Former Polish Foreign Minister Radosław Sikorski Joins CSIS as Distinguished Statesman
September 7, 2016
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is pleased to announce that Radosław (Radek) Sikorski, former foreign and defense minister of Poland, will join CSIS as a distinguished statesman with the Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy.
The Brzezinski Institute on Geostrategy is dedicated to studying the unique interaction of history, geography, and strategy, with the goal of developing policy-relevant analysis and recommendations.
“It’s a privilege to welcome Minister Sikorski to CSIS, as he will further enhance the Center’s expertise on Europe, Russia, NATO, and other topics of strategic significance,” said Dr. John Hamre, CSIS president and CEO.
“He is a committed European, a faithful Atlanticist, a stalwart patriot, an open-minded East-West conciliator, and a most welcomed guest at CSIS,” said Dr. Zbigniew Brzezinski, former national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter and CSIS counselor and trustee.
Radosław Sikorski served as Poland’s minister of defense (2005-2007), foreign minister (2007-2014) and speaker of parliament (2014-2015). Born and raised in Bydgoszcz, Poland, he graduated from the University of Oxford with a B.A. and a M.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics (PPE). As minister of foreign affairs, Mr. Sikorski was the Polish signatory of the Treaty of Lisbon, in 2007. He negotiated and signed the Poland-Russia regional visa-free regime, Poland-U.S. missile defense agreement and—together with foreign ministers of Germany and France—the accord between the pro-EU opposition and Ukrainian President Yanukovych, in 2013.
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization founded in 1962 and headquartered in Washington, D.C. It seeks to advance global security and prosperity by providing strategic insights and policy solutions to decisionmakers.