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  • 17 December 2016

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    December 2016

    In this newsletter you can read about:

    - Piotr Wilczek appointed Ambassador to Washington, DC

    - Jan Karski and Ryszard Kukliński posthumously promoted

    - Ambassadors write to Congress regarding energy cooperation

    - Marcin Gortat Basketball Camp in Washington, DC

    - 5 Empowering Life Lessons from Maria Skłodowska Curie

    - Poland’s Security Priorities

    and much more!

    August / September 2016

    In this newsletter you can read about:

    - Pope Francis thanks Poland for its hospitality

    - Poland celebrates Armed Forces Day

    - Kraków in the Capital comes to Washington, DC

    - Review of Poland's Olympic results

    - 5 Empowering Life Lessons from Maria Skłodowska Curie

    - Student Oscar for Poland

    - Trivia and much more!


    Summer 2016

    Headlines in our Summer newsletter include:

    - NATO summit is a success for Poland and the Alliance

    - Minister Waszczykowski attends anti-ISIL summit in Washington

    - CinePolska Film Series starts in Washington, DC

    - Kraków to host World Youth Day

    - Polish Film awarded at AFI Docs and much more.



    Winter 2016


    2016 is upon us and what an exciting year it looks to be! From organizing the European Men's Handball Championship, and Wrocław being the European Capital of Culture, to hosting the NATO summit in Warsaw and a multimillion person gathering in Kraków for World Youth Day, 2016 promises be an incredible  year for Poland. Read all about it, as well as recap of some of our most recent events in our latest newsletter.



    Spring 2015



    Springtime is certainly beautiful in Washington, DC but it is also quite a busy time for diplomacy! Read about the host of events we had over the past few weeks including the annual EU Open House, Polish Constitution Day and more.


    With Summer right around the corner we want to wish everyone a safe and fun summertime - and if you happen to be in Washington DC on June 23 or 24 than don't miss the Polish National Ballet at the Kennedy Center!

    Winter 2015




    In the Winter Edition of our Newsletter we prepared a recap of the latest events to have occurred at our Embassy including the recent visit of Foreign Minister Schetyna to Washington, D.C. We have also included quite a bit about our cultural undertakings as we prepare with anticipation for the coming Oscars. 

    We are excited to announce that our Ambassador  will serve as the honorary patron for the second year running of the Polish Heritage Night with the Washington Wizards. We hope you can  join us at the Verizon Center as we cheer on Marcin Gortat!


    Fall 2014



    A New Prime Minister, a New Foreign Minister, a New Museum and New World Champions. Much has occured in the last few months so we invite you to explore our Fall edition of the Embassy Newsletter to learn about the latest developments from Poland and our Embassy.



    July 2014



    We invite you to explore our Spring Review edition of the Embassy Newsletter. Read about the highlights of what has occured in the first half of 2014




    October 2013



    We cover Poland's President Bronisław Komorowski visit to the U.S.; American soldier awarded posthumously after shielded Polish colleague from a suicide bomber in Afghanistan; Polish position on the syrian crisis; #Walesa. Man oh Hope" screening in Congress postponed; presentation of the Embassy's Best Picture Contest ("Solidarity for Democracy") winners;    

    "Crayons and Care II" exhibit opening, and much more... 





    November-December 2012

    Wrapping up 2012: Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Undersecretary of State Jerzy Pomianowski in DC; the first U.S. Aviation Detachment is permanently stationed in Poland; LOT Polish Airlines receives its (and Europe's) first 787 Dreamliner; and Poland's Independence Day is celebrated coast to coast.

    Interviews about the Poland's Top 500 Innovators program; Mr. Wladyslaw Zachariasiewicz - a long-time Polonia activist; news from our Consulates and Permanent Mission to U.N., and as always - more.


    October 2012

    We cover U.S.-Poland Business Week in New York, including a Women's Forum and interviews with two women leaders on why gender diversity matters in leadership; the presentation of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in New York, and Tadeusz Slobodzianek's Our Class at Theater J in Washington, DC.

    We also present our new website, as well as a fall menu put together by our Embassy Chef filled with delicious meals featuring Polish meats and vegetables, with a twist. We also bring you news from our Consulate Generals across the U.S.


