Ditching Communism in Poland

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This interview is the first in the Pitt REEES Spring Series “Openness, Acceleration, Restructuring: The Soviet 1980s.” See the full schedule.


Tom Junes is Assistant Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. He holds a Ph.D. from the KU Leuven (Belgium) and as a postdoctoral researcher he has held fellowships in Poland, Austria, Hungary, Finland, Germany, Bulgaria, and Italy. He’s the author of Student Politics in Communist Poland: Generations of Consent and Dissent published by Rowman and Littlefield in 2015.


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