Radosław Sikorski

Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland (2007 - 2014)

Radoslaw Sikorski received the "Knight of Freedom" award for initiating the process of creating the concept of the Eastern Partnership in the framework of the European Neighbourhood Policy of the EU, the aim of which is to bring pro-European values and help in carrying out reforms in the partner states.

Toomas Ilves

President of the Republic of Estonia (2006 - 2016)

Toomas Ilves received the "Knight of Freedom" award for his activity to promote democratic and pro-European values in the country and all over the world.

Mikhail Khodorkovsky

Russian oppositionist, former head and shareholder of the Yukos oil company

Mikhail Khodorkovsky received the "Knight of Freedom" for the uncompromising efforts to build the rule of law, civil society and the promotion of European values in Russian society.

Katarzyna A. Przybyła


Specialization: International Conflicts and Security, Peace Studies, Policy and Conflict Analysis, International Organizations, American and Russian Foreign Policies, former Soviet Union International conflict and policy analyst with a strong commitment to strategic peacebuilding. She was a Fulbright Scholar in the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies, University of Notre Dame, in the academic year 2014-2015. Since 2010 she has been working in the National Security Bureau of Poland, currently as a Senior Analyst in the Strategic Analysis Department, focusing on international peace and security organizations and NATO/UE-Russia relations; till 2014 she was responsible for Russia and Central Asia. In 2015 she conducted her field research and cooperated with human rights […]

Jacek Bartosiak

Director of the Wargaming Studies and Simulations Programme


Marcin Bużański



Magdalena Kania

Programme Assistant

Graduated from the Institute of Political Science and International Relations at the Jagiellonian University with a Master’s Degree in International Relations with a specialization in International Security Studies/Strategic Studies. Currently, she is a PhD candidate at the Department of National Security and an MA law student. Previously, she studied at the University of Copenhagen. Her research interests are related to International security, European security, especially in the area of CSDP, transatlantic relations concerning security, development aid, and the Global War on Terror.

Piotr Sokołowski

Programme Assistant

Student of Social Policy and Eurasian Studies at the University of Warsaw. Area of interests: ethnopolitics and inter-ethnic relations, post-Soviet space, Balkans, Middle East, migrations, inequality, poverty and social exclusion issues  


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