Round Table III

Israel/Middle East and CEE/Poland

Round Table III
Laurence Weinbaum

Dr. Laurence Weinbaum, director of the Israel Council on Foreign Relations that operates under the auspices of the World Jewish Congress, and founding chief editor of The Israel Journal of Foreign Affairs. He has written and lectured widely on Polish-Jewish relations. His latest book (co-authored with Dariusz Libionka) is Bohaterowie, hochsztaplerzy, opisywacze
Wokół Żydowskiego Związku Wojskowego.


Piotr Puchta

Piotr Puchta, Director of the Department of Africa and the Middle East at Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. Previously, Puchta at Polish Embassy in Tel Aviv. He was a counselor in the Department of Africa, Asia, Australia and Oceania’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Israel. In 2009, Puchta was nominated for the position of Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Egypt, Eritrea and Sudan. Puchta is an expert in Middle Eastern issues and Polish-Israeli relations.

Agnieszka Magdziak-Miszewska

Agnieszka Magdziak – Miszewska, former Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Israel, Polish literary philologist, theatrologist, journalist and diplomat. In the 1980s she was head of section in monthly Więź. Following this, she was director of the independent Centre for International Studies in Warsaw. Magdziak – Miszewska was deputy Ambassador and plenipotentiary for the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Moscow, Ambassador of the Republic of Poland to Israel, former adviser for Polish-Jewish relations in the Prime Minister`s Office and adviserto the Minister of National Defence.

Bogdan Grzeloński

Bogdan Grzeloński, former Ambassador to Canada, professor of history of the United States and the relations between East-Central Europe and the US.
He published several books, most recently „The US ambassadors of Roosevelt to Moscow”, „Arras and diplomacy. Return of Polish treasures to Wawel”
Currently he is a professor in the Law Department at the SWPS University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Warsaw.