THE MANAGEMENT BOARD

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

MARCIN CHRUŚCIEL

President of the Management Board

Graduate of PhD studies in Political Science at the University of Wroclaw and Master studies in International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He gained his professional experience in organisations such as Europaeum, Tertio Millennio Institute, Projekt PL Foundation and Nowa Konfederacja Thinkzine. His research interests include European integration, regional parties and Visegrad cooperation.

ŁUKASZ KOBIERSKI

Deputy 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.

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 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.

ROBERT KROPLEWSKI

Member of the Programme Board

Lawyer, Plenipotentiary of Minister of Digital Affairs for Information Society.
AI Policy and Ethical Expert for Gov of Poland, EC, OECD, UNESCO, Council of Europe, GPAI.
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.

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 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.

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.

DR ALEKSANDER OLECH

Director of the Security Programme

Director of the Security Programme at the Institute of New Europe and a visiting lecturer at the Baltic Defence College. Graduate of the European Academy of Diplomacy and War Studies University. He has undertaken research at several international institutions, among others, the Université Jean Moulin III in Lyon, the Institute of International Relations in Prague, the Institute for Peace Support and Conflict Management in Vienna, the NATO Energy Security Centre of Excellence in Vilnius, and the NATO Centre of Excellence Defence Against Terrorism in Ankara. Scholarship holder of the OSCE & UNODA Peace and Security Programme, the NATO 2030 Global Fellowship, and the Casimir Pulaski Foundation. His main research interests include terrorism, international cooperation for security in Eastern Europe and the role of NATO and the EU with regard to hybrid threats.

DR JOANNA SIEKIERA

International lawyer, Doctor of Social Sciences, Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law, University of Bergen, Norway. She was awarded a scholarship by the Government of New Zealand to study at Victoria University of Wellington, the German Institute of Cultural Diplomacy, the French Institut de relations internationales et stratégiques. She has received certificates from the Russian School of Humanitarian Law, the UN CIMIC Training School and the NATO Stability Policing Centre of Excellence.

PAWEŁ PASZAK

Member 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.

MICHAŁ BANASIAK

He specializes in relationship of sports and politics. Author of analysis, comments and interviews in the field of sports diplomacy and international politics. Former Polsat News and Polish Television’s foreign desk journalist.
michal.banasiak@ine.org.pl

JULITA WILCZEK

Main research focus: international politics, particularly the influence of the US, Russia, and China on the security of Central and Eastern Europe. Graduate of Jagiellonian University (BA in American Studies), University of St Andrews (MLitt in International Security Studies), and Warsaw University (MA in Eastern Studies). Worked for the Sobieski Institute, the Ministry of Economic Development, and the Polish Development Bank. Author of the first detailed study of the Three Seas Initiative Investment Fund (Collegium Interethnicum, 2021).

MACIEJ PAWŁOWSKI

Expert on migration, economics and politics of Mediterranean countries. In the period of 2018-2020 PISM Analyst on Southern Europe. Author of various articles in Polish and foreign press about Spain, Italy, Greece, Egypt and Maghreb countries. Since September 2020 lives in North Africa (Egypt, Algeria) and writes PhD thesis about the impact of the Catholic Church on lives of South Sudaneese migrants living in Egypt.

MACIEJ BUKOWSKI

He is a PhD candidate in the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at Jagiellonian University. A graduate of l’École de Droit de la Sorbonne and Cornell Law School, he is a senior expert at Poland’s Ministry of Climate and Environment.

MAŁGORZATA CICHY

M.A. in English Philology and in National and International Security at the University of Silesia. Specialist in international security, her interests include armed conflicts, the phenomenon of contemporary international terrorism, the Middle East and the involvement of Western countries and Russia in the region, as well as transatlantic relations.

PATRYK SZCZOTKA

A graduate of Far Eastern Philology with a specialization in China Studies at the University of Wroclaw and a student of a double degree “China and International Relations” at Aalborg University and University of International Relations (国际关系学院) in Beijing. His research interests include EU-China political and economic relations, as well as diplomacy.

TOMASZ GRZYWACZEWSKI

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.

JAKUB GRACA

Master of International Relations at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. He also studied Arabic therein. He was active in several student organizations, completed an internship at the Polish Embassy in Ottawa, and worked in several international companies. An analyst at the Center for International Initiatives (Warsaw) and the Institute of New Europe. Research interests: United States (mainly foreign policy), transatlantic relations.

