People

The Institute of New Europe is formed by the Management Board, the Programme Board, the Supervisory Board, as well as analysts, and trainees.

The Management Board

The Management Board is responsible for the operational activity of the Institute, internal communication between its various bodies, and external communication.

Łukasz Kobierski

President of the Management Board

Scholarship holder at the Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington and an expert in the field of international relations. Graduate of the University of Warsaw and the Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń. During studies he was a trainee at the Department of International Security Policy of the Ministry of National Defense and the Department of Strategic Analyzes of the National Security Bureau, among others.

Adam Martofel

Deputy President of the Management Board

Graduate of BA and MA studies in National Security at the National Defence University of Warsaw, Foreign Policy Study at the Polish Institute of International Affairs and the Land Forces Non-Commissioned Officers School in Poznań. Author of various articles and scientific presentations related to the subjects of the Middle East and cybersecurity.

The Programme Board

The Programme Board is a statutory body responsible for the direction of the Institute’s activities. It represents the official position of the INE and constitutes high-level substantive support for the Institute. The Programme Board covers 2 thematic areas: public policy (economy, innovation) and international relations.

dr Artur Bartoszewicz

Chairman of the Program Board

Doctor of Economic Sciences at the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Expert in the field of public policy, including state and economic strategies. Expert at the National Centre for Research and Development and the Digital Poland Projects Centre.

Dr hab. Wiesław Lizak

Member of the Programme Board

Habilitated doctor in Social Sciences, author of numerous publications and organizer of scientific conferences covering topics related to Africa and the Middle East.

dr Agnieszka Rogozińska

Member of the Programme Board

Doctor of Social Sciences in the discipline of Political Science. Editorial secretary of the magazines Polityka i Bezpieczeństwo and Niepodległość: czasopismo poświęcone najnowszej historii Polski. Her research interests focus on security issues.

Marek Okularczyk

Member of the Programme Board

Manager in a technology company. Smart City expert and author of articles and compilations in this field. Postgraduate student at the Institute of Economics of the Polish Academy of Sciences.

Dr Agnieszka Bryc

Member of the Programme Board

Doctor of Humanities in the field of Political Science specializing in International Relations. Her research interests focus on the issues concerning post-Soviet countries, as well as the security of the Middle East.

Aureliusz Górski

Member of the Programme Board

Managing Director at the Cambridge Innovation Center, leader of the Smart City Group within the Coalition for Polish Innovations. Expert on innovative ecosystems.

Dariusz Werschner

Member of the Programme Board

Chairman of the Polish Chamber of Unmanned Systems. He represents the drone industry by cooperating with numerous public institutions. Moderator and ambassador of Polish technical thought abroad.

Experts

Experts and analysts of the Institute of New Europe specialises in various fields, including national and international security, economics, public diplomacy, and international relations. The results of their work are analyses, articles, and reports available in the ‘Publications’ tab, as well as promoted on Institute’s social media.

Katarzyna Baran

Project Coordinator

Employee at the Małopolska School of Public Administration, where she works as an expert at the Center for Public Policies. PhD candidate at the Cracow University of Economics. Her research interests are mainly public management and public policies. Currently focusing on identifying the Polish model of public sector management.

Agata Justyna Kałamucka

Project Coordinator

Graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics, with a degree in Quantitative Methods in Economics and Information Systems. PhD candidate at the University of Warsaw. Specialist in using quantitative methods to assess social issues, particularly those related to demographics.

Katarzyna Domagała

Analyst

PhD candidate at the Institute of Political Science of the University of Wrocław. Her interests include research on political parties, formation of coalitions in the Westminster model, and federalism in the Balkans.

Michał Dworski

Analyst

Social activist, lawyer, and historian. PhD candidate at the Institute of History of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, and a specialist in the fields of Polish political emigration in the 20th century and public diplomacy. Plenipotentiary of the Lublin Voivode for International Dialogue, coordinator of the Regional Centre for International Debate in Lublin.

Tomasz Grzywaczewski

Analyst

Reporter, writer, and analyst specialising in Central and Eastern Europe. He authored books such as “Granice marzeń. O państwach nieuznawanych” (Magellan Award 2018), “Życie i śmierć na Drodze Umarłych” i “Przez dziki Wschód”. Co-creator of the documentary film “Cienie Imperium”. Former editor-in-chief of “Koncept” magazine. Member of the Explorer Club.

Andrzej Kochman

Analyst

Economist in the investment sector. Graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics. Evaluator, for many years, of export investment projects financed with a loan of a repayment period of two and more years under insurance guaranteed by the State Treasury.

Alan Lis

Analyst

Graduate of two British universities: University of York (BA in Politics with International Relations) and University of Warwick (MA in International Security). Erasmus student at the University of Bergen, Norway. Obtained experience in international affairs and conducting research, amongst others, in the Department of Strategic Studies of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister of Poland and EURACTIV.pl.

Dawid Lenik

Analyst

Graduate of Institute of International Relations at the University of Warsaw and Daniel Morgan Graduate School of National Security in Washington, DC. Gained experience in the field of international affairs, creating analyses, and meeting organisations through his work experience at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Bank of the National Economy, as well as through his student activities.

Aleksander Ksawery Olech

Analyst

Specialist in the field of security and international relations. PhD candidate in Security Studies at the War Studies University in Warsaw. Active participant at many international conferences in the UK, France, Turkey, and many others.

Paweł Paszak

Analyst

Director of the Indo-Pacific Programme at the Institute of New Europe and co-author of the China Monitor programme for the Warsaw Institute. Graduate of International Relations (specialisation in East Asian Studies) from the University of Warsaw and scholarship holder at the University of Kent (UK) and Hainan University (China). PhD candidate at the University of Warsaw and the War Studies University, participant in research projects for the Ministry of National Defence. His research areas include the foreign policy of China and the strategic rivalry between China and the US in the Indo-Pacific.

