Program Committee

Aniela Dylus, professor of humanities, ethicist, economist, and political science specialist; member of the Science Ethics Committee operating under the Presidium of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Director of the Political Sciences Institute of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University from 2008 to 2012. She conducts research on relations between religion and economy, and between religion and politics, in addition to the major themes of ethics and economic policy. She has authored, among other works: Politics in Perspective of Ethics and Religion (Warsaw, 2016), Economy in Perspective of Ethics and Religion (Warsaw, 2016), and Reflections on the Ethics of Globalization (Wrocław, 2015).

Wojciech Jakubowski, professor of social sciences and political science specialist; member of the Committee on Political Sciences of the Polish Academy of Sciences, Associate Dean of the Faculty of Political Science and International Studies of the University of Warsaw from 2008 to 2016. His research focuses on the topics of: organizational structure of the Catholic Church, and the history and politics of the Vatican City. He has authored, among other works: The Organizational Structure of the Roman Catholic Church in Poland (Warsaw, 2007; co-authored by M. Solarczyk), and O Roma Felix. The Genesis, Characteristics, and Transformations of the Political Institutions of the State of Vatican City (Warsaw 2005).

Joanna Kulska, doctor of humanities and political science specialist; Adjunct Professor of the Institute of Political Sciences of the University of Opole. She conducts research on the role that faith-based organizations play in international politics, on the notion of reconciliation in international politics, and on the politics of the Holy See. She has authored, among other works: Faces of Reconciliation (Opole, 2016), and The Holy See in International Cultural Relations, from John XXIII to John Paul II (Opole, 2006).

Maria Marczewska-Rytko,  professor of humanities, and specialist in political science and religion; Director of the Department of Political Movements, Faculty of Political Science, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University. Her research focuses on the topics of: social philosophy, political and religious movements, and relations between religion and politics. She has authored, among other works: The Social Philosophy of the Great Religions of the World (Lublin, 2013; co-authored by E. Olszewski), and Religion and Politics in the Globalizing World (Lublin 2010).

Rev. Piotr Mazurkiewicz, professor of humanities, theologian, and specialist in political science; Director of the Department of Political Theory and Philosophy, Institute of Political Science, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University, General Secretary of COMECE for 2008-2012. His research focuses on: philosophy and theology of politics, the Catholic social philosophy, and the European integration. He has authored, among other works: Europe as a Kinder Surprise (Cracow, 2017), Violence in Politics (Wrocław, 2007), Religion – Identity – Europe (Wrocław, 2005; co-authored by S. Sowiński), and The Church and Democracy (Warszawa 2001).

Ryszard Michalak, DSc of humanities, historian, and political science specialist; Professor of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Zielona Góra. His area of research involves: public policy concerning religious groups, contemporary islamism and islamoscepticism, and the theory of political science of religion. He has authored, among other works: Implementation of Religious Principles in Politics (Zielona Góra, 2016), Politics as a Manifestation or Product of Religiosity (Zielona Góra, 2015), and The National Policy on Religious Minorities in Poland in 1945-1989 (Zielona Góra, 2014).

Anna Solarz, doctor of humanities and political science specialist; Adjunct Professor of the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw. She focuses her research on the role of religion in the politics of Israel and other Middle Eastern countries, and the role of religion and morality in international relations in general. She has authored, among other works: Religion in International Relations (Warsaw, 2012; co-authored by H. Schreiber).

Radosław Zenderowski, professor of humanities, sociologist, and political science specialist; Director of the Institute of Political Science of the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. He conducts research on the topic of national, political, and cultural identity in Central Europe, and relations between politics and religion – especially in reference to the interethnic conflicts of Central and Eastern Europe. He has authored, among other works: We have already been eaten… The Role and Importance of the Eastern Orthodox Church in the Ethnic Conflict in the Preševo Valley (Warsaw, 2012), and Religion and  National Identity and Nationalism in Central and Eastern Europe. Between the Ethnicization of Religion and the Sacralization of Ethnos (Wrocław, 2011).

Michał Gierycz, DSc of humanities and political science specialist; Director of the Cultural Foundations of Politics Department, Institute of Political Science, Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University. His area of research includes: anthropology and axiology of politics, metapolitical and political role of religion, and the importance of religion for the process of European integration. He has authored, among other works, The European Debate on the Human (Warsaw, 2017), Religion and Politics: an Outline (Warsaw, 2014; co-authored by P. Burgoński), Christianity and the European Union. The Role of Religion in the Process of European Integration (Cracow/Warsaw, 2008).