University Forum Lecture: For the Freedom of Captive Nations


Apr. 23, 2018, 7:30pm to 9pm

Office/Remote Location



The College of Liberal Arts' University Forum lecture series presents "For the Freedom of Captive Nations: Eastern European Exiles in Postwar America" a talk by Martin Nekola, Ph.D., Independent Scholar.

This talk focuses on the formation and development of organizations of political exiles from the countries of East-Central Europe in the United States in early years of the Cold War (1946-1956). Paying close attention to the broader international context in which such exiles acted, Dr. Nekola adopts a comparative approach that examines a range of national exile groups (including Czechs, Poles, Hungarians, and Baltic peoples) and explains their role and standing in American society. The talk provides new insights on the transnational character of Cold-War American policy.

Admission Information

This event is free and open to the public.

Contact Information

College of Liberal Arts

External Sponsor

Sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts, the College of Liberal Arts' Dean's Leadership Board, and the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art.

Co-sponsored by the Honorary Czech Consul of Las Vegas and UNLV’s Department of History.