January 2010


SWT participant Michal... you know where

Odpowiedzi od Michała, który uczestniczył w programie Summer Work & Travel latem 2004r., po pierwszym roku studiów.

Mimo, iż minęło już ponad 5 lat od mojego pobytu w Stanach Zjednoczonych, nadal utrzymuje kontakty mailowe z ludźmi tam poznanymi a niektórzy z nich odwiedzili mnie nawet w Polsce…

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 Żeby podzielić się waszymi doświadczeniami i wziąć udział w losowaniu upominka od ambasady, proszę wypełnić tę ankietę.

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The New York Times and The Jewish Daily Forward highlighted the work of recent Polish International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) alumnus Albert Stankowski , who coordinates the “Virtual Shtetl” project for the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw.The project is a large-scale website which uses Web 2.0 technology to collect over 30,000 photographs, documents, videos, letters and other exhibit material of Jews living in Poland before, during, and after World War II.  This “virtual museum” will be given a physical venue in 2012 when the Museum of the History of Polish Jews opens in Warsaw. 

During his September meeting with U.S. journalists as part of his IVLP program, Mr. Stankowski highlighted this fascinating project, which ultimately resulted  in two articles in which the ‘Virtual Shtetl’ project is prominently featured.  The ‘Virtual Shtetl’ project appears as an example of the Polish Jewish community worldwide sharing their history while using new media tools.  Mr. Stankowski’s example illustrates the impact the IVLP program has in enhancing multilateral awareness and ties between international and U.S. communities.

To read the article in the NYT please visit: http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/20/arts/design/20museum.html?emc=eta1

To read the article in the Jewish Daily Forward please visit:
http://www.forward.com/articles/115592/

Related links:

More on’ Virtual Shtetl’ project:
http://www.sztetl.org.pl

More on International Visitor Leadership Program:
http://exchanges.state.gov/ivlp/ivlp.html

AMERICA PRESENTS

 

DAMIAN BEDNARZ

Special Assistant, Office of Policy and International Affairs

United State Department of Energy

 

The Role of New Media in Elections: Tales from the Obama for America Campaign

 

Thursday, January 28 at 17:00

Koszykowa Library, Koszykowa 26/28

Entrance F

 

 

Damian Bednarz, Special Assistant in the Office of Policy and International Affairs at the U.S. Department of Energy, will meet the Warsaw public at the U.S. Embassy’s next America Presents program on January 28 at 17:00 at the Koszykowa Library.

Mr. Bednarz spent two years working on new media with the Obama for America campaign before joining the Department of Energy, where he now covers regional energy issues in Central/Eastern Europe and the Middle East and as domestic efforts on renewable energy, climate change, and a national ocean policy.  Mr. Bednarz, a graduate of Seton Hall University and Marist College, researched Polish political parties and the mechanics behind coalition building as a Fulbright Scholar in Warsaw from 2004-2005. 

In addition to a discussion of new media on the campaign trail, Mr. Bednarz is happy to discuss the U.S. role in addressing the latest global energy challenges.                               

The event will be translated into Polish and open to general public.

If you like to attend this event please RSVP to AmericaPresents@state.gov

AMERICA PRESENTS

 

DAMIAN BEDNARZ

Specjalny asystent, Biuro Polityki i Spraw Międzynarodowych

Amerykański Departament Energetyki

 

“Rola Nowych Mediów w Wyborach. Kampania Obama dla Ameryki”

 

Czwartek, 28.01. godz. 17:00

Biblioteka Publiczna m.st. Warszawy, ul. Koszykowa 26/28, wejście F

 

Wstęp wolny.

Spotkanie z tłumaczeniem symultanicznym.

Prosimy o potwiedzenie obecnosci: AEP@state.gov

Oprócz dyskusji na temat roli nowych mediow, Pan Bednarz chętnie przedyskutuje role jaka odgrywają Stany Zjednoczone w odniesiniu do ostatnich swiatowych wyzwań energetycznych.

