CMC and Milosz: A Timeline

Claremont McKenna College has had a long relationship with Czeslaw Milosz and the Polish culture. Here are just a few selected entries from that history:

March 21, 1990: CMC hosts an evening with Czeslaw Milosz

March 10, 1992: Czeslaw Milosz speaks at CMC's Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum on Poland

Winter 1994: CMC's professor Robert Faggen Interviews Czeslaw Milosz for The Paris Review

April 11, 1995: Czeslaw Milosz reads from his work at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

April 24, 1998: CMC hosts a festival honoring the work of Czeslaw Milosz featuring over thirty of the world's leading poets, authors, critics, editors, and scholars

January 17, 2002: Leszek Kolakowski named Podlich Distinguished Visting Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, to teach seminar with professor Robert Faggen

February 12, 2002: Leszek Kolakowski discusses the concepts of natural justice and natural law in lecture at CMC

March 7, 2002: Leszek Kolakowski discusses the meaning of truth in lecture at CMC

Summer 2002: CMC Professor Robert Faggen interviews Leszek Kolakowski

April 4, 2005: CMC hosts Adam Michnik's discussion on the legacy of Czeslaw Milosz

April 19, 2005: Joanna Zach speaks on Czeslaw Milosz at the Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum

April 22, 2005: CMC's professor Robert Faggen participates in the PEN International Tribute to the late Nobel Laureate Czeslaw Milosz

Summer 2009: Three CMC students receive Milosz Fellowships to study in Poland

October 2009: CMC's professor Robert Faggen participates in the Czeslaw Milosz Literary Festival in Krakow, Poland

February 22, 2010: Polish writer, historian, and lecturer Adam Michnik invited to speak at Claremont McKenna College

October 2011: CMC hosts "Milosz and the Future: A Centenary Festival"