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Call for Applications to 2023 Georgetown Leadership Seminar

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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 the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, where Jan Karski was a distinguished professor. This prestigious program will take place on October 22-27, 2023.

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 the 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 at least an M.A./M.Sc. Degree;
  • have Polish citizenship and residence;
  • have permanent employment (preferred requirement);
  • have a minimum of five years of professional experience;
  • demonstrate high proficiency in the English language.

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

The deadline for the application is July 25, 2023.

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.

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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. More information at: https://gls.georgetown.edu/.