Experts - multiculturalism

Malika Abdoulvakhabova

Malika Abdoulvakhabova

Chechnyan living in Poland. Vice-Deputy of the Board of the Rescue (Ocalenie) Foundation acting in a field of assistance for refugees and immigrants.

Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

Jolanta Ambrosewicz-Jacobs

PhD in Human Sciences in 1991 (Jagiellonian University). Nowadays the head of the Research Centre for Holocaust Studies at the Centre for European Studies of the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. Co-chair of the contact group "Education for Tolerance" of the Advisory Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the OSCE. Main areas of interest: education to enhance tolerance, intercultural education and methodology of teaching about the Holocaust.

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). 

Jakob Hurrle

Currently he coordinates the programme development of the organization and supervises the Diversity Management seminars. He became the executive director of the Multicultural Centre Prague in February 2007 and currently he coordinates the programme development of the organisation and supervises the Diversity Management seminars. He is also a member of the editorial board of Migration Online. Since 2002, a fellow at Humanity in Action and Polish country monitor for the European Roma Right Centre in Budapest . He obtained his MSC in Urban and Regional Planning at Berlin Technical University after study and research visits in Warsaw, New York and Slovakia. His thesis evaluated Roma-targeting development projects in rural Eastern Slovak communities. As a guest scholar at the Graduate Center of the City University New York, he also conducted research on the Polish-Jewish emigration of 1968. He is publisher of PLOTKI, a Czech-Polish-German student magazine since 2000. In the year 2000 he took Internship at the Department for Strategic City Development in Prague and in a NGO which lobbies against urban sprawl in Central and Eastern Europe. 

Michal Vašečka

Michal Vašečka

Lectures at the Faculty of Social Studies of Masaryk University in Brno, at the Faculty of Social and Economic Sciences of the Comenius University Bratislava, and at the Institute of Social and European Studies in Koszeg. A visiting scholar at the New School University in New York (1996–1997), University of London (1998), Georgetown University in Washington, DC. (2008–2009). Between 1999–2005 he worked at the Slovak think-tank Institute of Public Affairs on expert analysis of the Slovak transformation process with a focus on national minorities and the civil society in Slovakia. Consultant for the World Bank (2000–2008 and 2011–2012). Founder of the Centre for the Research of Ethnicity and Culture in Bratislava and its Director (2005–2012). Research fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor Bonn and at the European Centre for Minority Issues in Flensburg. Chairman of the Board of the Fulbright Commission in Slovakia and, since 2012, a representative of the Slovak Republic in the European Commission against Racism and Intolerance, human rights body of the Council of Europe.

Marcin Żyła

Marcin Żyła

Polish journalist and an op-ed columnist, currently working for Tygodnik Powszechny weekly. A dedicated traveler and hitchhiker, he is the author of numerous articles, interviews and reports from countries of former Yugoslavia and South-East Europe. His main area of interest includes issues of multiculturalism, migration and contemporary history.

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