Alumni Thanksgiving 2022

 

Members, partners and friends of the Alumni Association met in Krakow to celebrate one of the most important American feasts – “Thanksgiving”.

After two years of pandemic separation, we could meet to talk, recollect, but also make new friends in a family atmosphere. And all this with a home kitchen full of American flavors. Read More

The stay of prof. David F. Forte in Poland 10/20 – 11/11/2022

 

On October 20 – November 11, Poland was visited by prof. David F. Forte. David Forte is professor of constitutional law, lecturer at many American and European universities, including his Alma Mater: Cleveland State University. He has collaborated many times with the US Congress and the US Department of State on international law and human rights. He is also a double Fulbright scholarship holder. In Poland, he took his scholarship in 2019.
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“American Debates” – a series of discussions about contemporary America

We are launching a new project under the common title “American Debates”. We will discuss contemporary America, and more specifically the international, military and economic policy pursued by the US government, or the US’s relations with other countries, including Poland in particular. We will invite specialists, scientists and journalists to participate in the discussion and share their knowledge and opinions.

We invite you once a month at 6 p.m. by organizing a LIVE at:
– our fanpage on Facebook:   www.facebook.com/StowarzyszenieAlumni/
– our YouTube channel:   www.youtube.com/c/StowarzyszenieAlumni

The “American Debates” project is supported by the US Embassy in Warsaw.

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“Profession”, a series of interviews with Alumni

We are launching a new project under the common title: “Profession”.

“Profession” will be a series of interviews with members of the Alumni Association, whose professional life is related to a profession that cannot be pigeonholed in an 8-hour day of office work, requires a lot of commitment and initiative, and is associated with far-reaching self-discipline. We will try to familiarize our audience with the backstage of these professions, tell about their positive and negative aspects, show the variability of the profession over the years, related to, for example, the development of modern technologies.

The interviews will be conducted by Zbigniew Bartuś, journalist, reporter, columnist for Dziennik Polski and the media of Polska Press Group. Zbigniew is a member of the Alumni Association. He went to the USA as part of the IVLP (2000) program.

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Alumni integration trip to the Nida River, September 16-18, 2022

On September 16-18, 2022, members of our Association met for an integration trip. This time we came to the Świętokrzyskie region, and more specifically to the Nida basin.

During the whole stay, we were hosted by the agritourism farm “Sabat” in Imielno. It was our starting point throughout our stay and a place for shared meals, meetings and fun. The stay program was very rich. And it was taken care of by Wojciech Sołtysiak (IVLP, 2013) – member of the team “Life4Delta – restoration of the inland delta of the Nida River”.

It all started on Friday afternoon, when we met around a barbecue and campfire. With good food and various drinks, we spent time late at night, chatting long.

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American Day 2022

 

 

After two years of the pandemic, the Regional Chamber of Commerce in Katowice returned to the event of “American Day”. On September 14, entrepreneurs were invited to its headquarters in Katowice so as to learn about investment opportunities in the United States, engage in dialogue and open up to the cooperation of representatives of the SME sector from Poland and the USA. The event also promoted partner relations between the two countries. Read More

Meeting with the FLEX graduates

 

 

On July 29 in Warsaw, a workshop meeting was held to sum up this year’s edition of the FLEX program. It is a program of stay in the United States, addressed to young people. Dariusz Góra, member of the Board of our Association, met with the participants of the workshops to present the activities of the Alumni Association and encourage young people to join our ranks. Read More

US State Department Award for Irena Dawid-Olczyk

 

On July 19, 2022, Irena Dawid-Olczyk, a member of the Alumni Association, but above all the head of the La Strada Foundation, was recognized as one of the heroes in the annual report of the US State Department on the fight against human trafficking: “Trafficing in Person Report 2022” .
During the ceremony in Washington, Irena received an award from Antony Blinken, US Secretary of State, “in recognition of her extraordinary leadership in directly assisting victims of human trafficking” and “maintaining a strong relationship with the Polish Government to prevent the exploitation of refugees across the Polish-Ukraine border.” Read More