Yaneer Bar Yam (online) Bart Kot Maciej Grodzicki Jan Filip Staniłko Josephine Staron (chair)
Climate crisis, energy crisis, pandemic, war. The shorter the time-span of the policy solution or response, the better (and closer to values-driven approach) they initially fared. The longer the needed discipline and self-containment, the less mature, more impatient and ineffective the policy became. First wave of Covid-19 in the first half of 2020 as well as first stages of a response to Russian aggression on Ukraine have been promising. Strict health measures in Covid and international solidarity in condemnation of aggression and support for Ukraine have all shown in the short term, spontaneous coordination can be successful and have systemic effects. However, we have a problem in dealing with persistent long-term challenges. The climate crisis, the long covid and the war in Ukraine have shown that clearly.
This does not mean there have not been “wins” that we can build on. The European Union with its member states has coordinated closely with allies a range of sanctions on Russia and support measures for Ukraine that had not decisive but substantially positive effect
Yaneer Bar Yam
President of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI)
American scientist and activist known for his expertise in complex systems. He has advised on pandemics, notably during the West African Ebola outbreak, and founded EndCoronavirus.org in February 2020 to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. As the founding president of the New England Complex Systems Institute (NECSI), he has contributed significantly to the field of complex systems science, introducing rigor and practical applications. Bar-Yam’s research spans various domains and includes the study of social networks, market crashes, social dynamics, violence, and pandemics. Yaneer Bar-Yam holds a Ph.D. in physics from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and is currently a research scientist at the MIT Media Lab. He has made significant contributions to materials dynamics, polymer dynamics, protein folding, neural networks, multiscale complexity, and evolution, expanding our understanding of complex systems.
Program Director of the Warsaw Security Forum
An accomplished policy expert. He gained experience at the Pulaski Foundation, a leading defense and security think tank in Poland, and the Wilfried Martens Centre for European Studies in Brussels. Bart also worked in private sector consultancy with ZN Consulting. In 2022, he became a Strategic Policy Advisor to the International Center for Ukrainian Victory, supporting advocacy efforts during the War in Ukraine. Bart’s research interests include transatlantic relations, Russia’s actions in Europe, CEE security, Polish politics, and democratic systems. He holds a law degree from Jagiellonian University, pursued economic diplomacy at the Warsaw School of Economics, and studied evidence-based policy-making at the European University Institute. Bart has participated in leadership programs and is a member of the Global Shapers Warsaw Hub.
Jagiellonian University, Polish Economics Network
Doctor of Economics, research staff member at the Institute of Economics, Finance, and Management at the Jagiellonian University, board member of the Polish Economics Network, and a union activist in the Employee Initiative. Conducts research on the macroeconomics of peripheral economies, international political economy, global supply chains, and the economics of common resources, including forests. Draws on heterodox economic approaches in their work, including ecological economics, evolutionary economics, and post-Keynesian economics. Seeks solutions for a sustainable and just economy in the spirit of post-growth. Collaborates with research centers at the universities of Bremen, Lausanne, and Sussex, as well as with The Vienna Institute for International Economic Studies. Co-author of the manifesto of economic research community “Regeneration instead of the shield!”.
Jan Filip Staniłko
NASK, Member of the Program Council of the Citizens' Congress, former Director of the Innovation Department at the Ministry of Development and Technology
Expert in the field of new product development management, industrial policy, and political economy. Until October 2020, he worked in the Department of Innovation at the Ministry of Development, Labor, and Technology, where he held positions such as Director and Deputy Director. He is a graduate of doctoral studies at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Jagiellonian University, as well as doctoral studies in economics at the Leon Koźmiński Academy. He is a member of the Program Council of the Civic Congress. Currently affiliated with NASK (Research and Academic Computer Network).
Josephine Staron (chair)
Director of Studies and International Relations at the Synopia think tank, Ph.D. in Political Philosophy, Sorbonne University
Director of Studies and International Relations at the Synopia think tank, she holds a Ph.D. in Political Philosophy from Sorbonne University, which she obtained in 2020. Her research focuses on European political solidarity, encompassing areas such as defense, energy, industry, markets, and foreign policy. Her expertise spans across the fields of philosophy, political science, and sociology. She regularly contributes to the dissemination of knowledge by publishing popular articles in print media outlets such as Atlantico, The Conversation, l’Opinion, le FigaroVox, and various academic journals. She also appears in the media, including LCI, BFMTV, Public Senat, France Info, and Arte, and hosts a weekly column on Euradio that delves into major European issues. Furthermore, she is a young auditor at the Institute of Higher National Defense Studies (IHEDN), part of the 113th cycle, and a civilian auditor at the School of War-Terre, in the 136th promotion. Since 2022, she has been a member of the editorial board of the civil-military journal Inflexions. Her dedication to research and communication regarding European and defense issues continues to shape her career.
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