British Alumni Society General Assembly

On March 25, 2022, the General Meeting of the British Alumni Society (BAS), which is the partner of the Alumni Association, was held in Warsaw.

During the General Meeting, elections to the BAS Management Board for the next term were held.

The Management Board of the Alumni Association was represented by Jan Gasparski, who congratulated the new BAS authorities on the election and stressed the importance of partnership between our associations.

The announcement of the Board of the Polish Alumni Association

 

 

The announcement of the Board of the Polish Alumni Association

Once again in history, the Russian government, guided solely by the law of the stronger, is aiming to change the borders of neighboring countries by force. In the face of the war in Ukraine, the Board of the Polish Alumni Association unequivocally takes the side of the attacked Ukrainians. We, the Alumni of programs sponsored by the American government, represent a community that pursues the goal of bringing closer together the peoples of Poland and of the United States, of deepening interpersonal relations, and of promoting the virtues of democratic societies. We are opposed to any form of violence and conflict between nations.

In this hour of trial, we stand shoulder to shoulder with the Ukrainians, united under the proud banner of Freedom!

 

 

Повідомлення правління Польської Aсоціації Алюмні

Вкотре в історії влада Росії намагається примусово змінити кордони сусідніх держав, керуючись виключно правом сильнішого. В умовах війни в Україні Правління Асоціації Алюмні однозначно стає на бік атакованих Українців. Ми, стипендіати та стипендіатки американських урядових програм, творимо спільноту, яка має на меті зблизити народи Польщі та Сполучених Штатів, поглибити міжособистісні стосунки та пропагувати чесноти демократичних суспільств. Ми проти будь-якої форми насильства та конфлікту між націями.

У цю годину випробування ми стоїмо пліч-о-пліч з Українцями, об’єднані під гордим прапором Свободи!

“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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Alumnus Carnival 2022

 

January 2022 was held under the banner of “Alumnus Carnival”. “Alumnus Carnival” is a series of provincial meetings of Alumni over coffee & tea & beer & wine (of choice). For the first time in a very long time, we wanted to meet in real life, i.e. in a cafe / pub / restaurant, to get to know each other better. Read More

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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