Summer School in the Foundations of Democracy: American Law, Politics & Economy
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Are you fascinated by the United States of America and its extraordinary legal system?
Do you want to learn more about the ideas that influence the American society and politics?
Are you interested in the meanders of the American economy and the U.S. history of exceptional socio-economic development?
Or maybe you simply want to better understand how the United States functions in the modern world and the international arena?
Our Summer School offers a unique opportunity to expand your knowledge of democratic theory thanks to our broad, interdisciplinary, and Socratic approach.
Seminar-style workshops led by internationally renowned experts from the United States, Poland, and Germany, and the open-debate format of each course will create a stimulating learning environment for all participants.
The workshop format guarantees that the participants will gain practical skills (argumentation, group-work, critical thinking) necessary for professional development and successful community work
We welcome applications from both undergraduate and graduate students as well as alumni of all disciplines.
Even though we expect most of the applications to come from students of law, political science, philosophy, economics, international relations, and sociology, we will welcome your application regardless of your specific educational background as long as you demonstrate your desire to actively engage in each workshop and discussion panels. We hold a strong preference for candidates who demonstrate the willingness and/or capacity to implement the democratic principles learned during the summer school in their own professional and community work.
In order to apply to our Summer School, please send us the following:
• CV/resume highlighting your professional and academic experience (max. 1-2 pages)
• Cover Letter stating why you want to participate in the summer school, what you want to gain from the program, and how it will enrich you academically and/or personally (max. 600 words)
• Scholarship Statement (300-500 words) if you wish to apply for our CFAS Scholarship (see bottom of this page for details)
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The Summer School will consist of four courses, covering the legal-political outline of the constitutional system of the United States, American economic thought, U.S. foreign affairs and international relations, and the political-philosophical ideas that paved the ground for the foundation of the American state and nation.
American Constitutional Law
Instructor: Prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer
(The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law)
Instructor: Dr. Karl-Friedrich Israel
(Institute of Economic Policy, Leipzig University)
Instructor: Prof. David Jones (University of Warsaw)
Instructor: Luke Bartosik, LL.M.
(President of CFAS)
Our Summer School is not only learning but also about developing cross-cultural relationships with other participants!
During the 2019 edition, our participants visited restaurants, clubs, and pubs in Poznan, played pool, and did a city sightseeing tour. We plan to have even more activities in 2020!
On Sunday, August 30th, we will host a student conference on American Law, Philosophy, Politics & Economy | Intl’s Conference. Your participation in it is voluntary, but there is a discount for all Summer School participants. Check out the conference Facebook event to learn more about it!
(keep in mind we will be admitting participants on a rolling basis so do not wait until last minute! We advise applying as soon as possible since the number of participants we can admit is limited due to logistical reasons)
• July 3, 2020 – final notifications as to whether your application has been accepted
• July 5, 2020 – final deadline for the Summer School fee (for those accepted earlier, there will be a seperate deadline)
• August 16-29, 2020 – the Summer School (you have to be present on August 16 and stay until August 29, including Saturday)
Addmitting applicants on a rolling basis means that you have the possibility of receiving an acceptance letter to participate in the Summer School BEFORE July 3, 2020. This is especially important if you want to book your flight in advance and/or need to get a visa.
If you want to know more about the Center For American Studies go to our website: http://cfaspoland.org
If you have any questions regarding the Summer School, please send us a message on Facebook or send us an e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in Poznań!
This project was financed, in part, with funding from the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw, Poland. The views and opinions expressed herein should be understood to be solely those of the author(s).
Dear CFAS Summer School Applicants,
We hope you are doing well during these crazy times.
We have received several messages about the status of the 2020 edition of the Summer School in the Foundations in Democracy: American Law, Politics & Economy. Our answer is: it will take place as planned.
The Polish government authorities have taken early effective measure aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. Both the Polish government authorities and public health officials announced that we are supposed to experience the coronavirus peak mid-May and that they expect the situation to considerably improve by June-July.
All of our teachers have again confirmed their arrival to Poznań in August. The readings will be soon available on our Google Drive.
Our teachers are eager to meet you here and we are already planning social activities so we hope to see you in Poznań!
In a Nutshell
Date: 16-29 August 2020
Place: Poznań, Poland
Cost: 249 (early bird) or 299 euros
Final deadline for application: 1 July 2020
If you have any questions contact us at: email@example.com
Prof. Susanna Frederick Fischer
(Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law)
Dr. Karl-Friedrich Israel
Prof. David Jones (University of Warsaw)
Luke Bartosik, LL.M.
(The Catholic University of America/AMU in Poznan)
Embassy of the United States of America
Adam Mickiewicz University Poznań
Faculty of Law and Administration