A CIVIL SOCIETY
We divulge the ideas of liberty, the rule of law, social openness, community activism, and cultural awareness.
The American way!
Freedom, the Rule of Law, and Government Transparency
Social Openness and Commitment Towards the Community
Cultural Awareness and Intellectual Independence
Luke Darby Bartosik
President of the Center For American Studies
Welcome to the Center For American Studies!
Have you ever dreamed about
an open, free, and prosperous society?
Join our team – let’s build it together!
Center For American Studies is a fully independent non-governmental organization located in Poland. Among our members there are people from all walks of life: young professionals, future academics, opinion leaders, public intellectuals, community activists, and more.
We do not only advance American studies as an academic discipline, but also inspire others to implement what’s best in the American way of life in their every-day living: approachability, resourcefulness, and individualism combined with commitment towards the community.
News & Articles
Recently, the Middle Eastern conference caused quite a turmoil in the media. It stirred up a lot of controversy in the international arena, including Poland. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu tweeted that the Conference will revolve around the future war with...
On January 22, 2019, new abortion law was adopted in New York, permitting abortion up to the last day of pregnancy when "necessary to protect the patient's [mother's] life or health". Abortion will not be penalized since it is now recognized as a matter of public...
From Wednesday in Venezuela there are mass protests against the current president - Nicolás Maduro, who was re-elected in fairly dubious circumstances.The political situation was exacerbated by the speech of Juan Guaidó, who during one of the demonstrations in Caracas...
Each of us has a different story, interests, and plans for the future.
What we all share is the desire to build a civil society and advance the core American values.
Luke Darby Bartosik
Graduate of law and student of philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland. Graduate of the LL.M. in American Law program organized by the Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law (Washington, D.C.). Fellow of the American Institute on Political and Economic Systems organized by The Fund for American Studies and Charles University in Prague (2017), the Hayek Summer Workshop organized by the Institute For Economic Policy at the Leipzig University (2018), and the Institute For Leadership in the Americas at the University of the Andes in Santiago, Chile (2019). Member of the advisory committee of the Journal of Liberty and International Affairs and translator for the TransLegal World Law Dictionary. He gained international experience in an American law firm (Kurczaba & Associates, Attorneys at Law in Chicago) and the federal court in the capital of the United States (Superior Court of the District of Columbia). Since 2016, President of the American Law Society. His academic pursuits are centered around legal and political theory and philosophy, history of economic thought, and American constitutionalism. Great fan of old American music, antiques,, and cats.
Student of Management and Business Law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań (Poland). Activist within the non-govermental sector. Among other things, he worked as a finance and accounting assistant for the Local Activity Found (Fundacja Aktywności Lokalnej). Currently, he is also organizing the action for bone marrow donations titled HELPERS’ GENERATION under the auspices of the DKMS Foundation. Participant of multiple language camps (Italy, UK, Malta, and others) as well as seminars at the Polish-American Leaders’ Academy. Since 2016, member of The American Law Society. His academic interests are focused around the Austrian school of economy, widely understood theory of politics, the doctrine of natural rights, methodology of sciences, and the history of the economic thought. In his free time, he does backpacking and trekking, and eats Greek food.
Director of Legal Affairs
Student of law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Co-founder of the Society of Economic Law “Liberalization-Privatization-Deregulation” and a member of the American Law Society. Organizer and speaker at national conferences as well as seminars. A volunteer at the AMU University Legal Clinic as well as an activist for various foundations and non-governmental organizations. Participant of courses, trainings and summer schools in the field of law. His interests and area of professional expertise is related to the public procurement law and contract law. Enthusiast of travel, literature and sport, and – since childhood – a supporter of Real Madrid.
Director of Development
Alumna of the I. J. Paderewski High School in Poznań, Poland. Student of law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, where she works as the Vice-President of the most active student organizations at the Faculty of Law & Administration – the American Law Society. She organized numerous national and international academic conferences. Director of a research project aimed at high school students with a goal of improving their knowledge about the United States, titled “What do you know about America?”, where she had her own course on the fundamentals of the American history and polity. Her work for the Center For American Studies is motivated by the desire to spread knowledge about the U.S. history, culture, politics, as well as international law – especially since these are also the areas of her own interest. She plans to begin doctoral studies in the future. Her hobbies include jogging, travelling, and American prose.
Alumnus of the Taras Shevchenko High School in Biały Bór (Poland). Student of Law and Economy at the Poznań University of Economics and Business and Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Since 2017, member of The American Law Society. Member of the organizing committees of various national conferences (“U.S. Diplomacy, Foreign Affairs and International Law”) and international conferences (“American Legal, Political and Economic Thought”). Active member of Academic Sports Association at the Poznań University of Economics and Business. Volunteer who collected food for malnourished children and families who find themselves in a difficult financial situation. Participant of numerous olympiads in the fields of history, geography, and biology. He was an active member of the school parliament, choir and the theater group. His academic interests are focused around the role of the United States of America in foreign affairs as well as the history of the enrichment of Western countries and establishing of capitalism as the main economic model of the modern world. Enthusiast of cycling, jogging, and American movies.
Student of law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She is interested in commercial law and penal law, and has professional experience in criminal and civil law. Active member of the American Law Society, where she leads the marketing team. Her passions include learning foreign languages and Italian cuisine (she learned about it during an exchange program in Italy!)
Director of Administrative Affairs
Alumnus of the Saint Maria Magdalena High School in Poznań. Winner of the XXXIX Historical Olympiad and the LV Olympiad of Knowledge about Poland and the Contemporary World. Student of law at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, where, since 2017, he is a member of the American Law Society. Scholar of the City of Poznań Academic Scholarship in the year 2014/2015. Organizer of the 2nd International Academic Conference “American Legal, Political & Economic Thought”. His academic interests focus mainly on the history of polities, American constitutional law, and human rights law. He will begin doctoral studies in the future. His passions include history, cartography, and modern politics.
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