Jacek Kucharczyk

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Jacek Kucharczyk "is Research Director at the Institute of Public Affairs, one of Poland’s leading policy institutes, and a Board Member of the newly established European Partnership for Democracy (EDP) in Brussels. He is also one of the founders of the Policy Association for an Open Society (PASOS), an association of think tanks from Central and Eastern Europe and Central Asia. He received his PhD in Sociology in 1999 from the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Prior to that, he was a fellow at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research in New York (1994-1995). He also holds an MA in Philosophy from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an MA in English Studies from Warsaw University.

"In the 1980s, Kucharczyk was active in Poland’s underground student and publishing movement, and today he is the author and editor of numerous policy briefs, articles, reports and books on democratic governance, foreign policy, EU integration and transatlantic relations. His publications include: Bridges Across the Atlantic, Learning from the experience of West—European think tanks, Democracy in Poland 2005-2007, and, most recently, Democracy's New Champions. European Democracy Assistance after EU Enlargement. He also frequently comments on current domestic and European affairs and political developments for Polish and international media." [1]

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  1. Think Tank Fund Sub-Board, Open Society Institute, accessed November 18, 2008.