Gen. Kosciuszko, security strategist who built West Point, championed Human Rights and loved Switzerland.
2018 marks the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, whose ideals Kosciuszko defended in his quest for freedom, justice and equality for all.
In an 18th century-era marked by class struggle in Europe, North America and the Carribean, he played a key role in the American Revolution and led the Polish battle for independence.
“He is as pure a son of liberty as I have ever known” said Thomas Jefferson of his Polish friend.
Preferring actions over words, Kosciuszko bequeathed to Jefferson his American estates to buy the freedom of African slaves and give them an education. Unable to return to his native Poland that was under occupation, he spent his last years in Switzerland in the Zeltner family home.
Kosciuszko truly was a man ahead of his time!
The GCSP is honored to invite you to this presentation and roundtable where experts will discuss the extraordinary life and deeds of Kosciuszko.
Moderator: Darius Rochebin, News Anchor, RTS
Light lunch and drinks will be served after the discussion.
Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Maison de la paix
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