Andrzej Nowak, Polish historian and public intellectual, born in Kraków (1960), professor of Eastern European history in Jagiellonian University and in the Institute of History (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw); for 18 years (1994-2012) editor-in-chief of a political-cultural bi-monthly ARCANA; author of more than twenty books as well as co-author and editor of several others, mostly on Eastern European political and intellectual history. Several of them are available in English: Imperiological Studies. A Polish Perspective, Russia and Eastern Europe: applied “imperiology” (2011) Imperial Victims/Empires as Victims: 44 Views (2010), History and Geopolitics. A Contest for Eastern Europe (2008). He was visiting professor and lecturer at many universities (Columbia, Rice, Harvard and the University of Virginia, as well as Cambridge, University of Toronto, Simon Fraser University, Masaryk University in Brno, University of Tokyo, and others). He is currently the chairman of the Advisory Council of The Centre for Polish-Russian Dialogue and Understanding, as well as a member of the National Development Council, appointed by the Polish President Andrzej Duda.