Staff and faculty
Grégor Puppinck, Ph.D.
Director of the European Centre for Law and Justice (ECLJ).
In 2016, he was appointed member of the Panel of Experts on Freedom of Religion or Belief of the OSCE/ODIHR, whose role is to support OSCE participating States in implementing their commitments on the right to freedom of religion and conscience.
Since 2000, he regularly serves as an expert representing the Holy See in committees of the Council of Europe, currently in the Committee of experts on the System of the European Convention on Human Rights (DH-SYSC), under the Steering Committee for Human Rights (CDDH).
Between 2003 and 2012, Grégor Puppinck has given lectures on human rights as well as international and constitutional law at the Law Schools of the University of Mulhouse and University of Strasbourg.
He is the author of several books and numerous legal articles published in several languages.
Prof. dr András Lánczi
University professor, Rector of Corvinus University of Budapest from 2016 to 2021.
Since 1991 he has been a lecturer and from 2002 to 2016, the director of the Institute of Political Science of the University of Economics. His field of education and research is political philosophy, with particular focus on the analysis of the relationship between political knowledge and political action. He is particularly interested in the historical discussion of fundamental questions of faith and rationality. He is mainly influenced by the philosophical work of Leo Strauss and Eric Voegelin. He has scholarly connections with the Eric Voegelin Institute (Louisiana State University), where he was researcher in the Fulbright Fellowship Programme, with Michigan State University, where he worked with Strauss students, and the Liberty Fund, which influenced his knowledge and outlook for three decades.
He is a well-known member of the European Conservative Cultural Movement as well as Chairman and co-founder of the Advisory Board of the Dutch Foundation Center for European Renewal.
He is the author, editor, and translator of many books which he has been publishing since 1986. Recent stand-alone volumes: Debate of antiques and moderns. Late remarks to Pascal (2019), Political Realism and Wisdom (2015), Political Knowledge (2012), The Legacy of Fate (2009), 20th Century Political Philosophy (2007), Utopia as a Tradition (2005).
Stephen Baskerville, Ph.D.
Full Professor, Head of Department of State Studies
He is Research Fellow at the Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society and the Independent Institute and former Professor of Government at Patrick Henry College. He holds a PhD from the London School of Economics and has held regular appointments at Howard University (1987-1992, 1997-2005) and Palacky University in the Czech Republic (1992-1997), plus Fulbright Scholarships. He writes on comparative and international politics and on political ideologies with an emphasis on radical religious movements and sexuality. He is the author of The New Politics of Sex: The Sexual Revolution, Civil Liberties, and the Growth of Governmental Power (Angelico, 2017), and Taken Into Custody: The War against Fathers, Marriage, and the Family(Cumberland House, 2007). His other books include Not Peace But a Sword: The Political Theology of the English Revolution (Routledge, 1993; full expanded edition, Wipf & Stock, 2018).
Baskerville is widely recognized as a leading authority on fatherhood, family policy, and sexual politics, and his writings have appeared in leading national and international publications, both popular and scholarly: the Washington Post, Washington Times, Independent Review, Salisbury Review, Society, The American Conservative, Chronicles, Political Science and Politics, Touchstone, Human Events, Women's Quarterly, Catholic World Report, Crisis, Insight, World Net Daily, Whistleblower, The Family in America, Family Policy Review, American Spectator, The Spectator, The American Enterprise, National Review, Liberty, the Sunday Independent, LewRockwell.com, The New Presence, MovieGuide.com, and others. His work has also been published by major public policy “think tanks,” including the National Center for Policy Analysis, Institute for Policy Innovation, Howard Center for Family, Religion, and Society, and the Heartland Institute.
He has appeared on national and international radio and television programs, including The O’Reilly Factor, Hardball with Chris Matthews, The Dennis Prager Show, The Michael Medved Show, CNN, Court TV, Think Tank with Ben Wattenberg, Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg, Janet Parshall’s America, the Albert Mohler Radio Program, and others.
He has been featured in profiles and write-ups in Human Events, Reason magazine, the Gannett newspapers, Men’s News Daily, Fathering Magazine, the Washington Times, Townhall.com, the Ottawa Citizen, the Royal Gazette (Bermuda), El Visitante (Puerto Rico), and elsewhere.
He is an adviser to the Men’s Health Network and serves on the board of affiliates of Gendercide Watch, a human rights organization that monitors gender-specific atrocities. He has served as managing editor for the International Journal for Religious Freedom.
A complete list of his publications is available here.
Dr Francis J. Beckwith, prof. CI
Professor of Philosophy and Church-State Studies, Affiliate Professor of Political Science, and Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Philosophy at Baylor University (USA). A graduate of Fordham University (PhD, MA in philosophy) and the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis (Master of Juridical Studies), he is a lecturer and author in the areas of religion and the law, jurisprudence, political and moral philosophy, and philosophy of religion. He has published over 100 academic articles, book chapters, and reference entries as well as over one dozen books including Defending Life: A Moral and Legal Case Against Abortion Choice (Cambridge University Press, 2007) and Taking Rites Seriously: Law, Politics, and the Reasonableness of Faith (Cambridge University of Press, 2015), winner of the American Academy of Religion’s 2016 Book Award  for Excellence in the Study of Religion in the category of Constructive-Reflective Studies.
Jane F. Adolphe, Ph.D.
J.C.D., Canon Law, 2001, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy
J.C.L., Canon Law, 1997, Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Rome, Italy
LL.B/B.C.L, 1990, Common Law & Civil law degrees, University of McGill, Montreal, Canada
B.A, 1985, Political Science major, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta
Areas of Expertise
Professor Adolphe has taught Canon Law, Criminal Law, Family Law, International Family Law, International Human Rights, International Law, and International Law and the Holy See.
Dr. Jane Adolphe is called to practice law in the State of New York, USA and Province of Alberta, Canada with degrees in civil law (LL.B/B.C.L) and canon law (J.C.L/J.C.D). As a Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law (AMSL), in Naples, Florida (2001 – present), with an expertise in international human rights law, from 2003 she worked for the Holy See (Pope), Secretariat of State, Section for Relations for States, first as an outside legal advisor for Popes John Paul II and Benedict XVI, then in 2011, during the final years of Pope Benedict VI’s papacy, as an inside expert on international human rights issues within the United Nations System in Vatican City State, and continued into the papacy of Pope Francis, until her resignation in 2020.
