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Tadeusz Iwiński (pronounced [taˈdɛ.uʂ iˈvij̃skʲi]; born 28 October 1944) is a Polish politician. He was from 1991 to 2015 a member of the Sejm (the lower house of the Polish parliament), elected to represent the Olsztyn electoral district from the list presented by the Democratic Left Alliance (Sojusz Lewicy Demokratycznej). He had earlier (1967–1990) been a long-serving member of the communist Polish United Workers Party (Polska Zjednoczona Partia Robotnicza).

Tadeusz Iwiński
Tadeusz Iwiński Sejm 2014.JPG
Member of the Sejm
In office
Constituency35 – Olsztyn
Personal details
Born28 October 1944
Political partyDemocratic Left Alliance
CommitteesAWEPA Governing Council

In 1968 Iwiński obtained an MSc in industrial chemistry from the Warsaw University of Technology and he later studied at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw. In 1973 he was awarded a PhD in International Affairs. In 1981, during the period of martial law introduced by the Jaruzelski government, Iwiński was appointed to the post of assistant professor at the Polish United Workers Party Central Committee's Higher School of Social Science (Wyższa Szkoła Nauk Społecznych KC PZPR). In 1977–1978 he was a Fulbright Scholar (at Harvard University) and he obtained a second scholarship from the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) in 1988, becoming a scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. In the 1980s he was a scholar at the United Nations University in Tokyo. After returning to Poland he taught at the University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn where, in 1999, he became a professor. Iwiński has been active in several scientific and political institutions concerned with African, Asian, and Oceanian affairs and studies. He was a member of The Committee on Political Science of the Polish Academy of Sciences.[1] Iwiński is a serving member of the governing council of the Association of European Parliamentarians with Africa.[2]

He has been a member of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe since 1992. The investigation by the European Stability Initiative revealed Iwinski’s engagement in Azerbaijani “Caviar Diplomacy”. Co-rapporteur on Azerbaijan in PACE in 2014-2015 he was one of the main apologists of the country systematically protecting the Azerbaijani government from criticism on human rights. He participated in parliamentary and presidential elections in Azerbaijan as an observer and issued reports which were significantly less critical than the findings of the OSCE/ODIHR observers. He lost in 2015 elections in Poland and is not PACE member anymore.[3][4]




  • Współczesny neokolonializm – Contemporary neocolonialism – 1979 / 1986
  • Burżuazyjne i emigracyjne próby deprecjacji roli i polityki PZPR (red.) – Bourgeois and exile attempts to depreciate the role and policy of the PZPR (ed.) – 1980–85
  • Geneza, źródła i rola antykomunistycznej krucjaty w strategii i taktyce amerykańskiego imperializmu – Genesis, sources, and role of the anti-communist crusade in the strategy and tactics of American imperialism – 1983

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  1. ^ Tadeusz Iwiński prof. dr hab Archived 2011-05-09 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-11-16. Retrieved 2012-09-05. Cite uses deprecated parameter |deadurl= (help)CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ "AZERBAIJAN DEBACLE" (PDF). European Stability Initiative.

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