45 U.S. Fulbright Scholars Conclude Their Work and Research in Poland

U.S. Fulbright fellows with Polish colleagues and sponsoring institutions in front of Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace in Warsaw (photo: Mariusz Kosiński)

On June 8, Deputy Chief of Mission John Law and Embassy personnel attended the graduation ceremony for 45 U.S. Fulbright fellows who are concluding their work and research in Poland.  Hosted by the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission in the majestic Tyszkiewicz-Potocki Palace that houses the Museum of the University of Warsaw, the ceremony honored the work, research, and studies performed by the 2017-18 cohort of American scholars, who arrived in Poland in September 2017.  Academic institutions across Poland – including Białystok, Częstochowa, Gdańsk, Kalisz, Katowice, Krakow, Łódź, Łomża, Opole, Poznań, Rzeszów, Szczecin, Warszawa, Wrocław, and Zabrze – warmly hosted the Fulbright fellows.  The fellows’ worked and conducted research in a diverse range of fields that included, among others, music, public health, neuroscience, bioengineering, astronomy, anthropology, medicine, math, finance, theater arts, literature, English, and law.  In congratulating the fellows on their work and achievements, Law encouraged them to sustain and deepen the personal and professional contacts they established with their Polish colleagues, calling people-to-people relations the “bedrock” and “future” of U.S.-Polish relations.  Dr. Aleksander Dańda, chairman of the Board of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission, also congratulated the fellows and said their future contributions to international cooperation would be essential to developing global solutions to the world’s most pressing challenges.