Areas of Expertise

  • Populism and the future of liberal democracy
  • European affairs
  • Central and Eastern Europe
  • Weimar Triangle
  • Globalization
  • Contemporary philosophy
  • Sociology of politics
  • Social research

Short Bio

Sławomir Sierakowski, a Polish sociologist and political analyst, is a senior research fellow in DGAP’s Center for Geopolitics, Geoeconomics, and Technology. A graduate of the University of Warsaw, Sierakowski has been awarded fellowships from Yale, Princeton, Harvard, the German Marshall Fund, twice from the Institute for Human Sciences in Vienna, and the Bosch Academy in Berlin, among others. He was the director of the Institute for Advanced Studies in Warsaw.

Sierakowski is the founder and leader of Krytyka Polityczna (Political Critique), an Eastern European movement of liberal intellectuals, artists, and activists. He is the president of the Stanislaw Brzozowski Association, overseeing its publishing house and online opinion site as well as cultural centers in Warsaw, Gdansk, and Cieszyn.

Sierakowski became a contributing author for the New York Times in 2013 and a monthly columnist for Project Syndicate in 2015. He is also a weekly columnist for Poland’s largest portal,, and a political commentator for the weekly news magazine Polityka. He has contributed essays and op-eds focusing mainly on Polish and European politics and culture to publications including the Financial Times, Foreign Policy, The Guardian, Die Zeit, Le Monde, Der Standard, Le Nouvel Observateur, El País, and Haaretz, among others.


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[Last updated: January 2023]


Stronger Against Russia

Finland and Sweden joining NATO will strengthen the alliance—and give a boost to the inner-NATO partnership of Northern and Eastern European members. Unlike many in Western Europe, the newcomers fully share Poland and the Baltic states’ threat perception of Vladimir Putin’s Russia.

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Great Expectations (II): Clearing the Air. A View from Poland

Germany’s approach to relations with Poland in recent years has been characterized by caution. A new government in Berlin that includes the Greens could shake things up, ultimately for the better.

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