Janniger and Antoni Macierewicz
|Advisor to the Minister of National Defence|
November 16, 2015 – December 8, 2015
|Prime Minister||Beata Szydło|
|Born||30 December 1995|
|Political party||Law and Justice|
Camila Krysicka Janniger|
Robert A. Schwartz
|Alma mater||Rutgers University School of Public Affairs and Administration|
Edmund Janniger (born 30 December 1995) is a Polish political analyst who briefly served as Advisor to the Minister of National Defence of Poland in 2015. He holds the record for being the youngest ministerial advisor in Poland’s history.
A child of university professors Robert A. Schwartz and Camila Krysicka, Janniger conducted medical research in his teenage years, coauthoring six academic papers along with his father, and worked for several international nongovernmental organizations. He initially wanted to become a physician, but later decided to engage in politics.
Prior to nomination, Janniger worked with Antoni Macierewicz for around three years, including as his as legislative assistant and Deputy Chief of Staff. During the 2015 Polish parliamentary election, Janniger served as the Deputy Campaign Manager for Law and Justice in the 10th Electoral District.
|A political cartoon about Janniger in Tygodnik Angora|
On 24 November 2015, Janniger was appointed as Advisor to the Minister of National Defence, Antoni Macierewicz. His responsibilities included managing the Minister's online presence. The appointment of the 20-year-old to the post met with support of the media sympathetic to the newly elected government and with criticism from the opposition. His controversial designation became a subject of Polish internet memes.
He held the post for two weeks, until 8 December 2015, when he returned to the US. Janniger then founded a New York City-based membership organization and think tank, Institute of Global Affairs.
- "20-latek będzie doradzał Macierewiczowi. "Dziękuję za zaufanie, jakim mnie obdarzył"" [20-year-old will advise Macierewicz. "I am thankful for his confidence in me"]. TVN24 (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "Defence Minister's 20-year-old aide resigns". Polish Radio External Service. 2015-12-10.
- "Ciekawostki o 20-latku u boku Macierewicza" [Interesting facts about the 20-year-old alongside Macierewicz]. Fakt (in Polish). 2015-11-26.
- Profile of Edmund J. Janniger at ResearchGate
- "Doradza szefowi MON i przyznaje, że podziwia Macierewicza: "Zawsze był dla mnie wzorem"" [He advises the Minister of Defence and admits he admires Macierewicz: "He was always my role model"]. wPolityce.pl (in Polish). 2015-11-28.
- Sikora, Kamil (2015-11-28). "Uff, jesteśmy bezpieczni. Student Edmund Janniger właśnie został doradcą szefa MON Antoniego Macierewicza" [Phew, we are safe. Student Edmund Janniger just became advisor to Defence Minister Antoni Macierewicz]. NaTemat.pl (in Polish).
- "Edmund Janniger. Kim jest 20-letni doradca szefa MON?" [Edmund Janniger. Who is the 20-year-old advisor to the defence minister?]. Interia.pl (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "Antoni Macierewicz stawia na młodych. Dwudziestolatek doradcą szefa MON" [Antoni Macierewicz bets on young people. Twenty years old advisor to the Defence Minister]. TVP Info (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "Edmund Janniger doradcą szefa MON Antoniego Macierewicza" [Edmund Janniger advisor to the defence minister Antoni Macierewicz]. Parlamentarny.pl (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "20-letni Edmund Janniger doradcą Macierewicza w MON. Kim jest?" [20-year-old Edmund Janniger, Macierewicz's adviser at the Defence Ministry. Who is he?]. Onet.pl (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "20-latek doradcą Macierewicza w MON" [20-year-old advisor to Macierewicz at the Defence Ministry]. Wprost (in Polish). 2015-11-24.
- "Wojciech Skurkiewicz (PiS) i Tomasz Lenz (PO) o młodym doradcy Antoniego Macierewicza". Informacje. 2015-11-25. TVP Info.
- "Edmund Janniger nie doradza już szefowi MON" [Edmund Janniger no longer advises the Minister of Defence]. TVN24 (in Polish). 2015-12-09.
- "Edmund Janniger przewodniczącym Instytutu Spraw Globalnych w Nowym Jorku" [Edmund Janniger Appointed President of the Institute of Global Affairs in New York]. Wprost (in Polish). 2015-12-12.
- "Edmund Janniger przewodniczącym Instytutu Spraw Globalnych" [Edmund Janniger Appointed President of the Institute of Global Affairs]. Telewizja Republika (in Polish). 2015-12-12.