President of the Republic of Poland (1990-1995)
Lech Walesa is a politician, who in difficult communistic times fought for freedom, justice, and democracy. Walesa worthily represented Poland as the first president chosen in democratic elections. He was granted the award "Knight of Freedom" for his contribution to the democratic transition of Poland.
Doctor at the faculty of Political Science at UMK (Nicolaus Copernicus University) in Toruń. Former intern at the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs and at the Polish Embassy in Washington, D.C.