Prof. Arkady Rzegocki – 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).
Dr Dorota Pietrzyk-Reeves – 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).
Dr Joanna Pyłat – 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.
Dr hab. Ewa Bojenko – Izdebska – adjunct professor at the Chair in International Relations and Foreign Policy, at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations. Her main research interests include the political transformation in East Germany, the internal, foreign, and economic policy of the Federal Republic of Germany, Polish-German relations, European issues. Selected recent publications: „Znaczenie pomocy unijnej dla Niemiec Wschodnich – kilka refleksji przed nowym okresem programowania 2007-2013″ [The importance of European Union aid for East Germany – a few reflections before the new period of programming 2007-2013], [in:] I. Stawowy-Kawka (ed.), „Niemcy, Europa, Świat. Studia Międzynarodowe” [Germany, Europe, the world. International studies], Krakow 2007, pp. 131-141; „Uwagi na temat polityki historycznej w Polsce i Niemczech w latach 2007-2008″ [Remarks on the subject of historical policy in Polish and in Germany in 2007 and 2008], [in:] E. Cziomer (ed.), „Wyzwania partnerstwa polsko-niemieckiego u schyłku pierwszej dekady XXI wieku” [The challenges of Polish-German partnership at the end of the first decades of the 21st century], Krakow 2008, pp. 341-351; „Wzrost populizmu jako odpowiedź na globalizację na przykładzie Niemiec” [The increase in populism as a response to globalisation on the example of Germany], [in:] „Czynniki stabilizacji i destabilizacji w stosunkach międzynarodowych na początku XXI wieku” [The stabilising and destablising factors in international relations at the beginning of 21st century], I. Kawka-Stawowy (ed.), Krakow 2009, pp. 393-404; „Specyfika transformacji byłej NRD i jej wpływ na zjednoczone Niemcy” [The uniqueness of the transformation of the former German Democratic Republic and its influence on the united Germany], [in:] „Prace Komisji Środkowoeuropejskiej PAU” [„Works of the Commission on Central Europe Polish Academy of Arts and Sciences”], Vol. 17, 2009, pp. 95-107; „Nowa czy odnowiona społeczna gospodarka rynkowa w RFN” [“New” or “renewed” social market economy in the Federal Republic of Germany], [in:] A. Citkowska-Kimla, M. Kiwior-Filo, B. Szlachta (eds.), „Doktryny, historia, władza” [Doctrines, history, power], Krakow 2009, pp. 71-79; Die Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Spiegelbild der polnischen Karikaturen in den 60er Jahren, [in:] N.W.Weber, I. Sieggelkow (eds.), Die deutsch –polnischen Beziehungen in den ausgewählten Karikaturen, Berlin 2010, pp. 45-63.
Dr Aleksander Głogowski – adjunct professor at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University Facultury of International and Political Studies. His research interests include international relations, Pakistan, Afghanistan, India, international terrorism, history of Poland between the world wars and of state police in the Second Republic of Poland. Ordinary member of the Royal Society for Asian Affairs.
Dr Marcin Grabowski – works at the Chair in the History of Diplomacy and International Politics of the Jagiellonian University Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations. He obtained his doctorate in political science on the basis of a dissertation “The United States and the processes of economic integration in the Pacific region after 1989, with particular focus on APEC and ASEAN”. His research focuses on the issues of economic integration in Asia and the Pacific region, the foreign policies of the United States and the People’s Republic of China, international economic relations and theory of international relations (especially system theory). Second tenure member of the Young Academics’ Board, an advisory board to the Minister of Science and Higher Education. Selected publications: „Wiek Pacyfiku: Polityka Stanów Zjednoczonych wobec regionu Azji i Pacyfiku po 1989 r.” [“The age of the Pacific: The United States’ policy towards the Asia and Pacific region after 1989”] (2012), „Stosunki międzynarodowe we współczesnym świecie: regiony i problemy” [“International relations in the contemporary world: regions and problems”] (2011).
Dr Damien Thiriet – adjunct professor at the Institute of Political Sciences and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University Facultury of International and Political Studies. His academic interests include: the history of Catholicism in Europe, places of memory, political symbolism, utilising informatic solutions in research in humanities; research on the subject of political appropriation of urban spaces in 20th century Poland, research connected with prosopography of member of a youth organisation.
Dr Małgorzata Kułakowska – PhD in political science, graduate of political science at the Jagiellonian University and of English philology at the Pedagogical University. Author of a number of articles on the subject of multiculturalism, British society and ethnicity, co-editor of the work “Studia nad wielokulturowością” [“Studies on multiculturalism”] (2010), co-author of educational materials for teachers “Different faces of Britishness” (2012). Currently, she is carrying out a research project on constructing political identities with the aid of state organs’ actions as a part of the project Interdisciplinary Doctoral Studies “Society – Technologies – Environment” (internship for young PhD degree holders).
Dr Marcin Tarnawski – PhD in humanities in political sciences, adjunct professor at the Jagiellonian University Chair of Theory and Strategy of International Relations. Author of works and publications focusing around the issues connected with international safety, world economy, as well as foreign and safety policy of the Russian Federation. The Kościuszko Institute expert (in the field of Energy and Climate).
Dr Mirella Korzeniewska-Wiszniewska – 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.