Arkady Rzegocki, Prof. – political scientist, assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University, representative of the Rector of the Jagiellonian University for the Polish University Abroad (PUNO), professor at PUNO, head of the postgraduate course “Polish-British Strategic Partnership in the EU and NATO”, author and project coordinator of the Jagiellonian University Polish Research Centre in London, author of numerous publications, including Freedom and Conscience. The Phenomenon of Liberal Catholicism in the Thought of Lord Acton (2004), The Idea of ‘Raison d’état’ in the Past and in the Contemporary European Integration (2003), Reason of State and the Polish Tradition of Political Thought (2008).
Bogdan Szlachta, Prof. – professor at the Jagiellonian University, dean of the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University, historian of political thought, editor of the Politeja periodical (journal published by the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the JU), author of, among other publications, Order – the Church – the Nation (1996), Conservatism. Notes on the Tradition of Political Thinking (1998), Notes from the History of Polish Conservatism (2000), Polish Conservatives towards the Political System until 1939 (2000), The Monarchy of Law. Sketches on the History of English Political Thought until the End of the Plantagenet Era (2001), Constitutionalism or Absolutism. Sketches on the French Political Thought of the 16th Century (2005).
Włodzimierz Bernacki, Prof. – political scientist, head of the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University, expert on Polish political thought and the history and culture of Central Europe, MP since 2011, author of, among other publications, Notes from the History of Polish Political Liberalism (1994), The Nation – the Individual – the State. The Political Thought of Galician Democratic Liberals (1997), From Modernism to Postmodernism: the Image of Modernist Society in Critical Literature (2000), The Individual, the Nation, Independence (2000), Polish Liberalism of 1815-1939: A Study of Political Doctrine (2004).
Marek Kornat, Prof. – historian, professor at the Polish Academy of Sciences, head of the Department of History of Totalitarian Systems and World War II at the Tadeusz Manteuffel Institute of History; researches, among others, the history of 19th and 20th century diplomacy and international relations; member of the Scientific Council at the Institute of History of the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Commission for Publication of Polish Diplomatic Documents at the Polish Institute of International Affairs; author of numerous publications, including: The 1939 Poland towards the Molotov-Ribbentrop Pact. The Problem of German-Soviet Close Relations in the Foreign Policy of the Second Republic of Poland (2002), Polish Sovietological School of 1930-1939 (2003), Politics of Balance (1934-1939). Poland between the East and the West (2007).
Michael Fleming, PhD – professor at the Polish University Abroad, expert on the contemporary history of the UK and Poland, graduate of the London University; studied at the Warsaw University, received his PhD at the University of Oxford, lectured, among others, in Oxford, London, Łódź and Pułtusk; author of many works, including Communism, Nationalism and Ethnicity in Poland 1944-1950 (2010), National Minorities in Post-Communist Poland (2003).
Stanisław Górka, PhD – doctor of political sciences, assistant professor at the Institute of European Studies in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University; researches the contemporary foreign policy of Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Belarus; expert on the North Atlantic Treaty, author of, among others: Liberty, Equality, Solidarity: the Socio-Political Thought of Maksym Kowalewski (2006).
Łukasz Kamieński, PhD – political scientist, assistant professor at the Institute of American Studies and Polish Diaspora in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University, expert on the contemporary military conflicts and military organizations, author of numerous publications, including Technology and War of the Future: on the Nuclear and Informational Revolution in Military Issues (2009).
Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves, PhD – historian of political thought, assistant professor at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations in the Faculty of International and Political Studies at the Jagiellonian University, assistant editor of Politeja periodical, expert on the contemporary English political philosophy, author of, among other publications, The Idea of Civic Society. The Contemporary Debate and its Sources (2004).
Joanna Pyłat, PhD – Doctor of Philosophy in the field of history, deputy head of the PUNO Institute for the European Culture in London and PUNO Department for the Migration Studies, member of the World Research Council on Poles Abroad, the Polish Scientific Society in Exile, and Grot-Rowecki Polish History Association in Leszno; between 2005 and 2010 she was a volunteer at the Polish Institute and Sikorski Museum in London; author of, among other publications, The Polish University Abroad (PUNO) and Historic Wall Maps, co-author and editor of General Władysław Anders – Soldier and Leader of the Free Poles in Exile.
Marta Golonka, PhD – holds a Phd in International Political Economy from the London School of Economics. She lectures at the University of Science and Technology and LSE and is also an Academic Programme Director. She specializes in political economic and developmental reforms, as well as business development in Central Eastern Europe. Her background mainly includes mergers and acquisitions in the media sector and commitment to public institutions in Brussels and London, both at the local and international levels. She was a counselor at the Office of the Committee for European Integration. Due to her work experience gained in the European Parliament and European Commission in Brussels she became an expert in the European Union market and policies.
Paweł Kowal, PhD – politician, PhD in political studies, historian, journalist, between 2005 and 2009 deputy for the Polish Sejm of the Fifth and Sixth Term, former vice minister of foreign affairs. Member of the European Parliament since 2009, member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Subcommittee on Security and Defence, and substitute for the Committee on Industry, Research and Energy. Co-chair of the EP delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Cooperation Committee. Employee of the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Author of books, including “Koniec systemu władzy” (“The end of the system of power”) (2012), “Nie jesteśmy Ukrainofilami” (“We are not Ukraine-philes”) (2000), „Krajobrazy z Mistralami w tle” (“Landscapes with Mistrals in the background”) (2011).
Rafał Trzaskowski, PhD – European studies specialist, expert on international affairs and European integration, adjunct in the European Union Institute of Collegium Civitas, deputy for the European Parliament. Cooperates with Natolin: European Centre. Recipient of the scholarships of the European Union Institute for Research on Security in Paris and of Oxford University. Former advisor of the head of the Office of the Committee for European Integration (2000-2001) and of the vice-rector of Kolegium Europejskie (European Collegium). Author of many articles and academic publications on European subjects, including the work “Dynamika reformy systemu podejmowania decyzji w Unii Europejskiej” [Dynamics of the reform of the decision-making system in the European Union] (Warsaw 2005).
Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska, PhD – graduate of political sciences at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Political Science and International Relations and an employee of this Institute. She defended her doctoral thesis entitled “Serbian national idea in the internal policy of Yugoslavia between 1991 and 2000” in 2006. Member of the Balkan Studies Commission of the Polish Academy of Science, Poznan division, and of the Polish Commission of Balkan Culture and History, affiliated with the Associacion Internationale d’ Études du Sud-Est Européen, and the secretary of the Central European Commission of the Polish Academy of Skills. Dr Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska’a area of interest includes Central, Eastern and Southern Europe – especially the Balkans and their processes of political transformation, ethnic problems and the issues of regional safety.