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Call for 2017 Georgetown Leadership Seminar Applications

Call for 2017 Georgetown Leadership Seminar Applications

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation is sponsoring two participants of the annual Georgetown Leadership Seminar at Georgetown University’s Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service in Washington, DC, in cooperation with its sister foundation Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego, which is administering the selection process. This year’s Seminar will take place from October 22-27, 2017.

Founded in 1982, the Georgetown Leadership Seminar is the premier executive education program at Georgetown's School of Foreign Service, where Jan Karski served as a distinguished professor for 40 years. It brings rising leaders from around the world to the campus for a week of intensive discussion on major international issues. The GLS vision is to promote dialogue on global affairs among individuals who will help shape the future of their organizations and countries.

The scholarship is open to Polish citizens, who:

  • Are up to 40 years of age.
  • Are citizens and residents of Poland at the time of application.
  • Have at least an M.A./M.Sc. degree.
  • Have a permanent appointment at a Polish institution.
  • Have minimum five years of professional experience.
  • Demonstrate high proficiency in the English language.

The application process involves three stages:

Stage 1 – Formal assessment (fulfilment of the formal requirements and the completeness of the submitted documentation)

Stage 2 – Evaluation of the content of the application and of the essay about Jan Karski (the factors taken into consideration: merit and originality)

Stage 3 – Interview

The deadline for the application is June 19, 2017 and the final decision will be made in July, 2017.

Further details, including the application form can be downloaded here: