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Mariusz Handzlik - Undersecretary of State

Mariusz Handzlik - Undersecretary of State

Undersecretary of State in the Chancellery of the President of the Republic of Poland since October 9, 2008 in charge of foreign policy.


Born on June 11, 1965 in Bielsko Biała; tragically killed on April 10, 2010 in a plane crash near Smoleńsk.


MA in sociology of international relations, School of Social Sciences, the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland. Prime Minister’s advisor on foreign policy (1992-1994); first secretary and counselor for political and military affairs at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Washington, DC (1994-2000); director of Export Policy Department (2000-2001), deputy director of Security Policy Department at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (2001-2002); ambassador at large and chairman of the Missile Technology Control Regime /MTCR/, Paris (2002-2003); minister counselor for political affairs at the Mission of Poland to the United Nations in New York (2004- 2005 ); Head of the Office of Foreign Affairs in the Presidential Chancellery (2006-2008).


Postgraduate education at the School of Social Sciences at the University of Vienna, Austria; the University of Geneva, Switzerland; the University of Cranfield, United Kingdom and the Center of International Trade and Security at the University of Georgia, United States.


Traineeship in the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives and the US Senate Foreign Relations Committee of the US Congress; the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) and the Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Poland to NATO


In 2000 awarded “the Medal for Outstanding Public Service” by the Secretary of Defense of the United States Department of Defense.


Father of three children: daughters - Julia and Iwona, son - Jan

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