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Adam Daniel Rotfeld

Adam Daniel Rotfeld, former Polish government official, political science professor. Recipient award Polish Academy of Sciences, 1988, Polish Institute International Affairs, 1990, Professor Humanities, President of Poland, 2000.
  • Background

    Rotfeld, Adam Daniel was born on March 4, 1938 in Przemyslany, Lwow, Poland. Son of Leon and Berta Rothfeld.
  • Education

    • Degree in law and diplomacy, Warsaw University, 1960; Postgrad., Warsaw University, 1962; Doctor of Philosophy in International Law, Jagiellonian University, 1969; Habilitation, Institute International Affairs, Warsaw, 1990.


    • Member staff Polish Institute International Affairs, 1961-1989, deputy editor-in-chief monthly, 1963-1968, senior researcher, 1969-1977, head European Security Department, 1978-1989; fellow Institute East-West Security Studies, New York , 1984-1985; project leader European security Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, 1989—2001, director, leader security project, since 1991; professor Warsaw University, since 2001; undersecretary of state Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Warsaw, 2001—2003, secretary of state, 2003—2005, minister foreign affairs, 2005; professor College Europe, Natolin, Poland, since 2006; Negotiator Helsinki Final Act of Conference for Security and Cooperative in Europe, Geneva, 1973-1975, Belgrade, 1977-1978, Madrid, 1980-1983, Vienna, 1986-1988; personal representative chairman-in-office Trans-Dniester Conflict Region of the Republic of Moldova, 1992-1993; member numerous international committees; editor, public SIPRI Yearbook on Armaments, Disarmament and International Security, since 1992; member advisory board United Nations Educational Studies on Peace and Conflict, European Fellowship Programme, Center for European Securities Studies; co-chairman independent working group Future Security Agenda for Europe, 1994-1996, Stockholm Agenda for Arms Control, 1999; member science council Institute Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences; Author: European Security System In Statu Nascendi, 1990; co-editor: (with Walther Stützle) Germany and Europe in Transition, 1991, (with Armand Clesse) Sources and Areas of Future Possible Crisis in Europe, 1995, (with Ian Anthony) A Future Arms Control Agenda, 2001, Poland in an Uncertain World, 2006; editor: Military Security and Confidence Building Measures, 1991, Human Rights-International Obligations of Poland, 1989, Building Security in Europe: CBMs and Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, 1986, New Political Act for the United Nations, 2004, Towards the United Nations Reform: New Threats, New Responses, 2004; contributor articles to professional journals.


    • National Security Council Poland

    • Sci. Council of the Institute for Peace Research and Security Studies (Hamburg, Germany)

    • Swedish Royal Academy of War Studies

    • International Institute Strategic Studies



    Other interests: Films, reading, walking


    • Mother: Berta
    • Father: Leon
    Born March 4, 1938
    • 1960
      studied at Warsaw University, law and diplomacy, Degree
    • 1962
      studied at Warsaw University, Postgraduated
    • 1969
      studied at Jagiellonian University, International Law, Doctor of Philosophy
    • 1990
      studied at Institute International Affairs, HABILITATION
    • senior, researcher
    • head, European Security Department
    • project leader, European security Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    • director, European security Stockholm International Peace Research Institute
    • leader, security project
    • secretary, of state
    • 1961 - 1989
      Member, staff Polish Institute International Affairs
    • 1963 - 1968
      Member, staff Polish Institute International Affairs
    • 1984 - 1985
      fellow, Institute East-West Security Studies
    • 2001
      professor, Warsaw University
    • 2001 - 2003
      undersecretary, of state Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 2005
      undersecretary, of state Ministry of Foreign Affairs
    • 2006
      professor, College Europe
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