|Is||Journalist Historian Actor Opinion journalist Politician|
|Field||Film, TV, Stage & Radio Journalism Social science Politics|
|Birth||23 February 1979, Rybnik, Silesian Voivodeship, Poland|
Magdalena Agnieszka Ogórek (born February 23, 1979) is a Polish historian and politician.
Early life and education
She was born in Rybnik. In 2002 she completed a master's degree in history at the University of Opole, and in 2003 completed postgraduate studies in European integration at the University of Warsaw, and thematic studies in 2005 at the European Institute of Public Administration in Maastricht. In 2009, at the University of Opole, Ogórek received her PhD. She has lectured at the School of Customs and Logistics in Warsaw under the auspices of Malopolska College in Kraków.
Professional and political activity
Ogórek had internships and apprenticeships in the Office for European Integration in the Office of the President of Poland and the Prime Minister's Office. In 2004 she was employed as a clerk in the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Administration, where she worked for two years. For three years she was an associate of the President of the Democratic Left Alliance Grzegorz Napieralski, and in 2010 was a member of the presidential election staff.
In the parliamentary elections in 2011, she unsuccessfully stood as a parliamentary candidate of the Democratic Left Alliance. On January 9, 2015 Ogórek announced that she was standing in the 2015 presidential election as the candidate of the Democratic Left Alliance.
She criticised Russian actions in Ukraine, but argued Poland cannot afford to be seen by Russian media as an enemy.
Ogórek has had cameo roles in television and film productions, including In Los Chlopakos (2003), Czego się boją faceci, czyli seks w mniejszym mieście (literally: What are men afraid of, sex in a smaller city) (2003) and Lokatorzy (literally: Tenants) (2002). Since 2002, she played a nurse in several episodes on Na Dobre i Na Złe (literally: For the good and the bad). She presently hosts the international newscast World Atlas on TVN24 Biznes i Świat (literally: TVN24 Business and World).