Marek Cichocki

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Marek Aleksander Cichocki, born 1966 in Warsaw, is a Polish philosopher, historian of political thought, journalist, conservative columnist and a former advisor to Lech Kaczyński, the late President of Poland, active during negotiations with the EU at the Brussels summit of 2007.

Cichocki graduated in German studies and in 1998 he received his PhD degree in philosophy at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Between 1996 and 2000, he was an assistant professor in the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw, where he then became an adjunct professor in 2001. Between 2000 and 2002, he also lectured political science at the Melchior Wankowicz Warsaw College of Journalism and he is a fellow of the Collegium Invisible.

Cichocki’s scholarly interests include the history of political thought (particularly conservative thought and its contemporary perceptions) and current social and political issues including international relations, especially Polish-German relations.

Previously he was the programme director of the Centre for International Relations in Warsaw. Since 2004, he has also been the programme director at the Natolin European Centre and editor in chief of its periodical and, since 2003, the publisher and editor-in-chief of the yearbook Political Theology. He collaborates with the Centre for Political Thought in Krakau and he has published a number of books, essays and articles on philosophy, political science, and international relations, including Polska-Unia Europejska, W pół drogi (2002), Porwanie Europy (2004), or Władza i pamięć (2006).

Between 2007 and 2010 he co-hosted with Dariusz Gawin and Dariusz Karlowicz Trzeci Punkt Widzenia [A Different Perspective], a TV programme broadcast by the Polish state television network TVP.

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