We’re pleased to announce that Dr Anna Kwiatkowska has become a member of the ENRS Academic Council. The Council’s principal responisibilities include suggesting areas of ENRS research and educational activities, reviewing proposals for scholarly projects, representing ENRS at conferences, congresses and scholarly meetings and evaluating the ENRS scholarly activities.
Dr Kwiatkowska she served as chief specialist at the Department for International Co-operation of the Ministry of Interior and Administration from 1997, where she was responsible for the issues regarding Polish-German relations and cross-border and inter-regional co-operation. Between 1997 and 2001, she was the executive secretary of the Polish-German Intergovernmental Commission for Regional and Cross-border Cooperation.
In 2005, she founded the German Department at the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), a Warsaw-based think tank funded from the Polish state budget. She still heads this department (currently under the name of Department for Germany and Northern Europe). OSW conducts research on the political, economic and social situation in Central and Eastern Europe, the Balkans, the Caucasus and Central Asia. Her expertise includes foreign and internal policy of Germany and the German politics of memory.