prof. Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski, Poland

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Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski - portrait photo Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski is a university professor and a conservative politician, serving as a MEP (Member of the European Parliament). He holds a PhD and a habilitation in law from the University of Łódź. He comes from a family with a long tradition in politics. Ujazdowski has taken an active role in public life from the early 1980s. He was arrested in 1982 and sentenced for the distribution of leaflets opposing Martial Law.

During his studies at the Law Faculty in Łódź, Ujazdowski joined the opposition movement Young Poland (Ruch Młodej Polski). He also edited a magazine Prześwit (Clearance) which was published and distributed secretly in the former Soviet Union. He was a MP in the I, III, IV, V, VI and VII parliamentary terms.

Between 2004 and 2005 Ujazdowski held the post of Deputy Speaker of the Sejm (Parliament). He was also the Minister of Culture and National Heritage twice (2000–2001 and 2005–7). While holding this office he restored State responsibility for conservation, collaborated on modern historical policy, and established the Polish History Museum and the Remembrance and Future Institute in Wrocław.

Ujazdowski is a member of the ENRS Advisory Board.

 


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