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Lech Drab


Lech Drab is a doctor and lecturer at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Jan Dlugosz University in Czestochowa, Poland with practical international experience in security and defence. He graduated from the NATO Defense College in Rome (Italy), the Geneva Center for Security Policy, and the Wrocław University of Technology. He completed a number of specialist courses in the Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland and Germany. He is a former Associate Professor of the National Security Department at the War Studies University in Warsaw and Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. He served as Director of the Department of Military Foreign Affairs of the Ministry of National Defense, military advisor to the Permanent Representative of Poland to the European Union (EU) and the Polish Military Representative to the NATO Military Committee in Brussels (Belgium). As a member of the Athena training team, he lectured in Brussels, Helsinki, Potsdam, Florence and Montpellier. He chaired the Athena Special Committee during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the EU. He specializes in defense diplomacy, international security, NATO and EU security policy and peace operations. His recent publications include: “Defense diplomacy – an important tool for the implementation of foreign policy and security of the state,” Security and Defence Quarterly, Warszawa 2018; “Polish – People’s Republic of China defence relations – way of improvement,” Security and Defence Quarterly, Warszawa 2021; “Defence diplomacy of selected states – searching for a universal model of defence diplomacy,” Polish Political Science Yearbook, Toruń 2022. ORCID:


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