    September 2012

    We cover U.S.-Poland Business Week in New York, including a Women's forum and interviews with two women leaders; the presentation of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews in New York, and Tadeusz Slobodzianek's Our Class at Theater J in Washington, DC.


    We also present our new website, and a fall menu put together by our Embassy Chef filled with delicious meals featuring Polish meats and vegetables, with a twist. And as always, we also bring you news from our Consulate Generals across the U.S.

    June-July 2012

    This combined June/July issue features a special section on the Euro 2012 soccer championships co-hosted by Poland.


    It’s also the issue in which we bid a fond farewell to our Ambassador Robert Kupiecki. He will complete his term as Poland's Ambassador to the U.S. at the end of this June, and we've put together a photographic journey through his last four years here in DC for you.

    May 2012

    President Bronislaw Komorowski, Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski and Defense Minister Tomasz Siemoniak at the 2012 NATO Summit in Chicago; the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue on Democracy; Jan Karski – a member of Poland’s Underground Resistance movement, a Polish diplomat and freedom fighter – awarded a posthumous Presidential Medal of Freedom.

    We open our doors for the sixth annual EU Open House Day; news from our Consulates across the U.S. highlights of our new Ambassadorial residence – and an interview with Poland’s Deputy Foreign Minister Jerzy Pomianowski, who doesn't just excel at diplomacy, but is an aikido expert, and taught a seminar at a DC dojo while in town for the U.S.-Poland Strategic Dialogue.

    April 2012

    We celebrate Poland’s Constitution Day at our new Ambassadorial Residence with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as guest of honor; our Ambassador travels to Arizona for a working visit and officially opens Poland’s 18th Honorary Consulate in the U.S.


    We bid a sad farewell to Janusz Kazimierz Zawodny, Polish-American historian, political scientist, freedom fighter, and author of "Death in the Forest: The Story of the Katyń Forest Massacre." News from our Consulates in our “Outside the Beltway” section, and an interview with Bernadette McDonald, author of “Freedom Climbers,” a new book on Poland’s groundbreaking Himalayan climbers who ascended the world’s highest peaks while Poland was under communist oppression.

    Spring 2012 Supplement: Visa Waiver Issue:

    U.S. Senators Barbara Mikulski and Mark Kirk and U.S. Representative Mike Quigley introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation on January 31, 2012. Senate bill S. 2046 and House bill H.R. 3855 offer updated requirements to bills introduced on the Visa Waiver Program in 2011 – and updated eligibility criteria to include countries like Poland. On March 26, 2012, Senator Chuck Schumer introduced Senate bill S.2333 that includes the text of Senator Mikulski’s S. 2046 bill.


    After President Obama visited Poland in May 2011, he released a letter declaring his support for Poland’s inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program – the same support the President declared during his meeting with Poland’s President Bronisław Komorowski in the White House Oval Office in December 2010. Poland is not a member of the Visa Waiver Program, despite a century of strong U.S.- Polish diplomatic ties, and despite the fact that Poland has been one of the U.S.’ staunchest allies in its missions in Iraq and Afghanistan.


    Why should Poland be included in the Visa Waiver Program? In this supplemental edition to our newsletter, we’ve gathered content that answers this question, and goes a step further to show how Poland’s inclusion in the Visa Waiver Program will be beneficial for the U.S. – for its economy, its national security, and its public diplomacy.

    February + March 2012

    Our February + March 2012 issue brings you news about Poland's Foreign Minister Radoslaw Sikorski's meeting U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and the continuation of topics they discussed at the Polish-American Strategic Dialogue; Poland's Chief Geologist's working visit to DC; our Foreign Minister's meeting with the U.S. Poland Business Council.


    We're also bringing you an interview with Prof. James S. Pula, editor of the Polish American Heritage Encyclopedia – a monumental and first-of-a-kind work. Why is it monumental? Because, as Prof. Pula says, "If we're not there, no one's going to think about us."


    You can also read about a Nazi-looted painting that was recently returned to Poland via our Embassy, as well as a preview of a special supplemental edition we are preparing about Poland and the Visa Waiver Program.


    Finally, we invite you to learn a bit about Polish Easter traditions.

    January 2012

    Happy 2012!


