Wojciech Konończuk
Wojciech Konończuk
Director of the Centre for Eastern Studies (OSW), having formerly served as Deputy Director, Head of Department for Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova, and as an analyst on Russia’s energy and foreign policy in the Russian Department. He was previously co-ordinator of the Belarusian and Ukrainian projects at the Stefan Batory Foundation, visiting scholar at the Kennan Institute in Washington, DC, and a participant in several international research projects (including the Centre for European Policy Studies, Think Visegrad, the German Association for East European Studies). He is a regular contributor to “Nowa Europa Wschodnia” journal. A graduate of the Institute of International Relations of the University of Warsaw and the Centre for East European Studies of the University of Warsaw. He also studied at Saint Petersburg State University and Warsaw School of Economics. The author of books: "Sztuka przetrwania. Deportacje sowieckie z powiatu bielskiego 1940-1941" (IPN 2019) ["The art of survival. The Soviet deportations from the Bielsk county 1940-1941"], “Endangered heritage. Polish cultural goods in Ukraine and Belarus” (OSW, 2020). Member of the board of POLONIKA The National Institute of Polish Cultural Heritage Abroad.
  • political and economic situations in Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova
  • Russian foreign policy
  • energy policy in Central and Eastern Europe
  • the Eastern Partnership
  • politics of memory
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