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In recognition of our newest as well as our most dependable presenters in recent years.

Both in 2017 and 2016, our 14th and 13th Annual Kosciuszko Conferences had been well-served by the lectures ("Eagle Eyes: Polish Codebreakers' Contributions to World War II's Utra Secret," and "De-Coding Polish Espionage of the 20th Century: Jerzy Sosnowski, Witold Pilecki, and Ryszard Kuklinski" respectively) presented by Douglas L. Wheeler, Ph.D., Prince Henry the Navigator Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Newa Hampshire at Durham, whose primary area of specialization had been Iberian and African history, but who also created and taught the history of international espionage, and also had been a contract consultant on Portuguese and African affairs for the U. S. State Department and other government agencies, and who, we are pleased to note, has developed an interest in examples of Poland's espionage history.


Douglas L. Wheeler, Ph.D., Prince Henry the Navigator Professor Emeritus of History, University of New Hampshire at Durham

So as to participate in our 2016 Kosciuszko Conference, Professor Mieczyslaw Rokosz, Ph.D., travelled from Krakow, Poland where he is a Professor Emeritus of History in Jagiellonian University's Institute of History, and as well, a Professor of History, of the Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum, and finally, the 11th Lifetime President of the Kosciuszko Mound Committee (Komitet Kopca Kosciuszki), whose 1st Lifetime President, Bridadier General Franciszek Kwasery Paszkowski (1778-1856) had served on that illustrious Committee in Krakow from 1820 until 1856. The title of Professor Rokosz's presentation at West Point had been: "Krakow's Kosciuszko Mound: What is it and what is its significance?" On the following day, he participated as keynote speaker for the annual Kosciuszko Observance at West Point's Kosciuszko Monument of 1828, being the worrld's second oldest monument raised to Kosciuszko's memory, the oldest being the Kopiec Kosciuszki in Krakow, Poland of 1823.    

Mieczyslaw Rokosz, Ph.D., Professor Emeritus of History, Institute of History, Jagiellonian University, and Professor, Department of Philosophy of the Jesuit University of Philosophy and Education Ignatianum, both of Krakow, Poland
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Norman Kelker, Ph.D., retired research scientist in bacterial genetics at New York University's School of Medicine, and biochemistry executive at Enzo Biochem, Inc.

An independent historian, Dr. Norman Kelker has been a lifelong student of the history of the women's suffrage movement in the United States. The subject of his 2016 Conference presentation had been: "Ernestine Rose: a Polish-born Leader in the American Women's Suffrage Movement."

Betsey Blakeslee, Ph.D., President, Friends of the American Revolution at West Point, Project Manager for the Revolutionary War Trail Preservation at West Point, and Former Chair, Mass Communications Department, Piedmont College, Georgia

Dr. Blakeslee's presentation for our 2016 Conference had been on the subject: "Saving Kosciuszko's Fortifications at West Point." As the result of her many-faceted initiative, both the Kosciuszko Garden, and particularly the visual appearance of the grounds immdiately surounding the Kosciuszko Monument -- being the two Kosciuszko-related sites best known to  West Point's informed visitors -- have been beautified and dignified, as befitting the memory of Kosciuszko at West Point.    

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