At the epicenter of Poland’s security policy is Minister of National Defense Tomasz Siemoniak. Against the backdrop of crisis in Eastern Europe, Minister Siemoniak will be visiting the Atlantic Council to discuss "The End of the Peace Dividend Era and The Future of Transatlantic Relations" on Thursday, April 17, from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. at Atlantic Council Headquarters.
Minister Siemoniak was first nominated as the minister of national defense in August 2011. Prior to this, Siemoniak served as secretary of state in the Ministry of Interior and Administration (2007-11), deputy marshal in the Marshal’s Office of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship (2002-05), and deputy mayor of Warsaw (2000-02). Previously, he held postings with the Polish News Agency, the Institute of Public Affairs, and Telewizja Polska SA (Polish public television). Minister Siemoniak is a graduate of the Foreign Trade Faculty of the Warsaw School of Economics.