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Radosław SIKORSKI Radosław SIKORSKI
Radosław SIKORSKI

Group of the European People's Party (Christian Democrats)

Member

Poland - Platforma Obywatelska (Poland)

Date of birth : , Bydgoszcz

Curriculum vitae Radosław SIKORSKI

Original version : PL


Curriculum vitae   (The MEP is solely responsible for the information published)

Updated: 08/04/2020

Education (qualifications and diplomas)

  • 1983-1986 : B.A. in philosophy, politics and economics, Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Professional career

  • 1986-1989 : Journalist, war reporter in Afghanistan and Angola (The Observer, The Spectator, The Sunday Telegraph)
  • 1988-1990 : Foreign correspondent, National Review, New York City
  • 1990-1992 : Representative of News Corporation, Poland
  • 1992 : Deputy Minister of National Defence
  • 1998-2001 : Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs
  • 2002-2005 : Resident member, American Enterprise Institute, executive director of the New Atlantic Initiative
  • 2005-2007 : Minister of National Defence
  • 2005-2015 : Member of the National Security Council
  • 2007-2014 : Minister of Foreign Affairs
  • 2014-2015 : Speaker of the Sejm of the Polish Republic
  • 2016-... : Chairman of the Programme Council of the Civil Institute
  • 2016-... : Lecturer (Senior Fellow), Center for European Studies, Harvard University
  • 2016-... : Expert (distinguished statesman), Center for Strategic and International Studies, Washington, D.C.
  • 2019-... : Member of the European Parliament, Chair of the Delegation for relations with the United States

Political career

Offices held in a political party or national trade union

  • 2010-2016 : Vice-President of the Civic Platform

Offices held in a national parliament

  • 2005-2007 : Senator of the sixth term
  • 2007-2015 : Member of the Sejm of the sixth and seventh terms
  • 2014-2015 : Speaker of the Sejm of the Polish Republic

Offices held in a national government

  • 1992 : Deputy Minister of National Defence
  • 1998-2001 : Under-Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  • 2005-2007 : Minister of National Defence
  • 2007-2014 : Minister of Foreign Affairs

Offices held in other international organisations

  • 2016-... : Advisor, Eurasia Group, New York
  • 2002-2005 : Resident member of the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), Washington, DC, Executive Director of the New Atlantic Initiative

Other activities

  • Published books: ‘Dust of the Saints: A Journey to Herat in Time of War’, 1995; ‘Full circle. A homecoming to free Poland’, 1997; ‘The Polish House – an Intimate History of Poland’, 1998; ‘Strefa zdekomunizowana – wywiad rzeka’, 2007; ‘Polska może być lepsza. Kulisy polskiej dyplomacji’, 2018
  • Chairman of the Programme Council of the Civil Institute
  • Member of the Polish Business Roundtable Club
  • Chairman of the Supervisory Board of Bydgoszcz Industrial and Technological Park
  • Member of the Jan Karski Award Committee
  • Member of the Steering Committee, Bilderberg Group
  • Member of the Council of the Munich Security Conference
  • Member of the Consultative Council, Sir Bani Yas Forum
  • Member of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR)
  • Member of the Jerzy Giedroyc ‘Rzeczpospolita’ Award Committee
  • Honorary Member of the Advisory Council of the Institute for European Policy and Reform, Moldova
  • 1999-2001 : President of the Foundation ‘Aid to Poles in the East’
  • 2010-2014 : Chairman of the European Union Affairs Committee of the Sejm
  • Member of the ‘Solidarność’ Award Committee
  • Member of the Reform Consultative Council of the President of Ukraine
  • Member of the Parliamentary Defence Committee
  • Member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations

Honours

  • Honorary Doctorate, NOVA University, Lisbon, 2015
  • Order of Merit, Federal Republic of Germany, 2016
  • Grand Officer of the Order of the Legion of Honour, France, 2012
  • Commander Grand Cross of the Order of the Polar Star, Sweden, 2011
  • Order of Prince Yaroslav the Wise, Third Class, Ukraine, 2011
  • Grand Officer of the Order of the Crown, Belgium, 2013
  • Presidential Order of Excellence, Georgia, 2013
  • Decoration of Honour ‘Meritorious for Polish Culture’
  • Decoration of Honour ‘Husarz Polski’ (No. 33), 2006
  • Lithuanian Millennium Star, Lithuania, 2008
  • Honorary Companion with Breast Star Order of National Merit, Malta, 2009
  • Order of Merit, First Class (No. 407), Ukraine, 2009
  • Commander of the Order of Saint-Charles, Monaco, 2012
  • Grand Officer of the Order of the Three Stars – Latvia, 2013
  • Grand Commander of the Order of Honour, Greece, 2014
  • Commander's Cross with Star of the Order of Merit, Hungary, 2014
  • Order of Honour, Moldova, 2014
  • Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, First Class, Estonia, 2014
  • World Press Photo Award, 1988
  • Literary Award for Young Writers, The Spectator and The Sunday Telegraph
  • 2006 laureate in the category ‘most popular politician’
  • Gold Decoration No. 1 of the Union of Poles in Lithuania (2010)
  • Included in the ‘Top 100 Global Thinkers 2012’ by Foreign Policy magazine for ‘telling the truth, even if it is not diplomatic’.

Contact

Bruxelles

Strasbourg

Postal address

  • Biuro Posła do Parlamentu Europejskiego
    ul. Długa 64/2
    biuro@radeksikorski.eu; Tel. 0048 885 544 660
    PL - 85-034 Bydgoszcz