Board of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

The Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission is overseen by a Board of Directors comprising 10 members, with five Polish citizens and five U.S. citizens appointed by the honorary co-chairpersons of the Board – the Minister of Science and Higher Education and the U.S. Ambassador to Poland.

The Board holds primary responsibilities for overseeing the implementation of statutory objectives and managing the finances of the Commission. Board members actively contribute to shaping the Commission’s development strategy and approve the lists of Fulbright grants nominees. The term of office for a Board member spans three years.

Mark Brzezinski

Mark Brzezinski

Ambassador of the United States to Poland

Dariusz Wieczorek

Dariusz Wieczorek

Minister of Science and Higher Education

Dr hab. Andrzej Szeptycki

Dr hab. Andrzej Szeptycki

Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Science and Higher Education

  • Ministry of Science and Higher Education
Brian George

Brian George

Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Member of the Senior Foreign Service, serving in Poland for the third time.

  • U.S. Embassy
Jeanne Briganti

Jeanne Briganti

Cultural Attaché at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Career diplomat with 19-years experience in Foreign Service. Jeanne is serving in Poland for the third time and speaks Polish fluently.

  • U.S. Embassy
Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

Competition law expert with significant litigation experience, co-founder of the Hansberry-Tomkiel competition law boutique.

  • Hansberry Tomkiel
Prof. Beata Obsulewicz-Niewińska

Prof. Beata Obsulewicz-Niewińska

Head of the Department of Positivism and Young Poland Literature at the Catholic University of Lublin. Polish philologist, literary historian, cultural studies scholar and an experienced teacher.

  • Catholic University of Lublin – KUL
Dr hab. Robert Kupiecki

Dr hab. Robert Kupiecki

Undersecretary of State at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. An experienced career diplomat with many years of service, Ph.D. scholar with habilitation in political science.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Angelo Pressello

Angelo Pressello

CEO and owner of Directio, a global IT services company. Came to Poland in 1994 as a high school English teacher with the U.S. Peace Corps. MBA from the WEMBA program of the Warsaw School of Economics.

  • Directio
Dr hab. Eliza Przeździecka

Dr hab. Eliza Przeździecka

Professor at SGH Warsaw School of Economics where she leads the Institute of International Economics at the SGH College of World Economy. Senior economist in the Economic Analysis Team of Deloitte Advisory. Fulbright Poland alumna.

  • SGH Warsaw School of Economics
Peter Strupp

Peter Strupp

Experienced business leader, management consultant, and facilitator for dozens of corporations in Europe with a concentration in Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Strupp is the President of Achieve Dynamics and works with global, as well as high growth private companies.

  • Achieve Dynamics
Dr hab. Jan Szumski

Dr hab. Jan Szumski

Head of the History of Humanist and Social Thought Research Unit at the Institute for the History of Science, Polish Academy of Sciences

  • Institute for the History of Science PAS
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