On 15th May, 17.00-19.00, CCIRS IIR organized seminar: Elephants, Mangoes, and Spies: Foreign Relations between Non-aligned India and Communist Poland, 1947-1989 with dr. Nameeta Mathur.
In seminar participated scholars and students from Institute of International Relations UW : dr. Bogusław Zaleski, dr. Jakub Zajączkowski, dr. Paula Marcinkowska, dr. Anna Wróbel, Anita Budziszewska, Aleksandra Jaskólska, Anuj Triwari, Mukti Suvedi, Ashwath Puttur and dr. Marcin Solarz (Institute of Regional and Global Studies), dr. Patryk Kugiel (Polish Institute for International Affairs), dr. Rabia Karakaya Polat (Istambul Işık University).
Seminar took place in CCIRS office: Hotel Harenda, Krakowskie Przedmieście 4/6, room 212.
Dr. Nameeta Mathur is a Professor of History at Saginaw Valley State University located in Michigan, US. Dr. Mathur received her B.A (Hons.) History and M.A. History degrees from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi, India. She then earned her doctorate in Polish history at West Virginia University, US. Dr. Mathur is the author of several articles and reviews, as well as a book entitled A Sportive Matka-Polka: Nationalism and Feminism in Women’s Physical Culture in Modern Poland. Dr. Mathur’s current research examines foreign relations between Poland and India during the Cold War, a topic that has received minimal coverage in the English language scholarship. Having recently completed her tenure as Chair of the History Department at SVSU, Dr. Mathur is now spending more time in the Polish archives to research all angles this Indo-Polish relationship, including economic, social, cultural, and political issues.