Invitation from General/ Ambassador Edward L. Rowny, President of American Polish Advisory Council


The American Polish Advisory Council (APAC) a bipartisan entity incorporated in Washington, DC in 2003, to involve Polish Americans in the political process and increase their number, visibility and influence in public affairs, will be having its annual conference this year on Sunday, December 7th at the prestigious Henry R. Luce Hall at Yale University.

Entitled Poland’s Emerging Role in Shaping Global Security & the US – Polish Partnership, the conference will focus on Poland’s role in addressing new security challenges, including the conflict in Ukraine as well as the strategic relationship between Poland and the US in the areas of trade, economic and military cooperation. Special attention will be paid to the role of diasporas in strengthening this partnership.

The 2014 APAC conference will feature an outstanding lineup of diplomats, elected officials and business professionals with vast expertise in US – Polish relations including the Honorable Boguslaw Winid – Poland’s Ambassador to the United Nations as keynote speaker and panelist Jaroslaw Strozyk – Poland’s Defense Attaché in Washington. Also confirmed are Thomas Sherlock – Professor of Political Science at West Point, Susan Bysiewicz – Former Connecticut Secretary of State, Elzbieta Matynia – Director of the Transregional Center for Democratic Studies at the New School, and Sabina Klimek – Head of Trade & Investment Section at the Polish Consulate in New York.

The annual APAC conference is one of the most prominent events on the Polish American political calendar. It is designed to address the most pressing Polish – American political issues while fostering dialogue and relationships between the political, business and cultural communities.

Conference registration can be done online at In addition, registration will be available on the 7th at Yale starting at 11 AM. Lunch will be served during registration and the conference will commence promptly at 12 noon to 4 pm. Following the conference, there will be a VIP fundraiser/dinner at the private Graduate Club, a short distance from the conference venue.
American Polish Advisory Council 2014