Maciej Śmigiel

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EXPERTISE

Middle East, North Africa, intercultural relations

LANGUAGES

Polish, English, Arabic

BIOGRAPHY

A graduate of the Arabic and Islamic Studies at the University of Warsaw, where he was granted scholarships to Egypt and Morocco. Currently a PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Humanities (cultural and religious studies). He gained his professional experience as a trainee at the Counter-Terrorism Center in Internal Security Agency, Embassy of Poland in Cairo and National Security Agency. Project Coordinator at Warsaw Institute.

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