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  • Faithful to my Homeland, the Republic of Poland

     

  • AMBASSADOR

  • Ambassador Mariusz Maszkiewicz

     

    Graduated from the Faculty of Philosophy and History at the Jagiellonian University, where in 1993 received the degree of Doctor of Humanities. His work in diplomacy began at the end of 1990, initially as the Head of Unit for Polish diaspora issues in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland, then as Chargé d'affaires a.i. of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Lithuania, where he also served as Deputy of the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland. In 1994, he established the Polish consulate in Grodno and until 1997 served in the rank of the Consul General. In 1998-2002, he served as the Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in the Republic of Belarus. From 2003 to 2006, he has ran business consulting, aimed at supporting Polish companies on the markets of the former USSR countries. From January to November 2007 he was the advisor for Eastern Policy at the political office of the Prime Minister Jaroslaw Kaczynski. In 2008-2009 he served at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland on the position of Deputy Director of the Eastern Department. In 2009, he completed a several month course on security at the Marshall Center in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. From 2010 to 2016 he was chairman of the Works Council of the „Solidarność” Trade Union for the employees of Polish foreign service. He worked to improve the conditions for the functioning of Polish foreign service; author of articles, expert opinions and reports concerning the functioning of the Ministry. From May 2013 till November 2017 worked in the Department of Public and Cultural Diplomacy at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.

     

    Ambassador Mariusz Maszkiewicz combines work in diplomacy with the academic activity and teaching. He is an assistant professor at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw, has been giving classes in the Centre for East European Studies at the University of Warsaw and occasionally at other universities in Warsaw. He has published more than 10 books (monographs and collective works) as well as dozens of articles and studies on international relations, anthropology, sociology, history and culture. Some of his works have been translated into English, Lithuanian, Ukrainian, Belarusian and Spanish.    

     

    Awarded with the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity for opposition activities in the 80s (Movement "Freedom and Peace", taking care of the working people). In 2001, he received the Order of Gediminas from the President of Lithuania Valdas Adamkus and  in 2012 Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs awarded him with a highest state medal – The Star of Diplomacy.

    He speaks English, Russian, German, Lithuanian and Belarusian. On the communicative level speaks Ukrainian and French. At the moment he is intensively learning Georgian language.

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