The Defence and Security Programme of the Casimir Pulaski Foundation is mostly focused on international security issues, the defence system of the Republic of Poland, and the Polish arms industry. The main goal of the programme is to present sensible recommendations to the Polish public administration that could form a basis for creating further long-term strategies of Poland. The Foundation would also like to trigger debates concerning various aspects of national security and raise social awareness on these issues. The main area of analysis of our research team concerns the needs of the Polish Armed Forces in terms of modernisation and development of the Polish arms industry.
Team & Experts
Director of Research Office
Tomasz Smura, PhD, is a graduate of the Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University and Director of Research Office at the CPF and a member of the CPF Board.
Lieutenant General (Ret.). Doctor of Economics. Former Polish Military Representative to NATO and EU Military Committees in Brussels, Deputy Chief of General Staff of the Polish Armed Forces (DCHoD), Defence, Military, Naval and Air Attaché in Washington D.C.
Head of the Polish mission to the Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee (NNSC) in Korea. Former Head of the National Security Bureau from 2010 to 2015.
Advisor to the Minister of Defense, Undersecretary of state in Ministry of Defense, Lieutenant General and Commander of Polish Land Forces. In 2005 he was Commander of Multinational Division Central-South during the 4th turn of Polish Military Contingent in Iraq.
Expert in the field of international security and research fellow at the Amicus Europae Foundation, publicist.
Legal counselor, Senior Associate at Kochański Zięba & Partners, he specializes in the field of national defense and security and offset negotiation (TOT – transfer of technology).
Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. He has been working at the Euro-Atlantic Association (currently as a member of the Executive Council) since 2004.
Adjunct Professor at the Foreign Policy and Security Faculty of the University of Łódź, graduated from the National Security Faculty at the National Defence University (2007).
Analyst of the Security and Defence Programme. A graduate of Economics and International Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics. Co-author and editor of the CPF's reports.
University teacher and researcher, visiting Fellow in Hoover Institution of Stanford University, Member of Zimbardo-Team and head of the Center for Conflict Resolution.
Doctor of Humanities specialises in Political Science. She graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty at the Maria Skłodowska - Curie University.
Holds a postdoctoral degree in political science, area of specialization: international relations. Professor at the Jan Kochanowski University in the Law and Social Sciences Department, University lecturer with years of experience.
Employed at the Centre for Crisis Information at the Polish Space Research Centre, an analyst at the Government Centre for Security and Head of the Training Department.