Klub Kultury im. Heleny Modrzejewskiej
Helena Modjeska Art and Culture Club

 

Spotkanie z Adamem Michnikiem
A meeting with Adam Michnik

24 października 2011
October 21, 2011

Adam Michnik (ur. 17 października 1946 w Warszawie) – to polski publicysta, eseista, pisarz, historyk i działacz polityczny, współ-architekt przemiany systemu politycznego w Polsce. Od 1989 redaktor naczelny „Gazety Wyborczej”. W latach 1968–1989 należał do głównych organizatorów antykomunistycznej opozycji w PRL. Był uczestnikiem wydarzeń marcowych w 1968, działaczem Komitetu Obrony Robotników i „Solidarności”, więziono go i represjonowano z powodów politycznych, spędził w sumie sześć lat w więzieniu. Od 1989 do 1991 był posłem na Sejm .
Jest autorem 13 książek i kawalerem najwyższych odznaczeń państwowych: polskiego Orderu Orła Białego i francuskiej Legii Honorowej. Otrzymał doktoraty honorowe od: New School for Social Research, University of Minnesota, Connecticut College, University of Michigan, Uniwersytetu Pedagogicznego w Krakowie, oraz Uniwersytetu Karolinskiego w Pradze.
Adam Michnik is a historian, essayist, political commentator, a former Solidarity activist, participant in the Round Table negotiations in 1989, and member of Parliament in 1989 - 1991. As one of the leading organizers of the opposition movement in Poland, he was repeatedly arrested and imprisoned by the authorities, spending a total of six years in prison. Born in 1946 in Warsaw, he studied history at the University of Warsaw, but was expelled or his dissident activities in 1968 and worked as a welder, while writing under a series of pseudonyms. In 1977 - 1989 he was among publishers of underground publications "Samizdat" and in 1980 - 1989 he served as an adviser to the Solidarity movement. After the change of the government in 1989, he transformed the Solidarity's daily "Gazeta Wyborcza" into the first free newspaper in the country. The author of 13 books and numerous essays, he is widely recognized as one of the most influential journalists of the world. He received many prizes, including: Grand Cross of the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany (2001); Erasmus Prize (Netherlands, 2001); honorary doctorates, PhD Honoris Causa from the New School for Social Research, University of Minnesota, Connecticut College, University of Michigan, and Charles University in Prague; Chevalier of the Legion of Honor ( France, 2003); Goethe Medal (2011). Michnik is listed by “Financial Times” as one of the 20 most influential journalists in the world, and is one of the International Press Institute's 60 World Press Freedom Heroes.