Board of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission

The work of the Polish-U.S. Fulbright Commission is supervised by a Board of Directors, which consists of 10 members: five Polish citizens and five U.S. citizens appointed by the honorary co-chairmen of the Board – Minister of Education and Science and the U.S. Ambassador to Poland.

The main responsibilities of the Board include supervision over the implementation of statutory objectives and the finances of the Commission. Council members also take part in the development of the Commission’s development strategy and approve the lists of students and scholars nominated for the Fulbright grants. The term of office of a Board member lasts three years.

Mark Brzezinski

Mark Brzezinski

Ambassador of the United States to Poland

Dr hab. Przemysław Czarnek

Dr hab. Przemysław Czarnek

Minister of Education and Science

Prof. Arkadiusz Adamczyk

Prof. Arkadiusz Adamczyk

Head of the Department of International Relations at the Institute of International Relations and Public Policies of the Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce.

  • Ministry of Education and Science
Dr hab. Maciej Chmieliński

Dr hab. Maciej Chmieliński

Professor of Law, member of the Department of Political and Legal Thought and the director of Alexis de Tocqueville Center for Political and Legal Thought at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Łódź.

  • Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

Dorothy Hansberry-Bieguńska

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

  • Hansberry Tomkiel
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
Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek

Prof. Leszek Kaczmarek

Head of the Neurobiology Laboratory of the Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology. Molecular biologist, professor of biological sciences, a real member of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Alumnus of the Fulbright Program.

  • Nencki Institute of Experimental Biology
Prof. Monika Kaczmarek

Prof. Monika Kaczmarek

Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Biology at the Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research of the Polish Academy of Sciences. Doctor of agricultural sciences. Alumna of the Fulbright Program.

  • Institute of Animal Reproduction and Food Research
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
Angelo Presello

Angelo Presello

CEO and owner of Directpl, 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.

  • Directpl
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
James Wolfe

James Wolfe

Counselor for Public Diplomacy at the U.S. Embassy in Warsaw. Member of the Senior Foreign Service. Prior to switching to Public Diplomacy, he was a State Department economic officer and trade negotiator.

  • U.S. Embassy
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