Dr Andrzej Ananicz passing

19-09-17 Promocja 0 comment

On the 19th of September 2017 our dear friend, longtime lecturer and co-founder of the Centre for East European Studies passed away.

Dr Andrzej Ananicz


Dr Andrzej Ananicz, together with other academic staff and UW students (eg Jerzy Targalski, Wojciech Maziarski and Jan Malicki) founded a magazine magazine „Obóz” dedicated to the issues of Central and Eastern Europe.

In 1990, together with Jan Malicki and Tadeusz Majda, initiated the Seminar on National Problems of the Soviet Union, later transformed into the Centre for East European Studies.

In 1982-1983 he lectured Slavonic Philology and Literature and Polish Philology at Indiana University in Bloomington (USA). In 1990 he was a fellowship at the University of Oxford.

In 1991 he was employed in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He was successively deputy director of the Department of Europe (1991-1992), director of the Department of Europe (1992), undersecretary of state (1992-1994). He held the chairmanship of the negotiating team on the Polish-Russian treaty on friendly and good neighborly cooperation of 1992.

In the years 1994-1995 he worked in the Chancellery of the President, successively holding the position of Undersecretary of State, deputy chief of the International Chancellery, secretary of state and co-chairman of the Consultative Committee of the Presidents of Poland and Ukraine.

He returned to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in 1997, when he assumed the post of Secretary of State in the department he held until 2001. He also served as Vice-Chair of the negotiating team on negotiations for Poland’s membership of the European Union (1998-2001) and the chairman of the team for monitoring the situation. The relationship with terrorist attacks in the US of September 11, 2001.

From October 2001 to August 2004 he was the ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Turkey. In 2004-2005 and 2008 he was the head of the Foreign Intelligence Agency. From 13 March 2008 to 7 June 2008 he was also the chief advisor of Prime Minister Donald Tusk at the Chancellery of the Prime Minister.

September 20, 2008 appointed to the post of director of the Diplomatic Academy of the Polish Institute of International Affairs.

In the years 2011-2015 the Ambassador of Poland in Pakistan.