Jerzy Buzek, Former Prime Minister of Poland to Visit Hudson Institute
June 12, 2002
by Hudson Marketing Department
WHO: Jerzy Karol Buzek
Prime Minister of the Republic of Poland, 1997-2001
WHAT: Hudson Institute Policy Dinner
"The Outlook for Democracy in Poland"
WHEN: Thursday, June 13, 2002
5:45 p.m.- 6:30 p.m. Cocktail Reception
6:30 p.m.- 8:30 p.m. Dinner and Presentation
WHERE: Hudson Institute
5395 Emerson Way
To arrange an interview, please contact Jennifer Butsch: Phone: 317-549-4115
Jerzy Karol Buzek:
For more than twenty years, Jerzy Buzek has worked to topple authoritarianism and to consolidate democracy in Poland. An internationally renowned professor of chemical engineering, he became politically active in 1980 as a leader of the independent labor movement Solidarity. After the communist government declared martial law in 1981 in an effort to crush dissent, Prof. Buzek went into hiding and helped organize Solidarity's underground structures in Silesia and across the country.
Jerzy Buzek was the eighth Prime Minister of a free and democratic Poland since 1989, and held that office longer than anyone else. During his four years as Prime Minister, Poland joined NATO and moved much closer to membership in the European Union. His government implemented important reforms of the health care, pension, and education systems.
Before becoming Prime Minister, Prof. Buzek was head of the Institute of Chemical Engineering at the Polish Academy of Sciences in Gliwice. Since leaving office, he has been appointed Vice Rector of the Akademia Polonijna in Czestochowa. He is also on the board of the Institute for the Third Republic, a new Polish think tank.
Prof. Buzek will be accompanied by Rafal Kasprów, one of the best known investigative journalists in Poland; Bronislaw Misztal, professor of sociology at the Catholic University of America (in Washington DC); and Aleksandr Kotlowski, a researcher with the Institute for the Third Republic.
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