VOC Announces New Senior Research Fellow in Polish Studies
The Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation (VOC) is pleased to announce the appointment of Monika Jablonska as the 2022 VOC Senior Fellow in Polish Studies. Jablonska joins other VOC Scholars as part of our growing Polish Studies Program, created in 2018, to promote original academic research to reveal the history and truth about the costly failures of communism.
The 20th and 21st century history of Poland is the story of freedom’s suppression by the forces of Nazism and Communism, and liberty’s eventual rebirth. Uncovering new facts on Communist totalitarian history –– and its brutal rule of the Polish people, post-1945 –– is essential to defeating communism as it expands its power today, and to defending liberty against tyranny.
Jablonska, a noted scholar, lawyer, international affairs expert, and prolific author, will add to VOC’s expanding research team and will focus on the life and legacy of Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski – The Primate of the Millennium and Giant against Communism.
She earned law degrees from both Fordham University in New York and Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski University in Warsaw, Poland. In addition to holding a Master of Arts degree in literature, Jablonska is completing work on her Ph.D. in political science, with her dissertation focusing on President Ronald Reagan and Pope Saint John Paul II, and U.S. and Vatican diplomatic relations.
The Republic of Poland’s Consulate General in New York, in 2017 presented Jablonska with its distinguished Award of Appreciation for her significant contribution to The Polish-American economic partnership. She has been widely recognized for her work as Washington, DC conference co-organizer and participant: Ronald Reagan and John Paul II: The Partnership that Changed the World”; featured in the documentary, “The Divine Plan: John Paul II, Ronald Reagan, and the Dramatic End of the Cold War” Robert Orlando and Dr. Paul Kengor; author of Wind from Heaven: John Paul II –– The Poet Who Became Pope.
Jablonska lectures frequently on John Paul II, President Ronald Reagan, Cardinal Stefan Wyszynski, communism, and contributes to the National Catholic Register, Crisis Magazine, Zenit, Newsmax, among others. Her work has been featured by Forbes, Forbes Women, Harper’s Bazar Poland, Harper’s Bazaar Hungary, Shape, EWTN, TVP, Radio Ave Maria, and other outlets. She speaks Polish, English, Italian, Russian, Portuguese, and French.
This program is generously supported by
the Polish National Foundation.