Adam Michnik

Editor-in-Chief, Gazeta Wyborcza


Adam Michnik is the Editor-in-Chief of the daily Gazeta Wyborcza, historian and  Co-Founder of the Committee for the Defense of Workers. From 1988, Mr. Michnik served as an advisor to Lech Walesa, with whom he attended the Round Table Talks in 1989 – the first talks of the communist government and their opposition. He himself has been among the leaders of the pre-1989 democratic opposition in Poland. Mr. Michnik is the author of several books, including In Search of Lost Meaning: The New Eastern Europe (2011) and The Lord of the Manor and the Vicar (1995). Mr. Michnik has won the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Award, the Erasmus Prize, and was the first non-Spanish winner of The Francisco Cerecedo Journalist Prize. He is currently a member of the Association of Polish Writers and the Council on Foreign Relations. He graduated from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Mr. Michnik is a member of the International Coalition for Democratic Renewal.