JAN KARSKI PROGRAM FOR YOUNG GEORGIAN LEADERS

With the financial support of The Embassy of the Republic of Poland to Tbilisi / NATO Contact Point Embassy, The Foreign Policy Council starts a JAN KARSKI PROGRAM FOR YOUNG GEORGIAN LEADERS.

The general aim of our initiative is to raise the awareness on the Russian propaganda in Georgia through the involvement and participation of the most active social groups of local society.

Leading Georgian and European experts will give lectures and supervise working seminars about the peculiarities of the Kremlin disinformation campaigns, methods, and narratives.

We invite young Georgian leaders – BA/MA/PhD students, researchers, NGO representatives, mid-level public servants and university teachers (up to 35 years old) – to apply for our teaching program which will be implemented from 28.11.2020 to 23.12.2020.

Send your CV and a short motivation letter (up to 150 words) in English to foreignpolicycouncil@aol.com until 25.11.2020.

Lectures and seminars will be held in Georgian and English languages.

Participants of JAN KARSKI PROGRAM FOR YOUNG GEORGIAN LEADERS will receive certificates on the completion of the course.

Jan Karski (24 June 1914 – 13 July 2000) was a Polish soldier, resistance-fighter, and diplomat during World War II. He is known for having acted as a courier in 1940-1943 to the Polish Government-in-Exile and to Poland’s Western Allies about the situation in German-occupied Poland. He was reporting about the state of Poland, in which there were many competing factions in the resistance, and also about Germany’s destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto and its operation of extermination camps on Polish soil that were murdering Jews, Poles, and others.

After emigration to the United States after the war, Karski completed a doctorate and taught for decades at Georgetown University in international relations and Polish history. He lived in Washington, D.C., to the end of his life. He did not speak publicly about his mission during the war until 1981, when he was invited as a speaker to a conference on the liberation of the camps. After the fall of the Soviet Union, Karski was awarded high honors by the new Polish government, as well as being honored in the US and European nations for his wartime role.

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