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"U.S Diplomacy in Practice - The Career Path of the U.S. Diplomat" - lecture of the U.S. Consul General in Krakow, Mr. Patrick T. Slowinski

Date: 07.06.2022
Start Time: 13:30
Place: Room 039, Reymonta 4
Organiser: Faculty of International and Political Studies of the JU

We cordially invite you to attend the lecture of the U.S. Consul General in Krakow, Mr. Patrick T. Slowinski, entitled "U.S. Diplomacy in Practice - The Career Path of the U.S. Diplomat". The event will take place on June 7, 2022 (Tuesday) from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., room 039, Reymonta 4 (Faculty’s headquarters).

Patrick T. Slowinski returned to Poland in August 2019 for his second diplomatic assignment, this time as the U.S. Consul General in Krakow.  Mr. Slowinski was previously posted to Poland, where he served as a Vice-Consul at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. 

His most recent overseas assignment was as Deputy Economic Counselor at the U.S Embassy in Moscow. A career member of the Foreign Service, Mr. Slowinski has represented U.S. interests abroad in Poland, Ukraine, Turkmenistan, Afghanistan, and Russia. 

He has also served in Washington D.C. as the Poland Desk Officer in the Office of Central European Affairs.  Mr. Slowinski has extensive energy policy experience and served as Senior Energy Diplomacy Officer for Eurasia at the State Department’s Bureau of Energy Resources.

Mr. Slowinski also represented U.S. trade interests in his assignment as Director for Central and South Asia at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, Executive Office of the President of the United States of America.

Mr. Slowinski has received numerous State Department Awards, including Superior Honor Awards and Meritorious Honor Awards.  He also received meritorious step increase awards and a National Export Achievement Award for his commercial, economic, and trade efforts in Central Asia.

A native of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Mr. Slowinski holds a doctoral degree in education from Brigham Young University and a post-doctoral degree from Kansas State University.  He completed a graduate degree in Industrial Organizational Psychology from the Harvard Extension School in the fall of 2021.  He speaks fluent French, Polish, Russian, and Ukrainian.  Patrick has four children and two grandchildren.