The Chair organizes a rich programme of events. Besides those relating to its three research themes, it also puts on special lectures and debates on a wider range of subjects. It hosts the Bronisław Geremek and College of Europe-Arenberg Prizes.

Professor Mark LEWIS, the first winner of the Bronisław Geremek Prize, is now a visiting professor at the College
The College of Europe Arenberg European Prize Award Ceremony 2017

The Chair has also organized three public debates in which Natolin students have debated ‘longer and broader’ views of Europe (on the most recent occasion in cooperation with the ENP Chair). These have taken place in the inspiring surroundings of the Royal Łazienki Museum.

Three Ukrainian Revolutions (3R Project)

Recent Events

  • Rencontre avec le Professeur Krzysztof POMIAN - auteur de la trilogie « Le musée, une histoire mondiale » (27/4/2022)
  • « Meet the Authors » : Prof. Chantal DELSOL et son nouveau livre sur l'Europe centrale et orientale depuis 1945 (28/2/2022)
  • Screening of the film "Mr. Jones" and debate with the director of the film Agnieszka HOLLAND and Ukrainian Ambassador to Poland Andrii DESHCHYTSIA (21/11/2021)
  • Special meeting with Mr Marian TURSKI, one of the few living survivors of Auschwitz-Birkenau (15/10/2021)
  • Workshops in cooperation with the European University Institute by Max Weber Fellows (06-07/04/2021)
  • Screening of "Denial" and discussion with Dr Piotr CYWIŃSKI, Director of the Museum and Memorial Auschwitz-Birkenau (14/2/2021)
  • High-level discussion with Prof. Dariusz STOLA, Polish Academy of Sciences, on the movie "Sophie's Choice" (18/11/2020)
  • Seminar "Nouveau regard sur l'épopée de Solidarność" by Professor Anna SZCZEPAŃSKA and screening of her film (15/11/2020)
  • Online "Meet the Authors" meeting with Mr Roger MOORHOUSE, co-organized with the Natolin Library (22/4/2020)
  • Online Workshop led by Dr Julie DESCHEPPER: "Heritage(s) of Socialism in Europe: Current Debates and New Approaches", co-organized with the EUI Max Weber Programme (15/4/2020)
  • Online Workshop led by Dr Anca CRETU: "Humanitarianism in Historical Perspective", co-organized with the EUI Max Weber Programme (8/4/2020)

High-level seminar with former President of the European Parliament Pat COX (27/02/2017)

International Conference "Rousseau, Poland and Europe: Federalism – Sovereignty – Prosperity – Patriotism" (1-3/2/2018)

Lecture by Ms Anne APPLEBAUM: "True Believers: The Nature of Opposition and Collaboration under Communism" (28/01/2015)

Past Events

General News


Holocaust Remembrance Day

Today is Holocaust Remembrance Day. Two students from the Sassoli Promotion, Nina and Olivier, took the initiative to compile references (books, films, research) to delve deeper into the topic. Take a...