Lech Walesa

Lech Walesa

Lech Wałęsa ; ; born 29 September 1943) is a retired Polish politician and labor activist. He co-founded and headed Solidarity , the Soviet bloc's first independent trade union, won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1983, and served as President of Poland from 1990 to 1995. Wikipedia*

On the C-SPAN Networks:
Lech Walesa has 19 videos in the C-SPAN Video Library; the first appearance was a 1989 Speech as a Party Leader for the Solidarity, Poland. The year with the highest average number of views per program was 2012 with an average of 765 views per program. Most appearances with George H. W. Bush (2), Mikhail Gorbachev (2), Bill Clinton (2). Most common tags: Poland, Western Europe, Reagan, Ronald.

Appearances by Title:c. January 1, 1990 - Present President, Poland Videos: 12

Previously

Party Leader, Solidarity, Poland c. November 14, 1989 - c. May 20, 1996 Videos: 7

Recent Appearances

  • Nobel Peace Laureates Summit

    Nobel Peace Laureates Summit

    Former presidents and Nobel Peace Prize winners spoke about the challenges to world peace and prosperity. Among the topics they…

  • Nobel Prize Winners

    Nobel Prize Winners

    European winners of the Nobel Prize spoke to the European Parliament. The event on Europe Day formed part of the…

  • President Reagan Tribute

    President Reagan Tribute

    Highlights of world leaders paying tribute to Former President Reagan as he lay in state in the Capitol Rotunda were shown.

  • Nobel Laureates and World Democracy

    Nobel Laureates and World Democracy

    Ms. Mitchell moderated a panel of former winners of the Nobel Peace Prize. Among the issues they addressed were the…

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