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University of Nebraska
Lincoln, NE 68588-0417
(402) 472-2023

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Polish Studies at University of Nebraska

The Institution

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln, founded in 1869, is one if the nation's premier land-grant institutions and a member of the Association of American Universities. It has a student body almost 25,000 of which almost 20,000 are undergraduates.

Poland-Related Courses

PS 275 Post-Communist Politics and Change @
COURSE DESCRIPTION: Requires theoretical and comparative thinking using concepts and theories in comparative politics, regime transition, state-society debates, and democratization. Post-communist politics of East Central, Central Europe or Eastern Europe (includes twelve countries) focusing on the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, and the Yugoslav states. Politics and history of the region.


Avery, William P., Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska @@
Ph.D., Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1975
Phone: (402) 472-3214 / Fax: (402) 472-8192 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: International political economy, with an emphasis on developing countries
    Visiting Professor 1980-81, Warsaw University, Warsaw
  • "Political Legitimacy and Crisis in Poland," Political Science Quarterly, 103 : 111- 130, 1988
McMahon, Patrice, Professor of Political Science, University of Nebraska @ @
Ph.D., Columbia University, 1998
Phone: (402)472-3235 / Fax: (402)472-8192 / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: International Relations Theory, Causes of War and Peace, Ethnic Conflict, Democratization and Democracy Promotion, Russia and East Central European Politics
  • Fulbright Research Fellowship, Poland, 1988-89
  • Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowship (FLAS) Polish & Russian, 1991-93
  • "What a difference they have made: international actors and women 's NGOs in Poland and Hungary," summary in John Glenn and Sarah Mendelson, Eds. Evaluating the Role of Western NGOs in Post-Communist Transition (Washington, DC: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 2000)
  • "International actors and women 's NGOs in Poland and Hungary," in Mendelson S. and Glenn, J. eds. The Power and Limits of NGOs New York: Columbia University Press, 2002

META-FACULTY - Faculty who have studied and/or taught at Polish institutions of higher education

Szydlowski, Wieslaw M. Professor of of Mechanical Engineering @
Ph.D., Technical University of Warsaw, Poland, 1975
Phone: (402) 472-5969 / Fax: .... / E-Mail:
MAJOR INTERESTS: Analysis and synthesis of mechanisms, computer simulation of mechanical systems

Study Abroad

Through its Office of International Affairs, the University offeres several Study Abroad Programs in Poland:
  • Jagiellonian University, Krakow Exciting possibilities for students in all fields through the Utrecht Network. Participants matriculate directly at the host institution and have the same privileges, services, and responsibilities as the host institution students. @
  • Maria Curie-Sklodowska University, Lublin The focus of the program in Lublin is Polish language, with elements of Polish literature, culture, history and public policy. All courses will be taught at the Polish Language and Culture Center. @
  • University of Wroclaw: All students will be required to attend a 'Survial Polish' language course prior to regular semester classes. This course is intended to give foreign students the elementary communication skills in the Polish language. There is also a possibility to continue Survival Polish throughout the semester. In principle, Polish is the language of instruction. However, to meet the needs of international exchange students, the university now offers select courses and seminars in English. @

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