Longin Pastusiak

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Longin Pastusiak
Longin Pastusiak Obchody XX-lecia odrodzonego Senatu.JPG
Marshal of the Senate
5th Marshal of the Senate of The Third Republic of Poland
In office
October 20, 2001 – October 18, 2005
President Aleksander Kwaśniewski
Prime Minister Leszek Miller
Marek Belka
Preceded by Alicja Grześkowiak
Succeeded by Bogdan Borusewicz
Personal details
Born Longin Hieronim Pastusiak
(1935-08-22) August 22, 1935 (age 81)
Łódź, Poland
Political party Democratic Left Alliance
Spouse(s) Anna Ochab
Profession historian, author

Longin Hieronim Pastusiak (pronounced [ˈlɔnɡin pasˈtuɕak]; born August 22, 1935 in Łódź, Poland) is a Polish politician and historian.

Academic career[edit]

In 1959 Pastusiak earned his Master of Arts degree form Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, University of Virginia in Charlottesville. Then in 1960 he received his Master of Arts degree from the Faculty of Journalism, Warsaw University.[1]

From 1961 to 1962 Pastusiak studied for a doctorate at the American University in Washington, DC. He received a PhD from the Faculty of History, Higher School of Social Sciences in Warsaw (1963). In 1967 he earned the title of Doctor Habilitated from the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1978 he gained the title of Associate Professor, then in 1986 the title of Full Professor.

From 1963 to 1994 Pastusiak was a researcher at the Polish Institute of International Affairs. He was also a visiting professor at several foreign universities, mainly American. He was a professor at Gdańsk University (on leave of absence). Between 1997 and 1999 he was president of the Warsaw School of Social and Economic Sciences. He was also a member of the Political Science Committee of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the author of over 600 scientific publications including more than 60 books on international relations.[1]

From 1967 to 1998 Pastusiak was a member of the Central Board of the Polish Political Sciences Association. He was chair of the Association during three annual terms. From 1988 to 1994 he was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Political Sciences Association. He was vicepresident of the Association from 1991 to 1994. He was former president of the Polish Canadian Society, deputy president of the Poland – Republic of Korea Society and member of the Euro-Atlantic Society and the Club of Rome. Pastusiak is currently a visiting professor at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.[2]

As a historian, much of his works are related to Polish-American relations.[3]

Selected works[edit]

Political career[edit]

From 1991 to 2001 Pastusiak was Deputy to the Polish Sejm.[4] During its 1st and 2nd term he was Deputy Chairman of the Parliamentary Club of the Democratic Left Alliance. During its 3rd term he was Deputy Chairman of the Sejm Foreign Affairs Committee and Chairman of the Sejm and Senate Standing Delegation to the Assembly of the Western European Union. Since 1998 he was Vice-chairman of the International Council of the organisation Parliamentarians for Global Action based in New York. Since 2000 he has been Chairman of the Sub-Committee for Transatlantic Relations of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly. Since 2001 he has been Deputy Chairman of the Social-Democratic Faction in the NATO Parliamentary Assembly.[5]

From 1961 until its dissolution Pastusiak was a member of the Polish United Workers' Party. In 1995 he became a member of the Democratic Left Alliance.[4] Since 2000 he has been a member of the Supreme Council of the Democratic Left Alliance.

From 2002 to 2004 Pastusiak served as vice president of NATO Parliament Assembly and from 2001 until 2005 he was Marshal of the Senate of the Polish Republic.[2][5]


  1. ^ a b Polityka Pomorska, "Prof. dr hab. Longin Pastusiak Kandydat do Parlamentu Europejskiego ", [1]
  2. ^ a b Department of Government and Justice Studies, Appalachian State University, "Dr. Longin Pastusiak", Tuesday, April 22, 2008, [2]
  3. ^ James A. Kuhlman, Louis J. Mensonides, "Changes in European relations, Volume 1 of East-West perspectives", BRILL, 1976, pg. xiv, [3]
  4. ^ a b Senate of Poland webpage
  5. ^ a b Nato Parliamentary Assembly website