While working for the Holy See, in her capacity as Professor of Law, Adolphe established the International Center on Law, Life, Faith and Family (ICOLF), in 2014, as a forum for Catholic jurists guided by the Holy See’s Charter on the Rights of the Family. It was renamed the International Catholic Jurists Forum (ICJF), in 2021. Under the auspices of this forum, Adolphe has organized multiple international conferences on topics of relevance for the Holy See, some of which have resulted in the publication of books that she has co-edited: Clerical Sexual Misconduct: An Interdisciplinary Analysis (Cluny: 2020); Equality and Non-discrimination: Catholic Roots, Current Challenges (Pickwick: 2019); The Persecution of Christians in the Middle East: Prevention, Prohibition, Prosecution (Angelico Press: 2018).
Another notable book co-edited by Adolphe is St. Paul, the Natural Law and Contemporary Legal Theory (Lexington: 2012). A dialogue between theologians at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, in Detroit, Michigan, and law professors at AMSL, it was the outcome document of a speaking series organized by Adolphe and Dr. Robert Fastiggi during the “Year of St. Paul”, declared by Pope Benedict XVI. The book responds to a specific request for a conference on the natural law made by Cardinal Joseph Ratzinger, Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith (as Pope Benedict XVI then was) to AMSL President and Dean, at the time, Bernard Dobranski.
Adolphe was awarded the top 20 persons (6th) of 2020 by Inside the Vatican Magazine for her courage and determination. She was described as a “tireless advocate for victims of abuse and persecution,” and was also profiled as a guest on the Series: Where are they now?” regarding her athletic career with the University of Calgary Dinos basketball team, her career as a law professor, and work with the Pope. She recently appeared on EWTN live with Father Mitch Pacwa to speak about “Catholic thought and Human Rights.” Most recently, Adolphe together with Elizabeth Westhoff of AMSL prepared a series of videos under the auspices of the ICJF to help launch the Global Call to Prayer for China Campaign organized by a coalition of lay Catholics and Christians from around the globe.
She began her legal career clerking with the Court of Appeal and Queens Bench in Calgary, Alberta, and the law firm Bennett Jones Verchere, then prosecuted criminal cases for the Alberta Crown Prosecutor’s Office, and later worked as a legal consultant to a law firm in Rome, and to non-governmental organizations lobbying at United Nations’ conferences, before participating as a member of various delegations of the Holy See at international meetings.
Her doctoral thesis in canon law is entitled: A Light to the Nations: The Holy See and the International Convention on the Rights of the Child. She has published numerous articles on international human rights and the Holy See, and holds a Bachelor of Arts and four law degrees: licentiate and doctorate in canon law (J.C.L/J.C.D) from the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, in Rome, Italy; common law (LL.B), and civil law (B.C.L.) from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Adolphe also holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Calgary.
Professional Membership or Consultant
Member, State Bar of New York, USA
Member, Bar of Alberta, Canada
Director, International Catholic Jurists Forum
Senior Advisor, Global Liberty Alliance
Board of Advisors, International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute
International Advisory Board, Campion College (Australia)
Honors and Professional Affiliations
Top 20 persons (6th) of 2020 by Inside the Vatican Magazine
Jimmie Condon Scholarship, three-time winner, University of Calgary
Numerous tournament and conference all-star awards for athletic achievement in basketball, University of Calgary
Alberta Provincial Basketball Team
All Canadian Basketball Team (1985)
City of Calgary Booster Club Award (1985)
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Stephen Nikola Bartulica, Ph.D.
Member of the Croatian Parliament. He is an associate professor of political philosophy at the Catholic University of Croatia in Zagreb. His scholarly interests include the relationship between religion and politics, ideologies and constitutional theory. He has served in positions at the highest level of government, most recently as senior foreign policy advisor to Prime Minister Tihomir Orešković in 2016. He is the founder and president of the Center for Renewal of Culture, a Croatian NGO designed to educate young professionals in virtue ethics and leadership. This NGO was part of a coalition which successfully organized a national referendum on marriage in Croatia in 2013. Prof. Bartulica is a native of St. Joseph, Missouri.
Andreas Kinneging, Ph.D.
Prof. Kinneging was educated at the Catholic University of Nijmegen (MA in political philosophy), and at the University of Leiden, where he received his doctorate in law. His academic interests lie in the fields of political, legal and moral philosophy, metaphysics and theology. He specializes in modern, medieval, and ancient philosophy.
Miša Đjurković, Ph.D.
Undergraduate, Master and Ph.D. studies at the Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade University. Ph.D. thesis: Liberalism and the State - Political Philosophy of John Stuart Mill. Research interests: political theory, ideology, bioethics, family legislation. Published or edited more than 20 books and collections of papers, served as an adviser to the Prime minister of Serbia, columnist in leading Serbian daily “Politika” for 20 years. Director of Institute of European Studies (Belgrade, Serbia).
Victor Kostov, Ph.D.
Missionary and a lawyer. He is involved in public and theological debate on issues of freedom of conscience and church and state. Dr Kostov teaches Missiology and Introduction to Law at the faculty of one of the schools within the Bulgarian Evangelical Theological Institute. Editor and publisher of the almanacs Church-State Relations after the Fall of Communism (2013), Christianity and Politics: Cooperation or Conflict? (2015), and Christianity and National Security: Biblical, Historical, and Contextual View (2017). Founding editor of the website and online magazine SvobodaZaVseki.com, (Freedom for All) which addresses questions of church and state, faith and politics, freedom of religion, conscience and speech, and defending traditional family values since 2004. Dr Kostov has published articles in “Christianity Today”, “Christian Century”, “The Christian Post”, “Religion and Christianity”, and “Baptistic Theologies” in English, and also in Bulgarian academic and periodical media. Dr Kostov litigates for freedom of speech and religion in Bulgarian courts and before the European Court of Human Rights. He also helps lead a small church in Northwestern Bulgaria. He is married with three children, two of them adults.
Angela Gandra, Ph.D.
