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Dr. Leszek Sibilski

Leszek SibilskiDr. Leszek Sibilski specializes in the sociology of sport and public policy. He is a former photo-reporter and reporter for a leading sports magazine in Poland. He co-produced/authored several documentaries on the Paralympic Games in Atlanta, Sydney, and Athens.

Dr. Sibilski is a former Director for International Affairs for the Achilles International in New York City (NGO). He served for the Government of the Republic of Poland, he implemented several innovative public policies. He was appointed a member of the Education Committee of the International Paralympic Committee.

After graduating with an M.A. in Education and Sport Science at the Sport and Physical Education Academy in Poznan, Poland, he obtained a Ph.D. in sociology at he Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. Dr. Sibilski believes that sport is a major form of social inclusion and civic activization.

His books on social inclusion of persons with disabilities include: "Social Aspects of Disability: Social Movements, Social Organization, and Legislative Action", 2000, "Search for the Universal Model of Employment of people with Disabilities", 1999, and "The American with Disabilities Act of 1990: an experiment or a model?', 1999.

Dr. Sibilski has been serving as consultant to the United Nations and The World Bank Group. He is a former member of the Polish National Olympic Team in cycling.  He was an invitee for the 2004 Sydney, 2008 Beijing, 2014 Sochi, and member of the Paralympic Torch Relay for 2010 Winter Paralympic Games in Vancouver, BC.

Dr. Sibilski is a recipient of the 2007 Leo Foley Award for Outstanding Educator at Catholic University of America. For his service for athletes with disabilities received awards from the Mayors of New York City and Boston as well as the Chinese Federation of Persons with Disabilities. In 2012 he was presented with the Inspiring Jewish Journeys Award for Education

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