Bogdan Klich

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Bogdan Klich
Bogdan Klich Kancelaria Senatu 2015.jpg
Minister of National Defense of Poland
12th Minister of National Defense of the Third Republic of Poland
In office
16 November 2007 – 2 August 2011
President Lech Kaczyński
Bronisław Komorowski
Prime Minister Donald Tusk
Preceded by Aleksander Szczygło
Succeeded by Tomasz Siemoniak
Personal details
Born (1960-05-06) 6 May 1960 (age 57)
Kraków, Poland
Political party Civic Platform
Bogdan Klich during 66th sitting of the Senate (2014)
With Robert Gates in the Pentagon (2010)

Bogdan Adam Klich ['bɔɡdan klʲix] (born on 8 May 1960 in Kraków) is a former Minister of National Defence of Poland. Bogdan Klich was interned in 1981 during the martial law set by the communist regime. Until 16 November 2007 he was a Member of the European Parliament (MEP) for the Lesser Poland Voivodeship & Swietokrzyskie Voivodeship with the Civic Platform, part of the European People's Party and sits on the European Parliament's Committee on Foreign Affairs. Senator since November 2011. 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.


  • 1986: Physician, Kraków Medical Academy
  • 1987: Master's in the History of Art, Jagiellonian University (UJ)


  • 1991–1995: Doctoral studies, Department of Historical Philosophy
  • since 1997: President of the Institute of Strategic Studies
  • 2001–2004: Member of Parliament of the Republic of Poland, Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs, member of the Committee on National Defence
  • 1989–1999: Advisor to the Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Poland with the European Union
  • 1999–2000: Deputy Minister for National Defence in the Republic of Poland
  • 2003–2004: Observer to the EP
  • 2001–2004: Polish representative and member of the Policy Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe
  • 2004–2007: Member of the EP
  • 2007– 2011: Minister for National Defence in the Republic of Poland[1]
  • since 2011 Senator
  • Member of the International Institute of Strategic Studies, London
  • Lecturer at the Centre for European Studies at the Jagiellonian University


  • Order of Merit for Defence of Lithuania
  • Gold Medal of Merit from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Slovakia


  1. ^ "New minister of national defence appointed". Polish Premier. 2 August 2011. Retrieved 8 September 2012. [permanent dead link]


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