Law Degree - Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ph.D.: Philosophy of Law, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). Visitor Researcher Harvard University. Degree Advanced Management Program (AMP-IESE/University of Navarre). Ex-Partner at Advocacia Gandra Martins. Professor at CEU LAW SCHOOL (Ethics and Legal Anthropology). Professor of Tax Law at University Mackenzie (postgraduate). Member of the Brazilian Academy of Philosophy. President of the Ives Gandra Institute of Law, Philosophy and Economics. National Secretary of the Family at the Ministry of Women, Family and Human Rights in Brazil.
Volodymyr Burdin, Ph.D.
Dean of the Faculty of Law, professor, Doctor of Laws. Graduated from the Law Faculty of Lviv University in 1998. He completed his postgraduate studies from 1998 to 2001 and became Candidate of Law in 2002 through his publication, “Peculiarities of juvenile criminal responsibility in Ukraine” (2002). From 2001 – Assistant Professor, and since 2005 - Associate Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology and Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Law of Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. In 2011 received his J.D. degree. Since 2014 – Professor of Criminal Law and Criminology.
DR MARIA YVONNE BĂNCILĂ
Assistant lecturer at the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures, Modern Languages Department, the University of Bucharest, Romania, teaching English at the Faculty of Orthodox Theology as well as the Faculty of Letters and the Faculty of Business Administration – also part of the University of Bucharest. Double Bachelor’s degree in Theology and Philology-English Letters, awarded by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology – the University of Bucharest, in 2001. Master’s degree earned in American Studies, awarded by the Faculty of Foreign Languages and Literatures - the University of Bucharest, in 2005. Ph.D. thesis in Theology, awarded by the Faculty of Orthodox Theology – the University of Bucharest, in 2015. Current research and activity: research into biblical terminology; the theory and practice of translation; the life and works of the religious authors John Bunyan and C.S. Lewis.
Robert Oscar Lopez, Ph.D.
Lopez holds a PhD from New York State University, Buffalo. He joined the faculty at California State University, Northridge in 2008. He became a tenured Associate Professor of English and Classics in 2013.
Lopez has served as the President of the International Children's Rights Institute since 2014. He testified against legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota. He wrote an amicus curiae brief for the Supreme Court in the Obergefell vs. Hodges case about same-sex marriage.
In 2016, Lopez resigned from his position at CSUN and later became Professor of Humanities at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.
Nazar Stetsyk, Ph.D.
National Expert within the Project “Support to the Implementation of the Judicial Reform in Ukraine” (Council of Europe). Vice-Dean on Scholar Activity, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Managing Editor of the Scholar Journal “Visnyk of Lviv University. Series Law” (Issues 67/2018, 68/2019, 69/2019). Associate Professor at the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law, Faculty of Law, Ivan Franko National University of Lviv. Laureate of the Lviv Regional State Administration and Lviv Regional Council Reward for Young Scientists and Researchers in 2018.
Michaela Moravčíková, Th.D.
obtained her Th.D. and ThLic. degree at Palacký University in Olomouc (Czech Republic) and MA at Prešov University in Prešov (Slovak Republic) and she studied interdisciplinary at the Faculty of Law in Pavel Jozef Šafárik in Košice (Slovak Republic). She is a researcher and lecturer at the Law Faculty in Trnava University (Slovak Republic), director of the Institute for Legal Aspects of Religious Freedom. In her research, she focuses on issues of religious freedom, the relationship of society and religion, the relationship of the State and churches and religious societies and State neutrality. She has had several works published and is dedicated to the issues of law and religion, natural rights, conscientious objection, contractual relations between state and churches, religious freedom, the position of churches in society including their economic support, and matters of multiculturalism and human rights. She is an author of the following monographs: Human Rights, Culture and Religion; Church and Human Rigts; Caesar's to Caesar - Economic Support of Churches and Religious Societies, and more than two hundred other works. She leads one national scientific project: International legal obligations of the Slovak Republic in the field of financing of Catholic Church (2021-2024). Currently she is a member of research teams of two national scientific projects: Penetration of labor law into other sectors of private law (and vice versa) and Constitution of a liberal democratic State and radicalization of political culture.
Ligia Castaldi, LL.M.
LL.M., 2004, Harvard Law School
LL.M. in International Law and the Law of International Organizations, 2001, University of Groningen
Lic. en C. J. y Soc., 1999, Universidad Nacional Autónoma de Honduras
Areas of Expertise
Bioethics, International Law, International Human Rights Law
Ligia De Jesús Castaldi is Professor of Law at Ave Maria School of Law. Her scholarship focuses on prenatal rights in international human rights law, particularly, in Latin America and the Caribbean. Courses taught by her include International Law, Family Law and Protection of Human Life in Law and Public Policy.
Before joining Ave Maria School of Law faculty, Professor Castaldi worked for several international and governmental human rights agencies, including UNICEF’s regional office for Latin America and the Caribbean and the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. She was also a legal advisor to the National Congress of Honduras on human life and family issues.
Professor Castaldi is a board member of the International Solidarity and Human Rights Institute (ISHRI). She received LL.M. degrees from the University of Groningen and Harvard Law School.
Key Works: works.bepress.com/ligia_dejesus/
Director of Legal Studies at the Center for Family and Human Rights (C-Fam). Stefano Gennarini is a lawyer specializing in law and international politics. Since 2012, he has been representing C-Fam at the UN General Assembly and ECOSOC. Reports on this activity are published in the weekly "Friday Fax", the flagship C-Fam publishing house. He has also published in such titles as "First Things", "Breitbart", "CQ Researcher" and "National Catholic Register". He has given interviews for the “New York Times”, “Associated Press”, “Washinton Times”, “Washington Post”, “National Catholic Register”, NPR and Relevant Radio. Stefano Gennarini earned his Juris Doctor from Notre Dame Law School and was a Blackstone Legal Fellow in 2009. He had lived in the United States, Great Britain, Italy, Nigeria and the Caribbean. He is fluent in Italian and Spanish.
William L. Saunders, Ph.D.
Professor - Human Rights, Religious Liberty, Bioethics, Catholic University of America. He is Chair of the Religious Liberties Practice Group of the Federalist Society. He also holds the title of Professor and Director of the Program in Human Rights in the School of Arts & Sciences and is a Co-director of the Center for Religious Liberty at the Columbus School of Law. Before joining the Catholic University of America, Mr. Saunders served as Senior Vice President and Senior Counsel with Americans United for Life for ten years. From 1999 to 2009, he was Senior Fellow in Bioethics and Human Rights Counsel at the Family Research Council.
