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Renata Czekalska

Renata Czekalska

Indologist, specialised in modern Hindi literature; lectures at the Department of Indian Studies at the Jagiellonian University Institute of Oriental Philology. She translated a number of works of Polish and Hindi literature; co-edited four bilingual (Polish/Hindi) volumes of selected poems by Wisława Szymborska, Zbigniew Herbert, Czesław Miłosz and Tadeusz Różewicz.  

Karolina Czerska

Karolina Czerska

 

PhD researcher at the Institute of European Studies, Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Her PhD research focus is on integration policies of (im)migrants in the EU countries, and specifically the issue of cultural and language testing of immigrants. She has a strong interest in the policies of multiculturalism (Canada & particular EU states), as well as national identity and citizenship. She finished her BA degree in International Relations in Calgary, Canada and went on to do a joint MA in Poland and Italy in the area of European Cultural Studies. She helps to coordinate an Erasmus Mundus Masters course, MA in Euroculture, which brings together 8 European universities and third-country students. She has studied and lived in Canada, France, Poland and Italy.

 

Krzysztof Czyżewski

Krzysztof Czyżewski

An essayist, a translator and cultural manager; Initiator and Director of the Borderland of Art, Culture and Nations Centre in Sejny, Poland. Author and coordinator of numerous European projects focusing on multiculturalism in Central-Eastern Europe, regional diversity and cultural heritage. Former Member of, inter alia, the President’s Council for Culture, Council for Culture at UNESCO-Poland, the Council of the Polish-Lithuanian Adam Mickiewicz Foundation and the Board of the Czesław Miłosz Foundation in Lithuania. Winner of numerous cultural and artistic awards, recently (2004) the Aleksander Langer International Award. Contributed significantly to the promotion of Poland in the world (Diploma of the Minister of Foreign Affairs in 2000) and to the development of cooperation between Poland and Lithuania (Grand Prince Giedymin Order in 2001). 

Lloyd Dakin

Lloyd Dakin

Lloyd Dakin is the Regional Representative of UNHCR based in Budapest. Since 2005, he has been responsible for UNHCR’s operations in Hungary, Poland, the Slovak Republic and Slovenia. In 2008, the region for which he is responsible expanded to include Bulgaria and Romania. Mr. Dakin joined UNHCR in 1980 in Thailand. He has previously served with UNHCR in Pakistan, Tanzania and twice at its Headquarters in Geneva. Prior to his current assignment, Mr. Dakin was as UNHCR’s Representative in Armenia from 2001 to 2004. He has an MA in International Administration.  

Anna Danilewicz

Cultural animator and manager; currently a head of Education and Exhibitions Department in the Army Museum in Białystok and also a coordinator of social and educational actions and international cooperation in Sybir Memorial Museum (under construction), previously: Head of Department of Coordination of Artistic Work, Marketing and Gaining Funds in Dramatic Theatre in Białystok. Journalist cooperating with Association Marcel Hicter in Brussels and other independent projects, trainer of the Borderland Summer School 2012. Graduated from Białystok University, completed also European Diploma for Cultural Project Management, International Seminary for Cultural Operators, trainings for open education, science and culture, strategic development of cultural organizations.

Norman Davies

Norman Davies

A British-Polish historian noted for his publications on the history of Europe, Poland and the United Kingdom. Davies published a book God's Playground, a comprehensive overview of Polish history; Heart of Europe, a briefer history of Poland; Europe: A History and The Isles: A History, about Europe and the islands of Great Britain and Ireland, respectively; Microcosm: Portrait of a Central European City, a history ofWrocław / Breslau, a Silesian city; Rising '44. The Battle for Warsaw, which describes the Warsaw Uprising etc. He has worked for the BBC as well as British and American magazines and newspapers, such as The Times, The New York Review of Books and The Independent. In Poland, his articles appeared in the liberal Catholic weekly Tygodnik Powszechny. Davies was awarded the Order of the White Eagle, Poland's highest civilian award. Norman Davies has been appointed to the Advisory Board of the European Association of History Educators – EUROCLIO.

Michael Daxner

Michael Daxner

Professor of sociology and president emeritus of the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Since 2003 he has served on an advisory mission to the Minister of Higher Education in Afghanistan. From 2000 to 2002, he served as the principal international officer for the Ministry of Education, Science and Technology for the Provisional Self-Government in Kosovo, and in 2002 became special counselor to the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK) office in Belgrade. He first started working with UNMIK as head of the Department of Education and Science while he was an international administrator of the University of Prishtina. He served as a German delegate to the Council of Europe Committee on Higher Education and Research in 1994 and on the board of the European University Association from 1998 to 2001.

Jean-Pierre Deru

Graduated in Law at the University of Louvain, Belgium, where he currently works as professor at the Open Faculty of Economics and Social Policies. Director of the Association Marcel Hicter in Brussels, which organizes, among others, The European Diploma in Cultural Project Management, supported by the Council of Europe and UNESCO. Furthermore, he leads several trainings for cultural operators in Belgium and Europe, and – as an expert – he also contributed to such programs in Africa. His membership of European Cultural Networks: ENCATC (European Network of Cultural Administration Training Centers), ORACLE (European Network of Regional Cultural Managers) and the European House of Culture marks his active participation in many cooperation projects on the European level.

Tomasz Dettloff

Tomasz Dettloff

Director and scriptwriter. Lecturing at Institute of Audiovisual Arts at Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Graduated in film studies and cinema direction. The author of many documentaries, television theatre plays, television features and screenplays. Awarded in many international film festivals. 

Paweł Dobrowolski

Professor of Collegium Civitas. Consul at the Consulate General of the Republic of Poland in Edinburgh 1990-95, Vice Director  of the Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Office 1995-2000, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary in Canada 2000-2004, Director of Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs Press Office 2006. Graduated from history at  the Warsaw University. Author of books devoted to history of medieval Europe.  

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