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In Dialogue with Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw



Please join us in dialogue with Rafał Trzaskowski, Mayor of Warsaw. 


Uwe S. Brandes, faculty director of the Georgetown Global Cities Initiative will welcome Mayor Trzaskowski, who will then share prepared remarks.  Jeffrey Anderson, Professor in the Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service and Department of Government will moderate an interactive dialogue.


This event is being co-sponsored by: 

GMF Cities at the German Marshall Fund of the United States

The BMW Center for German and European Studies at the School of Foreign Service

The Institute for the Study of International Migration at the School of Foreign Service

The Insitute of Politics and Public Service at the McCourt School of Public Policy

The Georgetown Project on State and Local Government Policy and Law



This is an in-person event and open to the public.  All attendees must RSVP and all members of the general public must complete a Georgetown University health disclosure, see below for information. 



About Rafał Trzaskowski: 

Rafał Trzaskowski is the Mayor of Warsaw since 2018. He is a member of the European Committee of Regions and serves on the board of Eurocities.

In 2020 Rafał Trzaskowski was the Civic Platform’s candidate for the Presidency of Poland.  A former Member of Parliament, Member of the European Parliament and Vice-Chair of the European People’s Party, in 2014 he served as the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and in 2013 as a Minister for Administration and Digitalization in the Cabinet of PM Donald Tusk.

During his mayoral term, he introduced, among others, a free nursery program for Warsaw kids, increased funding under the Warsaw in vitro program and carried out record purchases of clean public transport vehicles.

Along with the mayors of the capitals of the other Visegrád Group countries, he signed the Pact of Free Cities in December 2019 to promote "common values of freedom, human dignity, democracy, equality, rule of law.

Rafał Trzaskowski was born in Warsaw, where he studied and graduated from the University of Warsaw with a focus in international relations and English philology. He is also a graduate of the College of Europe. In 2004 he obtained his PhD degree in political science.  He speaks fluent English, French, Spanish, Russian and Italian.



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