KU CREES alumnus and Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland, Tony Housh, will be available for an informal coffee hour on Friday April 29, 2:30-3:30pm to discuss the war in Ukraine.


He will briefly talk about the seismic change in security policy, sanctions actions, mass displacement and the view from Central Europe. It is not only the security issue, it is the severing of most ties with Russia, realigning business operations and supply chains and the essentially permanent changes that will shape the next generation at the very least.


Tony Housh is the Chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in Poland and is currently an executive in the aerospace & defense industry. He has over thirty years of experience working and living Central Europe. Tony is actively involved in the Three Seas Initiative in the region and is an advisor to senior political and policy leaders in Poland and neighboring countries. A frequent commentator in CEE and international press on security, transatlantic relations, investment and innovation, Tony is also a regular speaker at business and security events in Europe. In February 2022, Tony co-founded Corporate Aid Ukraine, a frontline humanitarian aid assistance fund focused on delivering frontline help to refugees in Poland and to those in Ukraine.


Previous roles included serving as a member of the International Advisory Committee and a Senior Counselor at APCO Worldwide, Board member of the NASDAQ and Warsaw Stock Exchange listed CEDC, Country Officer for Poland, Czech Republic and Albania at US Treasury, an advisor to World Bank innovation programs, as well as being the principal of CGC Advisors for over eighteen years. He has served on the American Chamber Boad since 2001 and as its Chairman since 2014. He was awarded the Medal of Honor (Knight's Cross) by the President of Poland in 2014 for services to nation.


Tony is a History/Political Science graduate of the University of Kansas ('88), with a focus on Soviet-East European Studies. He was a visiting student in Soviet Studies at the University of Essex, UK ('86-87) and earned his MA cum laude in European Integration at Katholieke Universiteit van Leuven, Belgium ('93). He is a past Salzburg Seminar fellow (Session 365) and Executive Committee Member of the US-Poland Fulbright Commission.

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