Mr. Saunders attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on a Morehead scholarship. He obtained his degree in law from the Harvard Law School.
Mr. Saunders was featured in Harvard’s first Guide to Conservative Public Interest Law in 2003 and again in the 2008 edition. He served on Harvard’s Advisory Committee for its 2008 celebration of public interest law. A member of the Supreme Court bar, he has authored numerous legal briefs in state, federal, foreign, and international courts.
Rev. Piotr Kroczek, Ph.D.
Professor of social sciences in the discipline of legal science, PhD in Theology; research interests: interpretation of law, legislation, personal data protection, religious law; recently published the following monographs: Prawo wewnętrzne związków wyznaniowych w perspektywie organów władzy publicznej. Klauzule generalne [Internal law of religious associations in the perspective of public authorities. General clauses] (2017), Parafia w optyce katolickiej i luterańskiej. Studium teologiczno-prawne [The parish in Catholic and Lutheran optics. A theological and legal study] (2017), Przetwarzanie danych osobowych przez podmioty Kościoła katolickiego w Polsce: transfer pomiędzy państwami [Processing of personal data by entities of the Catholic Church in Poland: transfer between states] (2020).
Grzegorz Kucharczyk, Ph.D.
Born in 1969, Professor of Humanities. Vice-Chancellor for Science at the Jacob of Paradies University in Gorzów Wielkopolski, professor at the History Institute at the Polish Academy of Sciences. Conducts research in the field of Prussian and German history and Polish-German relations in the 19th and 20th centuries. His research interests also include the history of anti-Catholicism as well as Polish and global political thought. He has recently published the following books: Wersal 1919. Nowa kultura bezpieczeństwa dla Polski i Europy [Versailles 1919: A New Culture of Security for Poland and Europe] (Poznań, 2019), Chrystofobia. Pięćset lat nienawiści do Chrystusa i Kościoła [Chrystofobia. Five Hundred Years of Hatred of Christ and the Church] (Warsaw, 2020), Długi Kulturkampf. Pruskie i niemieckie wojny kulturowe przeciw Polsce 1795-1918 [Long Kulturkampf. Prussian and German Culture Wars against Poland 1795-1918] (Warsaw, 2020), Prusy. Pięć wieków [Prussia. Five Centuries] (Warsaw, 2020), Katedra i uniwersytet. O kryzysie i nadziei cywilizacji chrześcijańskiej [The Cathedral and the University. On the Crisis and Hope of Christian Civilization] (Kraków, 2021). For his book on the Armenian genocide in Turkey in 1915. (Pierwszy holokaust XX wieku [The First Holocaust of the Twentieth Century], Warsaw 2004) he received the "Phoenix" Catholic Publishers Award in 2005.
He is a columnist in conservative and Catholic papers in Poland and abroad. He has published in "Salisbury Review", "Christian Order", "Christianitas", "Polonia Christiana", "Nasz Dziennik", "Miłujcie się". A regular columnist for the weekly "Do Rzeczy" and Radio Maryja.
Ireneusz Kunicki, Ph.D.
Associate Professor at the University of Łódź; author of numerous publications in the field of civil procedure, in particular devoted to jurisprudence, enforcement proceedings, and international civil proceedings.
Krzysztof Wiak, Ph.D.
Lawyer, holder of a postdoctoral degree in criminal law and head of the Criminal Law Department at the Catholic University of Lublin. His main research interests are the legal life protection, counter-terrorism, crimes against the Republic of Poland. He is a judge of the Supreme Court, a member of scientific and expert institutions including the Pontifical Academy for Life in Rome, the Legislative Council and a member of editorial boards of national and international scientific journals, including "The Prison Systems Review", Przeglądu Legislacyjnego [Legislative Review], Kultury Prawnej [Legal Culture], "Issues of Combating Crimes". Author of more than 100 scientific publications, including Ochrona dziecka poczętego w polskim prawie karnym [The protection of the unborn child in Polish criminal law] (2001), Prawokarne środki przeciwdziałania terroryzmowi [Criminal Law Measures to Counteract Terrorism] (2009), "Terrorism and Criminal Law" (2012), Kodeks karny. Komentarz [The Criminal Code. Commentary] (7 editions, last: 2021, co-editor).
Michał Michalski, Ph.D.
Cultural expert, economic ethicist, researcher on the interrelations between culture, family and economy. Member of the Family Council at the Ministry of Family and Social Policy, president of the Family and Society Knowledge Institute Foundation, and expert of the Polish Parents Forum. Associate professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Faculty of Anthropology and Cultural Studies of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań. In 2003, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled Kulturowy wymiar pracy ludzkiej [The Cultural Dimension of Human Work] (published in 2005 by Wydawnictwo Poznańskie under the title Człowiek, praca, kultura. O kulturowym wymiarze pracy ludzkiej [Man, Work, Culture. On the cultural dimension of human work]). In 2014, he published his habilitation monograph entitled Znaczenie rodziny dla międzypokoleniowej transmisji kultury gospodarczej [The importance of the family for the intergenerational transmission of economic culture] (Wydawnictwo Naukowe UAM, Poznań 2014). Author of more than fifty publications (in Polish and English) on the interdependence between family, culture, and socio-economic development. Since 2016, member of the Family Council of the Governor of Wielkopolska. In addition, member and treasurer of the Polish Business Ethics Association EBEN Poland, member of the Polish Economic Society, member of the European Network for Research on Supplementary Pensions and Fellow of the European SPES Institute.
Rev. Tomasz Rakoczy, Ph.D.
Doctor of jurisprudence in the field of canon law. Research interests: family and guardianship law, religious law, theory, human rights. Author of publications on the cooperation between the state and the Church in the field of family law, in which he conducts comparative analysis of key legal issues, such as marriage and its durability, child welfare, and protection of family rights.
Att. Tomasz Strugalski, Ph.D.
Attorney-at-law, Ph.D. in Law, graduate of Łazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw and many postgraduate studies at various universities. Scientifically engaged in the issue of civil liability for personal injury, especially in sports and recreation, including in particular the issue of the function of such liability, but would preferably write his habilitation thesis on the dysfunctionality of legal norms and the legal system. He has been a diving instructor for many years and has published papers on teaching methodology, as well as safety and liability of participants and organizers of sports and recreational activities.
