairs celebrated its 20th Anniversary in 2011. From the very beginning the Institute formed a new modern Polish-Australian lobby focusing above all on publicising in Australia the spectacular achievements of Polish[...]
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Newsletter November 2013
AIPA Key Events 30/11/2011 - 2/10/2013 - a list of events and activities that have either been initiated by AIPA, or with which the Institute has been involved in other ways, both in Australia and in[...]
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Confusions about Multiculturalism
Australian multiculturalism—a policy strategy aimed at facilitating effective social integration of non-British immigrants and managing cultural diversity—was devised in the 1950s and 60s, and adopted as government policy in the 1970s. As a number of[...]
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Emigrants and their homeland. Polish-Australian society in the midst of change. Emigracja i Kraj. Polonia Australijska w Procesie Przemian
15-16/11/2012 Warsaw: Jan Pakulski gave a lecture at a sociology conference organized by the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). The theme of the conference was ‘The social and cultural consequences of Polish migration’ (‘Społeczne i kulturowe skutki[...]
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'Jan Karski' - AIPA Event. Sydney,
29/11/2012 Sydney: Consulate General of the Republic of Poland, Woollhara The Polish Consulate General and AIPA jointly organized a commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the publication of the Polish Government’s official Note, dated 10th December, 1942,[...]
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Newsletter November 2012
The committee is very pleased to report that latter part of this year has seen an increase in events and[...]
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"Was Poland different?" Address for Symposium "Why Poland?" - Krystyna Duszniak
Was Poland different? Krystyna Duszniak When I first began studying and writing about Polish-Jewish history, my supervisor, to my great terror, threw me into the work of tutoring at University, in the very popular subject The History of the Holocaust. I will[...]
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“Why do you hate me, brother?” Address for Symposium "Why Poland?" - Adam Warzel
Adam Warzel, Address for Symposium "Why Poland? Facing the Demons of Polish- Jewish History", Melbourne, 28 October 2012 “Why do you hate me, brother?” A feeling of dislike that many Jews hold towards Poles may have various causes. One of the most common[...]
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Symposium: “Why Poland? Facing the Demons of Polish-Jewish History”
A list of papers from symposia held by Australian Institute of Polish Affairs[...]
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Keynote Address for Symposium: "Why Poland?" - Professor Martin Krygier
Symposium "Why Poland? Facing the Demons of Polish-Jewish History", Melbourne, 28 October 2012 "Lifting the Burden of the Past" - Keynote address by Professor Martin Krygier.  When Adam Warzel asked me for a title, I gave him this one, but I can’t pretend[...]
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Newsletter July 2011
OCCASIONAL NEWSLETTER: July 2011 AIPA future activities AIPA President Jan Pakulski initiated a collaboration with the Polish Embassy and academics at the ANU, UNSW and Monash to organize a Symposium on the topic of Migration and Multiculturalism. This will[...]
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Expanding the Dialogue - 10 years of AIPA
The history of the Institute has been an enriching experience.This book documents many of its highlights so that thisimportant initiative is not forgotten.Executive CommitteeOctober[...]
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