MIESZKO RAJKIEWICZ

PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies at the University of Warsaw. Sport’s politicization and globalization specialist. Analyzes cases related to the sports diplomacy, “sportswashing” and meaning of sporting “soft power” in contemporary international relations.

AGATA JUSTYNA KAŁAMUCKA

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.

TOMASZ SAŃPRUCH

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.

ADAM MARTOFEL

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.

COSMIN TIMOFTE

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.

PIOTR SOSNOWSKI

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.

FILIP URBAŃSKI

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.

ALEKSY BORÓWKA

PhD candidate at the Faculty of Social Sciences in the University of Wroclaw, the President of the Polish National Associations of PhD Candidates in 2020. The author of dozen of scientific papers, concerning security studies, political science, administration, international relations. Laureate of the I, II and III International Geopolitical Olympiad.

JAKUB BIELAMOWICZ

Graduated in Law & International Business, studied also in Vienna. Jakub interned for parliamentary (European Parliament, US Congress) and diplomatic (Polish Mission to UN in Vienna, US Consulate in Krakow) institutions. In 2016-2019, he worked as Assistant to Swiss Ambassador in Poland for Political & Economic Affairs. Currently, he is Governmental & Regulatory Affairs Advisor at the Swiss bank UBS. At INE, he researches Western Balkan countries.

THE INSTITUTE’S TEAM

INE’s trainees write their own analyses, as well as support 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.

KAROLINA SIEKIERKA

NATO Youth Delegate of Poland. Graduate of International Relations specializing in Security and Strategic Studies at University of Warsaw. Erasmus student at the Université Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris 1) and the Institut d’Etudes Politique de Paris (Sciences Po Paris). Her research areas include external and internal policy of France, human rights, climate change and armed conflicts. Active participant of student organizations both at the University of Warsaw and Sciences Po.

MARIA PIĄTEK

Graduate of BA in European Studies at the European Centre of the University of Warsaw, currently a fourth year law student at the Faculty of Law and Administration and first year student of master’s degree in international relations. Her research interests include integration and disintegration processes in Europe, diplomacy, technological development and geopolitics.

JAN SOBIERAJ

Graduate of political science at the Jagiellonian University. Currently, he is a master degree in international relations at Warsaw University. During his studies, he was involved in student and non-governmental organizations. Research interests are divided between the countries of Eastern Europe, especially the socio-political situation in Russia, Poland’s internal and foreign eastern policy. He also works on the editing of scientific papers.

KAMIL OPARA

Project Coordinator

University of Warsaw graduate (law and international relations; specialization: Security and Strategic Studies). He has studied at the University of Kent (exchange) and completed the School of Law and Economy of China in which he currently works as a Deputy Head. China’s enthusiast with numerous fields of research: Chinese domestic and foreign policy, law and cybersecurity, regional security in Southeast Asia, business negotiations and communication.

LENA ANNA KUKLIŃSKA

Cum Laude Honours graduate of LLB Global Law at Tilburg University, student of IT and IP law at the University of Goettingen. Editor for Dublin Law and Politics Review. She is involved socially. Lena is interested in comparative law, in particular the interconnection of animal rights, environmental law and the law of new technologies. She is also fond of politics, history, marketing, language learning, travelling and art.

JĘDRZEJ BŁASZCZAK

Graduate of Law at the University of Silesia. His research interests focus on the Three Seas Initiative and politics in Bulgaria. He acquired experience at the European Foundation of Human Rights in Vilnius, the Center for the Study of Democracy in Sofia, and in Polish embassies in Tehran and Tbilisi. Jędrzej completed the Academy of Young Diplomats with a specialization in Polish foreign service.

STANISŁAW WASZCZYKOWSKI

Reserve non-commissioned officer. Graduate of BA in Defence at Military Faculty of War Studies University. Currently he is a master degree student in International Security and Diplomacy at National Security Faculty of War Studies University. During studies he was a trainee at the National Security Bureau. His research interests include issues related to UN peacekeeping operations and the security of Ukraine.

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

Advisor in the field of economy, technology and strategic management, working on Polish and International level. Graduate of the Warsaw School of Economics.

KAMIL 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