Remembering Jan Nowak-Jeziorański

Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. B. Bix Aliu recounts a story by Ambassador Brzezinski about the remarkable life and legacy of Jan Nowak-Jeziorański, who passed away seventeen years ago today. Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. B. Bix Aliu:  It is fitting that Ambassador Brzezinski begins his journey from the U.S. to Poland today.  His journey coincides with the anniversary ... Read More»

The Embassy Commemorated Polish Americans Who Fought in the Blue Army

On July 23rd, Embassy representatives participated in a special event at the memorial of The War Effort of the Polish American Community in Żoliborz honoring the Blue Army soldiers.   Społeczny Komitet Upamiętnienia 100-lecia Czynu Niepodległościowego and Józef Piłsudzki Institute organized the event commemorating the Blue Army which was led by General Józef Haller and formed ... Read More»

Ambassador Jones to Host FLEX Program Students

On July 12, Ambassador Jones will host 30 participants of the Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program.  The event recognizes participants of the first Polish edition of the program, who will travel to various U.S. states this summer to begin their year-long educational and cultural experience.  At the event, FLEX exchange students will interact with U.S. ... Read More»

The NATO Summit in Warsaw

The 27th NATO Summit—one of the most important political events of the year—will take place on July 8th and 9th at the National Stadium in Warsaw.  For this special occasion, U.S. President Barack Obama, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, and Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will come to Poland. The most significant issues for ... Read More»

2016 Trafficking in Persons Report

“If there is a single theme to this year’s Trafficking in Persons (TIP) Report, it is the conviction that there is nothing inevitable about trafficking in human beings. That conviction is where the process of change really begins—with the realization that just because a certain abuse has taken place in the past doesn’t mean that ... Read More»

Ambassador Jones Gives Shout-out to U.S. Embassy Support for Marcin Gortat Camps

Ambassador Jones visited Washington Wizards star Marcin Gortat’s youth basketball camp in Piaseczno on June 22.  The Ambassador met with student athletes and their parents.  While in Krakow, Marcin Gortat and his MG 13 Foundation organized camps for young basketball players, including children in wheelchairs. The Polish Wheelchair Basketball Team joined the training, which was ... Read More»

Book Collection – Theatre and Drama

Angels in America: A Gay Fantasia on National Themes by Tony Kushner (recommended by Zachary, spouse) Tony Kushner’s two-part, multiple-award-winning epic is one of the greatest American plays ever written. The first part, Millennium Approaches, won the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, and both this part and the second, Perestroika, won the Tony Award for ... Read More»

2016 Global Entrepreneurship Summit

This summer, from June 22 to 24, the United States will host the 7th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Silicon Valley.  In bringing the Summit back to the United States, President Obama highlights his commitment to building bridges that help us tackle global challenges together. We’re proud that two leading young Polish innovators will attend: ... Read More»

Secretary Kerry: “Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage”

Press Statement John Kerry Secretary of State Washington, DC June 20, 2016 Today, we honor refugees’ resilience and courage. We also recognize the tremendous contributions made by local and international non-governmental organizations on the front lines of delivering life-saving assistance. This year’s commemoration comes at a time when brutal conflicts are forcing record numbers of ... Read More»

Statement by the President Obama on World Refugee Day

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary June 20, 2016 Today, on World Refugee Day, we recognize the challenges and hardships that refugees face, honor their courage and resilience in the face of overwhelming obstacles, and celebrate their many valuable contributions to our Nation. This year’s commemoration comes as the UN High Commissioner for ... Read More»

June 20 is World Refugee Day

World Refugee Day, June 20, is a day to honor the nearly 60 million people displaced from their countries by violence and persecution. The United States is the largest single humanitarian donor, providing  billions of dollars per year  to provide millions of the world’s most vulnerable people with life-saving assistance. The  State Department’s Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM)  provides protection, eases suffering, and works to resolve the ... Read More»

American Group to Appear at Zachor Festival of Jewish Culture in Białystok

Four musicians from the famous 6/13 group  will make their first appearance in Poland during the closing gala of the Festival of Jewish Culture Zachor in Białystok . The group will also meet aspiring musicians prior to the concert. The 9th rendition of the festival, set to take place between June 18-21, 2016 has been jointly organized by the Center for Citizenship ... Read More»

American Photo Legends in Lodz

The Embassy is a proud sponsor of the 15th  International Festival of Photography in Lodz. This year’s edition, lead again by the artistic director Alison Nordström, former curator of George Eastman House, will include works by two prominent figures of American photography: Robert Rauschenberg, one of the creators of pop-art, and David  Seymour or CHIM, ... Read More»

Ambassador Opens Lean in Stem Conference in Warsaw

On Tuesday, May 31st, Ambassador Jones officially opened the Lean in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) conference at the Warsaw Copernicus Science Center.  The Perspektywy Education Foundation organized the two-day conference which targets educators and institutions focused on encouraging young people to feel passionate about mathematics, physics, chemistry, and computer science.  The conference stimulated discussion ... Read More»

Building Bridges: Sharing Best Practices on Commercialization of Technology

Building Bridges: Sharing Best Practices on Commercialization of Technology Conference in Warsaw Canada, Switzerland and the United States are three countries at the forefront of global innovation, each with specific strengths and different approaches in terms of policies towards education, research and innovation. Under the patronage of the Polish National Centre for Research and Development, ... Read More»

United States and Poland Start Construction of Redzikowo Missile Defense Facility

On May 13, the United States and Poland held a ground-breaking ceremony in Redzikowo, Poland, to initiate construction of the “Aegis Ashore” missile defense facility at the Redzikowo Air Base.  Deputy Secretary of Defense Robert Work led the U.S. delegation, which included Paul Jones, U.S. Ambassador to Poland; Admiral Mark Ferguson, Commander of U.S. Naval ... Read More»

