Experts - international relations

Konstantin Kavtaradze

Since 2011 Ambassador of Georgia to Finland and Sweden. Graduated from Tbilisi State University of Foreign Languages and Vienna Diplomatic Academy. In 1990 joined the diplomatic service. From 1990-1993 served as II secretary of the Division for Economic Cooperation, II secretary and later, Director of Division for Cultural and Humanitarian Affairs of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In 1993-1994 member of the Permanent Delegation of Georgia to the CSCE (later OSCE). In 1994-1995 Director of Division for Humanitarian Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. 1995-2000 Consul at the Consulate General of Georgia in Athens. 2000-2001 Director of OSCE Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. In 2001-2004 Deputy Director and later, Director of the Department for International Cultural Relations, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. From 2004-2006 held the post of the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia. Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Georgia to Poland (2006–2011).

Josef Kollar

Josef Kollar

 

Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Poland.

Michal Kopeček

Michal Kopeček

Head of the Department for the History of Post-Communist Transition (from 2003 to present) in the Institute of Contemporary History at the Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, Prague. Fulbright Scholar-in-residence, Endicott College, Beverly, MA, USA (2005-2006). Ph.D. degree, Russian and Eastern European Studies, Institute of International Area Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Charles University, Prague. Dissertation title: ‘In Quest of the Revolution’s Lost Meaning. Marxist Revisionism in Central Europe 1953-1960.’ (5/2005). Academic Fields: Modern intellectual history in Central Europe, Communism and transition studies, history of historiography.

Bedřich Kopecký

 

Ambassador of the Czech Republic to Poland (2002 - 2008). PhD degree of law at the Charles's Uniwersity in Praha. He works in diplomacy since 1977. 2000 - 2002 Director of the Central Europe Department at the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

Krzysztof Kopytko

The first secretary of the deparment of institutional and legal issues of the Polish Permanent Representation to the European Union on Brussels. Former director of the Department of International Cooperation and European Integration of the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Poland.

Michal Kořan

Michal Kořan

Deputy Director in Institute of International Relations, Prague, former Head of Research. Received his PhD in 2008 at the Masaryk University in Brno (Czech Republic). In 2012 a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs at Harvard University. He mainly focuses on foreign policy analysis of the Central European countries, Central European sub-regional cooperation and Central Europe in European and World Affairs. He is the lead-author of an annual book analyzing Czech foreign policy and a main coordinator of the Strategic Grant of the International Visegrad Fund “The Visegrad Group in the Post-Lisbon EU: Getting Closer to Move Further”. Program chair of annual “International Symposium on Czech Foreign Policy”. His texts has been published, among others, in journals European Security, Osteuropa, Perspectives, Journal of International Relations and Development and by publishing houses Palgrave and Routledge.

Agnieszka Kosowicz

Graduated from the Warsaw University, Faculty of Journalism. Since 1999 UNHCR External Relations Officer in Warsaw. Responsible for the educational activities of the Office, UNHCR publications in Poland, and liaisons with Polish non-governmental organisations. Former journalist, she specialises in international journalism. She has published her reports from Iraq, Albania and Kosovo in Życie and Sztandardailies. Co-author of the Łąka Popiołów (Meadow of Ashes) photo exhibition about war and conflict in Kosovo.

 

René Kubášek

René Kubášek

Advisor to the Czech minister of foreign affairs. Formerly Deputy Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund. In 2000 graduated form the University of Economics in Prague, Faculty of International Relations. 1998 - 2003 Deputy Executive Director of the Forum 2000 Foundation in Prague under the auspices of Václav Havel, where he organized a number of conferences and collaborated with Czech NGOs. In 2004 worked as the head of media center for Ukraine in Europe and the World Conference in Kiev and later in the same year mentor of Iraqi NGO leaders in Amman, Jordan as part of the People In Need project.

Jakub Kulhánek

Jakub Kulhánek

A chief adviser to the Deputy Speaker of the Chamber of Deputies, Parliament of the Czech Republic. A Research Fellow at Association for International Affairs Research Center. Previously, he has worked for the Center for European Policy Analysis and Eurasian Strategy Project. He holds an MA in Eurasian Studies from the E. A. Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, Washington DC, and a BA in International Studies from Charles University in Prague. His regional focus is on the post-Soviet space and Russia. His primary area of interest is Russia’s policy towards NATO and the EU. He has published extensively on post-Soviet affairs, among others, in the Harvard International Review, Problems of Post-Communism, Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) journal, The Moscow Times and on the Atlantic Council and Foreign Policy Magazine websites.

Albrecht von Lucke

Albrecht von Lucke

Lawyer, the editor-in-chief of the magazine Blätter für deutsche und internationale Politik in Berlin. The author of the book: 68 oder neues Biedermeier. Der Kampf um die Deutungsmacht about the importance of the '68 generation'.

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