Member of Senate of Poland, Minister of National Defense of Poland (2007-2011)
Senator since November 2011.
Minister of National Defence between 2007-2011.
Member of the European Parliament between 2004-2007.
Member of the foreign affairs committee and chairman of the delegation for relations with Belarus.
Member of the Sejm (lower chamber of the Polish parliament) between 2001-2004.
Deputy Minister of National Defence (1999-2000) responsible for Poland’s cooperation with NATO.
Lecturer at the Department of European Studies of the Jagiellonian University since 2002. Lecturer at the Cracow University of Economics since the academic year 2013/2014. Author of numerous publications concerning foreign policy and international security.
Founder of the Institute for Strategic Studies in Kraków (a think tank). Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.
Active in the democratic opposition movement in late 1970’s and 1980’s. Interned during martial law.
Member of regional and central authorities of the Civic Platform party.