15th Anniversary of Polish Alumni Association

I wish all the best on the birthday to all members of the Polish Alumni Association, the Board, the Steering Committee, the Audit Committee and myself!

It has been 15 years since the Polish Alumni Association was established. On January 17, 2007, a resolution establishing him was signed. This resolution was signed by 16 people. After 15 years, our “Alumnus family” has grown a lot and currently counts 880 people.

Let’s invite more participants of the US State Department programs to our “Alumnus Family”, so we could celebrate our next birthday together.

Rafal Pieprzyk

President

A Visit at the Jewish Historical Institute

 

In November 23 this year a dozen of members of the Alumni Association had the opportunity to visit the Jewish Historical Institute in Warsaw. During the visit, they got to know the main exhibition “What we could not shout out to the world” devoted to the Ringelblum Archive, learn about the activities of the conspiratorial group Oneg Szabat and the collection of documents that testify to the extermination of Polish Jews. Read More

The conference on „Smart City for residents and the environment”

The conference „Smart City for residents and the environment” was held in Krakow on October 21. The conference was organized by Dr. Wojciech Blecharczyk, member of our Association.

The conference, which begins the series and subsequent seminars and workshops, aims to present the level of advancement of local governments in implementing the principles of sustainable development, the Smart City concept, Smart Villages, the circular economy and urban resilience. As part of the cycle, innovative solutions improving the quality of life of residents will be presented. During the deliberations, presentations and discussions, the results of scientists’ research, many years of experience of practitioners and local government officials as well as the opinions of specialists, municipal agencies and social organizations were presented.

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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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“Talking about the future” – we continue our series of online discussions

We are continuing the series of discussions about the future of Poland and Poles under the joint title “Talking about the future”. Scientists, specialists, social leaders and practitioners from the Alumni Association will talk about various spheres of modern life that are changing as a result of the coronavirus epidemic and the social, political and economic changes of recent months. Together, we will consider the future of education, science, economy, business, the third sector, culture, international affairs, security, self-governance, society of the 21st century and others.

We meet once a month at 6 PM, organizing a LIVE on the Association’s fanpage on Facebook. This is where we created a dedicated streaming channel: www.facebook.com/StowarzyszenieAlumni/

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Strategic Workshops of the Board

 

On the weekend of 24-25 July, the members of the Board met in Warsaw to participate in the workshops aiming for creating the future strategy of the Alumni Association. A strategy that is to answer not only the questions of what our Association is today, what tasks is to be carried out and in which direction to go, but also what benefits will its members get by engaging in the activities of our “Alumni family”. Read More

Meeting with FLEX 2021 Alumni

On July 15, 2021, a meeting was held with this year’s FLEX alumni who had their adventure as part of “Virtual Programming”. The ‘Welcome Evening’ was organized by the American Councils for International Education – Poland.
The Alumni Association was represented by its board members: Jan Gasparski and Agata Cieszewska who shared their experiences of participating in research programs at universities in the USA. They emphasized the importance of our organization, which brings together participants of programs sponsored by the Department of State, and at the same time encouraging active involvement in its activities.
Thanks for Rozalia Rzepka for organizing the meeting.

‘American National Parks Night’ in Krakow

 

In the evening on July 8, 2021, Patrick Slowinski, the US Consul General in Krakow invited the Alumni to his residence for a meeting within the “American National Parks Night”. We could watch a movie about the “Bystrze” student tourist club expedition to Grand Canyon Colorado, USA.

Before and after the presentation, we had the opportunity to reminisce and talk to the invited guests as well as enjoy the tasty buffet in the beautiful surroundings of the residential garden.

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