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Call for 2022 GLS Applications

Call for 2022 GLS Applications

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation and Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego in Warsaw, Poland, call for applications to this year’s Georgetown Leadership Seminar organized by Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC. This prestigious program will take place on October 23-28, 2022.

Since 2013, the Foundations have sponsored two Polish participants annually (except for the two-year pandemic break, when GLS was not held). In addition, this year, we are planning to sponsor two Ukrainian refugees who reside temporarily in Poland.

Please read the letter from the JKEF Board Chairman calling for the support of Ukrainian participants:


Preference will be given to the candidates whose professional/volunteering work in the following areas is in accord with Karski's legacy: foreign and international affairs, political science, national and global security, strategic studies, and conflict resolution. Government employees on national and local levels, civil servants, leaders of NGOs, scholars, experts, managers, scholars, and journalists are welcome to apply. The candidates shall

·         be up to 40 years of age;

·         have Polish/Ukrainian citizenship and residence in Poland/Ukraine at the time of application;

·         have at least an M.A./M.Sc. Degree;

·         have permanent employment (preferred requirement);

·         have a minimum of five years of professional experience;

·         demonstrate high proficiency in the English language.

The award includes all meals, lodging, and round-trip transportation to Washington, DC, USA.

The deadline for the application is August 17, 2022.

The application form:


More details (in Polish), including all formal requirements, FAQs, and information on where to submit the application, can be found HERE. You can also contact Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego (which is administering the application process) at kontakt@jankarski.net with any questions.

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 and interdisciplinary cooperation among individuals who will help shape the future of their organizations and countries. Participants will have an opportunity to study major issues that influence U.S. foreign policy by meeting with top-level American policymakers and establishing contacts imperative for strengthening international understanding and cooperation.