The Polish Studies Initiative (PSI) was established in 2012 under the umbrella of the Center for Slavic and East European Studies with sponsorship from partners across The Ohio State University (OSU). The mission of PSI is to advance the interdisciplinary study of Poland, support student and faculty research and study abroad, and to organize events focused on Poland. Since its inception, the PSI has already made an impact at The Ohio State University and abroad.
The Polish Studies Initiative annually hosts two to three major events on campus such as guest lectures, film showings and other cultural events, and small symposia related to Poland. Additionally, PSI has brought numerous speakers, panels, and events with Polish themes to the annual Midwest Slavic Conference at Ohio State. Students studying Polish language or culture have the opportunity to apply for grants and scholarships through the initiative to further their education on the region. The Polish Study initiative supports many distinguished Ohio State faculty members who have research projects related to Poland. The initiative also reaches out to students of Polish heritage or students who are interested in Polish culture on campus through the Polish Club of OSU. Furthermore, PSI will cooperate with local diaspora groups, the Polish American Club, and the local chapter of the Kosciuszko Foundation to build a strong connection throughout the greater Columbus Polish community.
For more information on upcoming PSI events, please visit the CSEES Events Calendar.
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For more information about the Polish Studies Initiative, please contact PSI Program Coordinator, Kathryn Metz at firstname.lastname@example.org.