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Bogusław Winid

Born on November 3, 1960 in Warsaw. In 1984, he graduated from the Faculty of History at the University of Warsaw and commenced his work as a junior, and then senior lecturer in the American Studies Centre of the University of Warsaw. Holder of fellowships of the Indiana University, Bloomington, as well as Hoover Institution, Stanford University.

 

Mr Winid started his diplomatic career in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1991 in the Department of the Americas. Subsequently, he served  as First Secretary, Counsellor and Minister-Counsellor in the Polish Embassy in Washington, DC. He also led the mission as Poland’s Charge d’affaires in the United States.

 

Before assuming his function of Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland, Mr Winid served as Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Defense, Undersecretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Poland’s Ambassador to NATO, and Poland’s Ambassador to the United Nations. In the latter capacity, Mr Winid coordinated in New York the campaign to support election of Poland as non-permanent member of the UN Security Council.

Mr Winid is author of the following three books: W cieniu Kapitolu. Dyplomacja polska wobec Stanów Zjednoczonych Ameryki, 1919-1939 (1991), Santiago 1898 (1995), Rozszerzenie NATO w Kongresie Stanów Zjednoczonych, 1993-1998 (1999), as well as of a number of scientific papers published in Poland, the United States and the United Kingdom. His life’s passion is also recovery of works of art and militaria lost by Poland during World War 2.

 

Awarded the Officer’s Cross of the Order Polonia Restituta (2011), and the Estonian Order of the Cross of Terra Mariana, second class (2014), as well as the Gold Medal of Merit for National Defense, (2011), and the Badge of Merit to the Jagiellonian University of Cracow (2008). 

Married, he has two sons.

 

As of April 16, 2018, appointed Advisor to the President of the Republic of Poland.

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