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April 29, 2016 - The Polish Ambassador to the United States Ryszard Schnepf will deliver a free public lecture on public policy, economic and cultural issues of interest to Polish Americans at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Burke Auditorium, located in William G. McGowan School of Business at King’s College. The lecture is presented by Congressman Matt Cartwright (PA-17).
Ambassador Schnepf was entrusted with the position of Plenipotentiary of the Minister of Foreign Affairs for the Organization of the 25th Anniversary Commemorating the “Solidarity” Trade Union in 2005. He was Secretary of State for Foreign Relations and Security, at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, and directed the budget negotiations of the European Union from 2007-2013. He was named Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to the United States of America in September of 2012.
Ambassador Schnepf was a history major at Warsaw University and earned his doctorate at the Institute of History in the Polish Academy of Sciences. His doctoral dissertation was on political parties in Venezuela. He conducted research and taught history of Latin American in the Iberian Studies Department of Warsaw University, later specializing in new developments and social and political processes of the nineteenth and twentieth century Latin America.
In 1991, after the political scene changed in Poland, he joined the Foreign Service, beginning a mission as Ambassador of Poland in Uruguay and Paraguay. He also held the position of Deputy Director in the Chancellery of Prime Minister Jerzy Buzek, the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary as Deputy Chief of Mission of the Polish Embassy in Madrid, followed by an Ambassadorship in San Jose (Costa Rica), with simultaneous accreditation in Central America.
Parking will be available in on-campus lots. For more information, please contact Tammy Aita, Special Projects Manager/District Scheduler, Scranton Office of Congressman Matt Cartwright, at (570) 341-1050.
Polish Ambassador to the United States Ryszard Schnepf will deliver a free public lecture on public policy, economic and cultural issues of interest to Polish Americans at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 9, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College.