Chargé D’affaires Law Opens 2nd Young Leaders Conference

Chargé D’affaires John Law, addressing an audience of 350 young students from high schools and universities across Poland at the 2nd annual Young Leaders Conference held May 24-25 at the Palladium Theater, spoke about his diplomatic career as well as “the importance of youth in renewing the strong relationship shared between Poland and the United States.”  Organized by a group of high school students from Batory high school in Warsaw under the umbrella of the Ludwik Rajchman Foundation (named after the Polish-Jewish physician and founder of UNICEF), the U.S. Embassy supported the two-day event for young, future leaders of Poland as part of our youth outreach efforts, sponsoring an information booth featuring staff from the Public Affairs Section, the Fulbright Commission and EducationUSA, the Department of State student advising office, to promote study, work and travel opportunities available to Polish youth.

Other speakers at the conference included Deputy Prime Minister Jarosław Gowin, Kacper Winiarczyk, general manager of Uber Polska, and Adam Mularuk, president of Starbucks in Central Europe among many others.  The focus of the conference is to create a dialogue between an engaged youth audience and world-class leaders in a variety of fields and professions, providing advice and guidance on possible career paths in diplomacy, business, sports or the arts.  For the U.S. Embassy it was an opportunity to rejuvenate our bilateral relationship with a new generation of Poles as part of our “Sto Lat Razem” #100LatPLiUSA campaign currently taking place that highlights the U.S. role in Poland regaining independence 100 years ago.