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Adam Rotfeld

Professor, Warsaw University; Co-Chairman, Polish-Russian Group, Difficult Matters; Commissioner, Euro-Atlantic Security Initiative Commission


Adam RotfeldProf. Adam Rotfeld is a former Minister of Foreign Affairs of Poland, Co-Chairman of the Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters and a member of the Panel of Eminent Persons on European Security as a Common Project. He was the Director of the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) from 1990 to 2002, a member of the UN SG’s Advisory Board on Disarmament Matters from 2006 to 2011 (he chaired the ABDM in 2008) and a member of the NATO Group of Experts (Wisemen Group) on a new Strategic Concept of Alliance (2009-2010). His areas of expertise are the theory and practice of international security and human rights, conflict solution, arms control and disarmament. He has published more than 20 monographs and about 450 articles and studies. His most recent books are Poland in an Uncertain World (2006), Where is the World Headed? (2008), NATO 2020: Assured Security; Dynamic Engagement (2010), White Spots – Black Spots. Difficult Matters in Polish-Russian Relations 1918-2008 (Eds. Adam D. Rotfeld and Anatoly W. Torkunov; 2010); In Shadow (2012). Prof Rotfeld is a Member of European Council of Foreign Relations (ECFR), the European Leadership Network (ELN), the Aspen Ministers Forum (AMF) and  other national and international boards, committees and scientific councils. He is a professor of humanities at the University of Warsaw.