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Magdalena Wnuk

Analyst at MamPrawoWiedziec.pl

Analyst at MamPrawoWiedziec.pl. She specialises in the analysis of the legislative process and politicians activities in the Polish Sejm and the European Parliament. Since March 2018, she has coordinated a Google Digital News partner project with 300polityka, Association 61 (Stowarzyszenie 61) and Frank Bold Foundation “Track the Lobby” aimed at creating a new website on lobbying in Poland. In 2018, she has earned her PhD in the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Currently, she conducts research on Polish Members of European Parliament funded by the German Marshall Fund of the United States scholarship.

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Dominika Gmerek

Commentator, Krytyka Polityczna; vice-president, Global.lab

Commentator at Krytyka Polityczna and vice-president of Global.lab

Dominika has graduated from the Instutute of International Relations and the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, she has also studied political science at the University of Vienna. She co-organised a research project on microfinancing programmes in India. Her research focuses on public international law, as well as systemic and regional aspects of human rights promotion and protection. Professionally, Dominika is involved with the NGO sector and has gained experience in Strategic Litigation Programme (Program Spraw Precedensowych) and the Observatory of CIA Activity on Polish Territory at the Helsinki Foundation for Human Rights . In her free time, she contributes to Food cooperative “Dobrze”, works in an urban garden and travels.

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Jan Jakub Chromiec

Analyst at the ideaForum of the Stefan Batory Foundation

Jan Jakub is an analyst at the ideaForum of the Stefan Batory Foundation in Warsaw, where he focuses on Poland’s place in European politics and policy. After studying flute, linguistics, management and public policy in Łódź, Mainz, Rotterdam and Berlin, he worked as project manager at the Bertelsmann Foundation in Germany and the US. At the Foundation he was involved in setting up an international rating agency and oversaw a project on the innovativeness of the German economy. In his ongoing PhD research at the Hertie School of Governance (Berlin) he studies how Eurozone membership affects member states’ influence in the Council of the European Union.

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Agnieszka Cianciara

Political scientist at ISP PAN

Dr. hab. Agnieszka Cianciara is a professor of political science and European studies and a Deputy Director of the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences (ISP PAN). She has lectured at Pantheon-Sorbonne University in Paris, the Institute of Political Science in London and at Collegium Civitas in Warsaw. She has authored several dozens publications on European integration, particularly on Europeisation and de-Europeaisation of member-states, candidate countries and neighbours. Her recent work is focused on illiberal democracies and undemocratic liberalism in the European Union.

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Łukasz Pawłowski

Chief political editor at Kultura Liberalna

Journalist and publicist.
He started his career in “Europa” weekly, which was published together with “Dziennik Polska-Europa-Świat”. Since 2010 he worked in “Kultura Liberalna”, where he currently is the political editor and the editorial secretary. He writes mainly about Polish and American politics. In 2014, he received the National Bank of Poland award of Władysław Grabski name for the best interview on economics for a conversation with prof. Michael Sandel titled “Wake up from an American Dream”. A psychologist and sociologist by profession, doctor of sociology. A graduate of the University of Warsaw, a former academic visitor at the University of Oxford and Indiana University.

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Łukasz Kobeszko

Philosopher, journalist and commentator

Philosopher, journalist and commentator specialising in foreign affairs and Central and Eastern Europe. Member of the editorial staff of „Nowa Konfederacja”. Regular collaborator at the Polish Radio, Laboratorium Więź and Magazyn „Kontakt”.

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Paulina Wilk

Writer and press commentator

Born in 1980. Writer and press commentator.

She focuses on literature and global development, specialising in India and the Asia-Pacific region.

She is the cultural editor of the “Przekrój” quarterly, a permanent contributor on foreign affairs of the “Polityka” weekly and a columnist for the monthly “W Drodze”. Previously, she was a cultural journalist in “Rzeczpospolita”.

She writes for adults and children and debuted with a well-received “Lalki w ogniu. Opowieści z Indii” (“Dolls on fire. Tales from India”), while in a personal book titled “Znaki szczególne” (“Distinguishing Marks”) she described the experience of growing up during the Polish transformation. Her latest book – “Pojutrze. O miastach przyszłości” (“The Day After Tomorrow. On the cities of the future”) – describes observations from the largest urbanized areas of the world. Furthermore, in a series of tales about the teddy bear Kazimierz she came up with stories of a resolute plush gentleman and a group of his friends.

