“Space – mankind’s frontier” by Prof. Joanna Radwańska-Williams

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Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the University of Macau

Faculty of Social Sciences

Russian Centre

Department of Government and Public Administration



Space – mankind’s frontier



Prof. Joanna Radwańska-Williams


MPI-Bell Centre of English, Macao Polytechnic Institute


Date: 16th April 2021 (Friday)
Time: 14:30-16:00
Venue: E21B-G002
Language: English


Joanna Radwańska-Williams is a Professor of English at the MPI-Bell Centre of English, School of Languages and Translation, Macao Polytechnic Institute. She holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She was born in Warsaw, Poland, and she has Russian ancestry on her mother’s side. Before coming to China (originally, Nanjing University), she taught Polish and Russian in university-level programmes in Slavic Linguistics in the United States. Her interests include Applied Linguistics, Creative Writing, Cultural Studies, History of Linguistics, Intercultural Communication, Language Teaching, Phonology, Poetics, Sociolinguistics, and Translation.



From the first artificial satellite to the first moon landing, the potentiality of space has captured people’s imagination. This presentation celebrates Cosmonautics Day on the 60th anniversary of the first manned space flight by the Russian cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin. It will discuss the beginnings of Russian space exploration, milestones in international space exploration, and the future potentiality of space for mankind.

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