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).
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).
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).
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.
Artur Wołek, PhD – political scientist, staff member of the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences and the Jesuit University Ignatianum. He studied at the Jagiellonian University, Central European University in Budapest and at Oxford University. He co-founded the Faculty of Political Studies at WSB-NLU in Nowy Sącz and served as dean there. He was a visiting lecturer in Bratislava, Riga and Olomouc, among others. He specialises in the issues of constitutionalism and public management, particularly in Central Europe. He was a member of the administrative reform panel in 1998, and editor of Kwartalnik Konserwatywny (‘Conservative Quarterly’).
Daniel Tilles, PhD – received a PhD in history from the Royal Holloway, University of London in 2012, writing his thesis on British interwar fascism and Jewish responses to it. He is currently based in Krakow, where he teaches at the Jagiellonian University and Tischner European University. He is co-editor of the volume Fascism and the Jews: Italy and Britain (Vallentine Mitchell, 2011), the author of a number of articles and chapters on fascism and anti-fascism, and Deputy Managing Editor of the journal Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism.
Michał Garapich – a social anthropologist and a Research Fellow at CRONEM (Centre for Research on Nationalism, Ethnicity and Multiculturalism) specializing in the issues of migration, ethnicity, nationalism, multiculturalism, street culture and history of migration from Poland. After defending his PhD at the Jagiellonian University, he conducted numerous research projects using both quantitative surveys as well as ethnographic methods exploring various aspects of life of migrants from Accession States in the UK. Besides numerous academic articles, he has published widely in Polish media and is the editor of a special issue of Przeglad Polonijny – Studia Migracyjne, a peer-reviewed journal published by the Polish Academy of Sciences.