Diplomacy Behind the Frontlines: Governments-in-Exile in Wartime London – PANEL DISCUSSION

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Date / time: 26 June, 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London

Diplomacy Behind the Frontlines: Governments-in-Exile in Wartime London - PANEL DISCUSSION


The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in London together with the Center for Research on the History of the Polish Government-in-Exile at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin would like to cordially invite you to a panel discussion with an international group of historians who will discuss the significance and legacy of the different Governments-in-Exile active in London during World War II. To register your interest please email london.events@msz.gov.pl


Halik Kochański is a British historian of Polish heritage. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and member of the British Commission for Military History, she taught history at several unviersities and is the author of Eagle Unbowed: Poland and the Poles in the Second World War and Resistance: The Underground War of Europe, 1939 – 1945 for which she was awarded the Wolfson History Prize in 2023.

Aleksandar Jakir – historian, PhD in History from University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, in 1997; Full professor for Croatian History and Contemporary and Modern History at the Department of History of the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Split, Croatia, since 2007; he was Dean of Faculty during two terms (2013-17), Head of Centre for Quality Assurance of University of Split, member of various commissions in the field of evaluation of study programmes and institutions for Higher Education in different European countries; member of Editorial Board of different scientific journals in his field of research. He is author, co-author and editor of a number of books, articles and book chapters on various topics of political, cultural and social contemporary history of Dalmatia, Croatia, and Yugoslavia.

Pavol Jakubec – historian, PhD in history. He is affiliated at the Department of Historical Studies, University of Gothenburg. His work explores Nordic and Central European history, particularly diplomatic history, c. 1918-1950. His current research focusses on small power governments-in-exile as actors in international politics during the Second World War. He is associated with the New Diplomatic History network (newdiplomatichistory.org).

Andrzej Suchcitz – historian, archivist, publicist. Dr. habil. in history, head of the Archives of the Polish Institute and General Sikorski Museum in London and the Archives of the Underground Polish Studies. Member of, inter alia: Council of the Underground Poland Study, Council of the Józef Piłsudski Institute, Council for the Protection of Remembrance of Struggle and Martyrdom (2004-2012), Archival Heritage Council, Board of the Polish Scientific Society Abroad. Chairman of the Council of the Polonia Aid Foundation Trust (since 2008). Former Secretary of the Polish Historical Association in Great Britain (1987-2004).

Olivier Worré – historian, Deputy Head of the 2nd World War Remembrance Service – Luxembourg Ministry of State.