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SOLIDARITY Avenue is the name of the street in Poznań, Poland. This Avenue memorizes the Movement of Solidarity that at its height had 10 million members and became an ‘agora of freedom’ operating within the totalitarian regime.

Today, as a researcher and global-citizen, observing the world’s bigger and smaller issues of global and local impact, I would like to invite You to Solidarity Avenue — to the place, where I hope to recreate the agora of hope for democracy and freedom.


“Poles Waive the Rainbow Flag in LGBTQI+-free zones”

Great Mentorship and Cooperation reaps wonderful fruits — grateful for this piece with Prof. Patrice C. McMahon on dehumanizing LGBTQI+ “free zones” in Poland published by the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs.

Alternative Realities

I think, I am losing my journalistic zest and becoming more and more academic, for it took me one day to digest what happened in DC on January 6th. Though, I guess it takes a long time for many of us. But, the time has come to ask questions, e.g., why the Capitol Police andContinue reading “Alternative Realities”

The EU-China Deal: Hope or Curse?

The Comprehensive Agreement on Investments (CAI) agreed on December 30th, 2020 by the Beijing-Brussels-Berlin trio brings many questions. The post-1978 rhetoric for reaching true communism in the People’s Republic of China (PRC ) is that China has to first try with ‘state capitalism’ on a linear path envisioned by Karl Marx. For some in theContinue reading “The EU-China Deal: Hope or Curse?”

About Łukasz:

Łukasz W. Niparko is a human rights advocate (LL.M. in international human rights law from the European University Viadrina). He is an alumnus of the United World College (UWC-USA) and St. Lawrence University (SLU). He served with various NGOs, including the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Humanity In Action (HIA, where he currently is a mem-ber of the Leadership Council), and Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH). He is a co-founder of the Peace and Liberal Arts Education Center (China), Anne Frank Project: Poznań (Poland), and Global Dialogue Center at SLU. He was the Pat Cox Fellow in the European Parliament and worked with the Chair of the Delegation to the Korean Peninsula and EU-China Group. His interests concern the legal prevention of discrimination and international affairs. 

Other sites and contributions:

Butterfly Effect

A blog on living and becoming

Łukasz’s profile with Humanity In Action

Łukasz’s op-eds for ACLU

Łukasz’s op-eds for The Weave News

Covid-19 Digital Humanities Project