Studied Arabic at the Tashkent University (Uzbekistan) and obtained a degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Vienna.
Doctor of Philosophy in Political Science.
From 1997, chief specialist dealing with Polish-German relations and cross-border and inter-regional co-operation at the Department for International Co-operation of the Ministry of Interior and Administration.
Between 1997 and 2001, executive secretary of the Polish-German Intergovernmental Commission for Regional and Cross-border Co-operation and the Joint Polish-Flemish Commssion.
Since 2005, at the Centre for Eastern Studies as the founder and head of the Germany Team.
foreign and internal policy of Germany and the German politics of memory