January 9, 2024 — Warsaw, Poland
American Jewish Committee (AJC), the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people, today announced that Agnieszka Markiewicz will be returning to her previous post as the Rubin and Frances Partel Director of the AJC Central Europe Office in Warsaw. Markiewicz, a native of Poland, previously held this position from 2017 - 2019.
“I am delighted to be back at AJC, whose mission remains critically important, especially at this difficult time for Israel and the Jewish people,” said Markiewicz. “The need for advocating for Israel, strengthening democratic values, and empowering the Jewish community is as timely as it could be. AJC is engaging on key issues for the safety of Central Europe and well-being of the Jewish community and I am happy I can be a part of it.”
Markiewicz's career has long focused on deepening understanding and expanding relations among Poles, American Jews, and Israelis.
Before AJC, Markiewicz served as Director of External Relations at Forum for Dialogue, a Warsaw-based NGO focusing on Polish-Jewish dialogue and reconciliation. Prior to that, she worked at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute, a Polish governmental institution dedicated to promoting Polish culture around the world. She was involved in the institute’s “Polish Year in Israel” initiative. She is also co-author of the book On the Front Lines: A Lifetime of Jewish Diplomacy! with former AJC CEO David Harris, which was published in Poland last year by Znak. She has long been involved in efforts to maintain Jewish heritage and community in Poland. She is a graduate of the University of Warsaw.
“At a time when Europe is undergoing profound transformations, with the war in Ukraine, terrorism and populism rising and its antisemitism is spreading across the continent, we are privileged to have Agnieszka Markiewicz lead our Central Europe office,” said AJC Europe Director Simone Rodan-Benzaquen. “Agnieszka has the experience, commitment, and vision to deepen our engagement with a region that is crucial to a prosperous and democratic Europe, to transatlantic relations, to Israel, and the Jewish people.”
AJC Central Europe serves seven Central European countries: the Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, and Slovakia. AJC has been widely recognized as one of the most active non-governmental organizations in Central and Eastern Europe since 1989. In addition to Warsaw, AJC’s European presence includes offices in Berlin, Brussels, and Paris and representatives in Budapest, Prague, Rome, and Sofia.
AJC is the global advocacy organization for the Jewish people. With headquarters in New York, 25 offices across the United States, 14 overseas posts, as well as partnerships with 38 Jewish community organizations worldwide, AJC’s mission is to enhance the well-being of the Jewish people and Israel and to advance human rights and democratic values in the United States and around the world. For more, please visit www.ajc.org.