The Jan Karski Educational Foundation funds an annual scholarship for young Polish diplomats, activists, and scholars to attend the Georgetown Leadership Seminar in Washington, D.C. Founded in 1982, the Georgetown Leadership Seminar is the premier executive education program organized every fall 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 selection process is conducted by Fundacja Edukacyjna Jana Karskiego, JKEF’s sister organization in Warsaw. It is based on rigorous professional criteria and includes an essay on how Jan Karski's legacy and the values he represents serve the democratic world today.
Please read the bios of present and past winners, as well as their essays and reflections on the singular GLS experience: