Mary Robinson – „Knight of Freedom” of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation
On 2nd December 2017 the Casimir Pulaski Foundation presented the Knight of Freedom award to Mary Robinson, President of Ireland (1990 – 1997) and UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997 – 2000). “Robinson received the award for his uncompromising fight for human rights and universal values” – said Zbigniew Pisarski, President of the Pulaski Foundation.
H.E. Mary Robinson before receiving the Knight of Freedom Award delivered a speech in which she deeply thanked for inviting her as this is not her first visit to Poland. ‘I had the pleasure to visit Poland in 1994 to meet with President Wałęsa. I remember that during my visit I learned about your pride that you hold as a nation and your constitution which was adopted on 3 may 1791 and is the second oldest written constitution, right after the American’ – she stated.
The Casimir Pulaski Foundation gives the Knight of Freedom Award to an outstanding person who has promoted the values represented by General Casimir Pulaski: freedom, justice, and democracy. Prizewinners include: Professor Władysław Bartoszewski, Professor Norman Davies, Alaksandar Milinkiewicz, President Lech Wałęsa, President Aleksander Kwaśniewski, President Valdas Adamkus, Bernard Kouchner, and Richard Lugar, President Vaira Vīķe-Freiberga, President Mikheil Saakashvili, Radek Sikorski i Carl Bildt and President Toomas Hendrik Ilves.
The Casimir Pulaski Foundation is an independent, non-partisan think-tank specializing in foreign policy and international security. The Pulaski Foundation provides analyses that describe and explain international developments, identify trends in international environment, and contain possible recommendations and solutions for government decision makers and private sector managers to implement.