Adjunct Professor, Polish Academy of Sciences
Paweł KOWAL is a political scientist, historian, columnist, and an expert on Eastern policy. He is an Assistant Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the College of Europe Natolin, and a lecturer at the University of Warsaw. Dr. Kowal is the Chairman of the Scientific Council of the Research Station of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Kyiv. Dr. Kowal is a co-founder of the Museum of the Warsaw Rising. In 2009-14, he was a Member of the European Parliament and its Foreign Affairs Committee, and Chairman of the EU delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Commission. While serving as a Member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm) in 2005 - 2009, he was the Secretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2007 and a member of the National Security Council. He is a member of the editorial board of the bi-monthly “New Eastern Europe” and of the Supervisory Board of Alwernia SA. Dr. Kowal is an author of numerous publications on the transformation processes in Central Europe. A couple of his most important works include Koniec systemu władzy. Polityka ekipy gen. Wojciecha Jaruzelskiego w latach 1986-1989 (2012) and with Mariusz Cieślik, Jaruzelski. Życie paradoksalne (2015).