Adam Daniel Rotfeld

Polish scholar and diplomat. In 2005 Foreign Minister of Poland. Professor at the Artes Liberales faculty of the University of Warsaw. From September to December 2016 Andrei Sheptyts’kyi Senior Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) under the auspices of its ‘Ukraine in European Dialogue’ program.

Articles

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An example of decency

What the life of the Sheptytsky brothers means for contemporary Ukraine

Andrei and Klymentiy Sheptytsky, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic clerics who resisted both Nazi and Soviet oppression, have played an important role in shaping Ukrainian political identity. Polish intellectual and diplomat Adam Daniel Rotfeld was one of the many children of Jewish descent sheltered in the Sheptytskys’ monastery during WWII. Here, he re-evaluates the biographies of the two brothers.

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It is life itself that forces change

An interview with Adam Daniel Rotfeld

The Polish intellectual and diplomat Adam Daniel Rotfeld played a key role in creating a new system of international security in the enlarged European Union. He contributed to settling the Transnistria conflict in the 1990s, helped resolve the political crisis in Ukraine during the Orange Revolution in 2004, and co-chaired the Polish-Russian Group on Difficult Matters. How does a professional crisis manager and architect of European security see the international conflict around Ukraine and the future of Ukrainian–Russian relations? Rotfeld spoke to Piotr Kubasiak at the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM, Vienna).

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