Professor Paweł Kowal is a senior research fellow at the European Civilisation Chair at the College of Europe in Natolin, where he co-leads, together with Professor Georges Mink, the Three Ukrainian Revolutions project. He is also an assistant professor at the Institute of Political Studies at the Polish Academy of Sciences. In the past, he co-founded the Museum of the Warsaw Rising in Warsaw and, between 2009 and 2014, served as a member of the European Parliament, Chairman of the UE delegation to the EU-Ukraine Parliamentary Commission, and of the Foreign Affairs Committee.
Between 2007 and 2009, Paweł Kowal was a member of the Polish Parliament (Sejm), from 2006 to 2007, serving as a Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He has published numerous publications on the transformation processes in Central Europe and is a member of the editorial board of the bi-monthly New Eastern Europe and member of the board of Platform of European Memory and Conscience and the Board of the Jan Nowak-Jeziorański's College of Eastern Europe (Kolegium Europy Wschodniej) in Wroclaw. He recently published Wojciech Jaruzelski's biography and is preparing an edition of archival documents on the Polish view of the fall of the USSR as well as on monograph on the role of the oligarchy in Ukraine.