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 elaborate recommendations for Polish public administration that could form a base of further long-term strategies of Poland. The Foundation would also like to trigger debates concerning various aspects of national security and raise social awareness of 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.
Coordinator of the Defence and Security Programme is Mr. Tomasz Smura (firstname.lastname@example.org, tel.: +48 22 378 11 94).
Team & Experts
Director of Research Office, Foreign Policy Programme Director, Security and Defence Programme Director
Tomasz Smura, PhD, is a graduate of the Institute of International Relations at Warsaw University and Director of Research Office at the CPF.
Head of Polish mission to Neutral Nations Supervisory Committee (NNSC) in Korea. Former Head of the National Security Bureau from 2010 to 2015.
Polish Ambassador, Adviser to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Minister of National Defence, Colonel of the Polish Army Forces (ret.), expert in the field of crisis management.
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, commentator at the portal "Wirtualna Polska", publicist.
Legal counselor, Senior Associate at Kochański Zięba & Partners specialized in the field of national defense and security, offset negotiation (TOT – transfer of technology).
Member of the International Institute for Strategic Studies in London. Working at the Euro-Atlantic Association (currently as a member of the Executive Council) since 2004.
Public adminsitration representative, expert at the Amicus Europae Foundation. Graduated from Jagiellonian University and University of Warsaw.
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).
HEAD OF INTERNATIONAL SECURITY AND DEFENCE PROGRAMME
Maciej Kowalski is an operations management professional based in Warsaw. His research analyzes trends in defense industry, energy industry and transatlantic cooperation in these areas.
Kamil Łukasz Mazurek is a graduate of the Institute of Political Science and PhD studies at the Faculty of Journalism and Political Science of the University of Warsaw.
From 2009 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 specialised in Political Science. She graduated from the Law and Administration Faculty at the Maria Curie-Skłodowska-University .
Post Ph. D, professor of the social science in the area of political sciences. Academic teacher. Employed at the Department of North European Countries of Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.
Reuben F. Johnson is a veteran with over twenty years of experience in analysing and writing about defence technology, weapon systems, and procurement networks.
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.