Małgorzata Bonikowska is a political scientist and EU expert, media commentator in international affairs, President of the Centre for International Relations (www.csm.org.pl)–a leading Polish independent think tank in foreign affairs–and co-founder of the THINKTANK Centre (www.think-tank.pl), as well as the publisher of “THINKTANK” journal.
Dr. Bonikowska specializes in European Studies and international affairs. She was born in Poland, where she studied European History and political and social sciences. Graduated from Warsaw University, State Academy of Arts (history of culture) and University of Sorbonne in Paris, completed doctoral programs at the Postgraduate School of Social Sciences in the Polish Academy of Sciences and at the International Postgraduate School of Historical Sciences in the San Marino Republic. In 1996-97 she was a visiting scholar at Political Sciences Department and School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) of Columbia University in New York under the umbrella of the Fulbright Program.
Dr Bonikowska started professional carrier in 1989 as representative of an Italian company to Poland. After completing MA and post graduate studies, worked as editor in current affairs department of the Polish Public Television (1995-1998). After having defended a PhD thesis, moved to the Ministry of European Integration as Head of the European Information Centre as well as Adviser to the Minister (1998-2001) coordinating the network of the EU information centers in the country. In 2001-2007 dr Bonikowska worked for the European Commission as expert and Director of the EU Information and Communication Program – first in Poland and then in Bulgaria. In 2007-2017 she was senior advisor at the Centre for Human Resources Development under the Ministry of Labor and Social Policy. She was also consultant and advisor to the sever Ministers (Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Economy, Ministry of Regional Development, Ministry of Education and Ministry of Health).
Since PhD, dr Bonikowska has been continuing academic career as associate professor, researcher, tutor and manager at public and private universities, among others as Deputy Rector of Warsaw School of Management and Marketing (2002-2003) and Rector of Enterprise Academy in Warsaw (2003-2006). Dr Bonikowska has been editor and supervisor of over 60 publications (books, brochures, leaflets, fact sheets, CDs), author of over 150 articles and co-author of 3 books.