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Milena Dragicević-Sesić

Milena Dragicević-Sesić

Rector of University of Arts, Belgrade, Professor at the Faculty of Drama. Chair of Art & Culture SubBoard, Open Society Institute (Soros fund), Budapest. Lecturer on the numerous courses: European Diploma in Cultural Project Management (Foundation Marcel Hicter, Bruxelles), ECUMEST, Dijon-Bucarest, Moscow School of Social and Economical Sciences, CEU Budapest, Lyon II, Jagellonian University in Krakow, etc.  External examiner for the Master Programme "Art & Media Management in a European Context". Trainer-expert, consultant in cultural policy and management for European Cultural Foundation, Council of Europe, UNESCO, Foundation Marcel Hicter, G 17 +, British Council etc. Realized more then 50 projects in cultural policy and management. Published 12 books and more then 100 essays. 

Józef Dulak

Józef Dulak

Head of the Faculty of Biotechnology at the Jagiellonian University. Holds a PhD degree and Habilitation from the Jagiellonian University. His areas of interest include in particular heme oxygenase-1, angiogenesis and gene therapy. Recipient of numerous grants for his research, an author of numerous publications.

Victoria Dunaeva

Victoria Dunaeva

Journalist, editor-in-chief of the Spektrum Polsko-Mołdawskie.  

Eva Dvořáková

In 1997 finished studies in History of International Relations at the Faculty of Philosophy of the Charles University in Prague; from 1998 to 2001 worked at the International Relations and European Integration Department of the Czech Ministry of the Interior; since October 2001 has been working for the Czech Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Central European Department (October 2001-September 2002 – desk officer for Hungary and Visegrad Cooperation, since October 2002 head of the Unit for V4 Countries, Baltic States and Slovenia). 

Laurence Dyevre

Born in Paris. Studied Russian and Polish Philology at the Eastern Languages Institute in Paris and then Polish Philology at the Sorbonne. She taught Polish language in France. For many years, she has been translating Polish prose into French. Member of the French Association of Literary Translators (Stanisław Lem, Czesław Miłosz, Sławomir Mrożek, Jerzy Pilch, Mariusz Wilk, Adam Zagajewski). Currently the vice-director of the French Institute in Krakow.   

Marta Dzido

Marta Dzido

Writer, documentary filmmaker and film editor. Studied at the Polish Film School in Łódź. Author of three novels: A Mark Left by Mom, The Clam and a hypertext Matrioszka. Director of photography of the documentary Underground Women’s State and co-director of Downtown, a documentary that has won the Hollywood Eagle Documentary Award in 2011.Her documentary Solidarity according to Women" won The Krzysztof Kieslowski Beyond Borders Award in 2015. A holder of the grant of the Book Institute and of the Homines Urbani grant of the Villa Decius Association (2007), Ministry of Culture and National Heritage (2007), Young Poland (2012) and Visegrad Literary Residency Program (2012).

Grzegorz Dziemidowicz

Grzegorz Dziemidowicz

Ambassador, Egyptologist, journalist and diplomat. Former ambassador of the Republic of Poland in Egypt and Sudan (1993-1999) and in Greece (2001-2005). Director of Diplomatic Academy (2006-2007). Graduate of  Oriental Institute of Warsaw University, postgraduate at Institute of Journalism (1970). Member of Polish Archaeological Missions in Egypt and Sudan (1966-1968). Journalist in Polish Radio and TV 1969-1991 - reporter, commentator, anchorman and deputy editor-in-chef. Spokesman of Foreign Ministry of Poland, Director of the Department of Information Systems, Deputy Director of the Cabinet of Minister. Teaches courses on Diplomacy in Polish and English at Collegium Civitas and University of Social Sciences and Humanities.

Petra Dzurovčinová

Petra Dzurovčinováwas born and bred as an entrepreneur, whose passion lies in finding smart solutions to existing problems. Ms. Dzurovčinováhas lead and grown the Slovak Alliance for the Internet Economy (SAPIE) since its inception in 2014. SAPIE acts as an industry body for innovative companies throughout Slovakia, creates regional and EU-wide partnerships, promotes entrepreneurship and connects the private and public sphere. As part of her role she works with government representatives as well as the office representing the President of Slovakia. She further works with the innovation ecosystem in Slovakia and prepares papers and recommendations for policies that help improve the digital economy in Slovakia.

Martin Ehl

Martin Ehl

PhD at Charles University, Prague in Political Science, recipient of numerous fellowships and professional courses in the U.S., Poland, Hungary, Belgium, Italy and Slovenia. In 1999 he was a research fellow at Institute of International Relations, Prague, between 2001-2006 lecturer at University of West Bohemia Pilsen teaching global issues. Since 2001, a reporter for the Czech economic daily Hospodářské noviny, and since 2006 the head of the foreign desk. Previously, he worked in various Czech written media outlets, incl. TV and radio. He has published articles in the Serbian, Slovak and Polish press. His main areas of expertise include: Central Europe, Balkans, security policy, transatlantic relations, globalization, Latin America and Spain. From 2009 onwards, lecturerin Central and Eastern European Political Systems at the Metropolitan University in Prague. Author of a book A Third Decade: about the Life, Politics and People between Brussels and Gazprom.

Rune Eraker

Rune Eraker

For more than two decades worked as an independent documentary photographer.  He became a member of the Amsterdam based picture agency Hollandse Hoogte back in 1990. Eraker has had a number of solo exhibitions in artmuseums (a selection: The Stenersenmuseum (Oslo 2001), Trondheim Artmuseum (2006),  Nobels Peacecenter (Oslo 2009), Sørlandet  Artmuseum (Kristiansand 2010), Bryggen Museum (Bergen 2005) and Guayasamin Artmuseum (Quito, Equador 1993))  and has published widely in magazines and newspapers, both in Norway and internationally. He has also published a number of photobooks:  (“Øyeblikk av Lys” (Aschehoug 2001), “The Smell of Longing” (Wigestrand 2005) and “The Dream of Europe” (Press Books 2009)). In 2009 he was the picture-editor of “Norwegian Documentary photography today”, (Press Books 2009) based on his previous participation as the leader of the jury of Fritt Ord’s 2007 grand support of Norwegian Documentary Photography projects. In 2002 he won a photodocumentary award in Society for News and Design (USA) for a story on DR Kongo.  In 2009 he received the award “Freelancer of the year in Norway”.  Currently Rune Eraker is heading the editorial team at Norwegian Journal of Photography, and he is one of four curators at EPEA (The European Photo Exhibition Award). Since 2009 Rune Eraker has been working on his new solo exhibition “The Blind Eye”, focusing on the connection between globalization and climate change.

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