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Rep. Chris Smith Chairman of the Helsinki Commission and Co-Chair of the Poland Caucus, commemorated the anniversary of the Warsaw Uprising in his recent speech. »
David Harris, the newest Jan Karski Centennial Steering Committee member, is the Executive Director of the American Jewish Committee and Senior Associate of St. Antony's College, Oxford University. »
Jan Karski US Centennial Campaign Director Wanda Urbanska attended the Raoul Wallenberg Gold Medal Commencement Luncheon at the US Capitol. »
In August, Jan Karski US Campaign Director Wanda Urbanska and website designer Jane Robbins visited Poland. In Warsaw, they met with Polish History Museum partners Ms. Ewa Wierzyńska, Ms. Dorota Szkodzinska, and Mr. Robert Kostro to discuss Campaign strategy, website development and other crucial aspects of the Campaign. »
The Award Committee of the Jan Karski and Pola Nirenska Prize has announced that Professor Marcin Wodziński of Wrocław, Poland, is the 2011 recipient of the Karski-Nirenska award. Endowed by Professor Jan Karski at the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research in 1992, the $5,000 prize goes to authors of published works documenting Polish-Jewish relations and Jewish contributions to Polish culture. »
Consul General Ewa Junczyk-Ziomecka hosted a group of Georgetown University alumni, Polish and Jewish community leaders, and a representative of the Polish History Museum for dinner on May 31 at the Polish Consulate in New York City to kick off a three-year campaign to honor the late Jan Karski. »
Georgetown University's 2011 Senior Convocation Speech cited Jan Karski as a universal inspiration and symbol of compassion. »