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Karol Wilczyński

Journalist, Salam Lab


Karol is an educator, peace journalist, and communication strategist, and provides media and social media training. He deals with communication strategies of social and fundraising campaigns in cooperation with numerous Non Governmental and Political Organizations. As a creator of Salam Lab for the past 8 years he has been involved in work with people on the move and forced migration. He has lobbied for creating a developed migration policy in Poland and EU as a member of A World of Neighbours Network. He is a trainer at National Democratic Institute on fundraising and community organizing. He wrote a doctoral dissertation on Arabic philosophy and bridges Greek and Arab cultures in the Middle Ages as part of the Artes Liberales Academy, Warsaw. He graduated from the inter-faculty humanities studies with pedagogical specialization at the Jagiellonian University.

Karol studied at the University of Rochester and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich as a visiting student. Currently, he lectures on Islamophobia and Politics of Fear at the Department of Comparative Civilization Studies at the Jagiellonian University and teaches ethics and global education at the Mikołaj Rej Primary School in Krakow. He conducts workshops on global education as well as on Islam and migration processes. He is the author of the educational program “Empathy and Diversity.”

Updated November 2021