ISF 2018 NYC
Established under the patronage of the Minister of National Defense of the Republic of Poland
The International Security Forum is pleased to present a symposium and reception featuring Minister Antoni Macierewicz, Senator Larry Pressler, and Professor Jean-Marc Coicaud. This special event will be held on December 20th at the Penn Club in Manhattan, focusing on transatlantic relations.
Minister Antoni Macierewicz is the legendary leader of the anti-communist resistance in the Polish People's Republic. He founded the Workers Defense Committee (KOR), the forerunner of Solidarity, later directing Solidarity’s Center for Social Research. A former political prisoner, he was arrested over 20 times. Since the fall of communism, Minister Macierewicz has served at the highest levels of government. Minister Macierewicz has been the Minister of National Defense and the Minister of Internal Affairs. He is Deputy Leader of the largest party in the parliament, Law and Justice. In 2015 Minister Macierewicz was reelected for a sixth term as a Member of the Sejm. He heads the special governmental inquiry into the 2010 Polish Air Force Tu-154 crash.
Senator Larry Pressler served in the United States Senate for 18 years. He was the Chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, as well as the Chairman of the European Subcommittee and the Chairman of the Arms Control Subcommittee. Previously, he was a Member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Senator Pressler served on the Boards of Visitors of the U.S. Military Academy and the Air Force Academy, was a U.S. Delegate to the United Nations on two occasions, and is credited with numerous major legislative accomplishments. He sought the 1980 Republican Presidential nomination. Senator Pressler has authored several books, including Neighbours in Arms: An American Senator’s Quest for Disarmament in a Nuclear Subcontinent.
Jean-Marc Coicaud joined Rutgers University in the fall of 2011 as Director of the Division of Global Affairs. He is Professor of Law and Global Affairs at Rutgers Law School, and a Global Ethics Fellow with the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Prior to joining Rutgers, from 2003 to 2011, he served as the Director of the United Nations University (UNU) Office at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City. Before joining UNU, he served in the Executive Office of the United Nations Secretary-General.