Event Date: October 17, 2012 - 7:00 pm
Location: FSS4007, 120 University Private, Ottawa
ADAM MICHNIK, Gazeta Wyborcza.
Presented by the Faculty of Arts, the Department of History, the University of Ottawa Holocaust Research Group, and CIPS.
Free. In English. Registration is not required.
Adam Michnik is the editor-in-chief of the first independent Polish daily newspaper, Gazeta Wyborcza, since its inception in 1989. A life-long activist for human rights, he was detained many times between 1965 and 1986, spending a total of six years in prison for his opposition to the communist regime. He is the author of Letters from Prison and Other Essays, The Church and the Left, and Letters from Freedom: Post-Cold War Realities and Perspectives. He also recently edited a three volume collection, Against Anti-Semitism, 1936-2009. He is the recipient of doctorates honoris causa from The New School for Social Research in New York, from the University of Minnesota, University of Michigan, and from Connecticut College. He has received many awards in recognition of his advocacy of democracy and press freedom, including the Knight of the Legion of Honour (2003) and the title of the European of the Year (1989).