Jacek Bartosiak PhD, CEO of Strategy & Future, bestselling author, and renowned expert on geo-strategy, will be presenting a lecture at the Canisius College’s Montante Cultural Center in Buffalo, New York on Sunday, November 10, 2019 in collaboration with Polonia Global Fund as well as local chapters of the Polish American Congress and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America.
Poland developed successfully as a country and then the melting pot of nations, races and religions for 800 years. It all ended with the partitions of Poland by Russia, Prussia and Austria who united to fight Poland’s elected monarchy, religious, ethnic and racial tolerance and particularly its May 3, 1791 Constitution. After the partitions of Poland in 1795, an unprecedented series of world wars ensued centering on Polish territory: The Napoleonic Wars, World Wars I and II.
Today, Russia is re-emerging as a predator state threatening the world with fear of aggression, territorial takeovers, and destroying peaceful co-existence along its borders. The European Union’s promise is being threatened by nationalism and Germany remains the sole leading force in Western Europe. European countries more openly oppose America’s leadership role. There are those in Washington who believe that a strong Poland is the only viable support to the continued peace and stability in Europe, and as the consequence, in the world.
A mistake in calculating how much we should support and build Polish political, economic and military strength could lead to the disaster of WW III. Those who benefit from current American support are concerned that if American support for Poland grows, their support will diminish. We must do everything possible to ensure that our decision makers hear and consider the voice of Polish experts and Polonia when deciding on the level and quality of Polish-American cooperation.
As a renown expert on geopolitics, Dr. Bartosiak has been a leading voice in the debate on the strategic reality of Central Eastern Europe, Eurasia and the Western Pacific, factors affecting the geopolitical realities, and has participated in countless conferences and speaking engagements in Poland and worldwide. We look forward to hearing from him.
Dr. Bartosiak is the author of bestselling books, including “Pacyfik i Eurazja. O Wojnie” (Pacific and Eurasia. On War” (2016)), which focuses on the ongoing great power competition in Eurasia and the possible war in the Western Pacific, as well as – ”Rzeczpospolita między Lądem a Morzem. O wojnie i pokoju. (Poland and Intermarium between the Land and the Sea Powers – (2018)), which deals with the geo-strategic reality Poland and Europe face in the era of great power competition. This latest book is an in-depth study of the Central Eastern European theater of war and the modern warfare including the Revolution in Military Affairs. Both of his works are bestsellers in Poland and are now awaiting publication in English and German, and other languages.
Dr. Bartosiak is a Senior Fellow at the Washington based Potomac Foundation, Director of Wargaming & Simulations Program at the Casimir Pulaski Foundation, co-founder of Play of Battle – a wargaming and simulation games studio. He is also a contributor at Nowa Konfederacja, and at New Generation Warfare Center in Washington.
Dr. Bartosiak is a former (2018-2019) CEO of Solidarity Transport Hub, and a former advisor to the Government plenipotentiary for the Solidarity Transport Hub (2017-2018). He is a graduate of Law School and Public Administration Faculty of Warsaw University and an attorney, specializing in corporate, business and financial law and was the Managing Partner of Warsaw based law office (2004-2018).