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Prof. Andrzej Nowak received Jerzy Giedroyc Award

The award was established in 2001 by Rzeczpospolita daily, and has been granted to those who act in the name of the Polish national interest. The award was established on the first anniversary of Jerzy Giedroyc death, the creator of "Kultura" and the Literary Institute in Paris.

On 12 December at a ceremony in the Royal Castle in Warsaw the names of the winners were announced. The awards went to Prof. Andrzej Nowak, a journalist and sovietologist, and Prof. Timothy Snyder, Yale University, a researcher into Central and Eastern Europe.

"To me, this award has a personal dimension as I happened to know Mr Jerzy Giedroyc. The very fact that I could visit him and that we exchanged and few letters means a lot to me," said Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Nowak.

The President of Poland and the honorary patron of the award, Bronisław Komorowski, commented on Professor Andrzej Nowak's achievements in his congratulatory letter: "Prof Andrzej Nowak has significant scholarly achievements. Critically and creatively does he fit into the spirit of Jerzy Giedroyc's political thinking. In numerous publications he approaches the same problems that Jerzy Giedroyc raised in Culture, Historical Magazines and Cultural Library".

"He  is one of the most eminent historians combining academic work with commitment to the public affairs," said Prof. Marek Kornat in his laudatory speech on Prof Andrzej Nowak.
 

Published Date: 13.12.2012
Published by: Łukasz Wspaniały
Uniwersytet Jagielloński

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