Management Board
Liliana Śmiech

Liliana Śmiech

Vice President, Director of Public Relations

Liliana Śmiech graduated from International Business in English at the Cracow University of Economics and Energy Within Environmental Constraints from HarvardX. A scholarship holder of the Japanese government program MIRAI Politics & Security. During postgraduate studies in Power Engineering at the Warsaw School of Economics.

She gained professional experience in global corporations and European institutions. Her main interests are energy, the European Union and geopolitics. Privately, a sailor, judge and coach of rhythmic gymnastics.

Foundation Council
Paweł Pawłowski

Paweł Pawłowski

Chairman of the Foundation Council

Mr. Pawłowski is a Chairman of the Foundation Council at the Warsaw Institute. He is also Vice-President of the Board in the Cegielski Center for Analysis. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration, University of Warsaw and Babson Entrepreneurship Program at Babson College. He was an intern as research assistant at the Institute of World Politics in Washington, DC. He gained his professional experience in the best banks in Poland. Currently he works as a manager in the leading company in the regional transportation sector
prof. Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse

prof. Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse

Member of the Foundation Council

Tomasz Grzegorz Grosse is a sociologist, political scientist and historian. He is a professor at the University of Warsaw. He holds interest in the analysis of economic policies within the EU and its Member States, as well as in public management, geo-economics, Europeanization and theoretical thought on European integration. Professor Grosse also works as an expert at the Warsaw Institute.
Team
Jan Hernik

Jan Hernik

Editor in chief, Expert

Jan Hernik is a journalist and publicist who gained experience in Polish independent Internet media broadcasts. In his career, he participated in the creation of projects related to domestic policy and geopolitics. Hernik has an experience in working as a TV presenter and editor of a news portal. At the Warsaw Institute, he is the editor-in-chief and expert in the field of the United States.

Hernik is a graduate of the American Studies Center at the University of Warsaw. He specializes in the theory of religion, race and ethnicity for political choice in the U.S presidential elections. His research interests also include the colonial era of the United States, the right to bear arms and the American liberal thought.

Finn-Ole Albers

Finn-Ole Albers

Associated fellow

Finn-Ole Albers is an undergraduate student of Politics, Administration and International Relations at Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany. Currently he is doing his internship at Warsaw institute, researching on security and geopolitical issues regarding Poland’s defence policy, Russia’s influence in the Middle East and the military balance in the Antarctic region.

Kacper Gatlik

Kacper Gatlik

Associated fellow

Kacper is finishing his BSc degree in International Safety and Diplomacy, he is interested in history and recently concerned about the energy aspect of international security and Poland’s place in worldwide community.

Anna Radziwonka

Anna Radziwonka

Associated fellow

Anna Radziwonka is a undergraduate student of Relations and International Law at the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw.

Aleksandra Iskra

Aleksandra Iskra

Main Translator

English and French translator, a graduate from the Institute of Applied Linguistics (University of Warsaw) and the René Descartes University in Paris. Specialist in current affairs, the European Union and the global economy.

Paweł Andrejczuk

Paweł Andrejczuk

Translator

Master of Arts in English Philology and Applied Linguistics, attended five European universities where he was a researcher, guest lecturer and a coordinator of multiple projects. He broadened his professional experience at research centers and branches of the administration in Belgium, Greece, Poland, Spain and the USA. His interests include: foreign languages, linguistics, American, EU and Polish political scene, international relations and geopolitics.

Paulina Bereza

Paulina Bereza

Translator

She graduated from the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin (English Philology). Her main interests are linguistics, geopolitics and international relations.

Aleksandra Tomaszewska

Aleksandra Tomaszewska

Translator

Aleksandra Tomaszewska is a translator, instructor, and researcher. She is a PhD candidate in linguistics and a graduate of the University of Warsaw (with distinction). She is a motivated university teacher of political and legal translation, and a passionate traveler (visiting new places whenever she can).

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