Topics: International Relations
Regional focus: Europe
Origin: Poland
Fellowship: Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow

Janusz Reiter served as Polish Ambassador to Germany from 1990 to 1995, and played a major role in reshaping the Polish-German relationship in this decisive period of time. In 1996, Ambassador Reiter established the Center for International Relations, an independent think tank on foreign and security policy in Poland. In 2005 he was appointed Poland’s Ambassador to the United States. He returned to Poland in late 2007 and took the position of Poland’s Special Envoy for Climate Change. He also served as Vice-Chairman of the Management Board of the media company Presspublica. In December 2010 Reiter returned to the Center for International Relations as its President (till April 2013). He now serves as Chairman of the Board. Janusz Reiter studied German literature and language at the University of Warsaw.

Janusz Reiter is author and co-author of numerous books, policy papers, and articles on Europe, transatlantic relations, European security policy, and other international topics. He had his own television program on Polish Public TV and was a columnist for several newspapers including Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Die Zeit, Die Weltwoche, the Wall Street Journal and The Washington Post.  

Janusz Reiter was awarded by the Federal President of Germany the Great Federal Cross with Star and Ribbon He also received the Honorary Award of the European University Viadrina in Germany and the honorary degree of the College of the Atlantic in the US.


Last updated: 2015