Att. Klaudia Gawlik-Bugańska, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, attorney-at-law, entered in the list of attorneys kept by the Distrit Council of Attorneys in Warsaw. She prepared her doctoral dissertation on labor law under the supervision of Prof. Dr hab. Jerzy Wratny. She completed her postgraduate studies in labor law and social insurance at the Łazarski School of Commerce and Law in Warsaw.
She specializes in labor law, social insurance, personal data protection and company law. She has also conducted numerous trainings on labor law and personal data protection issues, taking into account the EU GDPR Regulation. She has several years of experience as a lecturer in individual and collective labor law and social insurance for students of law, administration and economy. She cooperates with law firms and runs her own law practice.
Att. Krzysztof Wąsowski, Ph.D.
Rev. Jarosław Krzewicki, Ph.D.
He completed his theological studies at the University of Opole, studies in Canon Law at the Gregorian University in Rome with a PhD in Church Public Law, studies in Moral Theology at the University of St. Thomas Aquinas and at the Alphonsian Academy in Rome with a PhD, studies in Secular Law at the European School of Law and Administration in Warsaw.
Rev. Jacek Zieliński, Ph.D.
A reverend of the Archdiocese of Warmia. Graduate of the Higher Theological Seminary in Olsztyn, the Catholic University of Lublin (1977-1983), and the Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw; lawyer, theologian, sociologist and ethicist, doctor of laws specializing in law. Former lecturer at, among others, the Higher Theological Seminary in Olsztyn, University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, and University of Bari.
Judge Dariusz Drajewicz, Ph.D.
Delegated to the Research and Analysis Department of the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution and the Appellate Court in Warsaw, author of over 90 scientific publications in the field criminal law, including monographs. Editor and co-author of Komentarz do Kodeksu postępowania karnego (C.H. Beck, seria Duże Komentarze, 2020, t. I – ss. 1953, t. II – ss. 1136) [Commentary to the Code of Criminal Procedure (C.H. Beck, Big Commentary series, 2020, vol. I - pp. 1953, vol. II - pp. 1136)];
Paweł Milcarek, Ph.D.
Born in 1966, Doctor of Humanities in Philosophy (1994), Master of Arts in History (1991), between 1992 and 2008 he worked at the Department of the History of Medieval Philosophy of the Academy of Catholic Theology / Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński University in Warsaw; founder and editor-in-chief of the quarterly "Christianitas". Author of books and articles on the history of philosophy, Latin liturgy and monastic spirituality; he conducts research on the hermeneutics of the Second Vatican Council reform.
Filip Furman, Ph.D.
Sociologist, PhD in health sciences, graduate of Warsaw University and Beijing Language and Culture University. He defended his doctoral dissertation with honors at the National Institute of Public Health - National Institute of Hygiene. He gained experience in the Ministry of Health and in non-governmental organizations dealing with health in a broad sense - both from the scientific and systemic perspectives. His professional interests include bioethics, sociology of health, and public health. Director of the Center for Social Sciences and Bioethics at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture.
Marek Kawa, Ph.D.
Polish and English philologist, Americanist, columnist, and local government activist. A graduate of the Faculty of Philology at Opole University and American Studies at Faculty of International and Political Studies of Jagiellonian University in 2012. A graduate of the Higher School of Management in executive management. He holds an Executive MBA diploma affiliated with Apsley Business School in London. Since 2017, a member of the Opole Council for Public Benefit, the Civic Budget team at the Mayor of Opole and the Chapter for Professors of Education at the Ministry of National Education and the Minister of Education. He lectured and cooperated, among others, with the Opole University, Polonia Academy in Częstochowa, and Legnica School of Management. He is an assistant professor at the Janusz Korczak Academy of Education in Warsaw and the author of many scientific monographs, articles, and translations.
Att. Dariusz Lasocki
Local government official (Warsaw councilor in the years 2010-2020), member of the State Electoral Commission. Member of the Regional Chamber of Legal Advisors in Warsaw, where he completed his practical training. In 2015 he took part (as one of 20 persons) in the competition "Lawyer Pro Bono" organized by the University [of Warsaw (?)] Legal Advice Clinics Foundation and the daily newspaper Rzeczpospolita, promoting lawyers providing free legal assistance to people in need.
Graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw and the British Centre for the Study of English and European Law (University of Cambridge). During his legal studies he attended a law clinic where he worked with the Warsaw office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR).
Recipient of foreign research fellowships: Institute of International Public Law and International Relations (Thessaloniki, Greece), International School of Nuclear Law (Montpellier, France), Institute for Studies on Economics and Employment (Iseo, Italy), Duke Law School - Duke Geneva Institute in Transnational Law (Geneva, Switzerland). Recipient of a scholarship for the conference at The Acton Institute (Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA) and Salzburg Global Seminar (Bank of Austria scholarship). Student of the prestigious Hague Academy of International Law (The Hague, Netherlands).
Graduate of the School for Civil Society Leaders (2013). Participant of the first edition of the Leadership Academy for Poland organized by the Center for Leadership (2016).
Recipient of the Marshall Memorial Fellowship from the German Marshall Fund in the United States (2016-2017). He has completed a management course at the ICAN Institute as well as the EY Academy of Business and management training at the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University in Washington, DC.
Robert Wyszyński, Ph.D.
Doctor in Sociology, specializing in the sociology of culture. His interests revolve around the transformations of the hospice movement and palliative care institutions in Poland and the problems of euthanasia. He conducted long-term research among exiles in Kazakhstan. He is a member of the Repatriation Council and a researcher of the indigenous groups in Siberia. He graduated from the Institute of Sociology at the University of Warsaw, where he also defended his doctoral dissertation.
Justyna Melonowska, Ph.D.
PhD in philosophy, psychologist, assistant professor at Maria Grzegorzewska Academy of Special Education in Warsaw. Member of the European Society of Women in Theological Research. From 2014 to 2017 a columnist for Więzi and a member of the Więzi Laboratory team. Since 2017 author of Christianitas. Pisma na rzecz ortodoksji [Christianitas. Writings for Orthodoxy]. Participant in numerous public debates. Author of the monograph Ordo amoris, amor ordinis. Emancypacja w konserwatyzmie [Ordo amoris, amor ordinis. Emancipation in conservatism] (APS 2018), Osob(n)a:kobieta a personalizm Karola Wojtyły - Jana Pawła II. Doktryna i rewizja [Person/separate woman and the personalism of Karol Wojtyla - John Paul II. Doctrine and revision] (Difin 2016),co-editor of the book "Friendship with the Other. Religions - Relations - Attitudes" (PTPN UAM 2016). Her research interests include philosophy and theology of the person, issues of subjectivity in the writings of the contemporary Catholic Church, understanding religious orthodoxy in the 20th and 21st centuries, and religious leadership. Two collections of her dissertations, essays, and polemics are currently awaiting publication, titled: Religia i walka. Pisma machabejskie [Religion and Struggle. Machabean Writings] and Religia i walka. Pisma jakubowe [Religion and Struggle. The Jamesian Writings]
Krzysztof Szwarc, Ph.D.
Graduate of the University of Economics in Poznan, faculty of Informatics and Econometrics. In 2007 he received the title of PhD in economic sciences for the thesis entitled Determinanty głębokości ubóstwa gospodarstw domowych w Poznaniu [Determinants of the depth of poverty among households in Poznań]. This work received the award of the Mayor of Poznań in the competition for the best doctoral thesis concerning the city. Since 1999 until now he has been an employee of the Poznań University of Economics (UEP), until 2017 in the Department of Statistics and Demographics and currently in the Department of Labour and Social Policy. He teaches mainly quantitative subjects: Statistics (and related) and Demographics. He has received the UEP Student Parliament award for the best practitioner of the university six times.
Bawer Aondo-Akaa, Ph.D.
In 2015, he defended his doctoral dissertation entitled “The natural and supernatural mission of persons with disabilities in the society and in the Church” at the Pontifical University of John Paul II in Kraków. Ambassador of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities since 2016.
Member of the Organizing Committee of the National March for Life and the board of the Christian Social Congress. His academic and social interests focus on Catholic Social Teaching, in particular the topic of the right to life of every human being
Antonina Karpowicz-Zbińkowska, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in theological sciences, musicologist; author of the books Teologia muzyki w dialogach filozoficznych św. Augustyna [The theology of music in the philosophical dialogues of St. Augustine] (Kraków 2013) and Zwierciadło muzyki [Mirror of music] (Tyniec/Biblioteka Christianitas 2016), Rozbite zwierciadło [Broken mirror] (in preparation - Kraków 2021). She has published, among others, in "Studia Theologica Varsaviensia". She is a member of the editorial board of "Christianitas"; Her interests focus on the philosophical and theological principles of music, especially as seen by ancient and early Christian authors, and in the theology of music as seen by Cardinal Josef Ratzinger – Pope Benedict XVI.
Dr Tomasz Dekert
Born in 1979, completed his master's (1998-2003) and doctoral (2003-2008) degrees at the Institute of Religious Studies of the Jagiellonian University. In 2009 he gained a doctorate (doctoral thesis entitled Apostazja w Adversus haereses Ireneusza z Lyonu [Apostasy in the Adversus haereses of Ireneus of Lyon]. Since 2010 assistant professor at the Institute of Cultural Studies of the Ignatianum University in Krakow (first in the Department of the History of Christian Culture, then in the Department of Cultural Philosophy and Religious Studies). Between 2008 and 2011 he worked at the Dominican Liturgical Centre Foundation in Kraków, and from 2011 to 2021 he was a member of the editorial committee of the series "Źrodło i Szczyt" published by the foundation. His current academic interests revolve mainly around the history and anthropology of the liturgy in the Latin world. He is the author of many publications concerning early Christian culture (doctrinal disputes, demonology, imaginarium, magomedical texts with Christian references, etc.) and anthropological interpretation of the changes and status of the Catholic liturgy in the twentieth century, especially in connection with the post-Vatican II reforms. Translator and academic editor of books on early Christian spirituality, monasticism, liturgical Latin, etc. Since 2014, member of the editorial board of the quarterly “Christianitas”.
Att. Marta Pietrzyk, Ph.D.
Ph.D. Pietrzyk has graduated from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. In 2016, she received her Ph.D. in Law from the same institution. She is a graduate of the Center for American Law at the University of Florida and the University of Warsaw and the Global Food Law and Quality program at Tuscia University. In 2015, she completed her legal training at the Warsaw Bar Association. Since 2016, attorney-at-law, member of the District Chamber of Legal Advisers in Warsaw. She gained her professional experience in law firms, in the European Parliament and in public administration. In 2016, she served as a permanent advisor to the Parliamentary Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development. She specializes in food law, agricultural law and administrative law. Personally, she is a wife and mother of three sons.
Rafał Kierzynka, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, judge at the Regional Court in Gorzów Wielkopolski, Poland, chief specialist at the Ministry of Justice in the field of international and European criminal law, lecturer at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution. Specialist in European criminal law, author and co-author of many publications on this subject, including commentaries and monographs. Polish representative in the Council of Europe committees and European Union working groups dealing with criminal law.
Monika Brzozowska-Pasieka, Ph.D
She received a Ph.D. in Law with specialization in copyright law. Since 2015, expert/lecturer at the National School of Judiciary and Public Prosecution, where she conducts trainings for judges from the V4 group in English. Since 2018 an expert of the Council of Europe in the HELP Programme. Her academic publications take into account changes in EU legislation and ECHR and CJEU jurisprudence. Her book publications cover press and public information law, copyright law and personal data protection.
Michał Rulski, Ph.D.
Political scientist, PhD in social sciences, author of the paper Soft power Unii Europejskiej po Traktacie z Lizbony [Soft power of the European Union after the Lisbon Treaty]. Former Deputy Director of the Civil Society Department in the Office of the Prime Minister and Deputy Director of the National Liberty Institute-Center for Civil Society Development.
Marcin Kulczyk, Ph.D.
Graduated in international relations at Nicolaus Copernicus University in Torun and political science at University of Strasbourg, where he defended his doctoral thesis on Polish view of the birth of European Union diplomacy. He has held professional internships in European institutions (European Parliament, Council of Europe) and Polish diplomatic missions in Strasbourg and Brussels. His academic interests include modern history, legal and institutional aspects of European integration, and human rights in the perspective of Christian social ethics.
Rafał Zgorzelski, Ph.D.
Manager with over twenty years of experience working in private companies in the logistics, energy and armaments sectors. He has experience in working in supervisory and management bodies of companies. Currently, he is a member of the managing body of a leading Polish transport company. In the past he managed the work of units responsible for the implementation of purchasing processes in key organizations on the market. He has excellent knowledge of business processes, which translates into efficiency in the implementation of strategy, organization and professionalization of companies, as well as the ability to develop and implement solutions for process optimization, including purchasing processes in companies. Doctor of Humanities in the field of history - graduate of Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń and Postgraduate Studies in Management and Postgraduate Studies in Sales Management in Practice at the WSB University in Toruń. He also holds an Executive MBA degree. Author of many publications, articles and analyses, including those on historical, socio-cultural, and business issues.
Maciej Łobza, Ph.D.
Graduate of the Poznań University of Economics (doctoral studies - economics, master's studies - international relations) and Poznań University of Technology (engineering studies - automation and management). His scientific interests include international finance and international economics. He is the author of a doctoral thesis on socially responsible investing, which was awarded by the Warsaw Stock Exchange.
Marcin Olszówka, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, Director of the Constitutional and Administrative Law Department at the Government Legislation Center. His academic interests include religious law, constitutional law, and bioethics. Author of several dozen scientific publications, including several monographs, articles in high-scoring scientific journals and a co-author of a commentary to the Constitution of the Republic of Poland, published by C.H. Beck Publisher.
Tomasz Banach, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, court enforcement officer. Graduated in administration from the University of Łódź and law from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. He completed his court enforcement officer training at the Chamber of Court Enforcement Officers in Kraków and passed the professional exam there. His academic interests focus on Roman public law and the political thought of the Roman republic.
Dr. John Laughland
Dr. John Laughland is a lecturer in political science and history at ICES, the Catholic Institute of the Vendée, in Western France, where he teaches course on political philosophy and international law. He is the author of several books including ‘A History of Political Trials from Charles I to Charles Taylor’ (2nd edition 2016) and ’The Tainted Source: The Undemocratic Origins of the European Idea’ (translated into Polish and published by Antyk in 2003: Zatrute źródła Unii Europejskiej). He previously worked at the European Parliament and, before that, was for ten years the director of studies at the Institute of Democracy and Cooperation in Paris, where he lives.
Att. Rafał Dorosiński
Attorney at law, member of the Bar Association in Warsaw. Director of the Center for Legal Studies of the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture. Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, the Center for American Law at the University of Florida F.G. Levin College of Law and the University of Warsaw and of the European Advocacy Academy program in Brussels. Holder of Scholarship of Acton Institute and Cato Institute. Author of numerous expert opinions and legal opinions on human rights protection, family law, local government law and education law. In the years 2010-2018 he was a member of the City Council of Warsaw.
Lawyer. His scientific interests concern philosophy of the state and jurisprudence. Over 30 years of practice in the field of corporate management, business management, and managing systems of organizations.
Government Plenipotentiary for Youth Policy, Vice-Chairman of the Committee for Public Benefit. Graduated from the Institute of Political Sciences, University of Warsaw, majoring in political science with specialization in public life animation (BA) and public administration (MA in political science). For 10 years actively involved in the activities of non-governmental organizations, mainly of youth profile.
Member of the Council of the National Freedom Institute - Center for Civil Society Development. He also sat on the Steering and Monitoring Committees of three government programs supporting the third sector: Civic Initiatives Fund, Civic Organizations Development Program, and Government Program for Development of Scouting and Scouting Organizations (as chairman). Co-author of the draft law establishing the Council for Dialogue with the Young Generation. In October 2019, he became a member of this body, and was subsequently elected its co-chairman (from the governmental side). In September 2020, he joined the Council of the Museum of "Cursed Soldiers" and Political Prisoners of the People's Republic of Poland in Warsaw.
Lawyer, PhD student at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź in the Department of Theory and Philosophy of Law. Speaker at international and national scientific conferences. Author of several scientific publications including the monograph Finansowanie związków wyznaniowych ze środków publicznych w Polsce. Fundusz Kościelny [Financing religious associations from public funds in Poland. The Church Fund]. Graduate of the Leaders of Law Program and the Academy of Leaders of the Republic of Poland. Three-time holder of the scholarship granted by the Rector of University of Łódź.
Graduate of Wyższa Szkoła Biznesu-National Louis University, Master of Business Administration Plenipotentiary of the Prime Minister for the Clean Air Programme. Journalist and publicist.
Master of Science in Law. Graduate of the University of Białystok. MBA studies at the executive level. Since 1998, associated with the public procurement sector. He started his professional career in the Legal Department of the Public Procurement Office. In 2000, he started work at the Ministry of Finance, and from 2008 he was managing its department of procurement planning and coordination. Course lecturer on public procurement and public finance discipline for employees of the Ministry of Finance units, including Customs Service Officer training courses for members of the Interministerial Adjudicatory Commission on Infringement of Public Finance Discipline.
In addition, he has conducted public procurement training for commercial entities. Since 2009, a member of the Ministerial Adjudicatory Commission for Public Finance Discipline Cases at the Minister in charge of public finances. In 2016, he was appointed Chairman of the Interministerial Adjudicatory Commission in charge of public finance discipline at the Ministry of Finance and continues to perform this role in the current term of office. Since 2018, he has been active in the sector of State Treasury companies, where he manages organizational units in the area of transactions and management. He is especially interested in leading consolidation and centralization processes in the area of transactions and public procurement.
Krystyna Uta Różańska - Gorgolewska
Born in 1976, Master of Arts and Economics, painter, curator at the Centre for Contemporary Art at the Ujazdowski Castle in Warsaw, former deputy director of this institution, as well as deputy director of the "Arsenal" Municipal Gallery in Poznań, art critic, editor-in-chief of the "LUKA" art magazine, formerly associated with the "Arteon" magazine. Editor, author of cyclical broadcasts in Polish Radio Poznań.