She writes in the morning, has a dog, likes to walk.

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Kerry Longhurst

Jean Monnet Professor at Collegium Civitas

Dr Kerry Longhurst is Jean Monnet Professor at Collegium Civitas. She has written on a wide variety of European and EU issues, especially the EU and the Eastern neighbourhood. She has held research and teaching grants from the EU, Visegrad Fund and German Marshall Fund and held academic positions in France and the UK. Her current research focuses on corruption and state capture in Eastern Europe. Kerry is also a visiting Professor at the College of Europe and a consultant for the European Union in the areas of Higher Education, Development Policy and civil society.

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Krzysztof Mazur

President of the Jagiellonian Club

President of the Jagiellonian Club. Expert of the Centre of Analysis of the Jagiellonian Club (CA KJ) in the field of politics, civic matters and public management. A graduate of political science and MISH UJ and of postgraduate studies at the University of Notre Dame (USA). Doctor of political science, specializing in social philosophy and public management. An employee of the Jagiellonian University. Member of the Education, the young generation and sport and Science and innovation sections in the National Development Council (NRR) under the President of the Republic of Poland. Co-founder of an NRR report on the Responsible Development Strategy. Member of the Council of the National Center for Research and Development. As part of CA KJ, he conducts research on horizontal policies, innovation policy and the concept of creation of a “state’s brain”.

Member of the Council of the Coalition for Polish Innovation, within which he took part in the project Open State Treasury Companies, whose aim is to build company competence in the field of innovation policy.

Publications (in Polish):

Przekroczyć nowoczesność, Teologia Polityczna, grudzień 2017

Polskie państwo w erze Big Data. Rejestry publiczne kluczem do lepszej polityki?

Nadzieja i beznadziejność państwowców. Wokół „Wyjścia awaryjnego” Rafała Matyi

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Karolina Lewicka

Political journalist at Radio TOK FM

Political journalist at Radio TOK FM

Karolina Lewicka is a political journalist at Radio TOK FM, where she hosts Political Interview (Wywiad polityczny), a programme on current political affairs. Before that, she worked at Polish Television (TVP) for over a dozen years. She was a parliamentary reporter and commentator, covering every election campaign between 2005 and 2015.

Laureate of the Freedom of Speech prize by Unió de Periodistes Valencians association.

Karolina is a political scientist and a graduate of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. She’s a lecturer in TV journalism at Collegium Civitas.

She’s interested in history, political marketing and theatre.

Publications (in Polish):

O roli prawa i znaczeniu sprawiedliwości opowiada prof. Monika Płatek – podcast TOK.FM

Józef Piłsudski, wybory brzeskie i sytuacja polityczna II RP – podcast TOK.FM

“To nie do pomyślenia, ale członkowie KRS nie mieli świadomości, że głosowali na kandydatów, których biografii nie znali” – podcast TOK.FM

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Kalypso Nicolaïdis

Director, Center for International Studies, Oxford

Director, Center for International Studies, Oxford

Kalypso Nicolaïdis is Professor of International Relations and director of the Center for International Studies at the University of Oxford. She is chair of Southeastern European Studies at Oxford and Council member of the European Council of Foreign Relations. Before Oxford, she was an associate professor at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government and and an Emile Noel-Straus Senior Fellow at NYU Law School. In 2008-2010, she was a member of the Gonzales reflection group on the future of Europe 2030 set up by the European Council. She also served as advisor on European affairs to George Papandreou in the 90s and early 2000s, the Dutch government in 2004, the UK government, the European Parliament, the European Commission, OECD and UNCTAD.

She has published widely on international relations, global governance, trade ethics, law and democracy promotion, as well as the internal and external aspects of European integration. Her last books are Echoes of Empire: Memory, Identity and Colonial Legacies, Normative Power Europe Revisited and European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Context.

Publications:

The Greco-German Affair in the Euro Crisis: Mutual Recognition Lost?

The Cassis Legacy: Kir, Banks, Plumbers, Drugs, Criminals and Refugees

European Stories: Intellectual Debates on Europe in National Contexts