< Distinguished speaker series

Marek Magierowski

Ambassador of Poland to the United States

Poland’s Vision for European Security

DATE: October 3, 2023 6:00 pm

LOCATION: The Center Club

Event information

Long before Russia invaded Ukraine, Polish leaders singled out Russia as the primary threat to the nations of Eastern Europe.  They increased the national defense budget, acquired powerful military equipment, and raised the country’s profile in NATO by denouncing Germany for cozying up to Moscow.   So, when Russian forces crossed into Ukraine in February 2022, Poland was poised to assert a leadership role in opposing the invasion.  It sent main battle tanks, artillery warplanes, and many other weapons to Ukraine.  Now Poland aspires to have one of the strongest armies in Europe, putting it in the top tier of NATO countries.

What is Poland’s vision for European Security?  We’ve put the question to Polish Ambassador Marek Magierowski, and he graciously agreed to be our next Distinguished Speaker.

Ambassador Magierowski is a journalist by training, having served as a reporter, editor, and columnist in some of Poland’s top publications, among them Rzeczpospolita (The Republic) and Gazeta Wyborcza (The Electoral Gazette).  In addition, he was an editor for the Polish edition of Newsweek.  In 2015, he went into government service as head of the press office of the Chancellery of the President, and later Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. His first diplomatic post was Poland’s Ambassador to Israel, and Washington is his second.  He’s a graduate of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan with a degree in Hispanic Studies and is fluent in seven languages.

This in-person presentation will be hosted at The Center Club in downtown Baltimore. The member’s reception starts at 5:15pm with a cash bar, and the program will begin at 6:00pm. We’ll also make the presentation available on a Zoom live feed for those who cannot attend in person.

Please join us to learn about Poland’s growing role in Europe!

Background

Ambassador of Poland to the United States, 2021-present

Ambassador of Poland to Israel, 2018-2021

Undersecretary of State – Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, 2017

Head of Press Office, Spokesperson – Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, 2015-2017

Public Diplomacy Expert – Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland, 2015

Columnist – Do Rzeczy, 2013-2015

Columnist – Rzeczpospolita, 2011-2012

Business Desk Editor – Polish Edition, Newsweek, 2004-2005

Foreign Desk Editor – Polish Edition, Newsweek, 2001-2002

Adam Mickiewicz University graduate, 1994

Full proficiency in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Professional proficiency in Hebrew

In the News

Poland and Ukraine: 

‘We have to brace ourselves for further provocations’, warns Polish ambassador (August 14, 2023)

Polish ambassador warns of a long war in Ukraine (February 04, 2023)

Marek Magierowski ‘not terribly optimistic’ about duration of Russia-Ukraine war (February 04, 2023)

Polish ambassador: ‘We have done our utmost’ to help Ukrainian refugees

Marek Magierowski, Polish ambassador to the U.S., on “The Takeout” (April 15, 2022)

Marek Magierowski: “Russia is Losing This War Right Now” (March 10, 2022)

Publications

“Zmęczona. Rzecz o kryzysie Europy Zachodniej” [Tired: The Crisis of Western Europe]