About the Author
Bronislaw Geremek is foreign minister of Poland. A medieval historian by training, he was a key advisor to Lech Wa~êsa from the earliest days of Solidarity, and spent over a year in prison during the period of martial law. He chaired the Committee for Political Reform during Solidarity’s 1989 “roundtable” talks with the leaders of Poland’s communist regime. From 1989 until his appointment as foreign minister in 1997, he was chairman of the parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee.