Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW), Lublin, Poland
The Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW) carries interdisciplinary policy analysis and policy advice designed to further a thorough understanding of the specificity of the broadly defined region of East-Central Europe. To this end, IESW employs new methodological approaches to history, politics, international relations, law and economics to encourage well-founded debate and targeted dialogue on issues, problems and challenges pertinent to the region in the context of European integration and Transatlantic relations. IESW’s flagship publication is a quarterly titled Yearbook of the Institute of East-Central Europe, one of the top-ranked journals on the Polish market. In 2016, IESW successfully launched a commentary series (KOMENTARZE IEŚW/COMMMENTARY IESW), i.e. two-page policy-briefs on current developments in the region, addressed to the public administration and academia. www.iesw.lublin.pl Twitter: @IESW_PL
Anna Visvizi, Ph.D., a political scientist and economist, editor and consultant with extensive experience in academia and the think-tank sector in Europe and the US. The author of more than 60 published works, she presented her work in many forums across Europe and the US, including Capitol Hill. A former DAAD fellow, former Marie Curie fellow, she was also awarded fellowships to conduct research at the London School of Economics and the New York University. An experienced team-builder, practiced team-worker and successful project-manager. Researcher, analyst and lecturer, her expertise spans four interrelated areas of research, i.e. the political economy of European integration, incl. the crisis in Greece; politics, economy and security in Central Europe, esp. the Visegrad (V4) countries; global safety and security, incl. Transatlantic relations, and theoretical dimensions of these processes. Currently, Dr. Visvizi is Head of Research at the Institute of East-Central Europe (IESW) and Assistant Professor at Deree-The American College of Greece.