Areas of Expertise

  • Populism and the Future of Liberal Democracy
  • European Affairs
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Weimar Triangle
  • Globalization
  • Contemporary Philosophy
  • Sociology of Politics
  • Social Research


English, German, French, Polish (native)



Sławomir Sierakowski is a Polish sociologist and political analyst. As a graduate of the University of Warsaw, Mr. Sierakowski has been awarded fellowships from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, the German Marshall Fund, twice from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and the Bosch Academy in Berlin, among others. He was the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Warsaw.

He is the founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists and activists. He is the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house and online opinion site as well as the cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk and Cieszyn.

Sierakowski became a contributing author for the New York Times in 2013 and a monthly columnist for the Project Syndicate in 2015. In Poland he is a weekly columnist for the largest Polish portal and a political commentator in the Polityka weekly.  Journalistic publications include essays and op-eds mainly devoted to Polish and European politics and culture, for publications such as the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Die Zeit, Le Monde, Der Standard, Le Nouvel Observateur, El País, Haaretz and others.

Sławomir Sierakowski