Experts - international affairs

Henryk Bątkiewicz

Henryk Bątkiewicz

He holds a PhD degree in Political Sciences. His doctoral thesis was awarded the prize by the Polish Institute of International Affairs. Worked, among others, as a head teacher and as a teacher in a school and in an infant school at the Institute of Children's Diseases in Cracow. In 1990 worked in the Special Schooling Centre at the University Children's Hospital. Recently he has taught at the Brother Albert Memorial College for Social Workers. Since January 2004 Deputy Mayor of the City of Cracow, exercises general supervision over education, culture activities and preservation of the City’s historical monuments.

Paul Gillespie

Paul Gillespie

Dr Paul Gillespie is Foreign Policy Editor and a duty editor of The Irish Times. He works in the editor's office of the newspaper as an editorial writer and columnist on international affairs. He has special expertise and interest in European politics and political identities, British-Irish relations, transatlantic relations, Middle East affairs and East Asian affairs. He lectures at the School of Politics and International Relations, University College Dublin and is a member of the advisory council of the European Policy Centre, Brussels. He is the author of many articles and book chapters and edited Blair's Britain, England's Europe, Dublin: Institute of European, 2000. 

Michael J. Inacker

Vice-President of the Board, Director for Policy and Foreign Affairs of DaimlerChrysler in Stuttgart (Germany). Studied Political Sciences, Public Law as well as Medieval and Contemporary History at the University of Bonn and at the Center for International and Strategic Affairs (CISA) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Former editor of: WELT am SONNTAG, Hamburg; Rheinischer Merkur, Bonn and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berlin. Head of the Berlin offices of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung and Die WELT. Author of several books (i.e. The German role during the Gulf-war 1991 and The relationship between church and democracy in Germany) and publications regarding economic and foreign affairs. The latest one is an essay on the relationship between politics and new economy. Award Winner 2002 for “creative branding of new terms” of the German publishing and dictionary group Klett/Pons in Stuttgart.

Tamás Katona

Ambassador of The Republic of Hungary to Poland (2000-2002). Professor of history and politician. 1998-2000 professor and lecturer at Károli Gáspár Protestant University, Budapest. 1990-1998 Member of Parliament (Hungarian Democratic Forum, Hungarian Democratic People's Party). 1990-1992 Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs. 1992-1994 Secretary of State, Prime Minister's Office.

Krzysztof Szczerski

From January to September 2007 Undersecretary of State in Polish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. From September 2007 to January 2008 Undersecretary of State in the Office of the Committee for European Integration.

Graduate from the Jagiellonian University. Holder of doctoral degree in political sciences. Author of many publication on european integration and public administration.  Deputy Director at the Institute of Political Science and Political Relations at the Jagiellonian  University.


Péter Talás

Péter Talás

 Holds PhD in political sciences, Head of Center for Strategic and Defense Studies, Budapest. From 1993 commentator on international security in several Hungarian newspapers. 1993-1995 correspondent of Gazeta Wyborcza, 1993-1995 editor of “Beszélő” (Hungarian political weekly). 1994-2001 editor and reporter of Hungarian Television.