Management Board
Adam Kurek

Adam Kurek

Vice President

A graduate of international relations at the University of Opole. He gained his professional experience cooperating with MPs, local governments and doing apprenticeships in law firms and private enterprises. His main interests are: history (World War II and post-war years), politics and international affairs. He is passionate about sport, in particular football.

Liliana Śmiech

Liliana Śmiech

Director of Analysis

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
Tadeusz Misterek

Tadeusz Misterek

Project Manager

A graduate of political science at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. During his studies, he was involved in journalism and coordination of activities in student and non-governmental organizations. Currently a student of international relations at the University of Warsaw and a member of the International Analysis Club of the University of Warsaw. His main interests are geopolitics, international economic relations and Industry 4.0.
Botond Czagany

Botond Czagany

Visiting Fellow

Botond Czagany is a visiting fellow at Warsaw Institue from Mathias Corvinus Collegium, Hungary. Currently, a third-year student of International Relations specialized in European Integration at Corvinus University Budapest and a second-year student of the Social Sciences School at Mathias Corvinus Collegium. With Erasmus Scholarship he was a student of European Studies at Maastricht University. He was a holder of the National Higher Education Scholarship in 2020. He took part in the research project “The world in 2021” of the Geopolitical Centre at Mathias Corvinus Collegium. His main interests are the Foreign and Security Policy, External Border Control of the European Union and the Geopolitics of Central Europe.
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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