FORA.tv Speaker - Janusz Reiter
Janusz Reiter, diplomat, foreign policy expert and political writer, was born in 1952 in Koscierzyna, Poland. In 1976 he graduated from the Warsaw University in German philology. From 1977 he worked for the daily Życie Warszawy but was dismissed during martial law. He was among the founders and editors of a number of opposition magazines. In the years 1984-1989 he was a commentator of the independent weekly, Przegląd Katolicki.
From 1990 to 1995 Janusz Reiter served as Polish Ambassador to the Federal Republic of Germany. In 1996 he founded the Warsaw-based Center for International Relations and was its President until October 2005.
He was a founding member of the Foreign Policy Council, member of the National European Integration Council, and other Polish and international institutions. Ambassador Reiter served also on several boards i.e. Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin, DaimlerChrysler International Advisory Board and Presspublica Publishing House. He was also the co-chairman of the Polish-German Forum.
Mr. Reiter is the author of reports and policy papers published in Poland, Germany, United Kingdom and USA. He was also a commentator for the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita and Polish Public TV.
On October 3, 2005 Janusz Reiter was sworn in as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Poland to the United States of America.
Janusz Reiter was awarded with the German Great Cross of Merit with the Star and Ribbon.
12.12.06 | 01:13:06 min
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