Monday, May 11
at 7:00 pm
Sklep z kanapkami (top floor)
Krakowskie Przedmieście 11
The event will be in English, and all are welcome.
Michael Dobbs was the first Western reporter to visit the Lenin shipyard in Gdansk in 1980 — you can read a Polish version of his reflections from this era, “How Poland Changed My Life”/”Jak Polska odmienila moje zycia,” here.
Dobbs spent much of his journalistic career as a foreign correspondent reporting on the collapse of communism. After his experiences in Gdansk, he served as the Post‘s bureau chief in Warsaw (1980-1982), Paris (1983-86) and Moscow (1988-1993). He has also been a State Department and foreign policy reporter for the Post and covered the 2008 presidential election campaign. Dobbs’ books include Down with Big Brother: the Fall of the Soviet Empire (Knopf, 1996), which was also published in Polish (Rebis), and a biography of Madeleine Albright (Henry Holt, 1999). Most recently, he published an-hour-by hour study of the Cuban missile crisis entitled One Minute to Midnight: Kennedy, Khrushchev, and Castro on the Brink of Nuclear War (Knopf, 2008), which will also be translated into Polish. Dobbs is currently a fellow at the American Academy in Berlin, where he is researching a book about the Yalta and Potsdam conferences and the origins of the Cold War.