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Former Polish Prime Minister to Speak Monday in Rotunda

November 19, 2009 — Poland's former prime minister, Marek Belka, comes to the Dome Room of the University of Virginia's Rotunda Monday at 4 p.m. to discuss Europe's current economic climate.

Belka's talk, "European Dimensions of the Global Economic and Financial Crisis: Is Europe a Culprit or an Innocent Bystander?," is free and open to the public.

Belka was Poland's prime minster from 2004 to 2005. He was also deputy prime minister in 1997 and served as minister of finance from 2001 to 2002. In addition, he served as under-secretary general of the United Nations. He currently works at the International Monetary Fund as director of the European Department.

The event is co-sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for International Programs, the Center for International Studies and Student Entrepreneurs for Economic Development.

— By Jane Kelly

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