Kazimierz Michał Ujazdowski is a university professor and a politician, serving as a Senator of the 10th term Senate. He is the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Emigration Affairs and Liaison with Poles Abroad.
He holds a PhD and a habilitation in law from the University of Łódź. In his academic work he focuses on the 20th-century Polish political thought and the constitutional issues. 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 distributing 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 1st, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 7th parliamentary terms, as well as a Member of the European Parliament in the 8th term.
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 for three terms (2000–2001, 2005–2006, 2006–2007). 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’ Centre in Wrocław, where he presides over the Programme Board. He is the President of the Foundation for Polish Science, a member of the Polish Association of Constitutional Law and a member of the Board of Curators of the National Ossoliński Institute.
Ujazdowski is a member of the ENRS Advisory Board.