Marek Połoński

Analyst

Expert at Defence24 and Energy for Europe Foundation. Former head of one of the portal on Portal Spraw Zagranicznych (psz.pl). His professional experience include working for Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Military Police unit in Gdynia, and a court in Lębork.

Mieszko Rajkiewicz

Analyst

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies of the University of Warsaw. Specialist in the field of sport politicisation and globalisation. He conducts research on sports diplomacy and the meaning of soft power in modern sport.

Tomasz Sańpruch

Analyst

President of the World Business Bridge Foundation, publisher and chief-editor of capital24.tv. Director of the Institute of Knowledge and Business of Collegium Humanum at the Warsaw School of Management. Expert in international trade, media, as well as digital and content marketing. Economic journalist and producer of TV programmes.

Filip Urbański

Analyst

Graduate of international relations within the Inter-area Individual Studies in Humanities and Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw and the Faculty of Applied Linguistics of the University of Warsaw. PhD candidate at the Faculty of Political Sciences and International Studies of the University of Warsaw. Research interests: foreign policy of Poland and Belarus, Eastern Europe.

Piotr Sosnowski

Analyst

PhD candidate at the University of Warsaw, Erasmus scholarship holder at Helmut Schmidt Universitat Bundeswehr in Hamburg, also took part in a course at the EGE University Izmir. Previously he worked for the Ministry of National Defence. Organiser of scientific conferences and author of publications focused on international security.

Adam Poręba

Communication specialist

Social activist, interested in history, law, marketing, and sociology. Organizer and active participant of many scientific conferences. Previously he worked in, amongst others, Department of Civil Society of the Chancellery of the Prime Minister, and the Office of Communication and Promotion at Narodowy Instytut Wolności. Consultant at the Regional Center for International Debate in Rzeszów.

Seweryn Stępień

Analyst

Legal counsel, graduate of Jagiellonian University. His interest include geopolitics of Poland and eastern flank of NATO.

Trainees

INE’s trainees write their own analyses, as well as supporting the Institute’s analysts in creating their studies through research. Trainees also collect data for infographics published by INE and take an active part in other tasks as well, depending on projects carried out by INE’s analysts.

Stanisław Apriłaszwili

Trainee

Recipient of the scholarship offered by the Polish government, post-graduate student of Polish philology and graduate student of international relations. PhD candidate at the Doctoral School of Humanities at Warsaw University. Member of The Polish Forum of Young Diplomats, journalist. Interested in international relations of the post-communist states and sustainable development.

Damian Zych

Trainee

Postgraduate student of history and Russian studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, an active member of multiple student organisations. His research interests are the socio-political situation in Russia, Polish-Russian relations and Russian historical policy.

Jakub Klepek

Trainee

Undergraduate student of International Politics and Intelligence Studies at the Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom and Erasmus + alumni at Bilkent University in Turkey. Former intern at NATO Allied Land Command in Izmir and The Counterterrorism Group (CTG) based in Washington, DC. His research interests are counterterrorism, national and international security, diplomacy and foreign languages, as well as the Middle East and EUCOM – Israel, Syria and Turkey in particular.

Emil Plewa

Trainee

Undergraduate student of law, administration and philosophy at the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan. Scientific development director at Law Students’ Association ELSA Poznan. An active member of student council and community activist, among others, in Polish Youth Association. His research focuses on European integrity, specifically in its legal aspects, as well as Benelux and post-communist states.

Karolina Hermann

Trainee

Russian philologist. Post-graduate student of European and Eastern studies at Warsaw University. Erasmus + alumni at Lviv and Minsk. Finalist at ‘Zwolnieni z Teorii’ social projects. Interested in the Post-Communist Bloc and its phenomenon of ‘populism’, and Northern Caucasus, with Georgia in particular.

Cosmin Tiomfte

Trainee

Graduate student of Politics and Intelligence Studies at Aberystwyth University and International Security at University of Warwick. Former exchange student in the United States. Participant in an analytical project of the media narratives around Brexit in the United Kingdom and Romania. His main research interests are Middle Eastern armed conflicts, disinformation and intelligence.

Supervisory Board of the Foundation

The Supervisory Board of the Foundation is a statutory body tasked with overseeing financial and other types of activities of the Institute, including approving of the Board’s reports on Institute’s activities.

Julian Romuald Żelaznowski

Chairman of the Supervisory Board

Public policy expert in the field of economy and technology. Former entrepreneur, analyst and project manager at the Polish Development Fund and the National Cloud. He worked as an advisor to the Minister of Development. Member of the Council for Dialogue with the Young Generation. Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics.

Kamil Alan Felka

Member of the Supervisory Board

Graduate of the National Defence Academy in Warsaw in National Security and Internal Security. Project manager in the armaments industry.

Michał Tomasz Masior

Member of the Supervisory Board

Lawyer, member of the Centre for Legislative Process Research at the Lazarski University, graduate of the SGH Warsaw School of Economics with a degree in economics.

Areas of INE’s activities:

Innovations

  • The future of public administration
  • Effective cooperation between various government departments
  • Innovation policy
  • Industrial policy
  • Digitalisation of the country
  • Improving citizens’ economic knowledge
  • Smart City

International relations and security

  • Geopolitics

  • European affairs

  • Three Seas Initiative
  • Middle East
  • Former territory of the USSR
  • Strengthening the security of Poland

Law, taxes, and society

  • Tax system
  • Economic regulations
  • Analysis of legislation and monitoring of public life
  • Promotion of sustainable development
  • Supporting the cultural development of the country
  • Actions for the family