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Zbigniew Brzeziński, a Polish American statesman who served as a National Security Advisor under President Jimmy Carter, an intellectual, brilliant speaker, and an important voice in international affairs, as well as an admirer of Karski and supporter of the Karski legacy, died on Friday, May 26 at the age of 89. »
The Jan Karski Educational Foundation is sponsoring two participants of the annual Georgetown Leadership Seminar (October 22-27, 2017) at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC, in cooperation with its sister foundation Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego. »
The 4th annual Polish Jewish Studies Workshop took place on April 2-4 at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor and gathered distinguished and aspiring scholars in the field of the humanities and social sciences from top universities in America, Poland, Canada, and Israel, who presented their papers on recent advances in research and teaching at the crossroads of the Polish and Jewish studies. »
The graphic novel "Karski’s Mission: To Stop the Holocaust," published by the Jan Karski Educational Foundation in 2015, has been awarded a Silver Medal by the 21st annual 2017 Independent Publisher Book Awards in the Graphic Novel/Drawn Book – Drama/Documentary category. »
David Harris, CEO of the American Jewish Committee (AJC) and member of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation’s Advisory Board, presented the AJC’s Jan Karski Award to Andrzej Folwarczny, Founder and President of the Forum for Dialogue on March 28. »
Middle school students from Bonita Springs Charter School (Bonita Springs, FL) learn about Karski’s life and mission and to deepen their understanding of the historical context, while viewing the exhibit "The World Knew: Jan Karski’s Mission for Humanity" at the Holocaust Museum and Education Center of Southwest Florida. »
The Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE), an international program that addresses contemporary ethical issues that professionals face, presented its 2017 FASPE Ethical Leadership Award on January 30 to Jan Karski, posthumously. »
The Jan Karski Polish School in Palos Hills, Illinois, has recently added the graphic novel "Karski’s Mission: to Stop the Holocaust" to its curriculum. »
There was a special screening of "Karski & The Lords of Humanity" organized by the Swedish Friends of the POLIN Museum, the Stockholm Jewish Community, Bajit, the Swedish Committee Against Antisemitism, and the Polish Institute in Stockholm, with the assistance of Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego in Warsaw and the support of the Jan Karski Educational Foundation in the US. The event took place on January 23. »