    And Happy Anniversary: We launched the Embassy's newsletter and social media pages one year ago. They've become important tools for sharing news and information, and connecting with individuals across the globe. Our newest addition is a YouTube channel, where we post original content, all created in-house. Join us!


    This month's newsletter features an interview with Agnieszka Holland, whose film In Darkness was just nominated for an Oscar; a tribute to Nobel-prize winning poet Wisława Szymborska; an important update on the Visa Waiver Program; news from our Ambassador's recent trip to Texas; and much more.

    December 2011

    As the year draws to a close, so does Poland's presidency of the Council of the EU. The What a productive year it's been!


    This month, we hosted fellow EU and European Ambassadors at an event celebrating the signing of the Republic of Croatia's accession treaty to the EU. Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Jerzy Pomianowski co-chaired the inaugural Community of Democracies Task for for Moldova meeting in DC, while in Warsaw, our Ministry held an international conference to discuss the Arab Spring and Poland's ongoing support of the transformation in that region.


    Read about the results of a journalism contest aimed to shine a light on Europe's last dictator – Belarus' Alexander Lukashenko, and read an exclusive interview with the artist who created the iconic Solidarity logo years ago and – this year – Poland's EU Presidency logo.


    Finally, we've included a special Christmas section with Polish traditions and recipes.

    November 2011

    Our November newsletter is chock-full of Embassy news and events, as well as a series of conversations with some fascinating people, like Padraic Kenney, director of Indiana University's Polish Studies Program; Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett, head of the Core Exhibition team at the new Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw; and Terry Tegnazian, co-founder of Aquila Polonica, dedicated to publishing – in English – the Polish WWII experience.

    You can read excerpts from their interviews in our newsletter, and also watch the full-length interview on our brand new YouTube channel, which we launched in November.


    We're also announcing a fun contest around a new website launched by Poland's Ministry of Foreign Affairs; details on the last page!

    October 2011

    Lots of events this month – both in DC and outside the beltway. Poland government officials visited Texas, Pennsylvania and New York to deepen U.S.-Poland cooperation in shale gas exploration and extraction, while in Atlanta a conference on new and emerging prospects for business and trade brought together Polish and American representatives and businesses.


    On October 17, Congress' longest serving female Senator – Barbara Mikulski of Maryland – opened an exhibit on Polish scientist Maria Sklodowska-Curie in the Russell Senate Building Rotunda.


    October is Polish-American Heritage Month; we've included a section on what that means and how it's celebrated throughout the U.S., as well as a piece on Poland's National Ossolinski Institute's recent acquisition of influential Polish writer Maria Kuncewiczowa's archives.

    September 2011

    It's always very fun when we begin planning our next newsletter: We meet with various departments, see what's happened in our Embassy calendar during the past month, and put together an outline with the news and activities we think will be most interesting to our readers.


    And each month, we're amazed at how diverse our content is, and excited to put it all together. This month is no exception: We have the President of Poland in New York for the UN General Assembly; lots of economic news, incl. the IMF and World Bank annual meetings; the fascinating history of Nazi-looted paintings, now returned to Poland; a play on Polish-born scientist Maria Sklodowska-Curie; news from our Chicago & L.A. Consulates. There's also an exclusive interview with Dr. Krzysztof Matyjaszewski, a chemist & Wolf Prize Winner, in which he talks about the discovery process, and how Sklodowska-Curie has inspired him.

    August 2011

    One hears that August is generally Washington, DC's quietest month - but for our Embassy, it's been anything but, as evidenced by our robust August newsletter. We bring you news from our Foreign Minister's visits to Afghanistan and Pakistan; our Ambassador's visit to Chicago; an "Outside the Beltway" section with news from our Chicago and Los Angeles Consulates; and a new segment in our Art in the Embassy series featuring the glorious, victorious King Jan III Sobieski.


    We're especially excited to share with you a special section on the Warsaw Uprising, which began Aug. 1, 1944. Our Press Advisor visited the Warsaw Uprising Museum in Poland in May, toured the Museum and its grounds, and met with the director and staff to learn about the Museum's mission. She also spoke with a woman who took part in the Uprising. This newsletter contains materials created from those visits, with a special focus on the courageous, heroic women of the Uprising, who took part by the thousands! You can delve further into the world of the Uprising through a photo slideshow that contains archival photos from the Uprising, as well as two video interviews with Uprising insurgents.

