Experts - political science

Jacek Klich

 

He holds PhD in both economics and political science. Currently an assistant professor at the Business School of the Jagiellonian University and the director of the Institute for Strategic Studies. During the 1990s he has worked on several projects on Polish privatization policies from an economic viewpoint and has published dozens of articles on the subject. He has also written articles on privatization in healthcare and healthcare policy and still teaches courses on this subject.

Wawrzyniec Konarski

Wawrzyniec Konarski

Professor of Political Science (2005) - with habilitation (2002) at the Warsaw School of Social Science and Humanities and the Warsaw University; Ph. D. in political science (1985). A  graduate of the Summer Institute in the American Political System (Washington D.C., Philadelphia, 1995) and a research fellow of the International Salzburg Seminar (Salzburg, 1996). Member of Polish and international scientific organizations, a.o.: Jean de Bloch Society (JBS, Polish and European, 2004), Polish Political Science Association (PPSA, Polish, 2003; its deputy president since 2007), European Political Science Network (EpsNet, French and European, 2001), University Association for Contemporary European Studies (UACES, British and European, 1998), as well as professional, like Rotary International (1991) [president of the Warsaw Old Town Rotary International Club since July 1, 2004 until June 30, 2005].

Miroslav Kusý

Former Czechoslovak dissident, one of the signatories of Charta '77. After the Revolution of 1989 has occupied a number of prominent posts including that of the Member of the first Federal Parliament, Cabinet Minister, Rector of Comenius University and Chief of Staff of the President of Czechoslovakia Vaclav Havel as his Chancellor for Slovakia. Founder of the Department of Political Science of Comenius University (1990). Founder and the Chairholder of the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights Education at Comenius University in Bratislava, founder and Chairman of the Milan Simecka Foundation, member of the Academic Council of the Comenius University and member of committees and councils at home and abroad (incl. Czech Republic, Poland, Italy). President of the Slovak Helsinki Committee and Honorary Member of the Czech Helsinki Committee. After the 1998 parliamentary elections, Advisor of the Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic for human rights and minority issues. 

András Lanczi

Political scientist focusing upon political philosophy. Since 2002 he has been the Director of the Institute of Political Science, Corvinus University of Budapest. He is a lecturer in the history of 20th century political philosophy, political economy and democratic theory. He has been publishing for twenty years producing five books, editing three encyclopaedias, and active in Hungarian public life. He was a Fulbright Professor at the Louisiana State University, 1997-8, was awarded the annual 'Bibó-prize' in 2003. A discussion leader of the Liberty Fund. Also, he has been an advisor to the incumbent Hungarian President, László Sólyom.

Jiří Marek

Studies in history and political sciences at the Charles University in Prague, major in political
science-international relations. Focused on the problems of civil-military relations and security studies. Scholarship at University of Santiago de Compostela. Worked in Czech NATO Summit Task Force and in the preparations of Prague NATO Summit 2002. At the dawn of the Iraqi crisis started to work as Secretary to the Deputy Foreign Minister of the Czech Republic. 

Grigorij Mesežnikov

Grigorij Mesežnikov

President of the Institute for Public Affairs (IVO), Bratislava, 1997-1999 Program Director (Building of Democratic Institutions Program) of IVO. 1993-1997 Researcher of the Institute of Political Science, Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava. 1983-1993 Assistant of Comenius University, Faculty of Art - Faculty of Education, Bratislava. Member of Alliance for Transparency and Fight against Corruption(Advisory Body of Transparency International Slovakia). Chairman of Council of the Central European Institute for Economic and Social Reforms - INEKO, Bratislava. 

Milan Nič

Milan Nič

Politologist, historian. Former program manager at the Institute for Civic Diplomacy (ICD) of Pontis Foundation, an independent NGO based in Bratislava, Slovakia. Reporter of Radio Free Europe and SME (Slovakian daily). Organiser of humanitarian aid for Cuba and for Belarus. Since October 2007 work in the time of the High Representative for Bosnia and Herzegovina.  

Goran Rosenberg

Goran Rosenberg

Born in Sweden. Writer and journalist. Graduated in 1970 from University of Stockholm, where he studied mathematics, philosophy, political science and journalism. Since 1970 works as a journalist and correspondent for major Swedish newspapers and Swedish Television. Regular columnist and essayist of the Swedish daily newspaper Dagens

Nyheter. PhD at the University of Gothenburg. In 1990 founded the Swedish monthly magazine of essays and opinions, Moderna Tider. Among his books are: An essay on the American idea, Norstedts 1991 and A personal history of Zionism, Messianism and the State of Israel, Bonniers 1996. His essays were translated and published in Neue Züricher Zeitung, Lettre Internationale, Daedalus and New Perspectives Quarterly and others. Works also as documentalist: The Black City with the White House (Golden Nymph award for best news documentary in 1990). 

Urban Rusnak

Urban Rusnak

Ambassador of Slovakia in Ukraine. Studied at the Moscow Institute of Oil and Gas and at the Institute of Social Sciences at Ankara University in Turkey. PhD in Public Administration and Political Sciences. 1992-1993 worked at the Federal Ministry of Foreign Affairs; 1994-1998 Deputy Head of Mission at the Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Turkey, Ankara. 1999-2000 Director of the Slovak Institute for International Studies in Bratislava. Former Executive Director of the International Visegrad Fund. Former director of Department of Analyses and Policy Planning in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Slovak Republic. 

Ivo Samson

Ivo Samson

Graduated in history from University of Brno (1981) and in political science/security policy in Germany (The University of Giessen, 1997, PhD in 1998). Teacher in several universities (Sodortern-Stockholm, Giessen-Germany, CEU-Budapest). Author of several books and numerous studies (security policy, international terrorism). Works as analyst of international relations in the Research Center of Slovak Foreign Policy Association in Bratislava, Slovakia. 

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