The United States and Europe

Remarks Antony J. Blinken Deputy Secretary of State Warsaw Public Library Warsaw, Poland May 5, 2016 Dzien dobry, dziekuje Panstwu serdecznie. To wszystko po polsku.Thank you very much. Thank you, Michal, for your warm introduction. I’m grateful to the German Marshall Fund and the Warsaw Public Library for your generous hospitality. I understand that the ... Read More»

Clarification of U.S. –German Coordination in Support of Anakonda 16

The U.S. Embassy Warsaw press office is issuing the following clarification in response to multiple press inquiries: We confirm German authorities have not denied U.S. Army transportation requests regarding the movement of U.S. troops and equipment through Germany to Poland for the Anakonda 16 exercises.  U.S. Army Europe and German authorities continue to coordinate the ... Read More»

American Education Fair in Warsaw on April 20, 2016

The U.S. embassy cordially invites students, teachers and parents to attend the American Education Fair that will take place on Wednesday April 20th at the University of Warsaw Library, ul. Dobra 56/66.  Representatives of 16 American universities will take part in the event and will present their educational offerings for high-school and university students. The ... Read More»

Earth Day Celebrated With “Green” Debates

How are American cities strategically planning environmentally friendly development? How do citizens’ initiatives  influence urban planning? How do green cities fight pollution?  These and many other topics will be discussed by Warsaw NGO activists and academics: Krzyszytof Herman, PhD – architect, academic teacher at the Agriculture University , Warsaw; 2008/2009 alumnus of Fulbright Scholorship at ... Read More»

American Education Fair Returns to Warsaw!

American Education Fair Returns to Warsaw! The U.S. embassy cordially invites students, teachers and parents to the American Education Fair on April 20 at the University of Warsaw Library. Representatives of 15 American colleges and universities will present their educational offers for gymnasium, high-school and university students. The fair is open to anyone interested in ... Read More»

Book Collection – Non-Fiction

The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot (recommended by Sydney, Consular Section) This non-Fiction book describes how the He-La cells that are used in research all over the world came to be. This book says a lot about American culture in the 1950’s and focuses on a great contribution to the world of ... Read More»

Book Collection – Mystery and Thriller

The Iowa Baseball Confederacy by W.P. Kinsella (recommended by Deputy Chief of Mission, John Law) “The Iowa Baseball Confederacy” – In his first novel since Shoeless Joe, Kinsella returns to the magical turf he is known for: a loving mixture of baseball, life and fantasy, in a world where dreams don’t have to come true, ... Read More»

Book Collection – Literary Fiction

The Last Report on the Miracles at Little No Horse by Louise Erdrich (recommended by Matthew, Security Section) “For more than a half century, Father Damien Modeste has served his beloved people, the Ojibwe, on the remote reservation of Little No Horse. Now, nearing the end of his life, Father Damien dreads the discovery of ... Read More»

Book Collection – Historical Fiction

Last of The Breed by Louis L’Amour (recommended by Mark, General Services Section) Last of the Breed, a 1987 book by Louis L’Amour, tells the fictional story of Native American United States Air Force pilot Major Joseph Makatozi, who was shot down by the Soviets over the ocean between Russia and Alaska, captured and then ... Read More»

Book Collection – Children’s Books

The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain (recommended by William, Political-Economic Section) The great American author Earnest Hemingway once said “All American literature begins with Huckleberry Finn.” Although the story is ostensibly an adventure tale about a vagabond young boy and an escaped slave traveling on the Mississippi River prior to the Civil War, ... Read More»

Book Collection – Biography and Memoir

Undaunted Courage: Meriwether Lewis, Thomas Jefferson and the Opening of the American West by Stephen E. Ambrose (recommended by Connie, spouse) It is a biography of Meriwether Lewis (1774-1809). He was a Virginia Tidewater gentleman and lifelong friend of Thomas Jefferson’s. Ambrose makes clear that Meriwether Lewis was the brain and soul of the 1803-1806 ... Read More»

Book Collection – American Classics

Ambassador recommends My Antonia  by Willa Cather A beautiful story of immigrants in Nebraska in the late 19th century – Norwegians, Austrians, Russians, and Bohemians.  One of America’s greatest, most sensitive writers of a profoundly American story with some human relevance today.     Cider House Rules by John Irving (recommended by Donald, Consular Section) ... Read More»

Book Collection

Recently the U.S. Mission to Poland invited American Diplomats and their family members to recommend their favorite book by an American author.  Diplomats of all ranks and family members of all ages submitted their recommendations, and shared briefly why they liked the book.  This list and the personal explanations of why the Americans recommended these ... Read More»

„Queen Mimi” Screening at Koszykowa Library

„Queen Mimi” Screening at Koszykowa Library In cooperation with the American Film Festival and the Public Library at Koszykowa, we are pleased to invite you to an event honoring Women’s History Month. On Wednesday, March 23rd, we will be screening an award winning documentary  by Yaniv Rokah, “Queen Mimi” (USA, 2015, 75 min with Polish ... Read More»

USTR and Chief TTIP Negotiator Ambassador Froman Visits Poland

Ambassador Michael Froman , United States Trade Representative ( USTR ) and a member of President Barack Obama’s cabinet visited Poland January 24 – 26 for talks with Polish leaders regarding the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) – a proposed free trade agreement between the European Union and the United States.  During his visit to Poland Ambassador Froman ... Read More»

Follow Along: A Global Agreement to Act on Climate

Every day, we are seeing and feeling the effects of climate change — here and across the globe. It poses a clear and present threat to our economic and national security. No country is immune from the consequences of climate change, and no country can act alone. Right now, we, as people, face a critical moment. ... Read More»
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