As of October 1, 2023, the representative of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on the Board of Directors will be Prof. Marek Tracz-Tryniecki.
Marek Tracz-Tryniecki holds a Ph.D. in law and is a university professor in the Department of Political and Legal Thought at the Faculty of Law and Administration of the University of Lodz, a member of the Alexis de Tocqueville Center for Political and Legal Thought. He is a graduate of the Faculty of Law and Administration at Maria Curie Sklodowska University in Lublin, where in 2008 he defended his dissertation on the political and legal thought of Alexis de Tocqueville under the supervision of Prof. Lech Dubel. His interest in Tocqueville resulted in a series of articles published in Polish and American periodicals on topics such as the concept of natural law, the phenomenon of economic crisis, attitudes towards colonialism, as well as the first Polish monograph of his thought (Wydawnictwo Akademickie, Krakow 2009) and co-editing the collective work “Tocquevillian Ideas: Contemporary European Perspectives” (University Press of America, Lanham 2012). He coordinates the “Library of Old Polish Political Thought” series, under which he has prepared scholarly editions of Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro’s treatises “Scriptorum” (Warsaw 2014), “Militarium I” (Warsaw 2015), “Gestorum” (Warsaw 2018/2019), “Vir Consilii” (Warsaw 2022). He is the author of the first comprehensive monograph on the political and legal thought of Andrzej Maksymilian Fredro titled “Republika versus monarchy” (Lodz 2019). He is also a recipient of several scholarships from the Acton Institute.
Marek Tracz-Tryniecki assumed the position on the Board, succeeding Maciej Chmielinski, who transitioned to the role of Polish Ambassador to Australia. We would like to thank Ambassador Chmielinski for two and a half years of cooperation.