Speakers of Krynica Forum ’22
amb. Tomasz Szatkowski
Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to the North Atlantic Council
Ambassador Tomasz Szatkowski (born 10 May 1978) is a graduate in law, with additional postgraduate degrees in national security studies (University of Warsaw) and war studies (King’s College London). He also completed a postgraduate course in intelligence policy (King’s College London), a training course for staff officers (US Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey), as well as a course in defence policy programming and strategic management (Defence Academy of the United Kingdom - Shrivenham). He is a recipient of scholarships from the UK Ministry of Defence (2004), US Department of State (2007), Asmus Policy Entrepreneurs Fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States (2013) and participant in the program of the Munich Security Conference Munich Young Leaders (2019).
Having held senior positions in the Polish administration (the Parliament of the Republic of Poland, Chancellery of the Prime Minister, Ministry of National Defence), defence industry, public media and the European Parliament he has extensive experience in the national security domain, in particular defence and armaments policy, oversight of the special services and public media.
Before taking up the position of the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Poland to NATO, in 2015-2019, he was the deputy minister of national defence responsible among others for international affairs, organization of the NATO Summit in Warsaw in 2016, Strategic Defence Review and negotiations on enhancing the American military presence in Poland.
He is an author of numerous publications on the aforementioned issues, published both in Poland and abroad. His interests are in the classic military strategy, in particular the relationship between technology and strategy, intelligence strategy, defence economics, as well as problems of coordinating national security policy.