Slawomir Sierakowski, 39, is a founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists, with branches in Ukraine and Russia. He is also the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Warsaw and the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house; its online opinion site; cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk, and Cieszyn.
Since 2013, he has been a contributing opinion writer for The International New York Times, and in 2015 he started writing his column for the Project Syndicate.
Sierakowski’s publications include more than 400 essays and op-eds mainly devoted to Polish and European politics and culture. Among them are opinion articles, interviews and book reviews that have been published in Polish, French, Spanish, German, Czech, Israeli, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Romanian dailies, weeklies and periodicals, including in The Guardian, El País, Haaretz, die Tageszeitung, Transit, Gazeta Wyborcza.
A graduate of the University of Warsaw, Mr. Sierakowski has been awarded fellowships from Yale, Princeton and Harvard and from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna.
Currently, he is the Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow 2018-2019 at the Robert Bosch Academy in Berlin.