President of the Board of the European Centre for Forensic Science Initiatives Foundation , former director of the Central Forensic Laboratory of the Polish Police Headquarters, leading expert on forensic science during the Polish Presidency of the Council of the European Union, lecturer;
Former police officer (i.a. in the Department for Counterterrorism and Murder of the Warsaw Police Headquarters), security expert, former commander of the Police Negotiators Team of the Metropolitan Police Headquarters, lecturer and author of numerous scientific papers and books,;
Graduated from the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw. From 2005 to 2008 he cooperated with the Res Publica Nowa magazine, from 2006 to 2010 he worked at the Centre for the Thought of John Paul II in Warsaw. At that time, he cooperated with the weekly Catholic magazine, Tygodnik Idziemy. From 2011 to 2014, he was also secretary of the editorial office of the quarterly Fronda. He was a columnist for the weekly Tygodnik Bydgoski and a contributor to the quarterly Opcja na Prawo - from 2014 until the closure of the magazine in 2020. Since 2008, he has been the editor of the quarterly Christianitas. Since 2015 he has been coordinating publications of the book series Biblioteka Christianitas. In January 2019, he started collaborating with the weekly Do Rzeczy, and since August 2020 he has been a permanent member of its contributors. In 2019, he collaborated with the Institute of Literature's weekly Nowy napis. He has also published in such periodicals as Rzeczpospolita, Plus Minus weekly, Tygodnik Powszechny, Znak, Polonia Christiana, Kultura Liberalna, Teologia Polityczna, Pressje, Nowa Konfederacja, “St. Austin Review”, and others.
Appointed as Undersecretary of State and Chief Public Financial Discipline Ombudsman on April 16th, 2020. He graduated in law from the Maria Curie-Skłodowska University in Lublin. Founder of the Lublin branch of the Students for the Republic of Poland Association, member of its Main Board and the Audit Committee. In 2016, he became an honorary member of this organization.
Deputy Chairman of the Council of the Polish Economic Institute. He was a member of the Political Cabinet of the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Development and Finance. Subsequently, he became an advisor to the current Prime Minister, Mateusz Morawiecki. In 2016, he worked in the Legal Office of the Ministry of Energy. From 2018 to 2020, he was Director of the Regulatory Impact Assessment Department at the Office of the Prime Minister. In January 2020, he was appointed the government's Regulatory Impact Assessment Coordinator. Piotr Patkowski is also a participant of the Government Work Programming Team.
Att. Bartosz Lewandowski, Ph.D.
Rector / Associate Professor
Attorney-at-law, Ph.D. in Law, managing partner of Khanzadyan Lewandowski i Partnerzy, a legal practice in Warsaw. In 2012, he graduated with honors from the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw. Between 2013-2014 he completed his general legal training at the National School of the Judiciary and Public Prosecution, during which he served his internship in prosecutor offices and common courts in Warsaw, getting acquainted with the specificity of work in law enforcement and administration of justice. From 2014-2016 he completed his legal training at the District Bar Association in Warsaw, and in 2017 passed the bar exam (Bar Association in Warsaw).
Ph.D in Law and a graduate of full-time doctoral studies at the Institute for the Study of State and Law at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Warsaw, where he conducts scientific and educational activity in the field of sociology of law, political and legal doctrines, and theory of law. Author of publications on substantive and procedural criminal law, history of law as well as theory and philosophy of law, published in prestigious national (inter alia in Państwo i Prawo [State and Law] and Przegląd Sejmowy [Parliamentary Review]) and international scientific periodicals. In his scientific work he also focuses on the legal aspects of the position of expert witnesses in litigation practice, which is reflected in the book published under his editorship Pozycja i rola biegłego w polskim systemie prawnym [Position and role of the expert witness in the Polish legal system] (Warsaw, 2016). Author of the monograph Sąd Konstytucyjny Czechosłowacji w latach 1920-1939 [Constitutional Court of Czechoslovakia between 1920-1939] published by the Constitutional Tribunal Publishing House (Warsaw, 2020). Since 2013 he has been involved in non-governmental organizations focusing his activity on freedom of economic activity, freedom of speech, and protection of constitutional order.
Att. Jerzy Kwaśniewski
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
President of the Board and co-founder of the Ordo Iuris Institute, Chairman of the Foundation Council. Attorney at law and managing partner of Parchimowicz & Kwaśniewski law firm (founded in 2008). Graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at the University of Warsaw, scholarship holder at the University of Copenhagen, completed courses organized by the Ethics and Culture Center of the University of Notre Dame and Catholic University of Leuven. He has many years of experience in civil and criminal proceedings in the field of protection of civil rights and freedoms, family rights, and children's rights. In his legal practice he advises national and international associations, foundations, ventures, and membership organizations. Until 2017, he was the president of the Polish Wine Council. He represents citizens and civil society organizations in many precedent-setting cases before national and international courts and tribunals. He regularly participates in consultations organized by various international bodies such as the Venice Commission and the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights. He was appointed to advisory boards of four ministers of justice. Member and Secretary of the Governmental Monitoring Team Against Family Violence of the 3rd and 4th term since 2017. In March 2019, he was appointed by the Polish Bishops' Conference to the Council of the Bona Fama Foundation. Member of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (since 2017), the International Bar Association (including the Litigation Committee, the Arbitration Committee, the War Crimes Commission) and the IBA Human Rights Institute. Regularly cited as one of the most influential Polish lawyers. Ranked by "Politico" as one of the "28 most powerful people in Europe in 2021".
Filip Ludwin, Ph.D.
Ph.D. in Law, university lecturer, author of scientific publications, editor-in-chief of a scientific journal Kultura Prawna [Legal Culture], director of the publishing department at the Ordo Iuris Institute for Legal Culture, expert and analyst at the Confederation of Non-Governmental Initiatives of the Republic of Poland and at the Hipolit Cegielski Center for Legal, Economic and Social Analyses. His scientific and professional interests mainly concern history of political and legal thought, theory of political systems, civil society, constitutional law, agricultural law, philosophy,v and logic. In his doctoral dissertation he dealt with the influence of natural sciences, especially evolutionary biology, on contemporary political philosophy and philosophy of law. In his research work he also dealt with the principle of separation of powers, the issue of sovereignty of the people, the ideological foundations of European integration, the thought of Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Nicolás Gómez Dávila, Hans Kelsen and Antoni Peretiatkowicz.