Lech Walesa Speaker

Lech Walesa

Former President of Poland, Nobel Peace Prize winner and author

Lech Walesa: Biography highlights

Lech Walesa is a former President of Poland, author and Nobel Laureate.

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Authors
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Nobel Prize Winners

Languages spoken:

English

Full biography of Lech Walesa

In 1980, he led a ten million member Solidarity Labor Movement that inspired people and led to the end of communist rule in Poland and Eastern Europe.

In 1990, he was the first democratically elected President of Poland who’s term in office led Poland to become a free market democracy and to receive one of the first invitations to join NATO.

He is the head of the Lech Walesa Institute which champions democracy and free market reform.

He is also the author of the political book “A Way of Hope, The Struggle and the Triumph and Everything I Do, I Do for my Country”.

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Lech Walesa: The Shipyard | Peace Films by Errol Morris | The New York Times
Lech Walesa: The Shipyard | Peace Films by Errol Morris | The New York Times
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Conversation with Lech Walesa, a Peace Nobel Laureate
Conversation with Lech Walesa, a Peace Nobel Laureate
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