America Presents

 

“America Presents” programs bring a wide array of American cultural, political, historical, and economic topics to diverse audiences in Poland.  Through this program, the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw offers free, public presentations and talks by American scholars, artists, athletes, and experts.  The events are generally designed for journalists, students, English teachers, and academic faculty (from International Relations, American Studies, and English Departments of universities and private academia). In addition, anyone with an interest in the United States or the event’s theme is welcome to attend. 
As a rule, all presentations are given in English, although occasional exceptions will be advertised.  Recent participants of this program have included award-winning novelist Amy Tan, photographer Robert Heller, best-selling author Steve Berry, journalist Tom Friedman, filmmaker Richard Adams, Professor Rasma Karlins, author/professor/playwright Anne Nelson, and author Eric Weiner.

Witamy! Dział konsularny Ambasada USA szuka ludzi, którzy już brali udział w programie Summer Work & Travel i chcą się podzielić z nami swoimi doświadczeniami.  Ankieta ta jest nieformalna, a uczestnictwo w niej całkowicie dobrowolne.

Każdego miesiąca dwóch respondentów wybranych losowo otrzyma upominek od Ambasady Stanów Zjednoczonych w Warszawie.  Proszę wysłać wypełniony sondaż na adres SWTPoland@state.gov

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 Ambasada amerykańska w Warszawie zaprasza na specjalną transmisję na żywo z Newseum w Waszyngtonie, podczas której sekretarz stanu Hillary Clinton ogłosi strategię rządową w zakresie ochrony wolności w Internecie.

Uczestnicy w Polsce wspólnie z widzami na całym świecie będą mogli w trakcie przemówienia nadsyłać pytania i komentarze, wezmą też udział w zaplanowanej na później dyskusji na żywo.

Transmisja wystąpienia  „Wolność w Internecie” odbędzie się 21 stycznia 2010 r. w ambasadzie USA w Warszawie oraz konsulacie generalnym USA w Krakowie. Ambasada USA w Warszawie zaprasza osoby zainteresowane na godz. 15:00 do budynku ambasady przy ul. Pięknej 14 a. Prosimy o posiadanie dokumentu tożsamości ze zdjęciem oraz wcześniejsze zgłoszenie u pani Virginii Harris chęci uczestnictwa poprzez wysłanie emaila na adres: HarrisVE@state.gov.

The U.S. Embassy in Warsaw invites you to a special screening of a major policy speech by Secretary of State Hilary Clinton on Internet Freedom live from the Newseum in Washington, D.C.

At the screening, you will interact with a global audience by submitting questions and comments during the Secretary’s speech and the live roundtable discussion that will follow.

Please join us in the AIRC at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw or the U.S. Consulate General in Krakow for the screening at 15:00.  Please RSVP to Virginia Harris at HarrisVE@state.gov and bring a photo I.D. with you to the event.

See you there!

  

Democracy Video Challenge 2010

The U.S. Department of State announces the launch of the global Democracy is…” Twitter Contest. Tweet what you think democracy is using the hash symbol: #democracyis. The goal is to provide a worldwide platform in which people can discuss the meaning of democracy and exchange ideas from diverse perspectives.

The global “Democracy is…” Twitter Contest begins Friday, Jan. 8, 2010 at 5:30 p.m. EST and ends January 21, 2010 at 11:59 p.m. EST. To join the contest, become a Twitter follower of @demvidchallenge and tweet what you think democracy is in 140 characters or less.

The contestant whose tweet  gets the greatest number of unique re-tweets will receive a Flip Video HD Camcorder. The winner will be announced on the Democracy Video Challenge Facebook fan page on January 25, 2010. Only one re-tweet per user will count in the official tally. Additional contests will be announced throughout the year.

Rules for the  Twitter contest

Read more

Good luck!

There is still time to apply for the 2010 SUSI Program! 

The “Study of the United States Institutes” are two summer programs for professors and scholars from around the world.  The one for University Faculty includes intensive post-graduate level academic programs and integrated study tours.  A separate one for Secondary School Educators offers a six-week post-graduate seminar in the United States.  The programs usually begin in mid-June and give foreign educators a chance to learn more about the American society, culture and institutions.  The ultimate goal is to improve the quality of teaching about the United States in academic institutions abroad.   All of the institute programs will be held this summer at different U.S. universities and colleges.  NOTE: Space in the institutes is very limited.   To be competitive, candidates must have excellent proficiency in English and outstanding qualifications. Application Deadline: January 25, 2010.  More information available here.

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