Basil Kerski

is director of the European Solidarity Centre in Gdańsk, editor-in-chief of the Polish-German magazine DIALOG. Member of the Board of the Polish PEN Club, Chairman of the Scientific Board and of the Genshagen Foundation, Member of the Board of the Allianz-Kulturstiftung Foundation. In the past, he worked at the Berlin branch of the Aspen Institute, at the Research Institute of the German Foreign Policy Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Auswärtige Politik), at the Bundestag and at the Social Research Centre Berlin (Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung). He is the author of many books and publications in Germany, Poland and Ukraine.