Nobel Peace Prize winner to speak at Miami


Miami University

Poland’s first freely elected president Lech Walesa will speak about the war in Ukraine’s global impact at Farmer School of Business.

Nobel Peace Prize winner and former President of Poland Lech Walesa will speak at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 8 at Miami University’s Farmer School of Business. 

Walesa, who served as Poland’s president from 1990 to 1995, was the first freely-elected president in Poland post-Cold War. Walesa transitioned Poland from Soviet-era communism into Western democracy.

The event titled “Lech Walesa: Russia’s War on Ukraine and its Global Impact” in which Walesa reflects on post-soviet Eastern Europe and the future of the area’s democracies. 

The event will also include a question and answer session after the lecture.

Tickets are free and available online via Miami University’s website. The talk will also be available on Zoom.