A Conversation with President of Poland H.E. Andrzej Duda

March 30, 2016 - 9:30 am

National Press Club, 529 14th Street NW (13th Floor)
Washington, DC



European Security and NATO from the Polish Perspective: A Conversation with President of Poland H.E. Andrzej Duda

A Conversation with:
H.E. Andrzej Duda
Republic of Poland

Moderated by:
Mika Brzezinski
Co-Host, Morning Joe MSNBC

Joe Scarborough 
Co-Host, Morning Joe MSNBC

Opening Remarks by:
Frederick Kempe
President and CEO
Atlantic Council

Wess A. Mitchell

Located in the heart of Europe, Poland is searching for a response to its increasingly unstable security environment. To its east, Europe faces a resurgent Russia; to its south it is threatened by the rise of the Islamic State. Poland has been one of the most active members of NATO and consistently invests in its own defense. In July, Warsaw, will host the NATO summit, which is expected to revitalize the Alliance and strengthen the transatlantic bond. President Andrzej Duda will address these and other security challenges at a special event co-hosted by the Atlantic Council and CEPA.

Following a keynote address, President Duda will engage in a moderated discussion with MSNBC Morning Joe Co-Hosts Mika Brzezinski and Joe Scarborough. 

Representatives of the media are welcome. All proceedings of this event are on-the-record. For press inquiries, please contact Nicole Hobbs.

Attire: Business attire is requested.

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Note: This event will take place offsite at the National Press Club. For security reasons, we kindly ask guests to arrive prior to 9:00 a.m., and all attendees may be asked to provide a photo ID prior to entry. This event is invitation only and invitations are non-transferable. The organizers reserve the right to close registration before the deadline.


H.E. Andrzej Duda was born in Kraków, Poland, in 1972. He studied law at Kraków’s prestigious Jagiellonian University, obtaining his PhD there in 2005. He has held a range of political posts over the past decade, including Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Justice from 2006 to 2007, and Undersecretary of State at the Chancellery of the late president, Lech Kaczyński. He was elected to the European Parliament in 2014, where he represented Poland’s Law and Justice Party. A year later, he won Poland’s presidential election, taking office in August 2015.