Bronisław Geremek

Bronisław Geremek, born in 1932 – former Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (1997-2000), Member of European Parliament, President of the ‘Jean Monnet Fondation pour l’Europe’, held the Chair of European Civilisation at the College of Europe, Natolin (Warsaw) since 2002. He had obtained his doctorate from the University of Warsaw in 1960, and was also a graduate of Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes (Paris, Sorbonne). He had worked as Director of the “Centre for Polish Culture” at the Sorbonne and as Director of the Research Department for Medieval History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and taught at the Polish Academy of Sciences, Sorbonne, and College de France.

He was advisor to the Interfactory Strike Committee at the Gdansk Shipyard (1980), and a founding member of Solidarity’s Independent Self-Governing Trade Union (1980). He received in 1998 the International Charlemagne Price of Aachen, and in 2002 the ‘Francophonie’ Price of the French Academy. His publications, which have been published in many languages, include: Poland at the 14th Congress of Historical Sciences in San Francisco; Idea of a Civil Society; Poverty: A History; and Common Roots of Europe.

Geremek on Situation in Tibet

Geremek honored with naming of EU Parliament Courtyard