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“Two for One…Poland as an Emigration and Immigration Country”

The Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences will host a talk on the unique situation in Poland, which has recently seen much emigration and immigration.

Magdalena Lesińska, a visiting researcher in the Department of Sociology, will present “Two for One…Poland as an Emigration and Immigration Country” Thursday, Nov. 17, from 12:45 to 2 p.m. in the Mandel Community Studies Center, Room 106.

Over the past decade, there has been steady emigration from Poland, especially among young, educated Poles. While the inflow of foreigners to Poland has been primarily from Ukraine, Poland presents an interesting case study because of its history and its position both in Central Europe and in the European Union.

Lesińska, from the Center of Migration Research at the University of Warsaw, will focus on the social processes and challenges presented by emigration and immigration and the key role of non-governmental organizations in the integration of immigrants in Polish society.

This lecture is free.

Contact Kathleen Farkas for information at 216.368.2276 or