Dr Jacek Kucharczyk
Dr Jacek Kucharczyk is President of the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading think tanks. He received PhD in sociology at the Polish Academy of Sciences. He studied at the Graduate School for Social Research in Warsaw, Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York, the University of Kent at Canterbury (MA in philosophy) and Warsaw University (MA in English studies).
In the 1980s he was active in independent student movement and clandestine publishing. Dr Kucharczyk has been a co-founder and board member of a number of Polish and international NGOs, including Prague Center for Civil Society and the European Partnership for Democracy (EPD) in Brussels.
He currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Board of the Scholarship Program at Open Society Foundations. In 2008-20015 he was Advisory Board member of OSF Think Tank Fund. In 2009-2015 he was a board member of the National School of Public Administration in Warsaw.
Kucharczyk has authored and edited articles, reports, policy briefs and books on European integration, democratic governance, democracy assistance, migrations and populism. Dr Kucharczyk regularly comments on current domestic and European affairs and political developments for Polish and international media.