Piotr Tadeusz Gliński (born 20 April 1954) is a Polish sociologist, professor, university lecturer and politician. He served as President of the Polish Sociological Association from 2005 to 2011. He was the nominee of Law and Justice, the largest opposition party, for Prime Minister of Poland. In the cabinet of Beata Szydło, he serves as the First Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the Law and Justice government.
Early life and education
Piotr Tadeusz Gliński was born in Warsaw on 20 April 1954. In 1973, he graduated from the Bolesław Prus High School in Warsaw. He studied at the Institute of Economic Sciences and the Institute of Sociology of the University of Warsaw, earning a 1978 master's degree in economics. He then completed doctoral studies in the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. In 1984, on the basis of Labor Economic Conditions Lifestyle: Urban Families in Poland in the Seventies, written under the direction of Andrzej Siciński, he received a Ph.D. degree in humanities. He received his habilitation at the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology in 1997 with a thesis entitled The Polish Greens: The Social Movement in Transition.
Professionally associated since the late 1970s with the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences, he has held various positions. From 1997 to 2005, Head of the Civil Society. He was a professor at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Bialystok and head of the Department of Sociology at the University. He was awarded internships outside Poland, lecturing in European universities. His academic specialty was the study of social movements, sociology of culture and civil society, as well as in the social aspects of environmental protection. He participated in the work of the Committee for Research and Forecasting Poland in 2000 and the Committee of Man and the Environment. He has been a consultant for national and international institutions, including the Polish ministries and the United Nations Development Programme.
In 1986, he co-organized the Section of Social Forecasting of the Polish Sociological Association. From 1995 to 1997 he was treasurer of the PSA, Vice-President of the organization, and from 2005 to 2011 he served as its President. In 1989 he became a member of the Social Ecological Institute, which he headed from 1997 to 2003. He was a founding member of the Society for the creation of the Mazury National Park. He is also a member of the Collegium Invisibile. In 2003, he participated in the creation of the party Greens 2004, but due to its adoption of a leftist agenda, ultimately did not join. In 2008 Gliński received the title of professor of humanities.
On 1 October 2012, Law and Justice announced Gliński as candidate for Prime Minister with a request for a constructive vote of no confidence against the government of Donald Tusk. On June 26, 2014, Law and Justice filed a repeat request, again naming Gliński as a candidate for the office.
Since 16 November 2015, he has been Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Culture and National Heritage in the Cabinet of Beata Szydło. He was appointed by President Andrzej Duda as the Chairman of the Public Benefit Committee in 2017.
Piotr Gliński is the younger brother of film director Robert Gliński.
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