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The Curses of Polish Geopolitics and Today’s Alliances: 1919-1945-1989

As part of the Year of Jan Karski the Jan Karski Educational Foundation cordially invites you to take part in a debate devoted to the challenges of Polish geopolitics. The debate The Curses of Polish Geopolitics and Today’s Alliances: 1919-1945-1989 at the Library of the University of Warsaw is connected to the reprint of Jan Karski’s work of political science titled The Great Powers and Poland: From Versailles to Yalta, which was published by Wydawnictwo Poznańskie.

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The meeting will commence on May 8th at 6:30 PM at the Library of the University of Warsaw (ul. Dobra 55/66), room 316, named after S. B. Linde. The discussion, which will be led by Eugeniusz Smolar, will feature Dr. Włodzimierz Cimoszewicz, the chief of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Senate of Poland; Prof. Roman Kuźniar, advisor to the president of Poland on international affairs; Ambassador Stephen Mull, the ambassador of the United States to Poland; and Dr. Olaf Osica, the director of the Centre for Eastern Studies.

The event’s special guest will be Peter F. Krogh, the dean of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service in 1970-1995, who will discuss his friendship with Jan Karski and his work on the book that was first published in the United States in 1985. Karski dedicated this book to Peter F. Krogh.

The author of the preface to the new edition of the book is Timothy Snyder, and on the cover there are reviews of Poland’s Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski and Professor Zbigniew Brzeziński. The Jan Karski Educational Foundation is a strategic partner of the undertaking.

During the meeting the National Bank of Poland will emit three collector’s coins devoted to Jan Karski representing a value of 2, 10 and 200 zlotys.

The co-organisers of the event are the Georgetown Club of Poland as well as Wydawnictwo Poznańskie, while the partners are the University of Warsaw and the National Bank of Poland. The strategic partner of the foundation in realising the Year of Jan Karski is the Polish History Museum.

We cordially invite you confirm your participation in the debate until May 5th of this year to the following email address: apaliwoda@jankarski.net. More information is available by calling: +48 22 629 22 59.

The Jan Karski Educational Foundation was founded on November 12th 2012 as the direct continuation of the Jan Karski Centennial Campaign, which led to the posthumous receiving of the American Presidential Medal of Freedom by Jan Karski on May 29th 2012.

The Foundation’s mission is the spread the values personified by Jan Karski – courage, responsibility and integrity – above all among young people in Poland, the United States and around the world.


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