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
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.
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.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing away on March 26 of Dr. Franciszek Lyra, co-founder of the Alumni Association, the first Polish Fulbrighter (1959), lecturer in American culture and literary studies at the University of Warsaw, an extremely warm and kind Man, our Friend …
Frank, we will miss you much here on our “unenlightened side of Reality”!
Management Board, Steering Committee and Audit Committee of the Alumni Association
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.
The “American Debates” project is supported by the US Embassy in Warsaw.
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/
On December 31 we finished our campaign of celebrating the 80th anniversary of “The International Visitor Leadership Program”, i.e. the well-known IVLP, implemented and financed by the U.S. Department of State.
Within a few months, we presented the Polish participants of this program on Facebook and LinkedIn. You could read their memories of stay in the US and their opinions related to the implementation of this program. Additionally, each report was supplemented with photos and/or videos.
You can still find them on:
2020 was a period when we were forced to abandon our live meetings and move them online. It was then that the idea of ”Meetings over a coffee” was born, which aroused great interest among members of the Alumni Association. Read More
This year marks 80 years of the implementation of “The International Visitor Leadership Program” or the well-known IVLP program, implemented and financed by the US Department of State.
The State Department is celebrating this anniversary with a special page where it writes about the history and nature of this special program. More information can be found at: www.state.gov/facesofexchange-ivlp-80/. Read More
28 people (Alumni with their families) came to Jaroszowiec near Olkusz (Lesser Poland Voivodeship) for the weekend of September 25-27, 2020. We were hosted by the “Leśny Zakątek” recreation center. During these days and in this place, an integration meeting of the members of the Alumni Association took place. Read More