A Conversation with Chief of the Cabinet of the President of Poland, Secretary of State Krzysztof Szczerski
- H.E. Krzysztof Szczerski, Secretary of State and Chief of the Cabinet of the President of Poland
- Dr. Karen Donfried, President, The German Marshall Fund of the United States
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Europe and the transatlantic community face a number of security challenges today. From Russian aggression to an unstable neighborhood along Europe’s south, security cooperation among European nations and across the Atlantic is key to meeting today’s challenges. As part of this effort in Central Europe, the Three Seas Initiative, which was launched in 2016, aims to strengthen the area between the three seas – the Adriatic, the Baltic and the Black Sea – economically and politically. The next round of the talks between the Three Seas nations is scheduled to take place in Wroclaw in June 2017. To discuss this initiative, as well as broader security challenges facing Europe and the transatlantic relationship, the German Marshall Fund of the United States invites you to a conversation with Secretary of State of Poland Krzysztof Szczerski. The discussion will be moderated by GMF President Karen Donfried.
Krzysztof Szczerski was born on 15 April 1973 in Krakow. In 1997, he obtained a master's degree in political science at the Jagiellonian University, and in 2001, a doctoral degree at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations of the Jagiellonian University. In 2010, he submitted his postdoctoral dissertation on the subject of "The dynamics of the European system," for which he won the prize of the Prime Minister. From 2013, he has been associate professor at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Szczerski cooperated with the Office of the Prime Minister (1998-2001) and served as an adviser to the Minister of Health in the field of European integration, regional health policy and health care systems (1999-2000). In the years 2007-2008, Szczerski was Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and in the Office of the Committee for European Integration. He was a member of the Civil Service Council to the Prime Minister (2009-2010) and a deputy to the Sejm (2011-2015). In January 2015, he became the representative of the Polish Parliament in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe.