The Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security (DMGS), a first-of-its-kind learning institution in the U.S., has forged a new partnership in Poland, enrolling several Polish students and hosting a historic event in the Eastern European country. One man deserves credit for this partnership: Julian Kulski, an architect, historian, a survivor of the Warsaw Uprising and the winner of the Polish Cross of Valor, who is a DMGS trustee.
In May, DMGS hosted a roundtable at the Sobanski Palace in Warsaw, marking the school’s first event in Europe, to discuss and explore global security and counterterrorism challenges. Panelists addressed how to best prepare future leaders avoid mistakes of the past.
“Europe has been vital to the interests of the United States for nearly a century. Closing the information gap on best practices is particularly important now given the volatility and challenges facing both sides of the Atlantic ,” said Dr. Steven Meyer, Dean of Graduate Studies and Program Chair of The National Security Program at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School, who participated in the panel discussion.
“That’s why further development of the cooperation between Poland and the United States is of key importance for our economies, defense and security,” Meyer added.
The prime minister of Poland, Mateusz Morawiecki, in a letter read at the roundtable, called the meeting and expansion of DMGS activity in Europe the “next step toward strengthening collective security.”
Morawiecki also praised Kulski, saying “This Polish patriot, a soldier of the home army during World War II – the largest underground army of occupied Europe – a participant of the Warsaw Uprising and a recognized architect, for years has been making a great contribution to spreading knowledge about his country and its heritage. His merits are undeniable.”
Kulski, a member of the board of trustees at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security, has been instrumental in recruiting Poland’s top talent to the school. In May, DMGS held its inaugural commencement at the University Club of Washington, D.C., where eight graduates were conferred master’s degrees. In addition, more than a dozen Polish visitors completed certificate programs in national security and terrorism prevention.
Daniel Morgan opened in 2014 to meet the growing demand for national security professionals with practical training from a top-notch school. Faculty is made up of experts on national security with both academic knowledge and hands-on experience. Szymon Dziubicki, a certificate recipient and representative of the DMGS Alumni Club Europe, noted that the roundtable in Poland was a “historic moment” and DMGS will continue to attract more students from the country.
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