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, Power Engineering at the Warsaw School of Economics and Energy Within Environmental Constraints from HarvardX. A scholarship holder of the Japanese government program MIRAI Politics & Security. During Energy Economics and Policy at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
She gained professional experience in the European Parliament and global corporations. Her main interests are energy transformation 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
Katja-Elisabeth Herrmann

Katja-Elisabeth Herrmann

Analyst

Katja-Elisabeth works as a research fellow at the Warsaw Institute. She has a background in Transatlantic Affairs from the College of Europe (Warsaw, Poland) and the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University. Additionally, Katja-Elisabeth holds a BA in International Relations and International Organizations which she combined with a degree in International and European Law from the University of Groningen. During her undergraduate studies, her main focus explored the nexus between technology and law in the European Union. She has recently been awarded the Squire Patton Boggs Foundation public policy fellowship in 2022. As part of her work under the fellowship program, her research is devoted to relevant topics of transatlantic affairs interest from a legal and political perspective.

István Nagy

István Nagy

Intern

Istvan Nagy is a fifth year law student at Pázmány Péter Catholic University and the member of the Mathias Corvinus Collegium Law and Society Research Center. Currently he is conducting a reseasrch at the Warsaw Institute on the legal and political connections between Hungary and Poland after the collapse of the Eastern Bloc. Previously he attended the EPLO Migration Summer School of 2022 and the Instytut Felczaka Summer Academy of 2021.

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.

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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