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Institute Board Members

Members of the Institute Board, appointed by President of the Council of Ministers Mateusz Morawiecki

Deputy Piotr Babinetz - Chairman of the Board of the Institute - Polish politician, local-government activist and historian, member of the Sejm of the 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th parliamentary terms. Graduated in history from the Faculty of Historical and Pedagogical Studies at Wrocław University. Former town councillor in Krosno and member of the Podkarpackie Regional Council. He was active in the Confederation of Independent Poland, KPN (Konfederacja Polski Niepodległej, KPN – Obóz Patriotyczny) and the Right-wing Alliance (Przymierze Prawicy), later joined the Law and Justice party. Since 1995, he has been a memeber and, since 2001, secretary of the board of the Podkarpackie Historical Association. Author of academic articles, including The Passage of General Kazimierz Sosnkowski through the Carpathian Mountains to Hungary in 1939 - in the light of the accounts of its participants (Przejście generała Kazimierza Sosnkowskiego przez Karpaty na Węgry w 1939 roku – w świetle relacji jego uczestników). Member of the Polish-Hungarian Parliamentary Group.   

Prof. Arkadiusz Adamczyk - Vice-Chairman of the Board of the Institute - Habilitated Doctor of Humanities, Associate Professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce. In 1999, he obtained a doctoral degree in history at the University of Łódź, and in 2009 he received a habilitation degree in political science at the Institute of Political Studies of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Since 2010, he has been an associate professor at Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce at the Piotrków Trybunalski Branch of the Faculty of Philology and History. Currently a professor at the Faculty of Law, Administration and Management of UJK in Kielce. Author of historical articles on Hungary, including: On the Eve of War. Polish and Hungarian possibilities to influence the geopolitical shape of Central and Eastern Europe between 1919 and 1939 (W przededniu wojny. Polskie i węgierskie możliwości wpływu na geopolityczny kształt Europy Środkowowschodniej w latach 1919-1939).

Dr Wojciech Frazik - a Polish historian, bibliographer, independence opposition movement activist during the communist era. As member of the Independent Students' Union he took part in the students' strike at the turn of November 1981. In the 1980s he was a distributor of underground publications. In 2012 he successfully defended his modern history doctorate at the Jagiellonian University. During 1991 - 2000 he was employed as an assistant at the Institute of History, Polish Academy of Sciences and after 2000 member of staff at the Institute of National Remembrance Public Education Branch Office / Historical Research Branch Office in Kraków. Author of the 'Emissary of Free Poland. Wacław Felczak's political biography (1916 - 1993)'.

Dr Csilla Gizińska - graduate of Hungarian studies at the Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest. During 1992 - 2005 a Hungarian literature lecturer at the Hungarian Studies Department of the Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. Currently Department of Hungarian Studies manager at the University of Warsaw. She is engaged with the history of Hungarian literature and the reception of Hungarian drama in Poland. She wrote a book on these subjects entitled 'Hungarian drama of 1945 - 1989 and its life on stages of Poland' as well numerous scientific articles, such as 'Language as a form for expressing the tragedy of being in contemporary Hungarian drama' or 'The Polish knight in Hungarian borderland castles towards the end of the 16th century'.

Dr Marek Natusiewicz - Wrocław University of Technology architecture graduate . During 1977 - 1988 employed at the Voivodeship Spatial Planning Office in Wrocław. Association of Polish Architects member since 1978. Member of "Solidarity" since  September 1980, during the marshall law - member of "Solidarność Walcząca". During 1997 - 2001 an expert at the Wrocław Town Council Spatial Development and Architecture Commission. Lecturer at the Wrocław College of Humanities since 2007. Author and co-author of more than 200 publications on architecture, designer of the St. Judas Thaddaeus Church in Jelenia Góra - Czarne. In 2017 he was awarded the Cross of Freedom and Solidarity and the Order of Polonia Restituta Officer's Cross. President of the King Matthias Corvinus Club in Wrocław.

Dr. Marcin Szewczak - Professor at the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin, legal adviser. Graduated in Law (KUL), International Relations (UMCS) and M.A. in European Studies at the Peter Pazmany Catholic University in Budapest and the Catholic University of Sacred Heart in Milan. Research fellow at the Department of Local Government Law and Administrative Science of the Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin. Visiting professor at various universities in Budapest, Ljubljana, Lutsk, Kaunas. Expert of the National Institute of Local Government (Narodowy Instytut Samorządu Terytorialnego). A representative of Lublin Voivodeship local government in the Network of Regional Hubs for EU Policy Implementation Review. Main areas of his research activity include issues related to the law of local government and the law of the European Union, in particular issues related to the law of regional development and international local government cooperation in the Three Seas area. Member of the international Research Network on EU Administrative Law (ReNUAL), the international research organisation Eastern Regional Organization for Public Administration, the Polish Association of European Law (Polskie Stowarzyszenie Prawa Europejskiego) and the Polish Forestry Association (Polskie Towarzystwo Leśne). The head of many research projects, e.g. the Polish-Hungarian model of international local governmental cooperation, which resulted in the monograph Model of Polish-Hungarian local governmental international cooperation. Author and co-author of more than 100 academic publications (monographs, articles, keynotes and opinions) and participant of many national and international conferences. Co-organiser and Chairman of the Programme Council of the Three Seas Local Government Congress in Lublin.

Dr Tomasz Pomykacz - historian, graduate of the University of Rzeszów, currently employed at the National Museum of the Przemysl Region in Przemyśl. Author of publications on the political changes in the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy and the interwar period in Hungary, as well as on the participation of Hungarian military units in the battles in Galicia during World War I, with particular focus on the Przemyśl Fortress.  



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see also: Presentation of nominations to Institute Board members