    July 2011

    What a month, and thus – what a newsletter!


    On July 1, Poland took on the presidency of the EU Council. Our Embassy has marked the beginning of the presidency with numerous events, and you can read about these, as well as the priorities that Poland has set for its presidency, in our July newsletter. We also bring you news from two of our Consulates – New York & Chicago, in a new section: "Outside the Beltway." To continue our "Art in the Embassy" series, we've included a wonderful tale of a painting in our Embassy that was deliberately lost and then happily found. And for history buffs, there's a great archival photograph – and the story it tells – that we recently discovered in the Library of Congress. We're calling it, "Meet the Press, circa 1920."

    June 2011

    We have quite a newsletter in store for you: U.S. President Barack Obama's trip to Poland is front & center. We've detailed the President's bilateral meetings, & included a special section on the Poland-U.S. partnership. We also have reports from the ceremonial aspects of President Obama's visit, with historical snippets that describe each of the ceremony locations.


    Our Press Department covered the President's visit live from Warsaw – check our Facebook page for the photo albums. We also live-tweeted the President's Poland visit in our ongoing mission to make our social media pages a primary source & comprehensive aggregator for news & reports on Poland-U.S. topics. We invite you to join us there if you haven't already!


    We've put together a preview of Poland's Presidency of the Council of the European Union, which begins July 1. You can also learn about the logo created for the Presidency by the artist of the famous Solidarity logo.


    We have news from various meetings & conferences, & in a special edition of our recommendation section: an innovative Polish video game & the book it's based on, both presented to President Obama in Warsaw by Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk.

    May 2011

    So much to share with you this month! There's our Minister of the Interior's DC visit and our Foreign Minister's visit to Benghazi, Libya; our May 3 Constitution Day celebration, EU Open House day and Holocaust Remembrance commemorations; a how-to guide on our campaign against "Polish camps" in the press. Also: a graduate journalism contest; a World Bank report; and an intriguing tale about one of the paintings in our Embassy. Plus book and movie recommendations – and even a section on dinosaurs.

    April 2011

    It's been a productive month, and a month of reflection: One year ago, we lost Poland's President, First Lady and 94 other Poles who were en route to a ceremony in Russia honoring the more than 21,000 victims of the 1940 Katyn massacre. We've gathered statements from U.S. officials, including President Obama, in our newsletter, and also put together a photo essay on Katyn memorials throughout the U.S.


    In political news, we bring you Poland's Deputy Foreign Minister Jacek Najder's U.S. working visit. On the energy front, a Polish government and academic delegation also visited the U.S. on the topic of shale gas.


    Yale professor and award-winning historian Timothy Snyder presented his latest book, "Bloodlands: Europe Between Hitler and Stalin" at the Embassy last month, and we have an exclusive interview with Prof. Snyder in this issue.


    We welcomed two new Honorary Consulates of Poland, in Atlanta, Ga., and Philadelphia, Pa. Welcome to our newest Honorary Consuls, Mr. Lawrence Ashe and Ms. Deborah Majka!


    We're also bringing you very welcome news about an important addition to The New York Times' styleguide, news from our Ambassador's travels to Arizona, and a special section on Poland's Easter Traditions.

    March 2011

    We've had a busy and exciting month: Our Minister of Foreign Affairs Radoslaw Sikorski visited Washington DC, and met with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. The governments of the U.S. and Poland signed a memorandum of understanding on clean energy. And our rich, diversified cultural program showcased the many facets of Poland – including its heritage, history, people and contemporary life.


    Our newsletter also contains exclusive interviews, book and movie recommendations, and much more.

    February 2011

    The Embassy of the Republic of Poland is thrilled to announce the launch of its newsletter.


    Highlights of this first issue include Poland's President Bronislaw Komorowski's U.S. visit, as well as an international donor's conference for Belarus that was held in Warsaw earlier this month.


    We've also included a section on Polish scientist Maria Sklodowska-Curie: 2011 marks the 100th anniversary of her Nobel Prize in Chemistry and the 90th anniversary of the first U.S. visit. There's book and movie recommendations, upcoming events and interesting facts about Poland. In future issues, we'll also bring you economic, trade and business news.


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